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About Dusty

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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic Introducing Cora   

    Coincidence! I was flying out of fielding which only 10 minutes drive from Palmerston North  a few days ago.                          Milford is a great place,and even better in a kitfox.Christchurch is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake.The rebuild including roads and infrastructure is ongoing,I hope the council doesn't get sidetracked.
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic Introducing Cora   

    Yea looks like the taxpayers of Christchurch will be digging deep! Oh well,if we can't get our roads fixed maybe we can fly over them.Maybe I'll get my Martin jet pack as well,oh wait a minute 
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic Reverse prop torque - 582 engine   

    The P factor is definatly the noticeable but small difference.A slight variation on initial swing is evident but nothing that should be a problem.I have students that swap between a 582 and 912 without a problem.
    If your 582 powered machine is light be prepared, as it will be flying before you may be ready.
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic New 582 installation   

    If your water temps are still low (assuming a good thermostat without too large a vent hole)take the steam vent fitting out of the head.Solder seal it then drill a 1 mm hole through.There  is definatly enough circulation here to give a real slow warmup. Hard to believe but true.
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic Tightening fabric   

    Well done
    NEVER EVER touch the good scissors 
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    the Fitt gear  is Higwing LLC , Im not sure if he is officially still trading but he recently supplied me an undercarrage for another plane.Lowell is a really helpful guy and a craftsman!
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    I have  around 400 hrs of mainly off airport landings ,at and above gross weight on a Highwing gear,many of my landings have been suboptimal.Any gear will break under the right conditions.Lowells gear isn't a true bush gear and could be refined in a few places ,but overall is up to the task intended.I believe at times we are asking well beyond the original design of our aircraft.Any improvements to make our versatile aircraft better can only be a good thing,but there is a finite limit !
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  8. Dusty added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    I may have the wrong end of the stick here but when installing my Highwing cabane gear the total wheel travel appeared to be in excess of 6inches vertical(no springs and using full travel of the slot) geometry at work?
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  9. Dusty added a post in a topic Manu's Avid C   

    Looks good ,will there be a travel limit so if in the unlikely event of a stuck switch runaway you can still fly the plane?With the electric window switch,is the load limit built into the switch or is it somehow in the mechanism .This probably isn't an issue with the trim but I have often wondered if they could be used to control an ivo prop.
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  10. Dusty added a post in a topic Watched SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch today   

    An electric car in space is way cool,Don't panic is a nice touch
    NZ has joined the rocket club,but we only got to send up a disco ball(OK "Humanity"star !) via rocket lab
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  11. Dusty added a post in a topic What gear is this??   

    Update on using the cab mount donuts
    Dismal failure as I suspected they are too soft,even with a hefty preload they settled too much.I am considering using a sleeve over the entire column.It may be some time before I can revisit this project.
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  12. Dusty added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Don't get me started,we have them here too
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  13. Dusty added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    Just curious,With an over speed what is the break/damage point.Im guessing the lube system may cavitate? The valve train would take a beating.Anyone done a tear down after an "event"?
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  14. Dusty added a post in a topic Aircraft for backcountry from Europe ...   

    When the Slepchev Storch was released in the early nintys? there was a video of one demonstrating slow flight, what made It even cooler was a person on foot running beside it We have a rotec powered one at a local field which I believe isn't far off flying.
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  15. Dusty added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    the poor Russian pilots must have had a hard time on long flights Ed
    Hey is the avid fox p39 forum
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