chopndrag

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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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  16. chopndrag added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    I was in the same boat when I got my plane. I got it in a April and didn't fly until October because of the mess the previous owners made. It definitely sucks but you'll get a better understanding of your plane if you rip into everything and inspect it yourself. 
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  17. chopndrag added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    I just think it's pretty stupid to have in our little planes. I stay clear of all that garbage anyway so I should be fine. How long have we been flying without this stuff ? Now all of a sudden we are told we have to have it . Just like the faa making rc pilots register their planes now wtf. The ama governs them if you are a member and the faa should stay out of it. Just the government trying to get more money. 

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  18. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Gotcha . I just need to find a place that can make them . Seems to be none around me . If I have to I'll order the kit but damn I'll have tons of extra. It's 15ft of inner and outer cable plus tons of other stuff
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  19. chopndrag added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    I guess I'll be the rebel .... I don't plan on doing anything to my avid for the adsb crap. It's a little tibe and fabric plane . We've all been flying without that crap so why buy something some of us will barely use. I'll jist stick to flying around like normal until they come down to a 16th of the value of my plane. I say let the big expensive planes have them and leave the little experomentals alone. Plus that crap looks to damn confusing . I would rather be flying and scanning then have a computer screen in my plane . That's just me and I'm sure there will be backlash .
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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    I think they might work my elbows look a little smaller so that might help ? I think my outer housings were closer to 20 and 24 with a good swooping bend to make sure they weren't to tight. I run pre mix so that one wouldn't be needed. I'm not totally sure they would work but they do look pretty close and is a better option then the one I have now which is no cables at all. 
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  21. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Yup and that's why everyone I call has no clue about my cables. I've had the wrong ones sent to me 4 times now by a couple different companies. 
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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Well come to find out the lawnmower shop doesn't make cable anymore. Does anyone know how deep the carbs are ? That's the only measurements I need .
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  23. chopndrag added a post in a topic Powerfin prop on a 912   

    The gyrocopter company I worked for ran those on 912 . They seemed to be a really nice prop . Couldn't tell you about performance with it but they liked them.
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  24. chopndrag added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    any luck finding what cables you have ? If I can find out how deep they go in the carb it would be easier but I can't get to my plane until next weekend. I was hoping to have cables by then and not scratching my ass trying to figure it out . I do have a lawnmower repair shop local that makes cables but without knowing how deep they go in the carb it's useless.
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  25. chopndrag added a post in a topic Engine mt for sale   

    What radiators do you have ?
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