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   

    more pics..........found some red lawn chair cushions at Walmart....Elevator trim servo works great. digital readout on the display 1000 to 2000, 1500 worked out to be direct center.Controller is a servo tester.






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

    Ivo uses the same hub i believe.There are spacers needed. Thrust issues may be a issue with the ultralight model, I think the medium model would do ok repitching......
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  3. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    What I like about the Ivo prop is if you have a 3 blade and you ding one you can change it to 2 blade really easy
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  4. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Absolutly. Would love sticks that are bent.back. Would love to see your  plane close up maybe even a ride......This engine should go like a raped ape. Do you have a opinion on props, 3 blase vs 2 blade brand, Ive been really looking at ivoprop.
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  5. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Ive also decided to build some wing tanks and get rid of the dash tank....
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  6. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Im not sure about quality.....This is the first plane ive ever done. Im cutting my teeth on this one. Its a learning project. Looking forward to building a bigger plane. Trying to save every dime i can. Paint is rustolium enamel. I experimented with catalyst from super flight. it worked to my surprise. I just rolled it on. did not feel like spraying.....
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  7. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Yea, im interested in parts. message me with a price, Ill probably take the lot.....Got a set of the original
    The spar stiffeners pretty much were rotted out. replaced with hemlock. the original was plywood.
     
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  8. fillmanw added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

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

    Making progress. 



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  10. fillmanw added a topic in Avid Model A   

    Avid Flyer Seats
    I am curious as to what was in the plane originally. I have not been able to come up wit any info.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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