Ronin

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About Ronin

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  • Birthday 02/14/1964

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  1. Ronin added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Back around 1997/8 Ivo convinced the owner of Europa Aircraft to try one of the in-flight adjustable props on the mono-wheel 914 powered demonstrator. We put it on just before Sun & Fun, flew it about an hour and were doing ground runups with it when Ivan Shaw (Europa's owner) noticed the tips flexing thru a two or three inch arc on full power runups.  He said to remove it, box it back up and send it back. While I thought it was smooth in flight I never liked the foam core (yes the originals were foam C.D.) and really didn't like that much flex in a prop. I know a lot of people swear by them but I am not one of them. 
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  2. Ronin added a post in a topic Rotax 582 engine failure. Can you solve the mystery?   

    I instructed in a Beaver 550 with a 582 for about 75 hours before the endorsement changes. My rule of thumb was if you didn't dump the nose within a second or two of me pulling the throttle, I would slap the front seaters helmet to wake them up! I would always tell them "things happen fast in an ultralight". The guys transitioning from F-16's and L1011's would always laugh at that until we got up to altitude, banked it over 45 degrees and pulled the throttle to idle. It would usually snap out of the turn in a couple seconds if you didn't release the back pressure. Then they would get it. I would pull the throttle all the time on takeoffs and taught to point it down fast if you want to avoid a crash. Deadstick in the Beaver entailed pointing it almost straight down to maintain 60/65 until you flared, you got one shot at it, maybe, maybe a slight amount of float to help. 
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  3. Ronin added a post in a topic MK IV Aerobat speedwing spar gouge/repair   

    But losing a fish, or the mast of a sail boat won't result in you falling to earth and splatting like a ripe melon. 
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  4. Ronin added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Project #2!   

    SOLD!!
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  5. Ronin added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Project #2!   

    Bump, Still available
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  6. Ronin added a post in a topic Dean Wilson Ellipse For Sale in Idaho   

    One of my all time favorite planes. If only I could get rid of the KF3 kit I have!
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  7. Ronin added a post in a topic lycoming mod ?   

    That website is BS. 
    They list a 914 for 16.5k new, I paid 20k for one back in 1996! 
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  8. Ronin added a post in a topic lycoming mod ?   

    Well if you just have to try I happen to have a model 3 kit for sale. 
    https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=listing&main=
     
     
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  9. Ronin added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

    I spoke to a gyro guy that installed one and he thought the installed weight was closer to #230/240. And then there is Jan. 
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  10. Ronin added a post in a topic Trying to get my side work going more   

    Will be calling with PC needs shortly.
     
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  11. Ronin added a post in a topic ACLJ Petition > Defend a Memorial Cross to Honor Vets   

    Assholes abound lately, Signed. 
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  12. Ronin added a post in a topic engin   

    We tried one on a Europa. Smooth but could never get the carburetor right. Either low, mid or high was always bad. burned a lot of oil too. Used it about 25 hours and put a 912S on it. 
     
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  13. Ronin added a post in a topic What's it trying to tell me ?   

    Sounds like one of the carb springs might not be working correctly? Maybe when you advance the throttle one carb is "outrunning" the other causing an imbalance? Either way I would go thru the carbs and/or see if you could swap a known good working set of carbs with someone? 
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  14. Ronin added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Project #2!   

    Deal fell thru, back on the market. 
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