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  1. cr125r847 added a post in a topic Need an Aluminum Expert   

    I am also looking for tubing to extend my spars. From what I have found, the tubing is available as extruded or drawn. Both types are extruded, but the drawn is pulled through a die which increases the strength and makes the tubing more uniform and straight. I will be going with the drawn tubing for my extensions.
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  2. TJay added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Need an Aluminum Expert
    Looking for spar Material for our birds and looking at Online metals they have a
    2.5" OD X 0.065" 6061-T6 Bare Seamless Aluminum Tube And they also have a
    Drawn Aluminum Bare Tube 6061 T6
    What is the difference. By the price they must be really different.
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    On a cloudy day that can be really hard.  Any shadows and such can help to see the surface.  Out in the middle of a big clear area would be the hardest probably with hazy conditions.  If you are close to the shore of a lake, you can get a reference from how high the brush is and such.  JImChuk
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  4. Buckchop added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Do a fly over, look for a good spot, and a reference point, and easy touchdown to feel it out and make a track in the snow, then loop around and set her down if felt good???  
    Well she is callin to me "fly me, fly me" hahhaaaa

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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotax Red Head?   

    From what I've read, the 583 doesn't put out near it's rated HP with the stock rotax muffler you would run on your 582.  If an exhaust system will let it develop the 90 HP, it will be peaky and not run near as good at other rpms.  I think Northern power has a muffler for it, but supposedly it did not have a smooth powerband.   I have no personal experience with them, but that's what I've read.  JImChuk
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  6. Doublecluch added a post in a topic Rotax Red Head?   

    Look at this on eBay
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123650805990
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  7. Doublecluch added a post in a topic Rotax Red Head?   

    I think it does have single ignition. Looks like it has the same upgrades as a rotax rick? 
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    So when you guys are ready to land on skiis how in the world do you even see how far off the ground you are? Or if there is bumps and drifts in the snow?
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Lol I know that feeling.
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic Rotax Red Head?   

    Probably a single ignition with exhaust valves?
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  11. Doublecluch added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Rotax Red Head?
    I'm poking around at rotax 582 or 670s for a potential swap on my Avid A model. Came across a 583 with a redhead on eBay for a pretty good price on ebay .I know the gray have better cooling. But what is a red? 
    Jeff 
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  12. RFPhtmfxr added a post in a topic Arab airplane for sale.   

    Has a punch test been done lately? Looks like it might need new fabric.
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  13. nlappos added a post in a topic Rotron RT600 XE 100 horsepower   

    Makes no sense. The curves show 60 HP at 7000 rpm, but the specs say 100 HP at 7500 rpm, 65 HP at 6500. Inconsistent, or they show a mix of data from two different engines.  Flaky stuff. 
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic Rotron RT600 XE 100 horsepower   

    Same old rotary engine problem 8 GPH @about 65 hp for cruise.  Guess I keep my ULS.
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  15. nlappos added a post in a topic Arab airplane for sale.   

    Looks like it needs an oil change.
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  16. flywise added a post in a topic Arab airplane for sale.   

    specs please.....useful load, stall speed, cruise speed, landing distance, endurance and of course empty weight ( I do have to be able to carry the thing...)
    1000$ is a bit light ..... I would rather pay 10'000 $ if the specs are good
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  17. Willja67 added a post in a topic Rotron RT600 XE 100 horsepower   

    I couldn't find a price. I'm guessing pricey but sure looks cool. As light weight as it is and as far out front as you'd have to put it to make cg work you could make it look like a turbine was hanging on the front and have a mini Draco .
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  18. Cloud Dancer added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Rotron RT600 XE 100 horsepower
    I was wondering if they were still using Rotron engines in paramotors and learned the company that makes the engines have a 100 horsepower version. Winner winner chicken dinner! I can't wait until somebody plays with one of these in an Avid Flyer. It might be a good match power and weight wise. They had a 40 horsepower version that's used in a paramotor and that's huge compared to other backpack units. One of their motors boasts 1000 hours TBO and that's huge too. Link here to the engine: http://www.rotronuav.com/engines/rt-600xe
     

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  19. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    This is getting really frustrating.  
    Every day I have time to go flying, the weather is crap. When the weather is good, I don’t have the time.  
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  20. jackak added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Nice shots Randy. Good to see how well the skis work in the deep powder. You've put together quite the package there. Wings, engine and now those huge skis, wow. A super cub at half the cost. Nice work.
    Jack
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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Looks like they work Randy. Nice.  Here is what I did for a tail ski.  Just used some scrap stuff I had lying around, and it looks a bit cobbled up, but it works good.   It does help to keep the tail out of the deep snow, and being that I flew off my own strip all the time, and pack it with a drag pulled by the snowmobile, I like the tail ski cause it doesn't cut a big rut in the strip like a tail wheel would every time I go down the strip.  I pulled the wheel off a spare 6" Maule tailwheel and the ski fits on the axel.  JImChuk
     




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  22. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Don't need no flying lessons   

    I would be worried to be anywhere on the ground with that guy flying, not just downwind after he landed!  He will make one heck of an airshow performer.
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  23. SuberAvid added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Tested the "new" skis out in the deep stuff today; deep enough that the moose were struggling to get through it up to their belly.  None of us have tail skis on so the tails really sink when you stop.  Both cubs have the new carbon fiber straight skis from Carbon Concepts (the red cub its Randy Apling who started and owns the company and has been doing fiberglass and carbon design and manufacturing for years; a great guy). Those skis really perform but mine are almost exactly the same surface area and sink in a little less since my plane is lighter.  It sank about 3" in this snow, much less that my snowshoes did.  The cubs sank about 4"-5".  It gets off out of the deep and untracked stuff just great, as short as the cubs but can't turn as tight since it has a flat bottom and the Carbon Concept skis have a slight curvature to the bottom so they can really carve a tight turn.  I am very pleased with these skis now; great confidence that I can easily get out of places I wouldn't go into before. And they don't dig in on a turn anymore like they used to.  I would have been dragging my wingtip in a turn in this snow but it was no problem.  Bending the side edges of the ski bottoms up worked good to alleviate that as well.
     




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  24. Browning added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    I know right. I'm waiting to cover until I can get to town and get the right wire. 
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  25. Shipl14 added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    Why? Do it by the book
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