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  1. Duke added a topic in Avid Catalina   

    Flaperon help needed
    Looking for some advice on how to seal the flaperons.   The manual states that the foam within the aluminum skin needs to be sealed.   There are 3 areas that need to be sealed by the looks of things.  The butt and tip ends of the flaperon and the upper and lower holes where each hinge attach bracket is located.  How do you go about sealing this??
    I'm open to suggestions!

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  2. Duke added a post in a topic Can I get some Catalina and amphibian pics pls?   

    Mine's not flying yet....but its coming along nicely.  Here are some pics.
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  3. Duke added a post in a topic Avid Catalina photos   

    Great pics!   Here is a link to my Catalina build photo's. 
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  4. Duke added a post in a topic Catalina 90MPH or bust   

    Hey Cowlove. I am in the middle of mounting a 670 on my Catalina as well.  Serial # 124A  I have my rad above the header fuel tank....raked back with louvers.  I am also doing a convertible roof.  I dont like the hinge idea.  So mine will have a removable soft top roof that holds batons in pockets as stiffeners.  This way I can fly with a roof, or take it off and roll it up and store in the back seat.  Dale Hubner has a shorty windshield and no roof on one of his. And I love the idea of the open top.  
    I skinned the wings and fuse last summer, working on prime and paint using Stewart System.  The prime sealer is amazing stuff and cleans up so nicely.  I hear the top coat is tricky in humidity...so will have to be careful. 
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  5. Duke added a post in a topic avid catalina for sale (kit or plane)   

    Hey Don...Im new to this site.  I'm in Port Hope (about a 3 hour drive southeast of you) and building a Catalina. Serial # 124-A.  I just finished covering my wings.  I would love an opportunity to come and see and chat with you about your plane. 
    Many thanks,
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  6. Duke added a topic in Introduce yourself   

    New Avid Amphibian/Catalina Project
    Hi. I'm Mark.  Ultralight Flight Instructor for 15 years.  Living an hours drive east of Toronto.  Just bought Avid Catalina Kit Serial Number 124A. I'm the third owner of the kit.  Looking forward to having a forum to ask lots of questions!  Just hung a Rotax Rick 670 on it with his custom exhaust.  The new head, should allow for a hp rating of about 97. Glad to have something more than the 65hp...and not add a ton of weight.
    Attached is a photo album i've started.  Interested in hearing from as many Amphib flyers as possible.  I have chopped the droop tips off my wings and have already picked up the full lotus sponsons.....but looking for info on the rigging of the sponsons...angle of sponson....length of tubing etc. Also looking for a way to clean up the wing tips. Anyone have tip covers?
    Cheers. Mark 905-376-4231
    Photo Album Link
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