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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic Original Wheels   

    The Douglass 8 inch are welded
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic What are these tabs?   

    My 3 had these,I assumed they something to do with the optional float setup?
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic 2 stroke piston options??   

    I fitted with SPT ceramic top Pistons with Teflon skirt coating.definatly more power.400+ hours  with no problem,just don't use the supplied caged bearing. A complete kit including gaskets was about the price of a single rotax piston. Also don't use the single ring piston option. eBay.
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic Ivo prop motor   

    Cheers Will do. My unit is still together so I need to confirm the can length,diameter and shaft length and diameter.
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  5. Dusty added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Ivo prop motor
    Has anyone experimented with different motors? I have fitted the high pitch blades to suit my new gearbox ratio but can't depitch enough without the original 25 year old motor stalling. I could order from ivo who are great to deal with but due to my location there is a two week delay . I am looking at a 540 size 32 turn motor locally,this is a high torque motor that looks to be a direct replacement.
    any thoughts or experience on this subject?
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

    If you go down the road of using the icom internal intercom you will be pleasantly surprised. It is a great intercom.
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Carbs   

    A word of caution on using egt for carb balancing. These gauges are not generally accurate enough. Swapping the probe position front to back we'll give an idea of how matched they are. They may be close, but you need to be sure.
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  8. Dusty added a post in a topic Big Boy   

    I've just finished reading the link on the navigation arrows and towers. That is sooo cool
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
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  14. 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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  15. 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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