Category: Kitfox

Ranger Creek Airstrip

Ranger Creek is a nice airstrip run by the State of Washington aviation department. It’s located in the Cascade Mountains near Mt Rainier. The approach is interesting as you overfly the field headed east into a box canyon, turn around and drop down low over the river which goes right by the airstrip. It’s important

Emily visits the Beach

There’s just something fun about landing on the beach and playing in the sand when you’re a kid! Coaplis WA is a unique place where the runway is on the beach and you can simply land and jump out of your plane onto the sand.

Landing on the Beach!

Who would have thought that Washington has an official state run airport located on a stretch of the washington beach? The place is called Copalis Airport and is located about 10 miles north of Ocean Shores. You simply overfly the beach, look for people and animals, then swing around and land on the beach. Pretty

Dynamic Balancing

Next up is a quick maintenance task to do a dynamic balance on the prop. There is this neat little device called the DynaVibe which allows you to do a very good dynamic balance on your prop / engine combo. You mount an accelerometer on the engine, a photo-cell and tape on a prop blade,

Weight & Balance

It’s time to find out the damage. Have I made it lighter, or heavier? All those good ideas add up and the day of recogining comes when you roll onto the scales. No matter “WHY” you added those items, they will all show up in the final weight. Now keep in mind that I got