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  1. Ramos added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Reckon 'removable' was so the handle(s) are absent while covering, then bolted on and left in place. I'm just taking a stab at it, since guessing is kind of fun sometimes!
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  2. Ramos added a post in a topic Need help   

    I have had good luck with the rope-trick myself. If you are worried about twist, use the cylinder closest to the end being worked on. Goes without saying, leave plenty of cord hanging out of the spark plug hole...
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  3. Ramos added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Heck, I'm arguably the least experienced/least knowledgeable person on this site. FWIW, I won't give a penny to any vendor who's tone puts me off. I honestly like what I see in the MA product line. However, slinging mud is a horrid form of promotion.
    Sing the virtues of your product and leave the insults at the door.
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  4. Ramos added a post in a topic How many MPH does a belly radiator cost?   

    Can't help with the radiator question. However, for best results, you need to use the correct bait when ice fishing. Open up a can of peas and set it next to the hole in the ice. Sooner or later, a fish will come up to take a pea. Smack him with a club and wait for the next one....
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  5. Ramos added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Vintage Avid Prome video.
    I got a kick out of this. It starts out by asking that you adjust the tracking on your VHS player! Figured some of you might enjoy seeing it. Kind of neat, considering Avid is in the process of a re-birth right now.
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  6. Ramos added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Nice looking website, Mark!
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  7. Ramos added a post in a topic How to keep the Catalina alive   

    Mark, I feel completely confident saying that, to a person, everyone here wishes you nothing but success in regards to your' Avid venture. Obviously, the cat IS out of the bag. That's by your own admission, LOL! I would strongly suggest that you make a commitment to yourself to check in here once a week, regardless of whatever else is going on. That is the only way to keep the rumor mill in check. When people hear nothing, all that is left is supposition. Besides, with the wealth of Avid specific knowledge on tap here, you could end up with one heck of a 'support group'.
    Best wishes,
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  8. Ramos added a post in a topic How to keep the Catalina alive   

    Please don't think I am trying to pizzle on anybody's parade. Just curious what you all think the bottom line is as far as Avid, with or without the Catalina, being 're-introduced'.
    I figure it would be a non-starter considering the expense and the existing competition. No factory, no crew, no equipment and designs that stopped evolving when the doors closed. So, Avid would be duking it out with Kitfox, Rans, Just and others. They would have to be 'X' amount better or 'X' amount cheaper to snag market share. Yes, the Catalina is fairly unique but it would not, could not, be inexpensive. Plus, it's a small part of a small market.
    To my way of thinking, Avids' best hope would be supporting the kits and completions already out there with updates and improvements. I think you have to do that for a few years, steady. When that is solid, come out with a new model with various build options.
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  9. Ramos added a post in a topic Another Wing Spar Question   

    At least we know who to blame for the high cost of mule rent!
    Two sides to this fence. Just have to decide what side makes the most sense in your own mind and go with it.
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  10. Ramos added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Just remember, and I am sure you know, that silica is not anything you want in your lungs. Awesome set up, just make sure you are protecting your innards!
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  11. Ramos added a post in a topic MWfly Engines   

    From what I can gather, they showed up at Osh in 2013 or 2014. Still only one dealer for the States after three or four years, a bit concerning. Looks like it is a factory offering in the Zlin Savage, though.
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  12. Ramos added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    MWfly Engines
    Just came across MWfly engines while snooping around the interweb today. Seems they specialize in liquid cooled engines for ultra-light and LSA aircraft. Boxer type, fuel injected w/dual ignition. Just curious what anyone here may have heard about or experienced with these motors? Italian company, one US dealer that happens to be 4-5 hours from me.
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  13. Ramos added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    I have used that printable template calculator for a variety of diameters and angles. As long as I feed it good information, it works EVERY time. Especially cool when dealing with two tubes of different diameters. Bookmark the link and remember you have it saved!
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  14. Ramos added a post in a topic AVID MK4 FOR SALE EBAY   

    Confederate Flag theme. Located in North Carolina.
    Wonder who is responsible for repairing the buckshot holes, buyer or seller???
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  15. Ramos added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    Not trying to be offensive but........... The thought of doing 90 plus in that thing would empty my bowels into my britches! Pretty cool that he can design/build/fly it, though. Hat's off to him!!!
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  16. Ramos added a post in a topic Step 1, build hanger to work on Magnum   

    Looks great! Are you able to sit in the upper level rocking chair and direct the minions while they work?
    What type of door did you go with? I have been frustrated trying to research doors on the interweb. No one seems to post prices, they all want to submit a quote via email.
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  17. Ramos added a post in a topic Gun Case on Strut   

    Not to start a debate but, I sincerely hope you are kidding.
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  18. Ramos added a post in a topic what its all about   

    I would say you are a man with his priorities well in order!
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  19. Ramos added a post in a topic what its all about   

    Love the first picture but the second one is priceless!
    Hang on tight and build lots of memories, it goes by in the blink of an eye. I'm sure I am not the first to tell you this and I certainly won't be the last. Thanks for sharing, awesome!
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  20. Ramos added a post in a topic Easiest big wheels/tyres?   

    Wheat stubble is hard on tires and furrows are tough on everything!
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  21. Ramos added a post in a topic Want to buy   

    This thread is turning into a pretty decent reminder for us less experienced individuals. As in: Know what you are looking at. Sellers, honestly or not, may not be accurately representing what they are selling.
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  22. Ramos added a post in a topic Want to buy   

    I got no problem trusting your experienced eyes! Would like to have seen the ad for the Avid but, I sure couldn't find it.
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  23. Ramos added a post in a topic Want to buy   

    Can't find it. There is a KF 3 that popped up.
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  24. Ramos added a post in a topic Replacement tires?   

    Seeing some of his other (on the job) pictures, and taking into account that he is only holding ONE wheel/tire, it must be a tail wheel!
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  25. Ramos added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    My experience has been that there are good and bad folks in every profession. Judging any one of them as great, or horrible, rarely yield results with high accuracy.
    That being said, I wish engineering school included designing, assembling and maintaining one's own creation as part of their final exam. Of course, I also wish every technician would be evaluated on their diagnostic skills. Too many 'parts changers' out there that only know the shotgun approach to repairs.
    Just my two one hundredths of a dollar.
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