chopndrag

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. chopndrag added a post in a topic Can you ID this Bi-plane?   

    Durand Mark V
    All metal stagger wing biplane

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  18. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Actually the hirth is close in weight to a loaded 582 . It'll be close but you shouldn't have any problems with cg . 
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  19. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another Wing Spar Question   

    You never know . In my 20 years building and flying experimental aircraft there's a lot of stuff I've seen go wrong that shouldn't have . Not necessarily to my aircraft but others. I go by a thinking of if it doesn't need to be done don't do it unless you're willing to pay for the consequences. It's not my plane so it's not my business just putting my 2 cents worth. 
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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Another Wing Spar Question   

    The testing is done pretty much how you said it . Add weight and wait for something to fail. The real question is do you want to risk damaging a wing and having to rebuild it ? 
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  21. chopndrag added a post in a topic My mk4   

    Should just be air from a Schrader valve . 
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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic Radio   

    I have a yaesu ft 310 in mine . I have the option of rechargeable battery or using AA batteries. I also have the cigarette lighter charger too . It seems to work great , I can hear my home airport 35 miles away using just the rubber ducky antenna. Here's the link , I only use the radio feature I haven't figured out the vor or nav stuff yet.
    http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=204&encProdID=927B36CBFD3D43A47096EC06CD910A48&DivisionID=2&isArchived=0
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  23. chopndrag added a post in a topic What was i smoking?   

    Looks like a dirt bike shock hooked up to me . If it is damn dis you add some weight to that plane . Might end up bending something really easy.
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  24. chopndrag added a post in a topic VG's for AVID Flyer   

    Regular clear packing tape on the top and bottom . make sure you deflect the stab each way while installing so it can attach in the middle . It's the one thing I've been meaning to do but keep forgetting.
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  25. chopndrag added a post in a topic High EGT's   

    Remember to check that rpm on climb . All my temps were high because it was pitched for climb and it made it run higher rpms for everything resulting in higher temps. Not sure if I'm making any sense but that's what happened before I re pitched for cruise. 
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