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  1. BRCC added a post in a topic Rotax Service and Maintenance Classes   

    Thanks, Paul. I'll look into that as I could use the class as well now that we have a running 2-stroke...er, at least it ran 15- 20 years ago.
    I spoke with Dean yesterday and he's having to bump up our "no later than date" to the 2nd of May vice the 4th. If the enrollment doesn't take off this weekend...
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    Yup,just remove the cam.Carry a screwdriver to unlock the assembly to back your plane into the hanger.
    Or install a Matco.
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  3. flywise added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    Hey trent Palmer has some neat vids concerning the bush wheel saga...
     
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  4. allonsye added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    Compression Testers.
    I've got to wonder if mine is accurate.  My 582 grey starts easily, and makes acceptable rpm behind an IVO IFA 70" prop. Yet, I'm only reading 90 psi on my non-descript gauge of 20 plus yrs old.  90 seems to low for an engine that runs so well.
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  5. allonsye added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    What Paul says (my cam is installed).  The reduced turning radius has proved NOT a factor in the small areas I've been operating in at all.


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  6. PW_SD added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    Great. I’ll check that out. Thanks!
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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    You remove the cam on the outside of the assembly by removing the two small screws. That is what releases the wheel.
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  8. Columbus added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Tailwheel tightening
    Morning Gang!
    Today’s question hails from the aft end of my plane....When my friend flew the plane down from Cambridge he noted that the tail wheel (Maule design) felt like it was rather easy to go into “cantering” mode rather than stay locked up. So I’ve researched how to rebuild it. My CFI the other day suggested I physically lock the tailwheel (no caste ring AT all) and I see the benefit to this. The 25¢ question is how to do this without ruining the assembly? I could just drill a hole a pass a bolt through it yet I feel like there has got to be a better way that I am just not seeing. I think I’ve read most of the forums comments about locking tailwheel sandy just haven’t found the answer..TIA
    PS- I’ve been HS taxiing in the plane... oooooooh, I like it, I like it a LOT! Can’t wait till Tom Mullally gets back from his dive for more lessons
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  9. Columbus added a post in a topic We Got The Pinks   

    Very exciting to see that plane of Tom’s come together while he’s been teaching me! I’m dying to see that bird in the air!
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  10. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Where can I get this thermostat?   

    Just use the one Jackak posted; it is for a mid 80's BMW 2002 so you can get it at most any parts store.

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  11. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Subaru EA81   

    Great to hear you are up and running.  It looks like was a super snow year for you guys too!
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  12. SuberAvid added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    Leni built the engine mount for Jeff's Avid and for my Avid Plus.  He built a jig so he can fabricate these now.  He posted a thread on this forum showing the one he built for me; excellent work.  Look under the Avid/ Kitfox parts and suppliers, Fat Avid 912 mount.
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  13. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Mountain Graphics / Cowling   

    Looks good Jeff!
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  14. SuberAvid added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    The Herculiner is what I have been using also.  It wears pretty fast so still try to not land on pavement, stick to the gravel and grass as much as possible.  When it is completely worn off of areas at the end of the summer I figure I just extended my tire life by that much.
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Cyl head   

    I may have some from a 377 snowmobile engine. I wonder if they are the same?  Can you post a picture of one?  JImChuk
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  16. akflyerbob added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Cyl head
    I am in need of a 440/447 cylinder straight fin head.
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  17. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Took the Magnum outside for some fresh air today, finally doing final assembly!!

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  18. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Museum of Aviation   

    Looks Awesome!  Have to make a stop there sometime!
    Are you able to sit in some of them? Pretend like your Joey! 
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    I believe the floats are supposed to weigh at or less then a certain amount as a way of checking them.  3.5 grams seems like the right number.  Maybe this will jog someone else's memory and they can answer for sure.  Just googled it and I'm right.  JImChuk
    https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/rotax-blog/item/34-912-914-float-inspection
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  20. marksires added a post in a topic Museum of Aviation   

    Stopped there on one of my many trips between North Florida and Illinois.  Very nice museum that you don't hear much about.
    Where is Kenneth now?  I'm in Lake City Fl, Cannon Creek Airpark (15FL).
    Mark
     
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  24. dholly added a topic in Local Fly in's   

    Museum of Aviation
    I went to check out a plane in FL recently and Kenneth (Lostman) graciously offered up his new hangar home as a place to stay. We were close enough to visit the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins AFB, GA and I would highly recommend this stop. It is the 2nd largest Air Force Museum and offers free admission to the general public. It has been operating for 3+ decades, there are 4 huge buildings and hangars chock full of planes, helos, vehicles, static and temporary displays, tons of historic memorabilia plus much more on the grounds outdoors. Here's a few pics.
     















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  25. Turbo added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    Comparing both carbs, all the floats seem to be low riders!  Dried and shook them, and none had fuel sloshing inside.  One float bowl had the requisite half-inch level from the rim, the other less.  I am thinking that I just need to "rebuild" the bad carb, and of course clean them both.  Seems like the float-bowl level cutoff valve is the culprit for the bad carb.  Could just have a tiny piece of debris on the seat.  Sorry to have misappropriated the thread!
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