chopndrag

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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.

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  1. chopndrag added a post in a topic Set of 5 or 6 gallon wing tanks   

    I sent a pm a couple weeks ago . Are you still interested? I found a electric trim system I want to buy and I promised the wife I wouldn't buy anymore parts I really don't need until I sell some of what I have. 
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flew with the new nose water temps up   

    Thats the plan along with adding some water to my mix. I have the piece made already to direct and seal the air so it can't get past the bottom of the radiator. Right now I have between a 3inch gap and half inch to cover on the bottom. I could also make one for the top but we'll see how it goes with the bottom piece first. The picture was just a quick fix at the airport and it helped . I have to extend out to the end of the radiator and it should be sealed off.


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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flew with the new nose water temps up   

    If you look up coolant mixes for a 582 most people run 20% antifreeze and 80% water to 40% antifreeze and 60% water . The more antifreeze the less it will cool . Water helps with cooling antifreeze well helps with cold weather and frozen lines. Being that I'm in Florida and see way more heat then freezing it cant hurt to add more water while I close everything in anyway. 
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flew with the new nose water temps up   

    I was actually looking at doing the same thing . I rode dirt bikes a lot and di the same with them and my hot rods. The stuff I used was for race cars in a small gray bottle. I think it was made by valvoline . That stuff did the trick . For now I'm going to seal my radiator and add more water to my mix. If that doesn't do it then I'll be going the race additive I used . 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flew with the new nose water temps up   

    I am using something like that to force it through. The bottom is where the air is blowing by the most . I made a template and made the ramp that my material will attach to and force the air in . Hopefully that and adding more water to my antifreeze mix will do the trick . 
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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flew with the new nose water temps up   

    The way it's cut there's plenty of exit . Entrance , coolant ratio seem to be the culprits. I put a little flange in front kicking the air towards the radiator and it helped. I'm making a piece that directs the incoming air right through the radiator. Right now it can go right under in some spots completely missing it . All trial and error that's the fun part of experimental.
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  7. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Flew with the new nose water temps up
    I buttoned up the new nose and my water temps shot up to around 200° . I ran 50/50 mix for my coolant so I plan on adding more water to help . I also quickly built a small air dam to guide the air to my radiator which helped some . Hopefully building a complete air dam going straight to the radiator and adding more water should bring my temps down . 
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  8. chopndrag added a post in a topic The value of avid mk IV kit   

    Luckily my wife snapped back into shape after both of my daughter's were born . She actually looks pretty much the same after 12 years together so I can't complain at all . 
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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic The value of avid mk IV kit   

    Haha I had a few more to post but decided to keep it simple . Edmo I might be a good competitor for amount of ex's. To many tried to change me and quickly met the door . Luckily my wife doesn't want me to change . Can't complain she's pretty damn hott too . I married out of my league for sure .


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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic Wing Strut Farings   

    Couple threads show guys making them . Doesn't look to hard to do .
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic The value of avid mk IV kit   

    hahaha Joey me too , my wife says I'll never grow up and she's right !!!!







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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic The value of avid mk IV kit   

    Sad thing is the plane isn't probably worth the selling price.  I come across stuff like this all the time that ends up selling really cheap. Hopefully you get a realistic price I love my mkIV
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic New Radiator finally mounted   

    Got everything buttoned up primed and ready to test fly . Hopefully I don't need to change anything. Tomorrow morning is supposed to be nice so I'll go out and do a couple laps around the pattern to make sure it's ok. 



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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    I'll look into it but your best source of info would be Matt at Recreational Power . That guy can answer any questions you have about hirth  
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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Set of 5 or 6 gallon wing tanks   

    Not a problem , I think that site sucks . I haven't found anything useful out of it for any of my planes and there's always 1000 people talking out there a$$ about the dumbest $hit . 
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