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  1. Trackwelder added a post in a topic GEO G10 turbo ?   

    I don't know if this will help you, but this guy has alot on these conversions though he concentrated on the 4 cylinder

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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic broken trailing edge wire   

    I think it is doable, but my concern would be getting the bottom fabric the correct tension after you try and hodgepodge it back together. You should be able to wrap the fabric back around and hit it with a heat gun ( I know the manual tells you not to, but you are about out of options the way you are trying to do it). I am certain that the fabric was not fully tensioned per the polyfiber specs as you cant shrink it at full temp on the under cambered wing so you do have a little left to play with.

    If you cut the fabric on the rib, you will have 1" of fabric overlap right on the rib, then use a 3" minimum tape on the seam to give you the required 2" overlap on the seam. If I am loosing you on that one let me know and I will try to draw something up for you and post it so you can get a visual on where I am going with this.

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  3. tileroofer added a post in a topic broken trailing edge wire   

    I picked up the ss nicropress and some couples. Tomorow I,ll splice it together.
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  4. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    'Just like everything else on this plane I am building the wide gear right now, I haven't dcided wether to put springs on it or stick with the bungees, Damn I have got to get the ole Lady to show me how to post pictures, I am trying to think of a part of this bird I haven't rebuilt yet, but the DAR says it looks like a new build to him. And though I hate to admit it my wife number 1 would make anyones look like a saint. (I don't hve o worry about her, she doesn't get out for another 5 to 10 with good behavior)

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  5. tileroofer added a post in a topic broken trailing edge wire   

  6. Garyh added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    GEO G10 turbo ?
    Hi all,I found this pic with a G10 turbo fitted to a KF/Avid and would like to get in contact with the owner if possible in regards to the engine instalition. Maybe someone out there has seen or knows of this or any G10's fitted. Any info in this would be appreciated.

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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Helmet cameras   

    Just a quick clip to show the vid quality. This is in the water proof housing with the wide angle lens. I will work on some quick clips from the snowmachine also to show it on day and night rides.

    This was in a 24' Hydrasport running 35-40 MPH in steady 3' seas with the occasional 4'er showing up. Would have been a much drier ride without the 20 knot cross wind tossing all the spray back on me

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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Helmet cameras   

    The battery will last for 4 or more hours. And you can recharge from a cell phone charger. I put a 12 volt accessory outlet in mine so I can recharge.

    I use Pinnacle Studio and I think I am at version 12 now... I'm glad you replied, now I will get of my butt and get a quick boat video edited that I took with it.

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  9. tileroofer added a post in a topic broken trailing edge wire   

    It had a good bitof tension the bottom skin is still on and the fabric was left long to bring it up and around the wire it was pretty tight . I,ll get pix in the A.M.
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  10. Bandit added a post in a topic Helmet cameras   

    I heard they eat batteries real fast. What program do you edit with?
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Flight up the Pacific Coastline   

    Beautiful country! I would be hard pressed to fly over a beach like that without putting tracks on it.... Did I mention I love Alaska cause we can do that on just about any beach we want

    I love it when people get out and fly these birds over areas of, gasp, rugged terrain or open water especially with a 2 stroke in the nose! Keep the pics coming! I hope to be able to add some pics muself as I will have 3 weeks off next time and plan on getting out and burning some sky for once this summer.

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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic broken trailing edge wire   

    The trailing edge wire is pretty much cosmetic so you should be able to just pull it tight and clamp it with a nicopress. My worry is why the cable popped with only a little bit of tension put on it.

    Any chance of posting apicture so we can really see what you talking about?
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  13. C5Engineer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Flight up the Pacific Coastline
    Today I headed West to Point Reyes and flew up the coast over Dillion Beach to Bodega Bay. I've been wanting to do that flight for a while and have tried several times but I always hit fog. It's all wildlife area so stayed up high but it sure is pretty over there. I proposed to my wife on Dillion Beach. The flight over was awesome but we got a big blow out of the North come through today. I had 25-30 off the nose going back and when I got within ear shot of the AWOS it was 340 17 gust 24. Our runway is 02-20. 40 degress off at 24 is pretty sporty in my 535lb airplane that lands at 35mph. I was happy when I got it back into the hangar that's for sure. Even taxiing was scary.


