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  1. fusionfab added a post in a topic Wanted - 582 engine mount   

    thank you very much. I'll keep my eye on it. 
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  2. fusionfab added a post in a topic Recommended bungee for a fat plane?   

    yeah the bungees I installed were from aircraftspruxe and labeled as suspension bungee. But I think it's just too light for my weight so I went to 1/2" yesterday and tested on the runway this morning....MUCH BETTER. 
     
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  3. fusionfab added a post in a topic Recommended bungee for a fat plane?   

    Mine had widened when pushing forward into the barn....but very very slightly. But the gear wouldn't return snug up against the belly. 
    I just got back from my flying club though, there was someone there who had a small roll of 1/2" shockcord leftover from his bungee setup. He was even nice enough to have them cut and ends made for me when I got there. Thanks Ernie. 
    Hoping to get the bungees changed out now but damn this shockcord is a heck of a lot harder to stretch than the black 3/8 bungee. 
    Thanks for all your help everyone it is very much appreciated. 
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  4. fusionfab added a post in a topic Recommended bungee for a fat plane?   

    ok thank you Jack, was that 1/2" bungee? 
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  5. fusionfab added a post in a topic Recommended bungee for a fat plane?   

    Ok thanks I'll get new ones put on today. What's your thoughts on the length of bungee and number of wraps I should be using weighing 716lbs?
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  6. fusionfab added a post in a topic Recommended bungee for a fat plane?   

    hey Jim
    looking at my reciepts I had purchased 23' of the 10mm bungee cord from AS. Here's the link http://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/bungee10mm.php?clickkey=8478
    should I have purchased the shock cord? Also now I'm trying to remember why I bought so much. I'll dig up the old cords and see what their length was because I think I just duplicated them. 
    UPDATE- measured the old ones and they're 124 inches tip to tip and counting the wear/paint impressions on them there 8 total wraps starting from connection to connection. This cord is also 1/2" and I think I was able to get much more out of the 3/8 and did 10 wraps. Here's pics of the old stuff and also my gear how it's sitting unloaded. Note, the safety cable slack is  pulled up into the cabin, they aren't even close to that little amount of allowable travel.
     



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  7. fusionfab added a post in a topic Tail wheel weight?   

    Just weight mine again today and is 67lbs. It also has a 10lb lead weight in the tail, the auxiliary tank (15lbs full) moved to directly under the baggage compartment. Which added 3 lbs to the tail weight so yours will probably be like JimChuks at 53ish lbs
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  8. fusionfab added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted - 582 engine mount
    hey everyone I'm looking for a 582 or 670 engine mount for the MKIV. 
    Thanks
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  9. fusionfab added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Recommended bungee for a fat plane?
    Hey everyone 
    as some of you may know. My Subaru converted mk4 is sitting at 716lbs empty weight and I'm noticing that my new bungees 3/8", 90" long and 8 wraps is flexing quite a bit. The heats stance is pretty wide at empty weight and the tires running on the inside edges. 
    Any suggestions or advice whether or not this is ok and if not what would be a better bungee setup to go with? 1/2" maybe? More wraps?
    thanks everyone 
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  10. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    just doing that as we speak and it is much clearer. The fibreglass layers are pretty rough and overlapping. Sanded them flat with 220, which got most of the fabric glue out also and now just wiping on a thin layer of epoxy

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  11. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    I just ordered th elbows and grommets from leading edge but I do want to try the sight window first. 
    Only problem is the previous owners fabric covered most of the ends leaving very small window that was painted over. Here's a pic after removing fabric but before cleaning off the painted square. Now my issue is trying to clean off the glue the fabric left behind.
     

