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  1. wolves200 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    I have a very short airstrip, so short you can´t call it airstrip, just a patch of grass, my take off technic works pretty fine, standing still, WOT, no flaps, start ground roll until I reach 35Kt full flaps and it will jump in the air shorter than starting the ground roll with flaps; conversely when I coming in for landing as slow as I can full flaps; touch down at 37kt (I´m heavy @$$pilot) kill the flaps and it will stay on the ground; if I leave the flaps on, I will be hoping along until I run out of space.-
    Playing with the flaps does have a good effect on short take off and landings.-
    Though I would love to try the suggested modifications of Riblett on the undercamber to improve cruise speed without sacrificing the take off roll.-
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  2. wolves200 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Hello Turbo;
    Some time ago there was a discussion about a better airfoil and the usage of the VG on the bottom of the wing, one member tried it without luck, however there is a letter from Riblett  saying that Avid airfoil will not sacrifice STOL performance taking the bottom section of Riblett GA35-614; where the top of the wing remain untouched (Avid original airfoil) and the bottom will have same as GA35-614.
    I have not heard anyone that has applied this modification to the bottom of the wing, but as it looks like will give the best out of the 2 worlds with little modification to the wings.-
    p.s. here is the link to the discussion including the letters (pictures) in question.-

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  3. wolves200 added a post in a topic Easy Seat Removal   

    I have a model B, and all what I can say is that Avid is a pretty little airplane, only complain I will make is that leg room is a problem, I`m 180cm tall and have problems with the pedals and placing my feet correctly, one time I did a ground loop without impacting anything simply because while applying brakes on a my short strip the tip of my right toe(shoe) got caught in the framework and I though I was braking but I wasn´t so I did a left hand ground loop.-
    I´m hesitant to go for the bush gear because it´s taller and I recon it will take less to bend the legs;
    are you going to install all the mods you had in the B model? such wingtip vortex, etc, etc, etc??
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  4. wolves200 added a post in a topic MATCO Brake Lockup   

    Holy wack-a-mole... are you ok? when did it happen?
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  5. wolves200 added a post in a topic Easy Seat Removal   

    Really Nice plane John, anything you missed from the other plane? now you should paint it white and blue like the working horse you had before, :-)
    Med venlig hilsen
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  6. wolves200 added a post in a topic Float rigging   

    here is an article about floats, but it´s in Spanish.- dorry, I know nothing I´m from Barcelona.
    float design.pdf
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  7. wolves200 added a post in a topic Plans for skis   

    browsing in the web for 3d models I found this skies in sketchup warehouse, it seem fairly easy to make & install
    I have the sketchup file if anyone is interested.-
    Regards / Saludos

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  8. wolves200 added a post in a topic My Avid   

    Hey Thomas; so you bought VAZ, how is that bird flying?? and where do you have the plane today?
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  9. wolves200 added a post in a topic backcountry pilot youtube channel   

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  10. wolves200 added a post in a topic backcountry pilot youtube channel   

    don´t think it has the amount of views it deserve....

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  11. wolves200 added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    backcountry pilot youtube channel
    I don´t think anybody miss this amazing videos, subscribe to it, you won´t regret!
    MAN!!! awesome vids this guys produce.

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  12. wolves200 added a post in a topic Rotax 582 getting air in the cooling system   

    regardless of where the air comes from, if you have a hose bent up and down again, it will develop air, wonder if the complete water line keeps strait all along and the higher point is the bottle?
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  13. wolves200 added a post in a topic DROOP TIP VS SPEEDSTER HOERNER TIPS   

    Dynaero MCR airplane is performing near the same, nothing new, there are other examples, blackwing is not pioneer in this technology, it´s just another all carbon composite down to the control stick and it came out lighter than anticipated.
    I also want to mention that the only one who I ever heard had any type of effect by modifying the wing tip is John Miller placing Vortex generator there; he has a full report over the other side of the river (the dark side) I believe Randy also installed VG on the wing tips...
    for those curious about 150hp Rotax; there is a Norwegian company who thought, regular 80hp rotax was over complicated and overkill NICE little ENGINE, so they began removing useless systems and parts to make it nicer and cleaner they came up with a pretty nice upgrade to that engine.
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  14. wolves200 added a post in a topic DROOP TIP VS SPEEDSTER HOERNER TIPS   

    I have some friends here in Sweden that are building a new aircraft and as far as I heard; wing tips are only a tangible advantage; when you are flying more than 200kt or 10000ft and above; somewhere there can´t recall the exact numbers, basically top end airplanes and airliners are really making use of these advantage. Rest is just cosmetic.
    Their original design didn´t have wing tips because it wasn´t necessary, but they got hold of a Rotax turbo engine 150Hp and the airplane performs just within that range, now the plane is suited with wing tips.

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  15. wolves200 added a post in a topic Trim system and header tank   

    well; that´s the simplest trim I ever seen; I will install one in mine, I´m not a good fan of trim systems, because the complicated installation.
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