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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic Kitfox Highwing gear on an Avid???   

    I have the Highwing gear on a kitfox and the only improvement I could see other than a better Spring setup ,would be to have the wheels about 4 inches further back.If you can make it fit ,it will be great improvement on the original gear.
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic New Hangar Floor   

    The standard kitfox type radiator seems to provid more than enough cooling for a 582.They are still a little draggy but simple and not subjected to the vibrations on a motor mount setup.
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic New Hangar Floor   

    Now that's a serious radiator !
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic Mountains flights on the trip - New Zealand   

    Your pilot definatly gave you your money's worth on that trip. The lake that appears at 1:05 in the second video I believe to be lake Alabaster, there is a great gravel bar on the western end
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I had a similar situation were the pinion screw came undone.It came to my attention when doing an oil change as there was a lot of metal on the plug.The shim(shims?) had failed due to the hammering at idle,it had been loose for so long the screw had a flat spot worn in the threads from rattling around.We cleaned it up and had a few extra eyes look it over.there was no gear or bearing damage visible.An oil change was done at 10 and 20 hrs with no metal visable on the plug.These boxes are tough!      The only giveaway the problem in hind site was a rough idle below 2000rpm and the start was a little slower.
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Facet Fuel Pump   

    +1 on the Chinese knockoff pump.Mine didn't make 100hrs and fed bits of rubber into my filter.The facet's are generally very reliable.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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