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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic Easy wire splices   

    I have been using those for a couple years now and they work great!  Boat, plane, trailers etc.  Have not had one break off or turn loose yet!
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  2. akflyer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Winter playing
    Had a few sunny days last hitch home and I got out to do a little playing.  Started off doing a little river running playing follow the leader with my brother in his 170B and laying down some tracks on untouched fresh powder then ended the day with a sunset cruise to Homer and back.  I did a couple sunset cruises just because the ladies seem to love them
    The sun setting behind Augustine Island is about 80 miles south west of where I was.  The pics don't do the view justice.


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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Plus build is on ....   

    That was a pretty good aha moment when we discovered the amount of down thrust in yours.  Still amazes me that it performed as well as it did with that much in it!
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    I can't wait to see how that gear looks on the bird and how they perform!  I might have to borrow that jig and start making more of these.

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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic Snow and no snow   

    Great pics as usual Randy.  I get back home the 24th, hopefully we can hook up and get in some flying time and not just work time!

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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Nice full MIG Welds   

    .025" wire 20-30 CFH on the flow.  Do you have a separate control for wire speed and voltage?  Welding the thin tubing just takes practice and a developed eye.  It gets especially fun when you start welding different thicknesses together. 
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Winter flying   

    Got in a little flight time last hitch home to deliver an engine mount.  The kid "flew" us for about 20 min and had a blast.  Not enough snow yet to put the ski's on.  Gotta love winter flying.  2 hrs to preheat and preflight for a 2 hr flight

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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Funny Accident   

    shadow dick pics
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    Dig the tail tug.  Moving the batter to the back will help.  Might also make a mount for a pillow block bearing on the end of the motor shaft to give it some good support. Might make the motor bearing last longer.  I love this idea as I have been eyeing an old snow blower for the exact same thing!
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    one thing I see that you might think about.  On gear that tall, especially with the big tires, you might want to put that angle at the top of the step plate so you can put you whole foot onto it instead of just that tiny ledge.  I can see some busted body parts especially on skis with big boots on.
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    Gear Looks great Randy.  You know I can't say no to ya, I have a vested interest in seeing this bird in the air!  Just by chance, did you run a tube through the axle tubes to assure they are straight?  What do you think about putting a web between the axle tube and the gear leg like the cub beef up?  If ya like the idea, I have some 4130 plate at the house that would be perfect for it and I can add that in after I weld up the rest of it.  I think you will like that taller gear so you can get that AOA.  With that big wing and the yamayeehaa in the nose this should be an awesome STOL bird!

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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Magnum assembly manuels   

    I have the "manual" for the coyote (actually mountain eagle) and it is piss poor at best.  Contains a few drawings and basically says study this shitty drawing and assemble.  I will try to get it scanned in but its incomplete and pretty much completely useless.

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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Different wings   

    I wouldn't build a set with more than a half inch, maybe 3/4 at the most.
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    dig the build thread, gonna be a bad ass bird.  Clean up on isle 3 as requested.

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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 frame strengthening   

    Jim posted up the biggest thing you need to do.  Have not seen any failures in the wing carry through.  The seat truss area for sure needs to be beefed up.
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