Dusty

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Dusty added a post in a topic Vertical rudder tube issue   

    It wouldn't hurt to put a gusset to reinforce the tube running up and back from the tail Spring mount.we just found this to be broken on a recent inspection 
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  13. Dusty added a post in a topic Last year the 670 will work for ac use?   

    The one with the rubber plug would be difficult to install dual ignition. Also, the gearbox mounting area would need to be welded and then machined, which may be more effort than it's worth.The earlier case 670 is the one you want. Btw even the cranks are different as the flywheel key is 90 degree out. so make sure you get the correct crank and case. All other parts seem to be interchangeable .So the short answer is no. It won't work.
    cheers
    Dusty
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  14. Dusty added a post in a topic Last year the 670 will work for ac use?   

    Generally ,if there is a rubber plug on the top of the flywheel housing the end of the crankcase can't be readily adapted for a gearbox. The engine with provision for an ignition pickup on the left and right side (like a 582)is the one you want.
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  15. Dusty added a post in a topic Flaperon Torque tube failure   

    I assume the outer sleeve can be removed once the rivets are drilled and some heat applied to loosen the glue? I am helping return an avid with issues back to a fly able condition, this incident raises a red flag so best be sure.
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