Dave0415

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About Dave0415

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Western IL
  • Interests Flying, swimming, food

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  1. Dave0415 added a post in a topic nose dragger mains   

    I have a set of Nose dragger main gear that I am willing to trade for a set of tail dragger main gear.  I would prefer to go to taller wider than stock gear.
    Dave in Western IL
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  2. Dave0415 added a post in a topic New here   

    Welcome aboard. Mike
     
    Dave in Western IL
     
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  3. Dave0415 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    FWF weight for the stock 582 installation?
    Does anyone have a complete as installed weight for the 582?
    Thank you,
    Dave in Western IL
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  4. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Quite site   

    Ed,
    The wind got bad for about an hour here.  Late enough in the evening that I just stayed curled up with my dog and listened to it blow, until I went to sleep.
    Dave
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  5. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Quite site   

    I've got one of my guys shut down in Laramie due to your wonderful spring winds & icy roads today.  I heard that you were getting gusts that are faster than our little birds fly.
    Dave
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  6. Dave0415 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Best way to reinforce or gusset Avid frames
    I have been asked to make a set of reinforcing plate for a "B" model Avid.  Having recently read the article in Experimenter Magazine about butterfly gussets I am wondering what is the best method of reinforcing our birds in the seat truss and cockpit side frame areas.  I have seen pictures of "AK bush tank plates" to extremely lightened and centered on the tubes. Never seen butterfly gussets used on them.  I think their big disadvantage is the amount of time bending them to shape.  What do you all think?  I am intentionally inviting debate to speed my learning process and avoid mistakes.
    PS i am still in need of patterns to cut the braces.  I don't want to rely on my fuselages for patterns since both of them have been tweaked enough that the straight edge shows bent tubes.
    Dave In Western IL
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  7. Dave0415 added a post in a topic UL260si, what do ya' think?   

    I am toying with the idea of the Yamaha YG2, YG3 or YG4 engines just trying to figure the best combo for my Mk4 HH.
    Dave in Western IL
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  8. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Building Carbon Wing Extensions, CAD file needed   

    Doug,
    If you will do those tracings I will convert them to DFX files and add them to the site.
     
    Dave in Western IL
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  9. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Stratux ADS-B receiver   

    How much does your setup weigh?
    Thanks,
    Dave in western IL
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  10. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Fuselage Reinforcement   

    Doug And Leni,
    Thanks in advance for the help getting the templates.  I am looking forward to being able to contribute to our community.
    I also have a router attachment for my CNC table that I have not played with yet. (looking forward to messing with it just have to figure out how I want to do my vacuum base)
    Dave
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  11. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Fuselage Reinforcement   

    Interesting pics.  For me to do a set for KFs I would have to have templates or drawings and someone to test fit them as I don't have a KF air-frame (be a good place for EDMO to volunteer since he is close to me)
     
    Dave in Western IL
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  12. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Fuselage Reinforcement   

    Tjay,
    Did you go with gussets or the big plate mod AKA Alaskan Tundra Runner on yours? (Sorry AKFlyer too big of a target there)
     
    Dave
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  13. Dave0415 added a post in a topic 912 ULS Mounted on AVID C   

    Leni,
    Is anyone up there looking at Yamaha power?  If so are you going to be making those mounts?
    Dave in Western IL
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  14. Dave0415 added a post in a topic Fuselage Reinforcement   

    Wyatt,
    I am still around.  Been spending my computer time researching on Yamaha engine conversions for our birds.(subject for another thread)  I am going to be adding fuselage reinforcements to both of my Avids.  If anyone wants to be able to get these as a set premade with the lightening holes already cut let me know.  I have a CNC table and will be measuring / test fitting on both my fuselages as I develop them.  Now the first of my questions what do you feel is the best thickness for the gussets? Second question Is there a specific spot where you have seen the most failures? I.E more strength needed here.
    Thanks,
    Dave in Western IL
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  15. Dave0415 added a post in a topic MATERIAL BUILDING FLAPS AND AILERONS?   

    Ed,
    Your ribs would give me an excuse to build the router (vacuum) base for my CNC table.  Once I do that the ribs would not take long to do.
    Dave In Western IL
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