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. 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 Uncoordinated Stall   

    When I was getting my license I had a female cfi and she taught me that you need to keep the wings level , add full power and use the rudder until you are flying again. My dad also always told me that too . I know from experience that when sh!t hits the fan fast you sometimes forget the right thing to do . It sucks to have such an expensive plane get dinged up but he walked away from what could've been way worse.
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic Uncoordinated Stall   

    Sure do . I'm just saying we all take calculated risks with our planes every time we go up . He new what he was possibly getting into when he went into the contest and yeah it sucks to ding a plane or anything even with insurance . I totalled a car and ended up in CICU for 7 days I had to still fork out cash from my own pocket to get another car so I could get back to work and support my family. I just see crashes in a contest form different because you are choosing to do it and have to deal with the consequences. More power to him of he can get the donations .
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Uncoordinated Stall   

    If he gets a go fund me for risking his plane and life on purpose we should have one for the forum . Just saying 

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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Aerobat   

    Fletch sent you a pm .  I still want that pulsar pretty bad . 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic Rotax tach question!   

    If you get the blue dot rotax tach it's pretty much on point . It matched almost exact to my tiny tach . I noticed way better cruise and landing wasn't like the ground was coming at 1000ft a minute anymore . 
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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic motor mount?   

    Why all the work instead of running the 582 ? All the added weight and not much in performance gain that I know of .
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  7. chopndrag added a post in a topic Set of mkIV cheek radiator supports   

    Exactly what they are . 
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  8. chopndrag added a post in a topic Aerobat   

    That's what I have what do you need to know ? 

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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic gray-blue   

    Yes 
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    I've been around gyrocopters half my life so it's normal for me . But yeah I can tell you the first time I flew in one I was sucking the seat in my cheeks. After building a couple with my dad and working for a company building them I still get amazed by what you can do with one . That is one loud engine though , he did a couple fly bys and I was going to film but forgot . It seems like it'll work great in a avid or kitfox. I'm seriously considering it when it's time to replace my 582. 
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another dumb question   

    Haha I think I've been up to 2000ft maybe with mine ? I normally just cruise around at 1200 ft . 
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Anyone know anything about car A/C ?   

    Yeah that's what I've already gone through now I gotta check my pressure and hope its just low . The new coil came with both black wires so figuring out wich is positive should be interesting. It's the right coil but wrong connectors since it's meant for a variety of cars . 
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    My hanger neighbor used all the wiring and everything that was stock with the motor. He put one in his own design gyrocopter. He's working out some non motor related kinks but is getting 90mph cruise conservatively. 

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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Anyone know anything about car A/C ?   

    Here's what happened . Alternator and battery were going out and during that time the ac stopped working . Diagnosed the clutch coil as bad . Replaced it and still no ac after putting in a new pressure switch. The clutch oil was literally fried. My pressure switch is a 3 wire and controls the high and low . I've heard that some newer cars ac is through the ecm too . Everything is checking out as good . I'm going to my buddies shop today to check my refrigerant level . Nothing was opened during the replacement, I was able to replace the coil with the compressor still in . It's in a 2008 Saturn Astra. I can't find anything else wrong with the system . It just went from working to nothing . The clutch still has plenty of life left and spins free. I've done ac stuff but this is beyond me . I checked my refrigerant level with a cheap gauge and it seems to be where it should be bit that's why I'm also going to test it with real gauges. 
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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Anyone know anything about car A/C ?   

    Only one pressure switch in the system. The coil doesn't even have power going to it 
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