marcusofcotton

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About marcusofcotton

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  1. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Solo bungee wrapping   

    Perhaps I should've explained in the original post that I was using one clamp on the top side and one on the bottom. It went pretty well for me, but the bungees were not new either.
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  2. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Anyone have a LSRI-Airplane certification?   

    Entirely classroom with some props. No getting dirty unless you spill lunch on yourself. Very remedial is a good description but as I said earlier, Brian and Carol made it a bit better than just getting the paper - though that's the main thing.
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  3. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Anyone have a LSRI-Airplane certification?   

    Doug,
    ~12 years ago did the course for weight shift control. Last year I stayed after at Oshkosh for the fixed wing airplane version so I could get the certificate for my Avid. This time from Brian and Carol Carpenter/Rainbow Aviation, guessing same folks for you?. I got more out of it than I expected, Brian and Carol did a great job. I don't recall the balance other than a fair bit of time on the regs as some have a hard time getting it. Don't worry about prior knowledge, you'll do fine from what I've seen on the list. You'll be bored at times but it works out okay. 
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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Thanks! Going to be a slow prop.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Castering Nose Wheel   

    Steve:



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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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