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 Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    I'm with you Jim but you said it right to each his own ....
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Hey kids this is the experimental world of aviation. That being said no plane is going to be the same no matter what you do . Mine is a true speedwing with a 582 3:1 c box and a 72" warp drive tapered tip. I get 1200 fpm solo and cruise around 120mph. You can have all the same equipment and get very different results. Landing gear being flipped around on avids has been a hot topic since it was designed. I heard about it years before I even got one so it had to come from people who tried and lived to tell the tail. Cg on these is also a hot topic and most are nose heavy and whatever someone does to make it a little more center is there business. I'm definitely not worried abot weight and all that considering I weigh 150lbs and my plane is around 535lbs. It has been put on a diet but I did add a couple things that didn't make anymore nose heavy or tail heavy . Shit I can honestly tell you I didn't weigh it after because the stuff I did was minimal in weight it was all for performance. If how someone sets there plane up and chooses to fly it is going to start bickering don't fly in it and stick to your own plane. I know this will start some mud slinging on my end bit when is everyone going to realise we have these little planes so we can do what we choose with them and use the manual as a guideline ? It's not a certified plane where tou have to stick to the book .... Now go out enjoy your plane and don't worry about someone elses choice. I'll get off my soapbox now and go make some parts for mine and a couple other peoples GOODNIGHT
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    It kind of sits like a Champ ..
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic A simple, but worthwhile hack   

    A little dab of rubber cement or anykind of plyable sealer works good too. 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic Couple extra parts for sale, trade whatever   

    It's 18 × 22
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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic Couple extra parts for sale, trade whatever   

    18 × 22 I think I can check when I get home 
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  7. chopndrag added a post in a topic Couple extra parts for sale, trade whatever   

    It's still sitting here. I haven't turned into hacked up fiberglass yet.

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  8. chopndrag added a post in a topic Airplane tool kits   

    I have a survival knife that has a flashlight, seatbelt cutter , flint and starter, window breaker. I also have general tools in my baggage compartment that are a flat and Phillips screwdriver, socket set and ratchet adjustable wrench , zip ties , safety wire, spark plugs and a couple other things
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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic IVO Magnum on a 582???   

    Bite the bullet and get a warp drive 3 blade taper tip. I love it on my plane it has good pull and cruises nice. 
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic Hatrack Avid Flyer   

    The framework for the fuselage thats about it. I have industrial velcro holding it up. So far it holds pretty good only time will tell. 
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Hatrack Avid Flyer   

    Here is the C model rear dash in my mk4 . It works pretty good plus it has the pocket to store more stuff . 

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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Elevator resistance   

    I did when I took my seat out to do some work and reinstalled it . I didn't have everything right when it went back in and it was rubbing on the control tube when I sat in it just enough for some friction. Yours could be different but that was my experience.
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    I got a kit monday that comes with all kinds of different ends and 15ft of cable and housing. I'll be making them this weekend.
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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Hatrack Avid Flyer   

    I took a couple but it was to high resolution. I'll get some soon when I go and put my throttle cables in. 
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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Hatrack Avid Flyer   

    I got ahold of a c model rear dash and got it to work in my mk 4 . I'm sure there are more out there. I like how it came out now I have room behind me with a pocket and the baggage compartment.
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