TSoftware

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About TSoftware

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

    How much? 
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. TSoftware added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Takeoff and Landing styles
    Especially those with an earlier Avid or KitFox.  Do you find these birds are better suited to wheel takeoffs and landings, three point or a combination?
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  9. TSoftware added a post in a topic Wanted: MATCO 8" Tail Wheel   

    I have an offer from a guy in Florida for a similar tailwheel, new never installed, for $175.
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  10. TSoftware added a post in a topic Wanted: MATCO 8" Tail Wheel   

    Does this have steering arms?  How much do you want for it?
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  11. TSoftware added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: MATCO 8" Tail Wheel
    I am looking for an 8" pneumatic tail wheel for my Avid Flyer.  I need the complete assembly.
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  12. TSoftware added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Luscumbe tail wheel spring work with Avid?
    I am considering a move to a Matco 8" tail wheel, but the spring that I have would not be suitable without bending, so I am thinking about just buying a new spring.  On Aircraft Spruce, one of the few that they list that are 1.25 is for the Luscombe.  Anyone know if this spring would be suitable for my A/B/C model Avid or have a better source?
    TIA
    P. S. for those that have been following my adventure, the Avid flew for the first time a couple of days ago.  A couple of interesting issues....but making progress.
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  13. TSoftware added a post in a topic Oil reservoir for early flyer (Oil Injection)   

    I have the injection setup...I ended up getting a 2 quart reservoir and taking a heat gun to it to fit into an appropriate place.
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  14. TSoftware added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    The EGTs got up to 1200.  My issue is that the directions for the prop indicate that a 582 should start at 11-14 and a 503 should be between 2 and 4.  Since the prop is set in the 503 territory, I am wondering what that says about how much power the engine is making.  That is why I am trying to find anyone else who has this prop installed and attempting to find out what  they have the prop set for with the protractor.
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  15. TSoftware added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    My question is actually about what setting you used on the protractor.
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