Av8r3400

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About Av8r3400

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  • Birthday 01/31/1971

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Is Leading Edge Airfoils out of business?   

    Aircraft Spruce bought Wag-Aero, the parent company of LEAF.  
    LEAF was not part of the deal and has now become Advanced Powerplant Solutions.  
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Flying again   

    Good for you, Jim!  Glad to hear you're doing well.
     
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Sinking carb floats   

    Another point is don't trust the gas station not to have alcohol contamination in their supposed clean fuel.
    An easy way to test is with plain food coloring.  Put a sample of fuel in a clear container and add a couple drops of food coloring and mix it.  If it turns the fuel colored that means thee ethanol dissolved the water based die.  If the food coloring just makes a droplet in the bottom and doesn't mix, you have clean fuel.
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox down   

    Brandon and his sister are both recovering at their homes now.
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  5. Av8r3400 added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Kitfox down
    Brandon Peterson from Kitfox Aircraft was involved in an accident this past Saturday.
    He and a passenger, not his wife Heather, hit a power line going over the Snake river and they went in.  N295P was lost but they both got out and were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic WTB spinner   

    I'll trade you my Skull Cap spinner for a 2-blade NR spinner...
     
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox flaperon position question   

    There is also a matched pair of pieces inside the wing on the web of the rib and under the cap strip to reinforce these brackets.
    I converted to the new style hangers when I rebuilt the Mangy.
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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic NR prop bolts concern   

    8.8 is similar to SAE grade 5, which is comparable what AN hardware is.
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Duc propeller   

    My NR has treated me well, no complaints.  The performance is not as good at my 78x48 Prince down low, but better top end.
    I've spoken with a couple guys at OSH who love their DUC propellers.  One guy had a constant speed version and had nothing but praise for it's performance.
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic First flight on skis this winter   

    Has anyone seen my plane lately?  I haven't...
     
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic KitFox 5 Down   

    One of the early reports said the engine departed the airframe.  This has proven out to be inaccurate.  Needless to say, loosing a blade will defiantly be a catastrophic situation...
    I remember when my friend Dave (built Sputzee the Avid-Kitfox hybrid) was later building a J5 Cub with an O320 on the nose, his research told him that adjustable props and direct drive engines are not a good mix.  He went with a solid Catto on that build.
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic new rudder springs   

    I have not had them on the Mangy since the rebuild...
     
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Helicoil repair   

    Ford uses them all the time...
     
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Whoa... $50k for a FWB KF7 STi ?!!   

    Looking forward to seeing you, Doug!
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Getting the film off of (old) flaperons?   

    I thought I read somewhere that someone had good luck with oven cleaner.  (No promises)
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