marcusofcotton

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About marcusofcotton

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  1. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Thanks! Going to be a slow prop.
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  2. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    What does one need to do to open this chart? I get 404 error. To get prop speed do I need to divide engine rpm by 3.83 and 1.23 or just the 3.83?
    Thanks!
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  3. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    Yes, the ski is mounted on the trike in the first out position.
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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    Steve,  sorry I had spaced out getting these pics for you.



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  5. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic New 582 installation   

    Mark, I would recommend raising your coolant pressure cap fill spout assembly as high as you can and perhaps putting a 45 where the vent hose attaches to the Head. You want all air to vent out of the engine up to the spout to prevent airlock/ pocket overheating.
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  6. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Lycoming   

    The simple answer is no. But there are many variations of each engine which will affect the weight.
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  7. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Powder coating   

    One disadvantage to powder coating is that it hides cracks until they are bigger. Agreed that it looks nice and is tough.
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  8. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Thermostat for Rotax 582   

    Absolutely run the thermostat like Jim says. Sorry I haven't gotten out to get the nose wheel pictures for you yet, been pretty busy here.
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  9. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    I'll try to get some pics after work tomorrow night. This is a Matco unit, you might give them a call, probably can buy complete for less money and the engineering is done. I don't know for sure if the spring section is solid or hollow, guessing solid, steel but unknown alloy.
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  10. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    Steve:



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  11. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    Steve, I'll try to get some pics soon, hopefully tonight. Thousands of aircraft out there with free castoring nosewheel. It is a bit different at first but you get used to it very quickly.
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  12. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    You should be able to purchase an RV6A assembly (the one of your pics with the unfinished wheel pant). That's what I have on mine (including Avid drawings for same). I'm planning on taking mine off later this year to install Grove taildragger gear I purchased. Thought about selling it but I'm kinda thinking of hanging on to it as a boost should I sell in the future when the Bearhawk is done. Although I'm really falling in love with this bird. Thinking about the possibility of the enclosed trailer route for retirement ( or pre-retirement) travels... 
     
    As Ed mentioned, it also provides stabilizing compared to the original style Avid nose gear as it puts the wheel farther forward.

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  13. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    What you have is nicer than the ones I've seen. Just fill in the dimensions.
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  14. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid Wing Tanks   

    Free floating would be good, unfortunately with the original fiberglass tanks cracks can develop from the stresses even without ethanol. :o(  I like the idea of rotomolded, not sure how much weight gain there would be though.
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  15. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    Without crunching any numbers, you have A drawn in at 45* to horizontal. Any upward wheel movement would be greater than outward movement from that point up, very close at that point. Were you thinking 4" spread between the two wheels? Only 2" upward movement before spring bottoming would be of great concern to me. Better buy bushwheels and keep the pressure low. ;o)
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