TSoftware

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About TSoftware

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  • Location Harker Heights, Texas

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  1. TSoftware added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    Got an email back, they say that the plane is sold.
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  2. TSoftware added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    Have to also take into consideration that with Basic Med, people who were concerned with a medical can now buy bigger.  Just a thought.
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  3. TSoftware added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    That was my thought...wife decided she wanted to fly in something low and slow....My current Avid has issues with weight....being able to turn it back into a taildragger is definitely a plus for me.
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  4. TSoftware added a post in a topic FYI: Kitfox IV 1200 rotax 582 for sale Missoula Montana   

    Wish it were closer or at least further south.
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  5. TSoftware added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    I sent the guy an email with an offer, will see where it goes.  Long way from Texas though.
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  6. TSoftware added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid on Barnstormers
    If it were closer, I would go take a look: https://www.barnstormers.com/classified_1332008_AVid+mark+IV.html
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  7. TSoftware added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    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
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  8. TSoftware added a post in a topic 912, Late Kitfox Weights and ??? Parts   

    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.
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  9. TSoftware added a post in a topic Wanted: MATCO 8" Tail Wheel   

    How much? 
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  10. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    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. 
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  11. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    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.
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  12. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    I guess I should also mention that I do have visibility over the nose in my Avid in all configurations.
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  13. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    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.
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  14. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    ASI definitely isn't accurate, but it is on the fix list. Home airport has only asphalt. 
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  15. TSoftware added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    Sounds like an engine out situation would be extremely eventful. 
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