FredStork

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About FredStork

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  • Birthday 08/04/1962

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  1. FredStork added a post in a topic Wider gear using stock legs.   

    No, I have not. While it could be interesting it is an unlikely scenario, a bungee braking at landing. Ever heatd about a bungee breaking (bungees cut by the safety wire when the wire loop end un on top of the bungee not counted)? I follow the recommendation to replace the bungees every 5 years. The horisontal bungee is not the new safety wire but ntended to work together with the normal bungee, adding increasing resistance as the gear extends without providing a hard stop.
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  2. FredStork added a post in a topic Wider gear using stock legs.   

    ...and cut that highly destructive "safety wire" that limit the gear deflection. The wire will destroy even a reinforced seat truss. Replace it with a stiff horizontal bungee between the gear legs: 

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  3. FredStork added a post in a topic Alternator noise!   

    Like many I have been struggeling with static on the radio and after reading the posts on the topic I got myself a filter... A not too cheap (about 20 USD/Euros), very sturdy in a shielding metal case and I particularly liked the thick copper wires. How could this go wrong?

    The first impression is amazing new and different static in ADDITION to the old static...
    I need to do some more investigation (install some switches so I can disconnect the filter and bypass it at will... )
    To be followed...
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  4. FredStork added a post in a topic Alternator noise!   

    TJay,
    ok for one single, common, ground buss and not use the air-frame for ground. But the air-frame should still be connecte to the same grounf buss, right, or should the air-frame be insulated from the electric cirquit? 
    Fred
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  5. FredStork added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    4130 for landing gear?
    All is in the first line... I assume 4130 / 25CrMo4 is the correct steel for the landing gear - in the appropriate thickness 0.049 or 0.058, any advice?
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  6. FredStork added a post in a topic A 1900's board game   

    Great (and very decorative)! So what happend at the different steps? 
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  7. FredStork added a post in a topic F7 part for differential ailerons on Avids   

    https://avidkitplanes.com/orders
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  8. FredStork added a post in a topic Scimitar Propellers   

    Works well and looks great!
     
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  9. FredStork added a post in a topic Repairs & Mods: custom cowl, new gear,etc   

    10 dollar spinner... I got a 12 cm half sphere iceream mould of the web  https://www.cerfdellier.com/5235-calotte-demi-sphere-inox-de-buyer.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpXnlen23gIVDvlRCh1H7QvZEAQYDCABEgLOL_D_BwE#/498-taille-o_12_cm Perfect snug fit on the hub plate, drilled a center hole and spray painted it. 
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  10. FredStork added a post in a topic New Airport is open   

    Top secret airport apparently... I get the same message when clicking http://www.nwestiowa.com/scnews/regional-airport-grand-opening-on-nov/article_c17194ec-e43b-11e8-8724-07ded6c8b903.html (also) from France..
     
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  11. FredStork added a post in a topic 582 enricher   

    Matthew,
    So when you say "enriching system" do you mean a primer system that inject a small amount of fuel directly in the carburetor like this "primer kit":
     
    or the choke that is normally built in to the Bing carburetor and pulled by a cable?
    The primer works well but is unpleasant as it brings fuel right to the dashboard and as they have a tendency to leak... not nice...
    The chokes are hard to pull but with a lever installed it works fine:
     
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  12. FredStork added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    Hi! What is your concern with the engine upside down? The only real issue I see (and have experienced now on my second upside down 2 stroke) is the tendency to to get oil in the spark plugs when not flying for a longer time (but we have the solution to this, just use "P" model spark plugs).
    The lighter the Avid is the better it behave and the more fun it is to fly. I know everyone want 4 strokes today but personally I think even the 912 is too heavy. 
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  13. FredStork added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    Very impressive! 
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  14. FredStork added a post in a topic Landing at my home strip in Blighty   

    That looked pretty good to me Alan. I guess after Flitzer G-ERTI anything is easy to land!
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  15. FredStork added a post in a topic Mk iv or C?   

    It is most likely a model C with later modifications retrofitted. Upgrades like luggage compartment, horisontal split cowling (both "D"), and round rudder (not sure when it was introduced) are very frequent. Model C Serial numbers are in the range 250 - 900 according to most sources. There is an avidflyer.wikia page that list the serial number ranges and major differences.
    http://avidflyer.wikia.com/wiki/Models
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