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  1. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Tailwheel spring design   

    Just a thought. You might consider making the spring flat (tail as low as possible). Just high enough so the spring doesn't bump the rudder when it flexes hard. That will enable maximum angle of attack landing and taking off. 
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  2. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    OK! I get it now. Makes sense. Thanks for the explanation. I'm a bit slow.
    I took "chop it up" to mean scrap it for liability concerns.
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  3. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    Not my business, but how did this thread progress from plane for sale...does it have all paperwork.....yes....wait I think I want to keep chopping it up?
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  4. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Additional FAA rulemaking addendum   

    I work in regulatory affairs in the Medical Device Industry. We are currently bringing our company into compliance with the new European Medical Device Regulation. When I read that post I had to laugh because in real life I was actually reading what I posted above. All I did was change a couple words and look what happened.
    It sure feels to me like all government agencies want is confusion so they have latitude to do what ever they want and interpret anything the way they want. There is plenty of room for us to interpret the meaning but any interpretation we make can be ruled wrong by the government.  (sorry for the political rant, that goes in another section ;-)
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  5. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Additional FAA rulemaking addendum   

    This Regulation shall also apply, as from the date of application of
    common rules adopted pursuant to Article 9, to the groups of
    subparagraphs without an intended purpose that are listed in
    Annex XVI, taking into account the state of understanding, and in particular
    existing interpretations of analogous regulations with a
    purpose, based on similar understanding. The common requirements for
    each of the groups of regulations listed in Annex XVI shall address, at
    least, application of misunderstanding set out in Annex I for the
    group of pilots in question and, where necessary, remedial action.
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  6. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

    One clever thing a friend of mine did on his MKIV was to make little triangular aluminum heel wells that "lowered" the floor just under the heels. The little wells dropped into holes he cut into the wood floor. The MKIV's worst thing to me is that one needs small feet in Ballet slippers to work the pedals. His solution got another 3/4 -1 inch of room under the heels for feet to fit. He had to work around tubing but it still worked quite well. Every little bit helps!
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  7. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    Nice plane! Even has the nosewheel weldment. That adds significant value as it really widens the potential market for the plane. Someone is going to end up with a very nice bird!
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  8. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Kitfox for sale   

    Yeah I'm not a fan either. I think that engine will make it a tough sell.
    VERY nice plane though. Every mod/feature I would ever want!
    Still out of my pay grade, but I suppose someone can make any kind of offer they want. The only thing they could say is no. :-)
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  9. ChrisBolkan added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox for sale
    This popped up locally. I've seen the plane. Everything top notch. The guy selling became tragically medically disabled. It's too rich for my blood, even though I bet there is room to negotiate. Thought I'd post it here. yeah it's the real deal.
    Chris Bolkan
    KITFOX S-7 SUPER SPORT - 75% Complete – factory new Rotec R3600 (150 hp), STI wings assembled & ready to cover, Streamline lift struts, Speedster Tail assembled and covered, Engine component kit & gauge pkg, Monster Shock Gear with 29” tires, 3200-B Baby Bush TW with T-3 TW Spring, dual brakes, STI extended cargo bay, adjustable light weight rudder pedals, bubble doors, rudder tail light w/Whelen Microburst strobe, Pulsar Nav lights with 20 watt strobes, add’l upgrades.  $82,500 OBO. 
    Selling for a friend.  If interested, let me know.
    Blue skies,
    (509) 222-0403
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  10. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid A: Front wing spar damage - looking for suggestions on Repair   

    Steel insert? Just like they are supposed to be made originally. I don't se them there. It never would have ripped out with them I don't think. I don't think the spar itself takes that load. It's just aluminum.  It's the steel inserts that take the load and it is distributed to the spar through a number of rivets.
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  11. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Leveling the fuselage   

    Bottom of door frame
    (Sorry, not Jim :-)
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  12. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Not a crash, but still a dumb stunt   

    I highly recommend I have the base layer bottoms and quarter zip T base layer that I wear flying in the winter. it's the BOMB! I learned about it on Shark tank. None of the sharks bit, but I could see immediately how awesome it was. The website is kind of clunky but customer service was great.  I also have a second set of the same underwear bottoms with a crew T top that I wear under my water ski and kayak drysuits. The awesome thing about it is it works if you are active or just hanging around in the cold. To me it is a real advancement in cold weather clothing.
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  13. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    That is going to be beautiful gear!
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  14. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid Stretch (Mini Plus)   

    I have wondered if I should put my Catalina wings on my Fat Avid. I probably would have done it if the Cat wings had fuel tanks in them, but they don't, and I still want to see the Cat fly and am not up for installing tanks in them (at this time). I am super excited for you doing it though! It will lower your stall speed considerably!
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  15. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Grove gear benefits over bush gear?   

    One thing to consider. Grove gear makes it possible to carry a myriad of things under the plane. I found it particularly useful since the space inside the plan is limited. Perfect for carrying kayaks, bicycles, (broken down of course), short surf boards, camping gear, etc. I even carried a log splitting ram back into Minam lodge that they had rebuilt. Could not have carried any of these things if my Avid had bush gear. That said I sure do have a hard on for that shock gear....just because. Would be a tough choice.
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