Dutchwillis

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About Dutchwillis

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  • Birthday 04/05/1983

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  • Location Westlock Alberta Canada

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  1. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Sending me out one of each not assembled and some directions would be a huge help! My father is a finish carpenter so i can definitely get him on bored to help me build them.  
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  2. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Got the other wing stripped today.  It's not as bad as the other but still needs to be totally rebuilt.  Ill post some pictures soon 
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  3. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Is Airdale out of business? You think he would shut down the site if that was the case
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  4. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    You Guy's are Gold, Dont know what i would do without this site!   I'll definitely be ordering that!
    Does anyone ever extend the STOL wings?  
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  5. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    I'll have to look into that.  I dont believe I have ever seen that mod to replace the wire. 
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  6. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Sorry for the bad pictures, not much light in my garage at night and my camera isnt the best.  Tried to highlight some of the bad area's. If better pictures are needed that is no problem. Will take some in the daylight. 
    what a horrible job stripping fabric! and what a mess!
     
     




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  7. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    No problem ill upload them tomorrow.
    heavy hauler wings. Center to center is about 11 1/2"
    Each wing has 13.  Would be a nightmare doing the 4 that are around the fuel tanks 
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  8. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Trying to upload pictures from my phone and its not cooperating.  If you are able to text shoot me a message at 780-905-8901 otherwise ill have to wait until tomorrow when im around a computer to upload them.  
    I think i will be needing to replace them all. 
    The plane was hit with hail and then left to sit outside with punctures in the top of the wings. Every rib is weak and has signs of rot ( about 4" up every one ) 
    Infront of the rear spar everything looks fine 
    It sat with the wings open so as you can imagine it allowed water to collect 
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  9. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    absolutely something i would be interested in. Ive only taken the fabric off the one wing so far and a few are so rotten they actually broke off. All of the leading edges seem pretty good.  Ill get some pictures right away
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  10. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Well......i think my wings are beyond repair. The trailing edge on basically every "spar"?  Is rotten from sitting outside. 
    What options do i have here? New kf wings fit?
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  11. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Working out issues with brackets   

    Did this project ever go anywhere?
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  12. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    My cowl is definitely repairable but its an odd design. I have a 582 blue head with a C gearbox and the gearbox actually sticks out of the cowl. Take a look at the pictures on page 1 and you'll see what I mean.  Doesnt give the plane a very sleek look.  I didn't realize the info posted was for a kitfox cowl, definitely want to stick with the avid. 
     
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  13. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

     Thank you very much!
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  14. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Where can a guy find a new engine cowling? Been looking but can't find anything.  Mine is pretty rough 
     
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  15. Dutchwillis added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    I'd have to really decide if that is worth the effort for my application.  I definitely don't want to turn my plane into a flying brick.  Its pretty certain that i will be doing
    an engine upgrade within a few years, weather its a 912 or a RX1 ( probably RX1 )  so it makes sense to do the stretch,  and i guess i will have to either get the weight in the rear end with the stretch, or with weights put into the tail .  Decisions Decisions.   If there we're build plans available it might make my decision really easy. 
    I am  pretty famous for spending way to much money on projects i fall in love with, and i can absolutely see that happening with this avid as well. 
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