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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic lycoming mod ?   

    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.

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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    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.

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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    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.
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    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.

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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic significant rpm drop on one Ignition   

    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.

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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    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. 

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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    jet pilot I think. 
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    Nothing has changed, this is still the same place it has always been.
    Gents, the very thing that made me set up this site is not something I will start doing.  A little history here.  The "other" sites were / are heavily moderated.  If one person says something against a advertiser etc on said sites the thread is shut down. locked down and people get banned.  I do not believe in that so this site was founded (ok its a little deeper, I got banned for calling an idiot an idiot so here we are).
    If you happed to click on the general hanger (the one this thread is in and the one I originally set up) it states that here we talk about anything we just doing single out and bash other members.  When Joey became a moderator here he set up the other one not realizing that this one was already for said "chit chat"  There are model specific sub forums etc for the real nitty gritty but my intention for this particular sub forum is for it to be used just as Doug and many other have done.
    It still amazes me that grown men who have the freedom to choose to open or ignore any thread they want to, will still get upset that it is there.  The post is clearly labeled off topic and states that its garb age pail politics.  Why in the bad word would someone who is obviously so against a thread such as this bother to open it and reply and act offended.. we are adults, DONT OPEN IT IF YOU DONT WANT TO READ IT.
    I for one agree with Doug on this and I to am tired of the few trying to destroy the many.  The only thing I see being done when some one bring up a thought provoking point is the other side of the isle SHOUTING it down, throwing fits and acting pretty damn in appropriate for an "adult".
    This site, this country was founded on free speech and I am not going to violate those founding principles.
    I genuinely appreciate each and every person here on this site, the contributions they make every day to keep our airplanes in the air and to help / nurture the new owners so they hopefully don't make the same mistakes we have made ($$$ spent for no gains etc) but I still can't find it in me violate my founding principles. 
    I hope you understand that we can agree to disagree and still laugh and have a good time when we are bellied up to the bar or sitting around the camp fire on a remote strip some place lying about how good we once were.

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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    yeah I fat fingered that one one.. I meant plugs down.  Too early in the morning here.  Will measure the ones I have and let you know.
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    So you just need a set for a 582 that is "plugs up"  should be able to order that one from Spruce.  I get home Tuesday, I will take a look in the ol plane cabinet.  I am pretty sure I have a set.  Let me know if you don't find a solution before Wednesday.  A pic of your throttle arm you trying to hook it up to would be nice.  My set up seems to be a bit different that most of the Avids I have seen.

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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Whats the pull on the cable?  it should be pretty easy to measure how much pull length you need to go from the end of the barrel to the control arm and from the top of the carb to the slide.  I am thinking its around 3 or 3.5" but I cant remember off the top of my head.
    I just posted on the other thread about making the cables up.  I did some for Buckchop.

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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic Newbie wanting to see an Avid or Kitfox in Florida   

    Spruce sells what you need.  Or you can get the parts and make what you need.  That's what I did for Buckchop.  Which cable are you needing?  I got lots of extra ends etc so I can make them up. 
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Rotax 503 muffler heat muff   

    What engine do you have that needs carb heat?
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  16. akflyer added a post in a topic lycoming mod ?   

    I might be a little lost here, but what is an 0-125?  Never heard of that one. 
    I am with Larry on this one. The earlier models need to be kept light!  If you want a 4 stroke direct drive go for a jabiru, they are used with pretty darn good success if you are not looking for the ultimate "stol" bird.
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  17. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid speedwing.... Impressions from those that have flown one?   

    Keep it around 16 or so and it flys better.  I am not too crazy about going past 19 but have done it.  With both an extended speed wing and the HH wing.  Fly it and move the CG back a bit at a time with divers weights on the tail spring and see what you think of it.  Something I might be comfortable with you might not like at all.

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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    Gents, I can respect your views, however, its also you choice to not bother to click on the topic, read it, nor reply to it.  If you read the heading under which this is posted it states we talk about anything here just don't bash members..
    Doug made it a point to put in the heading that it was off topic.  I am not going to get rid of anything that is not a direct attack on a member.  We are all adults and can make our own choice to not open or reply to a topic if the subject matter does not have anything to do with flying or building.
    The sad reality is there is some seriously shady shit going on in the political world and something has to be done before the nation becomes an even bigger cesspool of crime and corruption.  It is your choice to read or not read any particular thread.

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  19. akflyer added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    I was thinking the same thing.  I think I would make a plate that covered that area (something like the strut attach fittings) and glue it down and reinstall the rivets.  All those open holes in that area does not give me a warm fuzzy either.
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  20. akflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    My brother KF had bad noise in it when I used the 12v power to run it.  I put a filter inline from NAPA straight off the rectifier / regulator to the battery to filter everything.  That was 8 0r more years ago and its still going strong and no radio noise anymore.  We are running the metal caps on it as well.
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  21. akflyer added a post in a topic Fatal error   

    I went into Chris profile and changed that and it was still giving me the error.  Most members everything is working correctly on, only a select few I have gotten the fatal error on... I have a trouble ticket in on it and will see what happens.

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  22. akflyer added a post in a topic Fatal error   

    so here is a work around if your trying to PM someone and you get the fatal error when you click on the profile.  Just hover the mouse over the user name/avatar and it should pop up a little preview box.  Move the mouse down to the PM symbol in the lower left corner and click that and you should be able to send the PM.  I am still working on the real solution to the issue..

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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Fatal error   

    ok, that is odd.  I just went in and can see you profile in the control panel and I can edit it, but when I click view your profile it gives me the same error... hmmm.. Do we have any smart software guru's hanging around here that want to take a crack at this one?
    I know its probably going to be unpopular, but this may force me to update to the latest version of the software that some have said they are not fond of.  No one wants to learn new format or buttons but I may have to do it.

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  24. akflyer added a post in a topic Fatal error   

    I have tried it on my PC at work and my phone and laptop with no issues.  What system are you guys using that's giving you issues??
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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic Throttle linkage and firewall   

    mine was the same way when I got it.  I used shears and cut off the bottom of the firewall and used some Aluminum to build a box for the foot well, drilled and riveted it on.  Pretty fast and easy to do it.  Same for cutting the hole in the firewall for the starter on the back of the 582.
    A bracket can easily be made to rivet onto the tubes under the dash to hold a kitfox style bell crank for the throttle, or you can put one outside the firewall.  Lots of ways to skin this cat.

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