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  1. tcj added a post in a topic Aerolux prop and improved brakes   

    Wow! You have really made some great improvments on her.  Are those vortex generators on the wings too?  looking very nice.
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  2. tcj added a post in a topic 582 enricher   

    Yes, if the throttle is closed so the carb slides are down.  If carb slides are up just a little the enricher won't pull any fuel.
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  3. tcj added a post in a topic 582 enricher   

    Here's the Mike Strattman article about the enrichener.
    The parts needed are detailed at the bottom of the page.  I suspect you can still get these from CPS
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  4. tcj added a post in a topic A simple, but worthwhile hack   

    Best file handle in the tool box.

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  5. tcj added a post in a topic National Wireless Alert test today 10/3/18   

    They put up electric reader boards on the highways in NE Oregon when they were disposing the nerve gas stored at the Umatilla Army depot.  The purpose was to alert people in case of a nerve gas leak.  My wife called them Kiss your ass good by signs..."If you can read this sign, bend over and kiss your ass good by".
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  6. tcj added a post in a topic Pappa Bravo in the Gorge   

    I recognize that area.  I think its a wheat field.  You can zoom in on google maps.
    I'm having trouble posting a link to Google maps that works,.  I'll see if i can fix it.
    Try this,+OR+97058/@45.6698675,-121.2934784,4696m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5496197f27a0eb79:0xcc011ca5b797764d!8m2!3d45.6723426!4d-121.2684056
    The link works when I copy and paste it on my computer but it gets some strange results when I paste it into this post.  The lat and long is 45.6628, -121.2854
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  7. tcj added a post in a topic Fuel tank markings/ inspection soon   

    My various fuel tank sight gauges.  My wife made these in photo shop.  They would print out the correct size to use on the fuel tanks of a Kitfox model 4.  I'm not sure if posting them here retains the correct size when printed.  Feel free to use if you wish.

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  8. tcj added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ULS custom decals   

    I always liked the Bombardier sprocket decal on the Rotax engines in the early Ski Doos.  It shows the heritage of the Rotax engines.  I think Bombardier purchased the Rotax company many years ago too.  That's a 50 year old memory so it may be faulty.  Anyhow, heres a link to a company that makes all the old Ski Doo decals.
    And on for the 670 people.

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  9. tcj added a post in a topic B box   

    I think they are used to mount a radiator in some applications.
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  10. tcj added a post in a topic Blue Ridge Community College   

    The Aviation Department at CWU here in Ellensburg borrowed my kitfox a couple times for display on Campus.  Of course I hauled it in on the trailer.  I unloaded it and pushed it onto the campus with the wings folded then spread the wings.  People kept asking how it got there.  I started saying, " Landed right here on the sidewalk."
    You should do that too.
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  11. tcj added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

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  12. tcj added a post in a topic Merry Christmas!   

    Santa forgot his pilot's operating handbook at our house last night.  I made a PDF copy of it.  Click the PDF link and impress your pilot friends with your knowledge of the Mark I and II sleigh.
    Merry Christmas from Ellensburg,
    Tom Jones

    Pilot_s Notes Sleigh I & II.pdf
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  13. tcj added a post in a topic Throttle cable supplier or make my own   

    These cables and throttle quadrants look interesting.  The cables wouldn't fit the kitfox throttle reverser bell crank.  You would need to use one of their Throttle quadrants to attach the pull cable.
    Web page
    cables and splitter brackets Cables.htm#THROTTLE_&_CHOKE_ASSEMBLIES
    Throttle quadrants Cables.htm#THROTTLE_&_CHOKE_ASSEMBLIES

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  14. tcj added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    I can't remember ever seeing any mention of a log book for an amateur built experimental plane in the regulations.  My operating limitations mention "The records" for recording completion of the phase one flight test hours and "Maintenance records" for recording condition inspections.
    I keep an EAA Amateur Built Aircraft Log Book for the airframe stuff and an Engine Log EL 13P for the engine.  I record the condition inspections in both books.  Both for my own information and in case I ever install a different engine and or want to sell either just the engine or air frame.  I figure it ads value too.
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  15. tcj added a post in a topic Rotax 582 spark plug gaskets   

    I never did understand the purpose of a CHT on a 582. My 503 CHTs run about 350 to 400 F with a maximum limit of 480.  Minium before take off is 200.  Dave lockwood gave me a free Rotax hat for knowing that.
    Rotax lists the CHT on a 582 as optional.
    Normal: 110 C - 130 C or 230 F - 270 F Maximum: 150 C or 300 FMax. Difference: 10 C or 45 F
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