Av8r3400

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  1. 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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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox down   

    Brandon and his sister are both recovering at their homes now.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Helicoil repair   

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

    Looking forward to seeing you, Doug!
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  13. 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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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Whoa... $50k for a FWB KF7 STi ?!!   

    So you're saying the one world order/government types are colluding with each other to control the economies of all of the "western world" in order to maintain their tyrannical authoritarianism?  I whole heartedly agree.
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Whoa... $50k for a FWB KF7 STi ?!!   

    Spot on, Jim.
    At $50k, they're selling as many as they can make.  They know they have a hot commodity.  To increase production is almost impossible while maintaining the same level of quality that they put into their kits.
    Doug's just a little salty because he remembers going to the movies for a nickel...
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  16. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic New member - looking to learn!   

    There's enough reading material and good educational information to keep your brain fed for a while.
    I'll say that www.teamkitfox.com also is a good resource for the general type of aircraft too.
     
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  17. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid 40th anniversary EAA 2023   

    Great shot of my friend Paul Buss' Mark 4!
    He has since rebuild the fuselage to include an extended and lowered footwell.  I hope to talk him into brining it back again.
     
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  18. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 for sale HKS 700T turbo 80hp with intercooler   

    A really good looking airplane!  I'd bet it performs nicely!
    (Needs the rudder peddles reinforced)
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  19. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 Down   

    Sounds like they made a successful landing but tagged a road sign which spun them around and they nosed over slowly.
    I'm amazed the nose gear has no discernible damage.
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  20. Av8r3400 added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Kitfox 4 Down
    https://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/local/2023/05/11/two-injured-in-small-plane-crash-thursday-in-grand-rapids/70208156007/
     
    This happened in my home town, about an hour from me now.  The pilot and passenger were injured but not life threatening, thank God.
    Looks like another VW engine failure...
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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Announcement!   

    I don't know if EAA has done any advertising on this yet.  It is a confirmed, for sure, thing down at the UL area.
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Announcement!   

    Yes, in the ultralight area.  I should have specified that...
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  23. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic "Built from parts"   

    You don't have an airplane.  You have parts.  You'll need a "clean" data plate to make those parts into another airplane.
     
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Looking for MkIV 912 engine mount   

    That's a nice looking mount.  What airframe is this?  I have a friend building a Dakota Hawk (wood design) that is looking for engine mount ideas because the kit manufacturer is little to no help.
     
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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Looking for MkIV 912 engine mount   

    I do not have a ring mount.  When I was doing the rebuild, that was originally part of the plan to retrofit the ring to my plane.  With this in mind I build the plane with as much weight to the back as possible.  My CG is very aft compared to the Kitfox manual.  This was to offset the further forward position of the engine.
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