marcusofcotton

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic BasicMED   

    True about some balking at the certifying that no issues could ever cause an incident, I wouldn't sign it. But my GP didn't have a problem with it. I brought in the tentative version before it became law for his review. The next year I scheduled an eye exam two weeks before my physical, brought the FAA paperwork for the eye doc so he could specifically address the FAA points of concern. He documented same so their was no issue for the GP that is not prepared for eye exams. GP was glad. You do the online course after the physical.
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  5. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Amperage reading- 912   

    Maybe... it depends on how it is wired. Most cars for instance, will only tell you the amount of current going into or from the battery. The devices that are running will not register. I've seen airplanes with the ampere gauges wired like flywise says and I've seen them like most cars have. As Chris  stated, one really needs to have a schematic to know what it should be reading. But it definitely should be reading. :-)
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  6. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines   

    Just wondering, is there an established track record of using the kitchen sink sprayer hose in this application? Just wondering about compatibility issues, wouldn't want to see it break down, get hard, crack... Seems like it would be a good solution if compatible.
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  7. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Pretty  sure when I talked to them a few years ago that their pricing, measuring was called out as square, not running, yard. Best check for sure.
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  8. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    A wonderful time. To avoid confusion (from Oratex website):
    How wide is the fabric?
    Oratex comes in two widths: 90 centimeter and 180 centimeter (35.43 and 70.87 inches, respectively).
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  9. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Who’s experimented with spinners?   

    Craig Catto was giving a presentation at Oshkosh focusing on analytical details/results on the subtleties of propeller design. I asked the question about spinner vs no spinner vs skull cap for my Bearhawk (designed for slow end of spectrum with 0-320). He said there would be absolutely no measurable difference whatsoever between the options. 
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  10. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic MKIV Baggage area Arm for W&B   

    That was my first thought as well, but thinking about it (considering how it is designed and how I use mine) the rear point does make more sense.
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  11. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic MKIV Baggage area Arm for W&B   

    Just checked the Avid manual W&B chapter, 57" to rear of baggage compartment.
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  12. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Nose Dragger wheel shimmy?   

    Which nose gear? Free castering rv6a style has nut with Belleville washers. Supposed to tighten it to require 20 lb of pressure to swivel wheel.
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  13. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic ANR Hedset - is it worth it?   

    My story and results are very similar to PitFox, except Jabiru and hearing was very difficult and painful, even with earplugs underneath. Compared Bose and Zulu 3, no regrets in getting a pair of Zulu 3s. Cheaper than hearing aids and way more joy, less pain.
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  14. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    612
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  15. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    Get in touch with Bob Barrows, for around $35 he'll send you an updated copy of the plans, many changes since #457. I'm on a very slow build plan for mine.
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  16. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Injection oil   

    The 582 in my trike gets the Amsoil interceptor for the oil injection, Amsoil Saber 100:1 for the rotary shaft. Couldn't be happier with the results.
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  17. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild S/N 141   

    I did same with a scrap piece of plywood, worked fine.
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  18. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Why is this one here?   

    Thanks for the invite. I've been in the area a few times but it will probably be a while before I'm back in the neighborhood.
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  19. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic PSA: HUGE Kidde Fire Extinguisher Product Recall   

    Replacement coming for the RV unit, thanks Doug!
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  20. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic 582 hot start problem   

    Has anyone tried rewinding one? By LEAFs comment, it sounds like they suffer insulation breakdown.
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  21. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    Looks like Avid must have recognized the weak spot, note the gussets on my Mark 4.

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  22. marcusofcotton added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Solo bungee wrapping
    My bungees have been on the loose side and today I went from seven wraps to eight wraps. Was able to do it by myself with the help of clamps.


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  23. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Happy Thanksgiving   

    I am thankful for finding this site and all the wonderful folks here. Today I went to a couple of 2800 foot grass strips about 60 miles west of here. Played at the windshear level a little on the way there ( much more comfortable in the Avid than the trike!). Practiced a bunch there including 25 landings, and enjoyed a good tailwind on the way home. 2.7 hours.


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  24. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    I've always used the friction lock style throttle instead of the Vernier. Happy with it and wouldn't want to change.
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  25. 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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