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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic Ronin's KFIII Build Thread   

    The KF 4 (small rudder)seems more stable in rough air, whereas the 3 needs constant rudder correction to counter the eileron inputs.If I was to rebuild my 3 I would consider the conversion.The big tail 1200 fox is a major leap forward in stability also.
    As a side note the performance of the 4 v's the 3 with a 582 is the same in all areas.
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic Rotax 582 mag error   

    Can you hear the variation between left right (or front back), tacho error is normal .
    I tell 582 newbies the best place to look when doing a mag drop test is out the window!
    if there is a noticeable difference,plugs is the first item to look at as it gets more involved and expensive from there.
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic Polishing scratches out of windshield   

    The stuff sold by panel beater supplies for "restoring" yellowed headlights is real good,looks like toothpaste !
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic Rotax 670 - 2 hrs TT   

    Its a late 670 with the ignition pickup at top.The cranks are even different to the early ones. I'm not sure how easy it is to convert the later ones to dual ignition.The early 670's have provision for dual pickups. The later engines arn't as easy to mount a gearbox to (welding required).I can't get enough detail from these photos to be sure on this one.
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic An Electronics "Must-Have"   

    Lucas motto.    Get home before dark!
    Lucas 3 position light switch,    dim,flicker and off. 
    Is this handy product available on EBay?
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    Yup,just remove the cam.Carry a screwdriver to unlock the assembly to back your plane into the hanger.
    Or install a Matco.
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Flaperons not lined up   

    The left wing definatly appears high,does the turtledeck even fit?Dont be tempted to fly without a good fit with the top and Bottom in the support bearing.
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  8. Dusty added a post in a topic Decal removal   

    Thanks guys,we don't have goo gone here but I will try wd40.
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  9. Dusty added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Decal removal
    One of my Skystar fox labels was looking a bit tatty so I removed it.The glue stayed behind and isn't in a hurry to be removed!  Any ideas?        I believe the paint may be aerothane on polyfibre?petroleum has removed 90% .
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  10. Dusty added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    The standard idle jet is way too rich.The 912 jet (35) is way better, but if you are premixing the #45 would be safer.
    egt above 950 at idle is good!
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  11. Dusty added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    What EGT's are you getting?and at what part of the rev range? Lowering the needle has limited effect at idle 
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  12. Dusty added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    The injected engines have a 2 piece rotary valve cover,remove the outer cover to remove the oil pump gear. If the engine has been run for any length of time with no oil in the pump I wouldn't trust it.these pumps are easy to strip but a replacement pump would be a safer option.
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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