james miller

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  1. james miller added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    I too removed the oil injection, lines, pump and gear.
    fabricated a block off plate. took about 2 hours, but I'm slow.
    rotax rick suggested to remove everything.
    Jim
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  2. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    per daryl at warp drive, this is the prop I needed.
    Have since flown 2 hours, much better performance.. seems like airspeed indicator is off about 10 mph, replaced it and still the same. now to check out pitot/static system.
    Suggestions appreciated.
    Jim
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  3. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    gross is 1150, where should I be?
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  4. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    no
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  5. james miller added a post in a topic Need help with something on the forum? Ask it here   

    my new avid mkiv built 2017, was a barn find in Nebraska in 2015. (never built) was a taildragger, converted to tricycle.
    first flight October 14, 2017
    Jim Miller
    Ocala, Florida

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  6. james miller added a post in a topic Avid tricycle gear   

    I just built and received a/w cert in October 2017.
    Is your plane flying now.?
    Reason for asking, I would love to see it and measure different parts of the flight system.  like flapperons etc.
    I'm in Ocala, keep the aircraft @ marion county x35
    Phone is 404-409-5308
     
    Thanks  Jim
     
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  7. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    the prop is a warp drive 72" taper tip 3 blade
    6300 rpm static, only had 6000 rpms in the air
    egt unknown at this time, tiny tach (verified with 3 other tachs)  gross weight was  1100#  speed wings, 582
    max gross is 1150 /   max rpm per rotax is 6800
    thanks in advance
    jim
     
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  8. james miller added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    flight testing avid mkiv help wanted
    built my avid in two years, received a/w cert in October 17.  First flight was uneventful, was sluggish but flyable.
    bought a new prop from warp drive set pitch at 13 degrees.  hardly flew, 200 ft per min vsi.
    have re-pitched prop to 11 degrees, hoping this will help with climb rate and flight ability.
    if anyone has numbers or suggestions for better flight , I would appreciate any help you may offer.
    thanks,,
    jim
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  9. james miller added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    the plane would not climb, maybe 200 fpm, felt like near stall, rpms at 6000 using tiny tach. had static of 6300.  I thought rpms would increase when in the air.
    The aircraft had a definite shudder like it was going to stall.
    Finally got near pattern altitude and landed.
    This was third flight.
    Only difference between 1st and third flight was the prop and adjustments to take slop out of aileron mixer box.
    I was too busy flying to look at egt's.  lol
    Still looking for help.  thanks all.
    jim
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  10. james miller added a post in a topic Removing Old Injection Lines   

    I removed the pump and lines for the oil injection. I feel safer in mixing my own.
    Jim
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  11. james miller added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    Hey guys, I'm new here.
    Just built and got a/w cert in October 17.
    Installed Warp Drive 3 blade composite prop.
    Set Pitch at 16.5 degrees, static of 6300 horrible first test flight.
    Just barely flew the pattern and landed.
    Re adjusted pitch to 15 degrees and static of 6500.
    What should I expect of next flight?  Any thoughts ?
    Thanks and any help is surely appreciated.
    Jim
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  12. james miller added a post in a topic Need nose gear or plans   

    Does anyone know of anyone who has or will fabricate a nose gear for a mk14?
    my #  404-409-5308  Jim in Florida
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  13. james miller added a post in a topic nose dragger mains   

    I'm Jim from florida, looking for a nose gear for my avid mkiv.
    Did you find prints for main gear. ?
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