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  1. C5Engineer added a post in a topic First shot of my bird in the air   

    We definitley need to fly together Leni. There were few guys that would follow me in my Powered parachute while I flew under bridges and did touch and go's off round hay bales in a field among other things. When I did find someone who would follow me it made the experience that much cooler. I fly my Avid in a similiar fashion 
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic First shot of my bird in the air   

    the onlything that I worry about as far as AGL is concerned is the terain.  If i have a place to set down with reasonable certainty that I can atleast limp away from the scene of the wreck I am flying on the deck.... down low and dirty is where the fun is at!


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  3. Bandit added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    I have taken off circled and landed in 45 sec. in my Bandit.
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  4. C5Engineer added a post in a topic First shot of my bird in the air   

    The A&P that did my conditional said that he thought that if you were redoing your paint and numbers you were supposed to put the bigger ones on the fuse but if they were already the small ones on the vertical you were good to go. Every experimental I've ever seen had the little ones on the tail. The FAR's say you only need the bigger ones if your going over 200mph. Never thought about people not being able to see them though that is good... I flew yesterday for 45 minutes and never got above 200ft agl Don't worry I was a few miles from anything man made.
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  5. D.sausy added a post in a topic Idaho backcountry flying in a Powered Parachute   

    hope this is not the topix for the weekend might just keep my montana red neck home, no tats just the suns work,  no drugs cant afford it all my money goes to flying,
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  6. jackak added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    Ok, hope you get it done before the water turns to ice.  Are you going to just pick up the rear hitch bushing to hook it on? 
    Jack
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic First shot of my bird in the air   

    looks like you were smart enough to put the N numbers on the vert. stab.  Makes it hard for the guys on the ground to get your number and call you in when you are low and slow


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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    I am using it for a pattern.  My fuse was modified with an additional stringer down the center of the fuse so the stock one will not fit.  I will bring yours back up to you next time I have to make an anchorage run!

    Once you really get a grip on what you can do in your bird, just about any other plane seems boring to me... These little birds really do put the fun back into flying.


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  9. jackak added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    Leni,
    Were you able to use the ventral fin?  Did it help at all, or will you make up one of your own?
    Jack
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  10. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    I made my first off airport landings tonite in my plane. I was doing some simulated engine outs and I liked my approach so much the second time I touched down in a harvested alf alfa field. I did a touch and go and came back around and touched down again. I didn't stick around because it was just some random farmers field. When I got back I had weeds hanging off the tailwheel. I was shooting the breeze with a buddy and he just laughed when he saw the weeds hanging off. I also did some pattern work flying a 300ft agl pattern and a 1/4 mile downwind offset. Blows my mind how fast you can get this thing around the pattern and back on the ground....30 degrees of bank in the pattern...ya right.. cessna's are going to be soooo boring after flying this thing
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  11. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Request pic of compression spring set up   

    I picked up some extension springs from the hardware store yesterday and started playing around with them and my chain to try and get a good combo. I had 3 sets of springs. I found out my old set up had the springs WAY too tight. I finally got a set up where I could I get the tailwheel to break over relatively easy but it was too sloppy. I think I finally found a happy medium. It takes all the braking power my drums can muster and a blast of throttle but I can get it broke loose now at least and it taxi's and lands alot easier on the pavement now with less tension on the springs.
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  12. Bandit added a post in a topic First shot of my bird in the air   

    Nice!
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  13. C5Engineer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    First shot of my bird in the air
    A guy I worked with snapped this on Sunday while I was flying during our annual airport day. Amazing what a good camera can do.


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  14. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Rotax 1200 snowmobile motor   

    Someone on here was doing the same to another snowmobile engine , they were going to use a rotax box I believe I don't know if it would hold the horsepower but with thoseponies you could almost play VTOL
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Do your tanks burn evenly?   

    In the last photo on this string, over Jim's shoulder is the fuel level gauge.

    I'll try and get a photo of the one in my IV-1200--  It's pretty good with markings in level flight and sitting on the ground.
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  16. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Do your tanks burn evenly?   

    Cool I feel a little better about that now. I guess I will pay attention to it and deal with it accordingly. On a side note does anybody have an accurate picture of fuel level lines on the inboard ends of their tanks? I was always going to put a gallon at a time in it and measure it but never got around to it. To clarify I'm talking about the little oval where you can view your tank from the cockpit. Someone put a 5 and 10 gallon mark on mine but not sure how accurate it is. I need to make a dipstick I guess.
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  17. C5Engineer added a post in a topic installation manual for F210   

    Thanks Leni! I got ahold of my brother who is a electronics guru and he did some research and actually found a site showing how to cut down that exact cable. I mailed it to him today for him to take care of it for me. I am going to cut it down to 4 feet. It will still have some access but that way if I end up having to move my transducer around I will have some options.
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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic Warning: F-Bombs   

    I was out at a buddies cabin 4 wheeling and getting muddy from last Thursday till late last night... missed the game, but dont sound like I missed too much.... oh and this is the hardcore section... full on fuck bombs are allowed


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  19. akflyer added a post in a topic Big Boy Toys   

    That better not be a for sale sign in the window!



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  20. akflyer added a post in a topic Flight testing   

    Sweet!  those 40 hrs will go by pretty fast at this rate!  I have been playing for the last 2 weeks and have not done one darn thing to get the yard ready for winter so I have to buckle down today and get some projects knocked out... however, with the sun rising and not a cloud in the sky, I may have to play hookey from the chores one more day and go burn some air!


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  21. akflyer added a post in a topic installation manual for F210   

    I dont know about cutting the transducer wires.. I would not but that is just me.

    I used a 3/8" barbed fitting from the header tank to the transducer, then stepped it down with a 3/8" X 1/4" fitting after the transducer on mine.


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  22. akflyer added a post in a topic Do your tanks burn evenly?   

    For what ever reason mine does the same.  I normaly burn about half the left tank then switch to the right tank and burn it almost empty then back to the left.  I put a valve on each wing tank after I noticed the transfer.  It was bad enough that the left tank would overflow the right tank in flight and I would have gas spraying off the right wing filler cap inflight.
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  23. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Rotax 1200 snowmobile motor   

    Just did a little research on it. Sounds like a nice engine. Wonder how hard it would be to mount a gearbox, wire it up, and fabricate an exhaust system.
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Warning: F-Bombs   

    FU*K it.  I'm going to bed... 
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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Warning: F-Bombs   

    If the Packers had any sort of offensive line tallent, this game would be a blow-out ...
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