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About Logtrucker

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  • Birthday 04/12/1933

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  1. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Dean Wilson ‘40 Special’   

    Dean called to tell me that the wingspan was 35’ instead of 45, embarrassing, to make such a blatant error. At 90 hope I’m not getting ‘Biden-Itis’. Weather has kept us old guys from getting the airplane out and taking more pictures with the wings out etc, but it’ll be warmer soon so don’t forget it’s still for sale!
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  2. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Dean Wilson ‘40 Special’   

    Glad to see you guys chimed in, I was privileged to have my Mk 4 in Deans shop for about a year while he was building it, we helped each other, of course, ‘who got the best of that deal?’ All of your thoughts and recollections are as I know them. Has it ever flown? All I can tell you is one Monday morning after we had checked out the engine, static RPM etc. I removed some wheat stubble from the axles. Beautiful work and engineering!
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  3. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Dean Wilson ‘40 Special’   

    Correction——inside width and headroom both 35.5” not 37.5” as stated,   Sorry.
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  4. Logtrucker added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Dean Wilson ‘40 Special’
    Dean donated his last airplane to Lewiston Idaho EAA chapter 328, however like most of our shops and hangers were out of room. So we need to sell.   Some specs, WS 45’ fuselage OA  15’10” inside cabin W 37.5”, headroom 37.5”, power 40hp continental, 0 smoh  new prop. No paperwork.  $15,000 Or best offer.    Jack.   509 254 3068

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  5. Logtrucker added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    SAVE the Ellipse!
    Ed at edshoe5272@gmail.com has a deal for you.  For those who may not know, the Ellipse was Dean Wilson’s 4 place design, but only 5 or 6 were ever built, It was featured here several years ago, maybe someone can pull it up? BTW, Dean is still doing OK.
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  6. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Drag tube brackets   

    Supermotive,  I used Aeronca orange on the R  wing rebuild, however the local automotive paint store first mixed a ‘rattle can’ match for me that was compatible with the existing paint.
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  7. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Kitfox IV rudder & vertical tail size increase question   

    109,  back to the yaw condition, I just got through modifying rudder and VS on my Avid C and found the hinge pins were slightly miss -alined which causes the rudder to ‘oil-can’ moving both it and vs to move sideways like 3/8” at the top.  I’ll have to cut the middle hinge attach off and re-weld it. I increased the height 6”so I’m wondering if I should have added a counter balance to the rudder? What’s your thoughts, those who have been there, done that?

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  8. Logtrucker added a post in a topic It's terminal. The dream is dead.   

    Jimbo, I’m with Jim on this , looks like the seat trus is still vertical maybe sagging a little but with a port-power from HF and a couple of 1/4” chains with grab hooks on both ends 3 or 4 ft long you can sure do a lot. The Avid I started on, the seat trus was twisted 25 degrees on the right side. Somehow I can’t get the starting picture to upload. Modifying the tail mostly for looks. Anyway ‘hang in there’ on the project, a little progress each day gives more encouragement for the next day! I’m 88 now so I need to get this one done.
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  9. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Wheel Alignment   

    Just a reminder, if you’re learning to fly any of the Rotax 2strokes or anything with a left turning prop consider the P factor on take-off, left rudder instead of right. Forgetting results in pilot-induced-ossification (squirrily),  Been there-done that!
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  10. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Wider gear options for the IV   

    Dee, where are you located? I’m at Clarkston and I have a Avid 4 you can get the messerments off of and a c model I did extensive repairs and upgrades to. Might be of some help?
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  11. Logtrucker added a post in a topic K-Max down   

    A word of thanks to those who responded with prayers and condolences to our family’s recent loss, it’s meant So much to us! The outpouring of sympathy from the aviation and firefighting community’s has been unbelievable. Thanks to all. Nice tribute Doug.    Thanks again.
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  12. Logtrucker added a topic in Avid Flyer General Hangar   

    K-Max down
    To those who know me and/or my daughter and son-in-law (Central Copters) of Bozeman, Montana it was my grandson Tom Duffy flying on the White River fire Monday in the fatal crash. Tom was building a Just Highlander and was very well known and respected in the area.  
    Note: thread edited by moderator (C5Engineer Joey) per Jacks request. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jack. Sorry for your loss. 
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  13. Logtrucker added a topic in Local Fly in's   

    Local Fly in’s.
    Hey Guys;  Just to let everyone know, our usual annual air show ( Radials-N-Rivers) was cancelled this year because of the virus so instead of you coming to Lewiston Idaho the air show will be coming to you! If you are with in 120 miles of Lewiston they’ll be flying over you. So check out website’ Radials N Rivers 2020’ and Facebook’Hanger 180 follow’ and Gary and Gary will keep you posted. So have a great 4th.  Watch and listen!
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  14. Logtrucker added a post in a topic Making a copy of a cowling   

    Too late last night, sleepy, plus a little of the “Biden syndrome “ to explain to the new builder, of course making a cowl on a ‘plug’ it will be oversize and may require some modifications. Will not work to replace one half of the cowl. One more thing, you can put a piece of 1/4 dowel in the camloc holes smoothed off flush, if the holes are worn oblong or misaligned I flare out both sides and fill in with cabonfibre thread and epoxy prior to  the process, then drill the dowel out later. 
    Hope this might help some one Jim, not necessarily the “Master Builder”
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