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About chopndrag

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  • Birthday 02/20/1980

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Zephyrhills, Florida
  • Interests Flying and building planes , hanging out with the wife and 2 daughters. Also am a welder fabricator with a powder coat shop at my house .

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  1. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fred's Flyer Flying   

    Hopefully I'm in the air again soon too. Good job on the repairs 
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing   

    I don't know anything but how the controls felt so far. My throttle cables were way to long and pulling unequal bad resulting in me barely getting any climb rate. After I get out there and make cables it'll be another round of testing. Plus I just redid the whole fuel system . New pump , filters, lines the works.
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing   

    Thanks , hopefully a little more. Before them I was getting around 120mph and the gps was reading 116mph or so . I could tell in the pattern a big change in the controls. They were a lot more responsive at all speeds especially slower. I'm still working out bugs but hopefully I'll be back to flying away from the airport soon. I have ro make a set of throttle cables and it's definitely not fun. 
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  4. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Spring nose gear
    Where can I find blue prints or something so I can build the castering springed nose gear ? I'm looking at doing it on my plane and then reproduce them as needed. 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I'm in a speedwing so my speeds might be a little to fast but on final I stay around 60mph and once I'm over the runway and about to land it's usually about 50mph. This is with no flaps and a speedwing on a paved runway. Oh and I'm in a sissy nose dragger too haha. On take off I wait until 60 to start climbing, this makes me pop off like a rocket and I keep my climb at 70 instead of the recomended 60. At 60 I can't even see over the nose so 70 is what I like. Everyone has their way of doing it but again I fly a true speedwing so I keep the speeds up. I cut power and I descend like a brick. I have to fly my approaches with power . Oh and this is with no flaps at all.
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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    That's why it's baffling to hear 3 at the same airport go. They were all running oil injection and the bps oil . No clue what made them do that but I'm sticking with pre mix and the quicksilver pwc oil Rick uses . 
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  7. chopndrag added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    He should have one of these draft systems I made at work . Plenty of taps for beer and at night someone migjt think twice seeing a sillohette of a missile pointing out.
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  8. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    I'll stick with having a jug of 2 stroke in my baggage compartment amd knowing that pesky injection system can't fail if it's not there. I saw 3 503 motors detonate in the past couple months. Only thing they had in common was running oil injection and the bps 2 stroke oil . Not sure which made it happen but I run the bps stuff and have no issues . I am going to take Rotax Ricks suggestion and run the waverunner stuff from walmart quicksilver pwc after I burn through what I have now. It's cheaper and our 582 is almost like a jetski motor. 
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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    You won't regret being home every night. I used to work all over the United States and it sucks not being home. I'm sure you know plenty about being away so why not just work a regular job and have that family time . It's all about the kids for me and every minute I can have with them is worth it. 

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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    Actual name is Steve. I coated just the outside and whatever I could just by sticking the gun in as far as I could on the inside. Getting the inside fully coated isn't all that possible with all the turns in the exhaust. The manifold and elbow aren't hard but the actual muffler is a pain. I'm still working out the bugs in my plane after all the other mods I've done so I can't really tell how ot helped with my temps. I have to make or find new throttle cables as my others were to long for the new cowel and were binding really bad and making my slides pull uneven making me have less power . I was climbing at about 1000fpm solo and it dropped to 500fpm. Hopefully after I get the cables figured out I'll be back in the air. If all else fails a yamaha 130hp is going in my plane and I'll have unlimited climb haha . 
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    I ceramic coated my exhaust myself since I also powder coat my oven goes up to the temp to cure it. After I ceramic coated it I then wrapped it with the exhaust wrap. I still need to wrap the actual muffler but that's next anyway. So far temps in the compartment are down and I can pretty much touch anything around my exhaust and its not all that hot.
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Block heater   

    Now if it helped with cooling that would be great. Luckily in Florida we barely have winter it's just the summer rain and humidity that sucks. I might be adding one of the little turbo fans I have for my thermo electric ac that I might try for more cooling
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trickle Charger Input Plug?   

    Mine just tucks away behind the seat a little bit and doesn't seem to move. Easy enough for me I have my door down but not latched. 
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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trickle Charger Input Plug?   

    I kept forgetting to take a picture of where my charger sticks out . A little late but if it helps anybody here is my set up.

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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trying to get my side work going more   

    It can be done 
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