The main issue with paper filters is water.. if water gets in the system it will plug off that filter right now. Been there, done that, damn near had the tee shirt. The electric boost pump saved my butt and kept me out of the trees.
unless you want to eventually bend up your bird, the additional gussets are very highly suggested. especially the fuse sides. This is a known issue that has been solved with the additional gussets. This is double extra triple needed if you decide to use one of the "bush gears" that are currently on the market. I am set up to fab up the first set of the new gear I will be making my next hitch home and will be beating the heck out of it and see how it holds up.
Looking good mr. Can't wait to get back up there and play again!! Next time we will do a lot more flying. I can play in the dirt at night with lights if I have to Keep at it and you will have a fleet of em to fly soon!
start adding on all the accessories to make it run. by the time you add the carb, exhaust, mags, baffling etc your going to double the 13k easily. You cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear. If you hang that on the nose of an early model you will have a giant paper weight. The useful load will mean the pilot has to be a circus midget. By the time you get a 7 in the air you could have bought 2 180s that would kick the crap out of the 7 every way from sunday. It is 100% about your mission profile. If you are happy flying a pig from airport to airport to airport solo it might make you happy. If you want STOL your going to be pissed off with it.
I have called, emailed and written senators... We want results we need term limits and we need to be able to hold them personally accountable. If we ran our business the way that they run our country we would be out of a job in days. I could care less what side of the isle a person is sitting on, it is not about a party to me, it is about what is best for our country as a whole. The unfortunate thing is that one party has decided to make every citizen its bitch and people are blindly following them. It amazes me the amount of votes that free cell phones and a few bucks will get someone. It is no longer about right and wrong, it is strictly about who can make sure I don't have to get up to go to work in the morning yet still live a comfortable life. I have bad heart burn over this as I know you both do as well. Self made men are what makes this country great. Not the ones born into it with a silver spoon and no true appreciation for hard work and dedication. It matters not how many times we get knocked down, only that we get back up and continue to fight.
Getting rid of the liberal cry babies that moved up here to get away from the CA politics that they have now brought with them. Once they figured out it was expensive to live here, instead of moving back out of state they just keep crying for more public assistance and looking for additional hand outs wherever they can get them. Pisses me off to no end.
I prefer heel brakes for really aggressive off airport work. You can get full rudder deflection and use the brakes at the same time very easily. A lot of the old cub drivers were not crazy about them as the brakes were marginal at best but that was not due to them being "heel" actuated brakes, its because the masters and calipers sucked 50+ yrs ago. The certified world sucks as changing the brakes out of course takes an STC or the all but extinct 337. Using modern masters and double puck brakes I think going to heel brakes in the avid would have definite advantages. I don't think I am too crazy about the cable actuated set up your showing. Way too much opportunity for flex and stretch. You could take a page from the cub play book and put the masters under the seat and run a rod to them to actuate them and keep the masters tucked out of the way or put them under the floor boards.
The more I think about this the more I am liking the idea. It would also solve the issue of toes getting caught up under the cross tubes on the firewall etc.
Plugs is where I would start. With the inverted engine, we tend to foul more plugs than the upright engines as the oil pools and gathers in the plugs when it sits. Plugs are cheap and are always in my tool bag in the airplane along with spare filters, a few assorted nuts and bolts, cotter pins crimp connectors etc. We have spare plug caddys on the sleds for a reason.
The only reason I would want to debate him again to get another shot at his porn star arm candy.. There were a few others that got the smack down as well but JP was the biggest one. The medication must be working for me, I have not yet resorted to tactics of yesteryears.