    Napa Valley

    Just North of Pt Reyes

    Dillion Beach...Nice place even to drive the beaten path of the PCH.

    Was trying to get the nothing but blue shot out the window

    My first time over open water

    Love the coastline

    Bodega Bay

    Little Fog

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  14. tileroofer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    broken trailing edge wire
    I put some new rib extensions on and just before I was ready to start the fabric I decided the wire needed to move up about an eighth inch . So I drilled a little hole just above the cable and tried to wiggle the bit up and down a tad-tad too much,pop went the cable!! It,s the last rib out just before the tip. Can some type of clamp connector fix this ?
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    Mark it yes, the chug was to assure it did not leak it all out between stops When you have a wife who insists you get a shovel head, you done did found yerself a keeper (can you guess which finger I am holding up right now)

    Should not be too tough to find and instructor who will train in your plane, and the TW endorsement is a piece of cake.. well, as long as you have wide gear!

    I hate it when my back goes out.. damn, this getting old stuff SUCKS!

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  16. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

  17. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    I have a shovelhead, it is supposed to mark its territory. But it was actually my wife who finally made me get the shovelhead, then I bought a wrecked Fatboy and totally rebuilt it, then I turned my Wideglide into a hardtail chopper nothing left but paint and reassembly, with my back in such terrible shape I can only make short rides, 25 or 30 miles Just enough to make the Airport My Fatboy has seen LA a dozen times, riding it out to work before my back went, now I am finishing my Avid with almost all mark IV modifications except the entire width I wouldn't gve up flying even if I had to take an instructor up every time, but now I finally don't have too. Just need to find an instructor who will train me in my Avid and pick up tailwheel the end is in sight.

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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic hello   

    That is pretty damn impressive that a few strips of tape would make that much difference! I know that on my lage scale RC models, it takes about 1/3 the aileron movement to get the roll rate I want when I seal the hinge lines. It would be intersting to see which of the two did the most good for you, sealing the hinge line, or making the trailing edge thicker
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  19. akflyer added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    OK, the bike pics is makng ole Lenio a wee bit on the jealous side... ahhh the good ole days before wifes and kids.. You can bet that when the dust settles here and I lick my wounds that I will be joining you fellers on the open road!

    oh yeah, Nice bikes guys! < may you never leak out all the oil between pit stops!
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  20. akflyer added a post in a topic Helmet cameras   

    I will second the Gopro! I have one and love it, however... It does have its draw backs. As with any CMOS camera, it does not like shooting through the prop arc. You get nice squigly lines in the shot. I have mounted mine on the wing strut and the float spreader bar to get away from the prop disc. I got some great video snowmachining and boating with it as well. I have not put the boating vids up on you tube yet, but I should get some time to edit and post them up here pretty quick so you can see the quality of the vids.

    The one major draw back to the gopro, is not having a screen on board to be able to view your pics or vids. You have to plug into a computer to watch them. Not that big of a deal as long as you get a big enough video card and just let it run the whole trip. Spring for the good 32 gig card, and make sure it is high speed or it wont capture right and you will have dropped frames.

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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    1st off-- Congrats on the SOLO!!

    Nothing better!

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  22. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    That is why I am selling the Twin Cam and not the Shovelhead

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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    Holy shit! Look who is still alive and kicking!!!

    Welcome back Steve.. You know how boring it is when one of the original mis-fits who loves to stir the pot does not come around

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  24. 84KF added a post in a topic Finally Soloed   

    Aw man, don't sell the bike.... You'll know it's been a good day when you ride the bike to the airport, go fly your plane , and ride home.

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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic 582 VS 912S   

    I am willing to bet that my fuel burn will be less with the 800 than what I am getting now with the 582. I know that riding side by side with my 06 600 crossfire and a buddies 08 800 he out did me pretty good between tanks. More than once, I had to use my extra 2.5 gallons as well as his to get back to the parking lot. I am hoping to get this on a test stand and ran with the gear box and prop while I am off next hitch. 3 weeks should be plenty of time for me to get it on the stand if all goes according to plan <yeah, like that has worked out so far for me...

    Last week was the first time in a year that I had flown my plane on wheels.... Man, that lit the fire under me to get on this 800 conversion. I want the performance I have on wheels, when I am on floats! I forgot what 1200+ FPM climb was like

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