chopndrag

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  1. chopndrag added a post in a topic Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing   

    Thanks , hopefully a little more. Before them I was getting around 120mph and the gps was reading 116mph or so . I could tell in the pattern a big change in the controls. They were a lot more responsive at all speeds especially slower. I'm still working out bugs but hopefully I'll be back to flying away from the airport soon. I have ro make a set of throttle cables and it's definitely not fun. 
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  2. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Spring nose gear
    Where can I find blue prints or something so I can build the castering springed nose gear ? I'm looking at doing it on my plane and then reproduce them as needed. 
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I'm in a speedwing so my speeds might be a little to fast but on final I stay around 60mph and once I'm over the runway and about to land it's usually about 50mph. This is with no flaps and a speedwing on a paved runway. Oh and I'm in a sissy nose dragger too haha. On take off I wait until 60 to start climbing, this makes me pop off like a rocket and I keep my climb at 70 instead of the recomended 60. At 60 I can't even see over the nose so 70 is what I like. Everyone has their way of doing it but again I fly a true speedwing so I keep the speeds up. I cut power and I descend like a brick. I have to fly my approaches with power . Oh and this is with no flaps at all.
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    That's why it's baffling to hear 3 at the same airport go. They were all running oil injection and the bps oil . No clue what made them do that but I'm sticking with pre mix and the quicksilver pwc oil Rick uses . 
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  5. chopndrag added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    He should have one of these draft systems I made at work . Plenty of taps for beer and at night someone migjt think twice seeing a sillohette of a missile pointing out.
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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    I'll stick with having a jug of 2 stroke in my baggage compartment amd knowing that pesky injection system can't fail if it's not there. I saw 3 503 motors detonate in the past couple months. Only thing they had in common was running oil injection and the bps 2 stroke oil . Not sure which made it happen but I run the bps stuff and have no issues . I am going to take Rotax Ricks suggestion and run the waverunner stuff from walmart quicksilver pwc after I burn through what I have now. It's cheaper and our 582 is almost like a jetski motor. 
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  7. chopndrag added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    You won't regret being home every night. I used to work all over the United States and it sucks not being home. I'm sure you know plenty about being away so why not just work a regular job and have that family time . It's all about the kids for me and every minute I can have with them is worth it. 


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  8. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    Actual name is Steve. I coated just the outside and whatever I could just by sticking the gun in as far as I could on the inside. Getting the inside fully coated isn't all that possible with all the turns in the exhaust. The manifold and elbow aren't hard but the actual muffler is a pain. I'm still working out the bugs in my plane after all the other mods I've done so I can't really tell how ot helped with my temps. I have to make or find new throttle cables as my others were to long for the new cowel and were binding really bad and making my slides pull uneven making me have less power . I was climbing at about 1000fpm solo and it dropped to 500fpm. Hopefully after I get the cables figured out I'll be back in the air. If all else fails a yamaha 130hp is going in my plane and I'll have unlimited climb haha . 
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  9. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    I ceramic coated my exhaust myself since I also powder coat my oven goes up to the temp to cure it. After I ceramic coated it I then wrapped it with the exhaust wrap. I still need to wrap the actual muffler but that's next anyway. So far temps in the compartment are down and I can pretty much touch anything around my exhaust and its not all that hot.
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic Block heater   

    Now if it helped with cooling that would be great. Luckily in Florida we barely have winter it's just the summer rain and humidity that sucks. I might be adding one of the little turbo fans I have for my thermo electric ac that I might try for more cooling
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trickle Charger Input Plug?   

    Mine just tucks away behind the seat a little bit and doesn't seem to move. Easy enough for me I have my door down but not latched. 
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trickle Charger Input Plug?   

    I kept forgetting to take a picture of where my charger sticks out . A little late but if it helps anybody here is my set up.

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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trying to get my side work going more   

    It can be done 
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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trying to get my side work going more   

    Did this draft system at work . Not a side job but it's still awesome. 


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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Ultra-prop II   

    Call me crazy but I love my warp drive tapered tip . It bites real good and is balanced nicely.
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  16. chopndrag added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    If I wasn't so gung ho on doing the 130hp yamaha I'd be all over a 670 . But having to not mix has anymore and a upright motor should make it worthwhile. I'm still going to follow the 670 just in case. 
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  17. chopndrag added a post in a topic Trimming out the plane?   

    I got serious p factor on take off and a little on cruise now that my prop is pitched in the sweet spot for take off and cruise. I need a little tab for the rudder but my wings are definitely level and luckily that's my only control issue. I found that after I faired all my jury struts that my controls are really sensitive. They were that way before but now at slow speeds I can really tell. Hopefully Vance only has a wash out problem and doesn't have to mess with anything to much. 
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  18. chopndrag added a post in a topic Any one know how Ed is doing?   

    I hope he's doing good . My dad is now cancer free . They did the last round of radiation and it seems to have gone away. That was one hell of a scare .
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  19. chopndrag added a post in a topic Prop length   

    I run a 72" 3 blade warp drive tapered tip with a 3:1 . 
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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Sandblasting   

    I completely forgot about black diamond that's hard to find anymore around me. There is a shop that does nothing but sandblasting and that's what he uses. I send him the crap I don't want to deal with amd always get a good deal. Makes my life easier and it also ends up cheaper when I powder coat something big. It takes him 20 minutes to knock a chrome rim down to bare metal vs a hour and tons of headaches for me. Well worth it to pay for it.
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  21. chopndrag added a post in a topic Sandblasting   

    Gotta use good powder just like in the 80's .... I have a account with tiger and use there industrial coating on the airplane stuff and it's damn near bullet proof plis I take pride in my work which a lot of people don't anymore they just want that money.




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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic Sandblasting   

    Could be powder coated of so I use aluminium oxide to blast it . 
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  23. chopndrag added a post in a topic Parting out A model Avid STOL wing   

    I have the throttle 3 into 1 I just need the friction push pull type like in standard cessnas . 
    The standard push pull like the avids run and I'm still on the lookout for rudder pedals if anyone wants to barter some or has them cheap . I just got a whopper of a dental bill for getting a tooth fixed a second time that was chipped 10 years ago. It set me back on my Yamaha 130 conversion and everything. On top of that had to buy a new mower my old trustworthy snapper finally bit the dust. I'll powder coat , weld or trade something for stuff
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  24. chopndrag added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    I definitely gotta get a new antenna and cable. The wonkey one in my plane doesn't work for shit. My little antenna on my radio is clearer then this thing. Plus it has a weird connection for it .

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  25. chopndrag added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

    Damn I can build a couple yamaha 130hp motors for those prices . 
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