marcusofcotton

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About marcusofcotton

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  1. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Happy Veterans Day!   

    X2!
    Joey, congrats on the 19 yr mark, it's a great feeling to have that bit of freedom in choices.
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  2. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic NE Minnesota new guy   

    Thank you, yes I have 1000' with 1% pitch, tall trees and powerline on lower end. My 60x34 Catto was marginal for getting out but my 62x32 Prince is doing the job well on the Jabiru. Vgs have made a big difference on getting in. More practice needed but we're getting to know one another.
     
    The main skis for my trike would likely work fine on the Avid but I'm not confident I can make the geometry work out safely on the RV6A nose gear. I'll likely run the tricycle gear next year yet, perhaps install the Grove taildragger gear next year. Jim, I think you probably have more snow than us yet but skis would be better. I'm waiting to put the trike skis on 'til the deer shack (travel trailer) gets put away. Got the deer but too sick to process efficiently right now. I do look forward to having a cockpit and some cabin heat for winter ops.
    Joey, thanks for the help on posting pics, perhaps I should figure out how to resize smaller so I don't cause slow connection issues for folks. Empty wieght on paper is 611# but I think that's about 30# shy. Was worse but I just saved 10# going to an Odyssey PC680.
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  3. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic NE Minnesota new guy   

    Just wanted to get a picture up. Haven't been up with it since the runway's been covered with snow, hope to make it up again yet this winter.

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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Need help with something on the forum? Ask it here   

    Thanks Joey, seems too simple! I'll give it a try.
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  5. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Need help with something on the forum? Ask it here   

    How does one post pictures without creating a third party account? I tried finding the answer with search to no avail.
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  6. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic New to me 2000 Skystar Kitfox IV   

    Congrats, looks nice!
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  7. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Hi Mark,
    I just tried to send some via email, five of them @ 2+mb each. hopefully it worked.
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  8. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic KItfox 1 vs KitfoxIV tail section size   

    Not long ago I had two daughters living in Tacoma, one of which recently purchased a hobby farm north of Omak, where her husband is from. Unfortunately Uncle Sam has her flying out of South Carolina for a while. Other than that (and my old Dodge isn't allowed out in the winter salt) the road trip would sound good.
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  9. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid subforum   

    X2! Welcome!
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  10. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    Yes Ed, the acetic acid is is what smells like vinegar, and that is the stuff to avoid.
    Hope you bounce back quickly!
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  11. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    Actually, that was the point. They said any applications of silicone ( and backed it up with pictures) would result in rust.
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  12. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    Many seem to not have troubles, but I've seen it addressed in aviation circles and in an auto glass installation training session as well. Nothing conclusive in personal experience but I've used the noncorrosive for any aviation applications.
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  13. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    Looks nice. For those that don't know, most silicone caulk/sealant has acetic acid that is known to foster rust/corrosion issues, Auto parts stores carry some that is not corrosive.
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  14. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic My mk4   

    Looks nice. Can you put higher pressure or turn up the springs in the shocks? Looks way light to me, perhaps you just have it that way for testing while building? Wouldn't want it bottoming out.
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  15. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Just joined the Fat Avid Club   

    From looking in my wings when I first got my airplane, I believe I must have the 5 foot Just/KitFox style inserts in my .083" spars.
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