Elkonastick

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  1. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    Great comparison pic!
     
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  2. Elkonastick added a post in a topic to vent or not to vent?   

    Thank you gentlemen! Current bottle is pretty hokie and unvented. I have a coolant system bottle for big street bikes coming.
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  3. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Hunting with your Avid, August 2018   

    Living the dream right there!
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  4. Elkonastick added a topic in Technical tasks   

    to vent or not to vent?
    So I'm going to replace my coolant overflow bottle tomorrow, it's on a Soob EA81. What's on it now is some kind of water sippy bottle, like they give you in the hospital. See pic. The bottle I'm going to use has several access points for the tube. Bottom, side, top. My thinking is run tube from system in the bottom, that way suction point will always be submerged vs running in from top with pickup tube ran to bottom of bottle. Then top point run vent tube out through bottom of cowl. The current sippy bottle on it now is not vented, by design? Am I missing something? I've seen it done both ways, vented and not vented. The bottle I plan on using is a generic automotive bottle and has option of being vented or not. I seen a pic online somewhere of the same bottle I'll be using installed on a plane with a soob engine but didn't pay attention to how it was plumbed and of course now I cant find it. I got a feeling I'm WAY over thinking this. But better to ask stupid questions than risk seizing up a motor. Thanks guys, I come here everyday and learn something every time.

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  5. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    I'll weigh the 8.00's and get back to you. The 8.50's are just under 10#'s each.
     
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  6. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

     
    nlappos, I bet you're right, lack of tread. Difference is amazing.
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  7. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/desser06-02501.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0snl59L_3wIVZCCtBh1BSQ-TEAQYASABEgIkPfD_BwE
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  8. Elkonastick added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's
    Just some side by side pics. I went from 8.00 to 8.50's. Not a huge difference but much softer. It tracks on the ground MUCH better. From one end of runway to the other probably half as many pedal inputs to keep it on centerline. Not sure why the softer tires would make that kind of difference but as a student pilot I'll take all the help I can get!



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  9. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Coolant   

    I'm headed up to hangar today to get some measurements. Way things are routed really limits things, may have to get creative. Thanks for the ideas!
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  10. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Coolant   

    Did not know that Av8r3400, good to know also! I'll be changing it all out with fresh Dexcool when I find a suitable overflow bottle. Thanks all
     
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  11. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Coolant   

    Good to know, thanks Dusty
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  12. Elkonastick added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Coolant
    Have a Soob EA81. Going to change out the overflow bottle, so thought I'd change out the coolant while I'm at it. Has the Dex-cool 50/50 in it now, orange stuff. It's supposed to be better for aluminum blocks, but have heard many auto mechanics cus it. Plugging up rads. I've always used the good old green stuff. What do you other soob guys and rotax aluminum block guys prefer? 
     
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  13. Elkonastick added a topic in Technical tasks   

    EA81 coolant bottle
    Hi all. I have a MkIV with the soob EA81. I had the flow valve shut too far and temp got up around 200, not bad I know but it did cause it to spit coolant out then suck bottle dry when I opened valve more. The coolant overflow/expansion bottle is a 16oz plastic what looks like a hospital issued water bottle. (Can't get pic to upload) I've seen others use plastic bottles also. It just seems, well, cheap. I've found aluminum coolant bottles on line designed for just that purpose. The system looks like a closed non-vented type. There's no vent line to atmosphere I can see. Have any of you tried the purpose built aluminum ones? Any recommendations? Thanks everyone!
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  14. Elkonastick added a post in a topic Tundra tires tube size   

    Thank you gentlemen! 
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  15. Elkonastick added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Tundra tires tube size
    Hey all,
    I'm switching from aero classic 8.00-6 four ply to the 8.50-6 four ply. Can't seem to find the 8.50-6 tubes with 90degree stems that fit my wheels. Will the 8.00-6 tubes work in the 8.50-6 tires? If so I won't need to buy tubes.  Anyone else run into this? Thanks everyone
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