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  12. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    I removed some fabric to expose the end of the tank. And I can lightly see it but not as well as I'd like. I may have some little leds laying around to try 
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  13. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    thank you Jim, I will for sure place that order today. I haven't hear back from Bear Perkins yet. But either way  im going to get the parts on their way while I work on just a visibility method with the end of the tank.
    i cut away the excess fabric overlapping the butt of the tank and will work on lightly sanding with high grit to clean them up helping with visibility  
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  14. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    I had tried purchasing a couple of his kits in the spring but he said he no longer carried them. I'll try again tomorrow with those kits and hopefully he has them. 
    Thanks 
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  15. fusionfab added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    Anyone think I can drill the holes in each tank and fibreglass in two NPT female fittings?
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  16. fusionfab added a topic in Avid Flyer General Hangar   

    Fuel sight tube pics anyone?
    Hey everyone,
    my plan failed with the low fuel indicator so am just going to do it the right way and install fuel sight tubes or another method for fuel level.
    can anyone show me pics of their fuel sight tubes to give me ideas. Or pics of other methods used? 
    Thanks in advance everyone.
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  17. fusionfab added a post in a topic Securing these wires?   

    is that the heat shrink Aircraffspruce has with the glue inside? 
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  18. fusionfab added a post in a topic Securing these wires?   

    simple enough. That's what I'll do. Thank you 
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  19. fusionfab added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Securing these wires?
    Hey everyone 
    just went to start the plane and was dead with no spark. Noticed that the cable depicted on the left had bent at the terminal breaking underneath the shrink tube. So I replaced both with the plastic crimp fittings and soldered the other ends hoping the plastic would add support to the wire at its joint, better than shrink tube.
    Now how can I go about securing these terminals to this resistor? 

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  20. fusionfab added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Latest radiator setup
    well last week I did a final test runup before I start my taildragger lessons this week. Made this runup a long one going full throttle at 4800rpm for 2 minutes then to cruise. My temps appeared to be an issue.
    First was the oil temp gauge reading 275-300 when the actual oil temp itself didn't exceed 196. Figured out I had the wrong temp sender for the gauge and got that straightened out.
    Next was cooling, I installed a cbr1000 rad at the bottom exit of the cowling hidden away. The temp climb slowly, but never stopped climbing. It reached 210 after 2 minutes of full throttle before I dropped to cruise and it continued to climb. It didn't start cooling off until I just dropped down to idle. 
    So I decided to try and stop reinventing the wheel and install the VW Rabbit rad that many are using. Bent up some aluminum and mounted it up underneath and trimmed the cowling to create good flow of outside air down and through the rad. Going to give it a shot like this with a thermostat and go from there. Next may be louvers to further help direct airflow. 
     



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  21. fusionfab added a post in a topic Where can I get this thermostat?   

    Ok thanks guys, I was afraid to hear about the outta business thing. 
    The single carb engine in my plane has a custom aluminum intake for the increased air and fuel of the Weber carb so I don't have the thermostat. But I've figured out how to plumb this one in I just was hoping to eventually replace it. I dislike having incomplete engines around. 
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  22. fusionfab added a post in a topic Where can I get this thermostat?   

    I have no clue but my guess is yes. I believe between the two engines I have the one this came from was built by stratus so I may try contacting them I just can't locate any contact numbers or emails. 
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  23. fusionfab added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Where can I get this thermostat?
    hey everyone 
    between the two Subaru EA81 aircraft engines I have, the one I decided on using didn't have a thermostat housing so I'm robbing the one off the other but would eventually like to replace it with the same one. Does anyone know where I can get this? It's 1" in and out and 3/4" bypass. 
     

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  24. fusionfab added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    I agree, that's my concern but really, my only concern is the high Rpms to achieve the hp. I'm just really trying to find a way to achieve more useful load without going back to 2 stroke. 
    My plane is totalling 722lbs and with two of us flying there's limited space left for fuel. 
    I have completely rebuilt a BMW 1150 engine but am just at a wiring harness and computer snag. Until this Yamaha engine caught my eye
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  25. fusionfab added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    I'll be following this thread as I'm sincerely interested in this conversion. I have Subaru now and so far so good. But would really like to shed some weight. Very informative thread thank you. 
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