Dusty

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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic I need to get a wire to the wintips   

    A rag tied to a string and a decent compressor ,just kite it down. It may get hooked up a few times but be patient.
     
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic Avid MK4 braking effect   

    A garden weed sprayer (the type with a flexible hose )is the perfect cheap solution for bleeding brakes.
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic Need help   

    If your C of G allows,I would reccomend replacing the single spring with multiple springs as springs do break. A single will leave you stranded where a multiple will only sag. As an aside there has been a few discussions on maule v's Matco tail wheels !
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic First Flight   

    Fly. Or don't fly,the area in between isn't a place for newbies. However, time spent taxiing at a brisk walking pace is invaluable as it lets a pilot get a 3 point sight picture firmly ingrained,and is good practice for getting more comfortable with the machine.I find the tapered cowl on a kitfox is one thing that really throws first time KF pilots,A small felt pen mark on the windscreen is a good aid for setting up a true approach.check whether  it is also legal to taxi an aircraft,as taxiing here is classed as p.i.c so needs to be authorised by a suitable instructor.
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic Help with windshield pattern   

    Kitfox 3 & 4 are different as the 4 has more rake angle at the cowl,but would serve as a good guide
    cheers
    Dusty
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    Don't panic yet Vance,my setup needed multiple turns initially.the restricter orifice to the air cleaner has a huge impact on sensitivity,as already stated ,start big and work back to a smaller reference orifice.now up to 10.000 ft is covered in just less than one turn.
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Engine   

    Rotax have put a lot of thought into their oil injection system (ever noticed the little casting bump in the intake!)it works real well.  We had an issue with one of the club planes with premature wear,the oil injection was immediately blamed. The crank was replaced and This time the oil setup was checked,yup 100:1 AVEREGE oil mix!!!! . PLEASE all 582 owners check the oil is being delivered in the correct quantity (70:1 is good) these engines are incredibly reliable if set up and treated well.
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  8. Dusty added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    I may be wrong but try a 582 vent nipple from the head? It was awhile ago.
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  9. Dusty added a post in a topic Best ground loop explanation I've seen   

    Great explanation.
    Nearly 1000 hours before the monster got me! I  was cocky, no damage  just real lucky.
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  10. Dusty added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    The jet size definatly needs to raised up from standard.
    If on the test flight the EGT's start to get too high be prepared to ride the choke a little the keep the temps under control.
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  11. Dusty added a post in a topic Wind   

    Flying backward is fun.One of our local pilots flew a circuit,maintaining an into wind heading the whole way!
    45 kts is the most I have flown in.to add insult to the situation,even the logging trucks were passing me like I was standing still.
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  12. Dusty added a post in a topic Coolant   

    I changed to Dex cool about 200 hours ago nil problems.A Small irritating weep from the waterpump (912)at rest went away almost straight away.my 582 has done around 500 hours over 5 years with Dex cool cool,at maintainance time the radiator and engine are spotless.
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  13. Dusty added a post in a topic Silvester Fly in Slovakia   

    Oops my mistake. They look very similar. The timeline suggests that this design may have been carried on at a later stage by a different manufacturer


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  14. Dusty added a post in a topic Silvester Fly in Slovakia   

    That's a rare plane! Auster Agricola.great to see another still exists.
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  15. Dusty added a post in a topic Vertical rudder tube issue   

    welding a gusset  behind this broken tube would help to reinforce this area. This aircraft has 750 hours on it. It is an Avid mark 4 912

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