I went to Lowes and found what you mentioned C5Engineer. It's a 3/8" ID hose but I think it'll work great, it's in 10' bulk at around $10. Also they had 1/8" and 3/32" clear orangish colored hose labeled "Mini-fuel" so I'll be using the 1/8" line for my primer and carb lines. Lowes had an all around great selection of clear hoses. I went to NAPA for my 1/4" and 5/16" Gates fuel hoses as well as 1" Gates radiator hose. It was a successful day for hose shopping and now I got all new rubber for my airplane.
After the head's up (Thanks AV8r_Sed!) I did some homework. The polar moment of the Warp Drive 3 bladed at 72" is slightly (10%) above 6000 kgcm2, so I sent it back for cutting to 70" and tapering. Won't slow down my refit. This is a pretty good group.
Looks like I will be at OSH April 17~21st attending the EAA leadership workshop. Going to have a little time to kill so I am tossing this out there to see if anyone will be around the area that wants to get together to have some drinks and lie about how good we once were
I have the Lightspeed Zulu 3. I made my choice after realizing my "el cheapo" headsets were not doing a very good job. I could hear pretty well and they transmitted just fine on the ground but at cruise rpm no one could understand a word. The transmitter was picking up so much engine noise from my 912 I had to throttle way back to be heard. They didn't work very well with the intercom either. One of my friends has a Cub Crafters S/S and has a spare Bose he wasn't using. He handed them to me to try. Man, what a difference. As soon as I hit that ANR switch I became a believer. Several of us were doing a flyout for lunch that day and I was able to communicate clearly with one of our group 13 miles away. Problem solved! The Bose is great but my buddy with the C/C Cub had retired the Bose in favor of the Lightspeed Zulu 3. He said his Cub is extremely noisy and the Lightspeed does a better job keeping the noise out. I went with the Lightspeed based 1st on cost. Bose list for $1095, Zulu $850. Number 2, I like the Zulu's larger ear cups. They seem to keep the noise out better even with the ANR off. The carrying case with the Zulu is better. The Zulu cords are better. They're very comfortable. I like the Bose but even if the cost were equal I'd still chose the Zulu. I've never been any more pleased with a product, so pleased I ordered another for my passenger. I'm not one of those wealthy pilots so the cost hurts but I think they're a good value. James Thomas
Barry, I didn’t respond to your post because I was so pissed at myself...right after I posted that I realized that I probably swapped the to idle gears on the back. They are identical, timing marks and everything, except the cam for the fuel pump on one of them! DOH!!! I took my anger out by tearing the engine back off and pulling everything off of it! I fixed the gears and double checked them!!! Did it in about 3 hours...waited 2 days for gaskets, got the last one needed at 4:00 today and headed to the airport...put her back together and made it home by 1:00am. Tired, but glad she is back together! Ron
Lightspeed Zulu 2. I am more or less profoundly deaf with expensive hearing aids. They work very well with the Zulu 2 set. I must admit though that the price was frightening. If one is on a tighter budget there are other less expensive ones available. I flew three 3.5hour legs one day with no discomfort at all. That's saying something. 4 stroke engine.
I have the Lightspeed Tango Wireless. Absolutely love them! No more messing with cords. Very comfortable-just the right amount of softness and firmness. I'm a big guy, they fit me perfectly. Bose are too small and the ear pieces are toooo mushy for me. The Anr works well on my 582, it's a very noticeable improvement and well worth the money. I still know the engine is running. Headsets are just like a pair of shoes, they need to be tried on each individual to see how they fit and if you like the way they perform. Order multiple pair from Sportys or Spruce, try them out, and send the ones back before your next credit card payment. Good luck, Bryce. Ps: the Bluetooth function works wonderfully with these. When talking on the phone in flight, others cannot hear the 582 running! I was flying 2,000 above a friend standing outside there house talking to them on my phone. They didn't believe I was flying as they couldn't hear the engine in the background on the phone(they had flown in my Avid, so knew how loud it is). So I told them where they were standing and what was around them, then they looked up and saw me. They said it was as good or better than my Bluetooth phone set up in my car-like setting in my office.
Thanks for this site, I’m looking to get a Mk Vl stretched hopefully with a 90 or 100 hp bmw bike engine and the c gear box for a longer prop than a Jabiru will spin. and I would like to contribute ,still looking for a add to send a check to thx rjg
I think the engine would do ok there are literally millions running down the interstate every day twisting well over 4000rpm all day long in 120 degree air temp coming off the road. I know I have beat the holy crap out of mine and never had problems, In aircraft they May be more comparable to a VW with a re-drive Time will tell
I had to change the test area on my Avid MK IV when I first got it. Had to have the FAA inspect the plane, because it had a pre 1991 registration. They changed some of the regs than and I know that later major changes were not such a big deal as they had been before. Probably the same with moving the test area. JImChuk