chopndrag

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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.
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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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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    Where the second support tube is equals around 3 gallons in my tank. If it's ever that low it's time for fuel . I do have mine all marked on the fiberglass in increments of 3 gallons . 
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  16. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    Wow that sucks . My tank was not covered at the end of it social it makes seeing a little better. I have a strip on top without fabric and epoxy over it but I believe it could be bigger . For now the leds are making it a little easier to see . 
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  17. chopndrag added a post in a topic Time for skis?   

    I like visiting snow but now all the metal in my body from way to many surgeries doesn't help. I had a couple plates and about 20 or so screws added to the list 3 years ago . I was at my brothers last year when the big snow storm came through and dropped the temps to the high teens. Wow my arm was killing me and I swear I could feel the metal freezing haha. 
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  18. chopndrag added a post in a topic Time for skis?   

    I'm so glad I don't have to deal with snow. We were in the upper 40's the last 2 nights and that's cold to me . 
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  19. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    I used a super bright white for mine . It's not the greatest solution but it helps enough to where I can see my fuel slosh around. All I know is when I can't see the fuel from my seat I'm at 3 gallons left. I posted pictures somewhere on here but hell if I know where they are . 
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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    I added a led strip to see mine better . Couldn't get myself to drill in the tank for such a small set up . 
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  21. chopndrag added a post in a topic Gas door strut   

    I got these off ebay . Fairly cheap and I think a couple other guys bought them too . 

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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic Radio   

    I just run the standard handheld antenna and a ptt off that . It works way better then my external antenna. When I was hooked up to my external it was always noisy . With the rubber handheld antenna it's really quiet and I can still hear about 35 miles away. 
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  23. chopndrag added a post in a topic Can you ID this Bi-plane?   

    Nope just a 2 place from what the site said . Doesn't look like much is going on with them but maybe someone is trying to re-vamp it ? 
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  24. chopndrag added a post in a topic Can you ID this Bi-plane?   

    Looks like it's a plane that isn't being built anymore. Gross weight was like 1800lbs . It would be neat but a hyperbipe would be way better to build off of . You could tube and fabric that plane.  
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