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  1. sky4play added a post in a topic Got the skis installed today.   

    Beautiful Bird..
    I got an hour or so in today, as well. Landed on a popular lake and talked 
    to some ice fisherman. Shot some footage with the gopro mounted inside...
    Learned what a bad videographer/narrator/subject I am. Now I need to learn editing.. 
    Those days on the snow sure are special. Hoping to repeat tomorrow...John O
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  2. Chris added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    Thanks for all the info.  I'll go through the carb tuning procedures when it stops raining here, and let you all know how it goes.
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Got the skis installed today.   

    Bandit, did you put the Champ on skis yet as well?  (I'm thinking you got one of those recently) JImChuk
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    The air horn on the front/top of the rudder does help to lighten the forces on it.  same with the airhorns on the elevator. 
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  5. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Not enough to know about, I get to many projects going. Hope to get back to it before to Long.
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  6. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Got the skis installed today.   

    Nice!
    Hopefully I'll get my plane done and we can get out lake hopping someday!
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  7. nlappos added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Mike Hair did my exhaust. Nice guy.
    How many hours do you have on the 670?
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  8. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    I also changed to premixing, partly to insure I always had enough oil and partly weight and C.G.as the engine and exhaust system is heavier. Mike Hair is my neighbor and helped me build the 670. I then helped him with the build of a 720 (670 bored to accept Polaris pistons). I ran my 582 for 700 hours trouble free but was getting concerned about the high time. I also had a leaking oil injection check valve for the latter part of that and thought this is a way to eliminate this problem.
    Dave
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic check out this little plane   

    I think that is pretty bad ass.  Bend a tube and you unbolt it and slip a new one in.  No chemicals to deal with in the covering etc.  When you end up with enough duct tape on it from field repairs you just unlace the covering and zip on a new scheme.  Not too much in the video showing TO and landing performance though.
    Outside the box thinking and creativity in bringing new products to market gets a forward nod from me!

     
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    Getting a length of 1" or 1.5" aluminum channel to lay across the ribs makes it really easy to clamp and glue the false ribs into place.

     
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic WTB Avid IV control stick   

    I can bend some up if you want one but it wont be chromed.  I get home the 20th and can knock one out for you.

     
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  12. nlappos added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Ron Davis asks for pre-mix as a warrenty term, so I am pre-mixing at 40:1
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  13. EDMO added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    Yes - There have been instances where air pressures on large unshielded horns have even reversed the forces on the controls - This becomes more critical with faster flight - Usually this is corrected by cutting back the horns shorter, or also putting a solid part of the stabilizer in front of the horns to make them sheilded.  The weights in the horns may help prevent this.  EDMO
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  14. RobS added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    I had to remove all of my MK IV false ribs (both wings) due to the aluminum leading edge being a real mess. With a heat gun and patience, I was able to remove them all, clean up the spar and then put them back in place. A taut line from wing tip to root made placing them back at the correct height pretty straight forward. And then I replace the aluminum with a thin veneer of plywood.
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  15. EDMO added a post in a topic Amperage reading- 912   

    The starter takes a heavy amperage - the battery will need a quick charge from the alternater after you start engine.   The length of charging time depends on how long you have to use the starter to start the engine.   Disconnect the tender before starting.   EDMO
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  16. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Are you going with oil injection or premixing.
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  17. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    RJG,
    In my opinion, the rudder is facing into the wind most of the time, so wind forces will not help balance in any way.  Hope I am understanding you correctly.
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  18. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    Yes. My assembly manual calls them nose ribs.
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  19. Neloner added a post in a topic Amperage reading- 912   

    ahhhh, so it only will show charging if the battery is a bit low? It has been on a tender all along so Maybe its fully charged and not charging then
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  20. RJGerstnecker added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

         Would the horn itself (being in front of the hinge pivot point) catch air and lighten the elevator/stick and rudder/ peddle forces
    thx rjg 
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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    Was trying to figure out what you were talking about, I'm guessing you mean the false ribs? (the little ones between the big ones)  JImChuk
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  22. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    Yeah, I've got 3 or 4 broken ones. Haven't got that far yet.
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    They should be same height as main ribs - guess someone didn't measure when gluing them in - it should fly OK that way, but shrinking fabric may possibly put enough pressure on them to bend or break them.   The easiest solution that I can think of is to glue some 1/8" thick capstrips on the tops of the main ribs to make everything even.  The nose ribs break very easily - just how do I know that?   I have mended lots of them!   EDMO
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  24. smartguy added a post in a topic WTB Avid IV control stick   

    Vance, did you have a chance to check if you had a control stick? If you have one I am interested in buying one. I have a Granddaughter that I want teach.  Thanks
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  25. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Nose ribs
    Just noticed that the nose ribs on my wings are about 1/8" taller than the other ribs. Do they have to be sanded down? Lot of sanding.
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