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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  16. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic VG's for AVID Flyer   

    Ditto on all the positive changes above, huge improvement in my Mk IV on my 1000' strip with obstacles! Still need more practice and experimentation on the shedding altitude after 50' trees without splat.
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  17. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP SITE GOING   

    Paypal payment, take 2. Thanks for great site!
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  18. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic HANGER FULL- KITFOX FUSELAGES & PARTS   

    Sorry to hear Ed, prayers are with you and your family.
    Mark J
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  19. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Just joined the Fat Avid Club   

    My flapperon hinges were a bit stiff when I first purchased the airplane, but with generous application of mobile one at the hinges they freed up nicely.
    Mark
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  20. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Just joined the Fat Avid Club   

    Hi Chris,
    Sorry to hear about your binding - maddening after so much work. I have Avid Mk IV #1602D, produced by Avid in 1992 iirc with 18" extended fuselage, no mention noted in the paperwork of the extended wings. HH wings, each being 1' longer for a wing span of close to 32'. The struts look to be nearly 92". I have seven flaperon hinges, at 2' spacing, on each side. No noticeable flexing of the wings and half of my limited time since purchasing it this spring has been in gusty (to 28K by local AWOS) or thermally conditions. Flaperons stop about one foot short of wingtip attaching point. No binding. Jabiru with RV6A nose gear (just purchased Grove taildragger gear for the future).
    Pasco...I had my Avid there in April...on trailer enroute to Minnesota after purchasing in Oregon.
    Beautiful airplane, wishing you well in getting it flying right,
    Mark Johnston
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  21. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Landing gear   

    Hello Larry,
    Sounds like a bad day may have involved - sorry to hear if that's the case. I'm interested in the Grove gear and a 1 1/2 " tail spring. What's the best way to contact you? My phone is 2one8 3nine1 1844.
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  22. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Need a replacement gas strut but...   

    For longer life from gas springs, install with rod end down, this helps keep the seals in better condition with less leakage.
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  23. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic POLYESTER RESIN ???   

    Good to know if one is out of cleaner between town trips, thanks!
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  24. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic POLYESTER RESIN ???   

    Could very well be. While in the shop today I checked my can (several years old) which is for PVC and CPVC. It had four ingredients, first was MEK, last was acetone. With MEK concerns in recent years, perhaps they've done away with that part.
    Yes Ed, the primer/cleaner is to help the glue work better - and it definitely does.
     
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  25. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Bi-Annual (Sport Pilot, Private Pilot)   

    I can't remember why it may be important in some situations to have the "english proficient" on there. Perhaps when flying to Canada??? (Like the important and never asked for radio operator licenses for pilot and airplane.) In any event it meant sending for a new certificate @ $2 when it first became so important. 
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