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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Plastic prop hub replacement?   

    Looks like you have a GSC prop from the one picture.  Didn't know they had a plastic spinner.  Easy to solve that one.  Get rid of the spinner.  And if it's the original prop, the prop blades will have go according to GSC as well.  Their blades have a 5 year lifespan I think.  Check their website.  JImChuk
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  2. Willja67 added a post in a topic Plastic prop hub replacement?   

    My apologies I just assumed that it was a commonly known thing.  It's #1 here:
    I guess being solved nearly 20 years ago means the issue doesn't pop up much.
    And i do have the plastic spinner so i do have to worry about it.
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I'm in a speedwing so my speeds might be a little to fast but on final I stay around 60mph and once I'm over the runway and about to land it's usually about 50mph. This is with no flaps and a speedwing on a paved runway. Oh and I'm in a sissy nose dragger too haha. On take off I wait until 60 to start climbing, this makes me pop off like a rocket and I keep my climb at 70 instead of the recomended 60. At 60 I can't even see over the nose so 70 is what I like. Everyone has their way of doing it but again I fly a true speedwing so I keep the speeds up. I cut power and I descend like a brick. I have to fly my approaches with power . Oh and this is with no flaps at all.
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    That's why it's baffling to hear 3 at the same airport go. They were all running oil injection and the bps oil . No clue what made them do that but I'm sticking with pre mix and the quicksilver pwc oil Rick uses . 
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Plastic prop hub replacement?   

    If you posted the SB, it would be easier.  Now we have to go looking for it or not answer. JImChuk
    PS  it seems there was a problem with the spinner.  If you don't have a plastic spinner, you probably don't need to worry about it.  
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    There is one sure fire way to get a perfect landing every time.
    Unfortunatly nobody has discovered it yet!
    Seriously,a stabilised approach is a good starting point,if things don't feel right go round.
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    Many years ago I had a lubrication related failure in an air cooled non rotax engine.the shop that did the rebuild told me never use an oil specifically designed for liquid cooled engines in an air cooled engine.
    Oil technology has probably moved on,but just a word of caution.
    The 503 is generally a bullet proof engine(they don't make enough power to hurt themselves
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  8. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic 582 engine in a kitfox 4   

    It's looking good Mark. I have been meaning to get a hold of you but its been a super for me this summer. 
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Flying off paved runways
    Now that the Avid Mark IV is about ready for some serious flying I want to start working on my paved runway skills.Having those skills will open up a lot of more airports for me.  I have flow off grass all of my Avid life. I have literally made one paved runway landing in this thing. I have not tested the approachable speed limits of this thing because of the trim issues and I find myself making approaches faster than I need to. I have to say I am a little intimidated because the plane I trained in was such a handful it made me gun shy about short coupled tail wheel planes on pavement. I have the option at my field to use the grass but that not what its about......its about being able to land wherever I need to and be proficient at it. 
    I have several hours flying a Champ off pavement with no issues. 
    I would love to hear from you guys who fly these off pavement on a regular basis. If you could share the techniques you use (type of approach, flaps, speeds...ect.) and the things you have learned I would appreciate it and I'm sure other who are putting one of these together could benefit from it also.  
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    He should have one of these draft systems I made at work . Plenty of taps for beer and at night someone migjt think twice seeing a sillohette of a missile pointing out.
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    I'll stick with having a jug of 2 stroke in my baggage compartment amd knowing that pesky injection system can't fail if it's not there. I saw 3 503 motors detonate in the past couple months. Only thing they had in common was running oil injection and the bps 2 stroke oil . Not sure which made it happen but I run the bps stuff and have no issues . I am going to take Rotax Ricks suggestion and run the waverunner stuff from walmart quicksilver pwc after I burn through what I have now. It's cheaper and our 582 is almost like a jetski motor. 
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    You won't regret being home every night. I used to work all over the United States and it sucks not being home. I'm sure you know plenty about being away so why not just work a regular job and have that family time . It's all about the kids for me and every minute I can have with them is worth it. 

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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    Actual name is Steve. I coated just the outside and whatever I could just by sticking the gun in as far as I could on the inside. Getting the inside fully coated isn't all that possible with all the turns in the exhaust. The manifold and elbow aren't hard but the actual muffler is a pain. I'm still working out the bugs in my plane after all the other mods I've done so I can't really tell how ot helped with my temps. I have to make or find new throttle cables as my others were to long for the new cowel and were binding really bad and making my slides pull uneven making me have less power . I was climbing at about 1000fpm solo and it dropped to 500fpm. Hopefully after I get the cables figured out I'll be back in the air. If all else fails a yamaha 130hp is going in my plane and I'll have unlimited climb haha . 
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  14. Willja67 added a topic in Kitfox I   

    Plastic prop hub replacement?
    Hey everyone, 
    If you've seen my other thread you know i recently bought a KF1, which I'm going through right now.  Despite the fact the previous owner told me all service bulletins bad been completed the only one so far that I've found that's actually been done are the gussets on the elevator.   As the thread title indicates I've got the original plastic prop hub/ spinner and need the aluminum one or possibly another prop. Can any of you tell me what the options are? I'm wondering since it's been 2 decades almost since the service bulletin was issued if the aluminum hub is even being made anymore?
    Will A.
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  15. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    Hi Chopndrag (Sorry don't know your actual name) Did you coat both inside and outside of the pipes with your setup? As I understand it the most significant temp reduction comes from coating the inside. I am just curious.
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  16. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 engine in a kitfox 4   

    Wonder if it wouldn't be easier to cut out 2" of the yellow part where it meets the gray part of the cowling.  Either that or find another cowl.  I have a never used one from my 3 that I may not use.  Probably some closer to you though.  Shipping would be a bit of a killer.  JImChuk
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  17. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Two thumbs up!
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  18. zadwit added a post in a topic 582 engine in a kitfox 4   

    I will probably end up cutting the back of the cowl to shorten it and then relocating the camloks that hold it to the fuselage....not looking forward to this  but Im pretty sure it will fix things. the top cowl has a lip to fit to the windshield so that might be a little harder to reproduce after I cut it to shorten it...
    The factory list cowlings for about $1000 plus shipping . I might call them to day and ask if there are two different lenght of cowlings...
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  19. RFPhtmfxr added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Congratulations Mr Meyers. Thank you for your service. It's nice to be home with the family every night. Good luck in your next step in life.
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  20. RobS added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Congratulations and well done! Spending your time with the family is a great decision!! 
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  21. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Congrats Mr. Myers!  Spending time with family/kids is a precious time and can be missed with the blink of an eye!  Enjoy it!
    Thank you for your service!  Cheers Randy 
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  22. BryceKat added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Ed, All the best! Hope everything works out!
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  23. BryceKat added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Congratulations Joey! Thanks for your service
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  24. dholly added a post in a topic Global Warming Hype   

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  25. dholly added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Hey Ed,
    I'm so glad you popped in and are holding your own. We sure do miss you around here and look forward to that recovery day just as much as you. Next time you get a bit down, just thank your lucky stars you don't live on the NC/SC coast right about now. What a gawd awful mess that Florence is going to cause for the next several weeks. My son and his G/F dragged both his motorcycles up the stairs to their second floor before evacuating Wilmington on Wed. for -where else- Walt Disney World, lol. Our Avid buddy Snaps is riding it out up near Pamilco Sound and I just saw the storm surge is already over 10' with wind gusts of 100mph by his house. I told him to batten down the hatches and stock up on beer yesterday and he sent me a pic of his shop fridge (below). Pretty safe to say, he's gonna be floating one way or another oh my! 
    Take care and keep in touch, 

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