Kekkuli added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General HangarRandolp's system with ceconiteHello everybody,
I've got my exported Avid Flyer registered and almost ready to fly (just in process to send paperworks forward)...
I succeeded to spill some petrol to the wing surface. I quickly wiped it away but the paint seemed
to be more pale afterwards. Later I realized that the paint was partly removed from the area.
Should Randolph's painted ceconite be so sensitive to spilled petrol or is it only that stuff they sell here in
Finland as a petrol (having ethanol, ethers & stuff like that in it...) that makes it so effective solvent?
Do you have similar experiences about this?
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Kekkuli added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General HangarPainting of the A/CDoes anybody have experience using some other brand paint on the top of Randolph colored buturate? It seems there isn't resale in Finland for those Randolph paint products.
In this problem, I have to paint over old foreign register markings and paint Finnish register markings instead. Unfortunately can of original color paint that came with the planr was not enough for the job.
So if anybody knows what else can be used without worrying consequencies (ie. possible reaction between old and new paint...)
The original surface is heat shrinked fabric (is that dacron or ceconite) painted with Randolph buturate dope...
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Kekkuli added a topic in Avid Model IVFuel gaugeHello guys,
What kind of solutions you've got for fuel metering in your Avids?
Here in Finland it is required to have fuel indication of both (wing) tanks if they have a separate feed...
I have a Avid Flyer with tanks made from fiberglas (one in each wing root).
I tought first to add a sight gauge but how to build tank fitting (and be sure that it won't leak ).
From Spruce I found something called fuel flow elbow and a rubber fitting for it (so that having a hole and that rubber fitting placed in it
and that fuel flow elbow to it?)? I think I'm missing something here... Sounds a little err... not too secure...
Any help much appreciated,
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Kekkuli added a topic in Technical tasksAvid flyer rigging bungee suspensionHello All,
I've got my Avid Flyer maintenance finally started. Now I wonder about how people actually set the bungee cord to the plane?
I bought 1/2" bungee cord. It seems to be quite sturdy thing.....
I read a thread from this site telling about required number of loops to get appropriate suspension to the landing gear. That was good thread but how do you
fasten bungees to the landing gear? In my plane (original setting?) some kind of clamps (looks aluminium?) has been used to squeeze cords together to form a loop in the ends of the cord.
Where to get those clamps or any suggestion to do the job by using other technique?
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Kekkuli added a topic in Avid Model IVLanding gear bungee / shock cordIt seems that the shock cord used for her landing gear shows signs of age. Just looking it, tt seems to be just
long cord of bungee wrapped around.
Do you use ready made shock rings (e.g. from Spruce) or just buy bungee cord somewhere?
If ready made rings, what size would fit best?
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