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 need advice   

    My experience the wd taper gives you more power. 
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Good Idea but luckily my cowl is pretty much right there and they don't have space to fall completely off. I will look at doing something to hold them though. 
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    I have a bore scope so I'll check everything out. I did just get new carb boots , throttle cables, carb kits etc. Hopefully there was just a crack in a boot or some debris keeping me from getting full power. On the ground it runs like a animal but as soon as I'm climbing I can watch my rpms drop
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    I scooted around 180 and stayed in the pattern. When I was on the ground I could play with the throttle and the temps would drop. Same thing in the air , when I cut back the water temp came to around 160 . Pretty sure the engine is good have the carbs off and the pistons look good. 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing   

    The fiberglass electric trim cover I made a mold for amd my faired struts using aircraft spruce trailing edge material and powder coated purple. Most of my little stuff is powder coated purple . When I paint the plane it'll all male sense. That's the nice thing about having a big powder coat oven at home . Not much I can't do . 



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  6. chopndrag added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing
    Well after a year of trial and error , blood ,sweat and tears I'm test flying. I faired all the jury struts and powder coated them. Installed a electric trim system along with that I made a mold to produce them whenever. The main thing was going to the radial style nose . Took some trial and error but it's on . I still have to put my door locks in and my electric fuel gauge but I wanna just fly now.


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  7. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Didn't even look at them . I saw I was only at 500ft at the end of the runway when I usually am 1000 . That's when I realized we have a problem. My water temps went up but everything else was good. When I got on the ground I could move the throttle and watch my temps go down . 
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  8. chopndrag added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights
    I did my first flight after a year of upgrades. Barely was at 500fpm . Landed and found the problem.
    20180519_074850.mp4
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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic High EGT's   

    I'd still add one more degree of pitch since 6700 wot is close to redline . 
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic High EGT's   

    I'd try one more degree before digging back into the carbs .
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Headset Jack Location   

    I have a sigtronics 2 place intercom so I don't have separate jacks . I just plug into it and at that's where they stay . I found I like it better on the floor against the seat support on the passenger side . The wires just come up and done . Plus for the price I got the headset and intercom for I can't complain , it's also nice having the 3.5mm jack to plug in to . It ended up being clearer then my old icom intercom ? 
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic High EGT's   

    What I do is just pitch to get 6100-6200 on climb with my 582. That way I get great overall performance. My temps stay good and I get the best of both worlds. I was hoping to fly today and shoot some video of my dash during climb and cruise buuut my wife and I had our anniversary party / Halloween party last night and I'm way to tired to go out. Can't complain I've been with my wife for 11 years married 9 and have to of the best daughters you could ask for . Hopefully I'll go up this week and get some video of my dash during take off and cruise . 
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic Headset Jack Location   

    Mines on the floor tucked under the passenger as close to the middle as possible. I figure the wires coming almost directly up keeps them free and clear of everything. I had it in the back but got sick of reaching back to turn it on .
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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic 18.4 hrs airborne in a 24hr period   

    Last picture gave me a flashback of my last hospital stay. I was separated by a shower curtain from a crazy old man yelling all the time . 
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