japowell

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About japowell

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  • Birthday 11/29/1947

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Central Ohio
  • Interests Flying, old cars, grandchildren, boating

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  1. japowell added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    What is the dimension from the long cross tube to the top of your firewall.  I'll try to measure mine tomorrow.  If the 582 is 15" from the motor mount base to the top of the engine, mine might be too high.  If you have time tomorrow, I might give you a call.  Jim
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  2. japowell added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    Jim I will be using the 582 w/c box.  I have my firewall kinda set but not really.  I was waiting to get my engine set before I installed it. I will attach a pic of what I have now.  All of this is preliminary.  Still trying to figure it out.

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  3. japowell added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    Thanks Jim.  I guess what I am really asking is with the plane level, what is the dimension for the center line of the prop?  Jim
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  4. japowell added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    Okay fellows, I cut the motor mount off and bought the one on Barnstormers.  The plans I have were down loaded from this site and do not show how the correct way to install the bolt on mount.  When I look at several pics on here of the mounts and try to copy the location on mine, it seems too high.  What is to proper location on the motor?  I can always move the mount to fit that dimension,  Thanks Jim
     
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  5. japowell added a post in a topic Lake George Ice Cave Trip   

    Beautiful.....just beautiful.
     
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  6. japowell added a post in a topic Need an Aluminum Expert   

    I contacted Avid aircraft about a set of flapperons a couple of weeks ago.  He said they could ship both flapperons thru Fastenal for a flat rate of $150. That might be an option for the spars. Jim
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  7. japowell added a post in a topic Need 582 motor mount   

    After looking closer at the pic, I do see the blue pex tubing. The elevator control rod I need to fabricate.  I ordered all the parts, just need to get them put together. 
     
    Thanks TJAY.  I think I might have one already built.  Jim
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  8. japowell added a post in a topic Need 582 motor mount   

    Sorry Jim. I went back and looked and it was Fillmanw's rebuild project that I saw.  I have more tubing coming next week so I can add those tubes you're talking about.  I'm thinking if I build a new mount using 3/4" x .065 wall tube.  Is that strong enough? From looking at the photos it looks like you used push-pull cables for your rudder and elevator.  How difficult were those to add?  Thanks, Jim
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  9. japowell added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Need 582 motor mount
    Finally got around to cutting off the motor mount on my Avid A.  Got the tubes all cleaned up and a new section tacked on.  Does anyone have a mount that will fit an A or do I have to build one from scratch?  I'm gonna extend the foot well also so  will be a start. Does anyone have pics of cutting the mount off and cleaning up the front tubes and supports?  I found some that Jim Chuk did I think. Looking for more ideas. Thanks, Jim


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  10. japowell added a post in a topic Help with windshield pattern   

    Looks good.  Would this pattern also work for the Avid A?
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  11. japowell added a post in a topic Extended Speed Wing with short flaperon location   

    Maybe that was a bad choice of words. Simple flap action and separate aileron controls. Or maybe no flaps?
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  12. japowell added a post in a topic Extended Speed Wing with short flaperon location   

    Thanks. I figure if I have to build a set, I might as well split them up and hopefully make it a little easier to fly.
    Jim
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  13. japowell added a post in a topic Extended Speed Wing with short flaperon location   

    Has anybody split the ailerons and the flaps? Seems like it would be fairly easy to do using the 3/4" tube for the outer portion and 1" slid over it inboard for the flaps. Just asking!!
    Jim 
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  14. japowell added a post in a topic Installing firewall on an Avid Model A   

    Thank guys.  I tried to make a pattern of it and it seems like I will have to make 4 holes for the tubes to pass thru, but to get to the holes I will need to cut a slit thru the firewall and slide it over the tubes.  Or, I could cut it in half vertically and cut a slit to the holes. That might be easier. I was hoping it would be easier than that. Any more ideas?  I'm open to all.
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  15. japowell added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Installing firewall on an Avid Model A
    Without cutting the motor mount off of the front, is there a trick to installing the firewall? Any Model A flyers evr done this?  I'm open to all suggestions.  Thanks
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