fillmanw

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About fillmanw

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  • Birthday 12/03/1964

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  • Location Wasilla, AK

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  1. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Yeah I intend to put the battery as far back as I absolutely can. I chose a motorcycle battery that was used to start equivalent cc engine. So it's not that large. I also have 5 gallons of fuel that's just behind the trailing edge of the wing. Will be interesting no matter how you look at it to get it balanced 
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  2. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Motor Mount primed and painted. Tin installed for firewall. Need to buy a prop, figure cg, battery placement, ect......





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  3. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Firewall  rebuilt, Motor mount mocked up. Has been a challenge, The Hirth F30 is a big engine for this plane......







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  4. fillmanw added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Hirth F30 100 HP
    Has anyone attempted to install a Hirth 100 HP engine on a Avid Flyer.  I am currently modifying a Avid Flyer model A to hold a Hirth F30. Looking for any info.




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  5. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    well, tried several glues, the best was the water based glue, , the worst was Superflight. Superflight dissolved almost every finish put on the air frame. 
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  6. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Update....Continuing along. One wing ready for paint. Firewall almost finished. 













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  7. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    will test out. the primer is oil based, most likely mek as a solvent in it....ive seen plenty of instructional vids of faberic going on over primed metal
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  8. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    good point, was thinking of sanding it off....I will be ribstiching for sure.
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  9. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    @ akflyer, would like to view a avid plane, would like to meet with a owner to have a look at their plane, would help to answer questions about the plane.
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  10. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    its been painted with ratle can primer from home depot, self etching, had plenty of it, got a good soaking into the wood. figured that should seal the wood just fine.....not sure what system im going to use yet, probably what is on the local store shelf here in wasilla. wing panel came out to just about 40 lbs uncovered.
    kind of like the OD green color, 
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  11. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid aircraft serial number location   

    no data plate. purchased in the bones. no worries though. will give it my own number.....
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  12. fillmanw added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Avid Serial Number Location
    Does anyone know where Avid put a serial number on their airframes? 
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  13. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Left wing almost finished



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  14. fillmanw added a post in a topic Why are mags remoted   

    Maybe for heating or vibration issues....Don't  know a lot about this plane yet. I have a "a" model that came with a Cuyuna. The coils were remoted to the firewall. I think it was because they were prone to failure from vibrations....
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  15. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Thanks.....
    Cool, Would love to see one up close. What engine is most commonly on one of these planes.
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