After doing the one hour break in, per the 582 manual, I was set up for WOT in the air at 6800. My EGTs would be fine during the climb, but were running a bit hot in cruise. If I increased pitch, the EGTs would drop again. I surmised from this that the engine wasn't being loaded enough, so I reduced my WOT maximum RPM, in the air, to be at 6500, which was around 6100-6200 static and this seemed to help. I currently climb out at 6000 RPM, which is about 62mph and am getting 1200-1300fpm climb. I generally cruise at about 5800, which nets me around 82-85mph, unless I am just out messing around, in which case I will run it closer to 5600, which nets me 78-80mph. You should know that I have parts from A, B and C models, although the data plate indicates a B model. I have the narrower fuselage and just under a 24 foot wing span, so these numbers would be fairly subjective unless you have a similar setup. Hope this helps
I know that this is a bit old, but here is a reference for the "yellow wired" regulator: https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/electricalaccessories.php?clickkey=1021141 I put one on my 582 to get rid of the BA capacitor that it had on it when I got it.
Well, I successfully flew the tail the full length of the 5500 foot runway today five times in a row. Had a few excursions from the runway before that into the grass, one time intentional and the others not.
I bought the plane with no logs on airframe, engine or prop. So after I put a new engine and prop and went through the aircraft fairly thoroughly, I had the guy who helped with the time in the KitFox IV do some test flights on it before I even considered getting into it. Keeping in mind that they guy I am talking about owns two KitFox IVs, has LOTS of tailwheel, and other, time. I believe the quote that I gave him is that if something was going to go wrong, I wanted to make sure that it was me and not the plane, so right now, I have to presume that the current issue is with me. I have been trying for the last several months to find someone in my area to assist, but so far I have only found the one and he is gone on a job for a while.
Which is what I am. I have over 1500 hours, but little tail wheel time. Unfortunately, the gross weight on my bird is at 850 with a 480 empty weight and with me in it doesn't allow much for someone more experienced to be with me. I managed to find someone with a KitFox IV to work with me for an hour or so, but now he is gone. In the his Kitfox I didn't have much problem with takeoffs in a wheel configuration, but he had fairly large balloon tires, so visibility over the nose was pretty much nil unless the tail was up and level and I never got the landings quite right. It had been some time since I had done anything with a tailwheel, so knocking off the rust on my happy feet and trying to land with 0 visibility over the nose was giving me issues. I took a cub out yesterday for about 1.5 and had no issues with takeoffs or landing, but as you all know there is really no comparison. I took my Avid onto the runway this morning and found that no only was the Cub not much of a comparison, but that it seems a lot more squirrely than the KitFox 4, but I thought it would be, just didn't know how much. I don't feel ready to take it off the ground yet, getting it in the air is not a problem...did that a couple of times unintentionally, getting it back on the ground safely is my primary concern.