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  1. efil 01 added a post in a topic Logtruckdriver wins the Guess my Weight contest   

    sorry i didn't win  btw it will be a good traveler
    if you like the game, the second round will come soon(few month) with my mod C
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  2. Buckchop added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Man i like that bird!!! Sweet lookin machine great to c u have it back together!! -24 here this am so just dreamin of flyin here for a bit. 
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Engine clearance on both sides.  Lycoming O360.
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    don't forget the bleed screw on the top or you will hate yourself about 15 minutes into the break In run...  I also used a turkey baster with a length of hose on it that I shoved down into the RV tank inside the hose that comes off the top side of the engine (bottom of case if inverted) and sucked the oil through to assure no bubbles were hiding in the cavity.. Then the tail in the air spinner on the ground for about 10 minutes to really make sure all the air had migrated out of the cavity.   Yes I was a bit anal about bleeding it on round 2.

     
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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

  6. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Good work.  Contractors most often put very little effort into that sort of thing but I think it will pay.  Though we've given up for now, a few months back we had decided to move 60 miles down the road into more open country and build.  In the end we never could find a piece of ground that wasn't covered with outlandish CCRs so we gave it up.  In looking for a builder we finally found one after cruising neighborhoods and peeking in windows.  They were retiring and taking no new work.  Others I could tell from a lifetime in electrical construction didn't measure up plumb you know?  The photos in our gallery would prompt negotiations thats for sure.  
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  7. Emory Bored added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    That really is a fine looking airplane.  What is that raised lump on the port cowl?
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  8. EDMO added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Nice work TJay - Was a little disappointed that there is not one photo of a hanger.  Guess not many calls or much profit in assembling them?  ;<)   My old house probably sold for about $10K or $12K in 1964, and I think I have about $160K in it including rebuilding and the shop and small shed (about $35K in concrete work) since I bought it in 2005.  Insurance says $220K to replace all of it - guess that is way below what is being built today, but at least I don't have those big payments every month, (or the money to pay them!). Ha!  Ready mix concrete was $12 a yard when I poured it in 1964, and the last I poured was $200 a yard with colored being $400 a yard - Times and prices have really changed.  My 1964 Chevy convertible was $2700 new, not much more than my 1954 Convertible cost.  BTW:  My starting pay in the Army was 11 cents an hour plus room an board in 1959, or about $78 a month before Social Security and taxes were taken out of it.   Just some ancient history for those who didn't live then. EDMO
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    Sign up for it.  Its on the EAA website.

     
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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    Got some work done on the exhaust mounts. I have to remake the passenger side mount to get the angle I wanted. I may rivet a strap to the top to support the bracket. I’ll see how it looks when I get it all installed. I painted the manifold and  90 last night. They will go into the oven this morning to cure. The wife is not happy. 




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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Congratulations RDavidson!
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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    Sounds like a fun trip. I am the VP of our EAA Chapter.  It would be fun to attend that training. 
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    What a good looking bird.
    Waiting on the full performance review of the new engine.  
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Very nice TJay.  Looks like you guys do some real nice work!  JImChuk
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  15. TJay added a topic in Links to other useful sites   

    Our Website is Live
    We finally got around to building our website
    If you guys get bored and need to see what I have been up to the last few years enjoy.
    You can like us on face book too, I don't know how to use facebook yet but I'll get her.
    http://larsenconstructionllc.com/
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  16. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I finished sanding the right tank and installing the plywood leading edge.

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  17. RDavidson added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Right on Barry!  I’m ready...
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  18. Barry Cole added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Can't wait to fly formation!!!
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  19. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    Fill the resiovior full and get the tail as high as you can. Try to touch the spinner on the floor 
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  20. EDMO added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    Leni,  I really wish I was able to invite you to visit for a day or two, but that cant happen this year.  Sorry, EDMO
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  21. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    Joey what’s the sequence for bleeding the rotary valve?
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  22. akflyer added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    have not booked the flight yet.. check your texts grandpa
     

     
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic Logtruckdriver wins the Guess my Weight contest   

    Congrats Logtrucker!  I had already called the Armored Truck Company to see if they delivered prizes on Sunday!  ;<) 
    Good Show Joey!  EDMO
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  24. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    With the clear hose on the inverted motor you get a warm fuzzy when bleeding the rotary valve when you see the bubbles go up the line.
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  25. C5Engineer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Logtruckdriver wins the Guess my Weight contest
    Congratulations to Jack (logtruckdriver) for being within 2 lbs of the actual weight of my MKIV. Jack guessed 602 and and she came in at 604. Honorable mentions were TheBriman at 601, MarcusofCotton at 612, and JimChuk at 594.
    The big gear, 8.50's, double TW spring, Matco 8" tire, and the Poly Tanks added more weight than I thought. Pretty happy with the empty CG at 12.2". It's quite a bit further aft than my B model. At 1150 gross that's a useful load of 546 lbs. Two 200lb guys and full fuel won't put it at gross. I filled it to capacity today and it holds about 20.5 gallons with the 4 Ridgerunner Poly Tanks. That's 3 hours with a solid reserve so that should get me by on the Idaho trips. Did taxi testing today and tested the radio. Everything seems to be working well so far except when I transmit on the radio my electric trim LED goes out. Going to have to hunt that one down. DAR is a week away!.

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