Allen Sutphin

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About Allen Sutphin

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  • Birthday 09/10/1955

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Webster Springs, WVa
  • Interests A&P, flyer, builder,

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  1. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Jabiru FWF Weight.   

    As a comparison, the UL260 is 159 lbs. And a little more pricy. Well, maybe a lot more.  Not many used ones out there.
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  2. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Jabiru FWF Weight.   

    Funny you posted this. I was just considering a Jab for my model 2. I am not sure if the Hirth and I are going to become friends. A Jab is currently the only option available at this time. If I can't make friends with the Hirth, then time to part company. Next few days will tell.
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  3. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Wing pins   

    If they work for you, then they will work for me! Thanks.
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  4. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Wing pins   

    Thanks! I'll remeasure and get a couple. 
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  5. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Wing pins   

    I think the correct length of the originals are 2 27/32. I made a couple temporary replacements from AN5 bolts in case of emergency. Same strength as the pins, just used the shank and head of a long bolt. They would be used in a temp situation but would work long term as far as strength is concerned. Thanks!
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  6. Allen Sutphin added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Wing pins
    Anybody have a lead on where to buy replacement spar pins? AS&S or LEAF doesn't carry them that big. Otherwise I'll just order AN5 bolts to replace them. I misplaced one today and thought losing one would mean your grounded till its found or replaced. AN bolts and castle nuts will work fine, just the pins are quicker for those of us that fold the wings constantly. I would say Kitfox probably still uses the same pin in the newer models so they might have them at a nice price.
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  7. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Tailwheel wiggle   

    I think Aircraft Spruce has a breakdown in their catalog. There are a couple of washers or spacers, retaining ring, bearing, etc in the mix, maybe one is missing or out of order. Should be smooth operating but no wiggle or loose parts to move around. The nut will tighten to a certain point and then a locking pin. Something may be worn to allow the nut to tighten but still allow some slack. Compare it with the diagram in their catalog and go from there.Its hard to pinpoint unless one has it in their hands.
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  8. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Fun Steps   

    Seems your attention to detail carries over in everything you do!  The way it should be!
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  9. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Tailwheel wiggle   

    I have the same tailwheel and no wiggle in it. Where is the wiggle? 
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  10. Allen Sutphin added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Weather
    Looked like a good day to play with the Fox but ended up with 20 mph winds. Here in the mountains, 20 mph wind is borderline crazy with the narrow valleys. Life in the mountains!
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  11. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Sport Pilot   

    Medical reasons isn't an issue so I am good there(so far).
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  12. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Sport Pilot   

    I'll try to keep my 3rd class as long as possible just due to old habits, even though I rarely fly anything above a light sport. I located another AME that is still doing 3rd class currently during whatever one calls this situation we are in. Night flying is out in these mountains with a 2 stroke, single engine aircraft. Plus most of our strips are unlighted anyway. But at least I have another option down the road. The Fox will probably be my last go at rebuilding another plane so all is good. Now that its finished, just waiting on better weather.
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  13. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Sport Pilot   

    Somebody said one time that one had to do the questionnaire online for sport pilot. I am guessing that is for new students only. Thanks!
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  14. Allen Sutphin added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Sport Pilot
    Since I haven't followed it very much, what is the process from converting from a private license to sport pilot license. Since I am current as a private now, it may be a while before I can schedule a 3rd class phy.
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  15. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Funny video (not airplane related but funny)   

    Man, I am glad I don't duck hunt!!!
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