alan von Stark

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  1. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Behind the power curve   

    The first two attempts looked ok but the sink rate on that last one was too high and with nothing to absorb the shock somethings gotta give. I think if the water is clear and still it  must be hard to to know when it's going to touch. The pilot put the power in too late what a shame
     
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  2. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Landing at my home strip in Blighty   

    Yes Jeromef, The hangars are a bit of a pain.
    But I find it's the dip in the runway that a bit more tricky especially for a tail wheel aircraft.
    As Fred pointed out the Avid is easier that my last aircraft the Flitzer Z-21B
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  3. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Landing at my home strip in Blighty   

    Yes Fred the Flitzer was a challenge to say the least and it's nice to be able to see where I'm going now.
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  4. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Landing at my home strip in Blighty
    Landing at my home strip in Blighty (UK) I still need more practice but I like the way the shadow appears on the tail cam.
     
     
    Nano_shadow_merge.mp4
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  5. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Overheat on grey top 582 Avid C Type speed wing   

    Well I bought the C type and have had a few adventures in her which I will post later on.
    The main thing is that it has not overheated that bit of copper pipe with fins seems to work fine and I flown it when it's been 23C to 25C outside which is a good summer for Blighty (UK)

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  6. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Nylon seal connection to master cylinder
    I eventually got the master cylinder reconditioning kit from Matco  and I have to say I have found Matco a very helpful company to deal with.
    I think that I should re new the white seal that gets crushed in between the brass fittings to join the brake pipe to the master cylinder.
    My question is where can I get these seals in the UK? getting deliveries from the USA have been difficult after they arrive in the UK mainly because of Border force and Parcel force taking and extra 10 days to process after paying their charges!
     

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  7. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Bleeder valve for Avid C Type   

    Thank you Jeromef
    I was pointed in that direction by Fred Stork and was able to get the correct bleed nipple as we call them here in Blighty
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  8. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Bleeder valve for Avid C Type
    Guys I need one of these and it's difficult to get one in the UK I think the standard part number is F6446 and it's the old style Matco MSCF6446. I am still waiting for some parts from Matco and they have advised to source more locally as their minimum postage makes this an expensive item and one that will take a while to get here. So I would be grateful if any one can show me where I can get one quicker and cheaper than Matco.

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  9. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Tyres for Avid speed wing   

    Thanks guys
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  10. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Tyres for Avid speed wing   

    Thanks Guys I found some here just in case anyone else might be looking for some
    https://www.allterraintyres.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=90455
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  11. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Tyres for Avid speed wing
    Where is the best place to get replacement tyres for Avid speed wing (not bush tyres) they look like golf cart tyres not for high way use.
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  12. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Matco seals   

    Thanks for the info Guys
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  13. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Matco seals   

    Thanks allonsye a little more info would be useful, I've looked at LAS catalog which is the only place to get what you are recommending and it is sold in rather large containers for my needs. I got the dot 5 info from this EAA video are you saying that this guy is wrong?
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  14. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Matco seals
    On my first landing in the Avid C type speed wing I found out the hard way that the previous owners may have used the wrong brake fluid I lost the right brake during the roll out and hit a small bank, also a long bleed nipple was also fitted to the right wheel and as it rolled over the bank it punctured the tyre and wrecked it
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  15. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    Great news that you have managed to get another set of left hand landing gear sorted I really look forward to hearing about how things are progressing
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