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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic Building an Airstrip   

    I agree with Jim, looks like it would work.
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic Building an Airstrip   

    Brush hog a couple of years in a row is pretty effective or you should get good results just using the loader bucket and grading the runway works quite good.  That is what I did here in Wyoming.  We used the brush hog method at Miracle Mile with the hog set just above ground level.  Looks like you have a fair amount of clay in the soil judging from the picture.
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic A new baby coming home   

    I bought a polishing kit from ACS but polycarbonate does not respond well to polishing ended up replacing it a couple of times now.  The last time I did this spring I used some anti-scratch/anti-fog stuff (polycarbonate).  Seems to be working great but that stuff went from about $100 to $600 due to all of the C-19 crap.  Can’t imagine what it would cost up in your neck of the world.
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid with a turbo prop?   

    Seen several of these talked up but nothing really hitting the market. Innodyn comes to mind. A friend of mine lost some money on that one.  The German model Stuttgart Engineering,that was put into the Avid several years ago has gone silent , no news is probably not good news.  10 gal/hr is pretty much a deal breaker for me. The cool factor is something to consider.  
    My friend put the Innodyn in a super cub (Turbine Cubs Of Wyoming).  Had flame out issues and burned way more fuel than advertised .  I should ask him w hat he did with that engine.
     
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  5. wypaul added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Two BC Cubs and the mighty Avid
    We were returning from Wyoming’s best grass roots fly-in at Glendo, WY.

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  6. wypaul added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Two BC Cubs and the mighty Avid
    We were returning from Wyoming’s best grass roots fly-in at Glendo, WY.

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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic Electrical   

    If you put that solenoid (master relay) right at the battery there is not a hot cable in your aircraft when it is not in use, standard for aircraft electrical systems.
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  8. wypaul added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Unrecognized Stall
    I had an experience a couple of days ago during a SAR. I was flying from the tight seat in a friends KF slow flight, MCR, making a left turn into the gusty  squirrelly wind. Low and slow.  The bottom line is two experienced pilots did not recognize the stall, both of us suspected a control failure.  Fortunately I relinquished control to the other pilot (over 17K hours) responded properly before we crashed.  
     
    The FAA current policy of training based on recovery at the first sign of a stall and no spin training is flawed IMO.  I’m suggesting that more training of recovery and recognition of primary and secondary stalls to be considered for all pilots.
    if you experience what seems to be a control failure think stall/spin, stop the rotation with the rudder, full throttle ,stick forward to break the stall, and neutral ailerons. The bottom line is these planes will stall and spin in a heartbeat.
    As far as the SAR we had just found the victim floating dead in the canal.  He had tried to rescue his dog from the large canal just ahead of the siphon and was sucked into the siphon and was caught there for at least a day and a half.  This is a very common situation of people trying to rescue a pet from a canal or river.  Please let the pet go should be the first thought but must be a trained response..
    ok I’m off my soapbox, just hope this sharing can save someone else.
    PS I’m not a CFI so discussion with your CFI is probably the way to go.  The other pilot was a CFI.
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic Wife’s rendition of my plane   

    Latest addition first run.


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  10. wypaul added a post in a topic Two airplanes again   

    Yes they are great planes.  I m probably going to keep my Avid, made a lot of personal additions.  I bought the KF as an investment and will most likely have it for sale before long.  If someone is looking for a nice one and wants to do their own flight testing I might let it go before I fly the hours off. Otherwise I should have it on the market this fall.
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  11. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Two airplanes again
    Well, I guess I’m still one one the sick ones, not as sick as Jim or Bucky though, I just bought a KF 4 to finish up today.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid Stretch (Mini Plus)   

    Looking good, what are you planning for power?
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic 100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL   

    SDS
     
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic 100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL   

    I tried a 1” tube without changing the elbows inlet and outlet but could not tell any difference.  I removed it after a trial period.  Let us know how it goes for you. Even with my new EFI there was a substantial imbalance but at least with tuning the ability to balance the cylinders at cruise is nice.
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  15. wypaul added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    New respect
    I have a new found respect for those old Keylime Metro liners.  Pilot didn’t even know he was hit, thought he just had an engine failure.
    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/05/13/plane-crash-mid-air-collision-investigation/
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