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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic New Play Toys   

    You are right about that Joey.  My Avid is a little faster and burns less than half the fuel of SQ2 but boy will they land slow and short to say nothing of carrying one big load.  They are also very docile on the runway and stable in the air. I would love to own one if I had a boat load of money.  A friend of mine owns BCSC and is a great guy.  I think I may have mentioned that he has a welder that works for him that worked at Avid for years.
    i don't know Jim, it sounds like your gig is pretty sweet.  I think this retirement thing is alright what do you think?
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  2. wypaul added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    New Play Toys
    well I have some new play things to keep me interested. The black one I spent 2.5 hrs flying today. It flys down to 24 mph.  At one point it was showing a ground speed of 5mph.  The second plane is one I help finish and will be flying off the 40 hrs for the owner.  Nope neither one is mine even better I get to fly them and someone else pays the bills. The black one is a Mackey SQ2 and the other a brand new Back County Super Cub Revision 2.

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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    The deal killer for me on the Grove gear was the three month wait to get them so I had my current tall gear built and have not regretted it for a moment.  Sorry to hear about the accident I can relate. 
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic wing tank replacement   

    I used acetone to rinse out my tanks (new) but I suggest caution, my tanks made some interesting sounds when I use it.
    i did have some Caswell epoxy soaking in gas for several years but finally threw it away with no degradation at that time.  It will be a bigger challenge to get the tank completely coated while installed in the wing but quite doable. 
    I also used the screws before the acetone.  The acetone may be hard on the wing finish.
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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic MKIV 912 Swap   

    Jim it is the standard radiator for the 912 from Rotax.  If I didn't have the mounts I would just go with the KF style, Meryl Williams sells one at a fair price and easy to mount. 
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic Let's talk gear geometry   

    That is the way I had my new tall gear built with no defects and would do so again.
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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic 912, Late Kitfox Weights and ??? Parts   

    Those are drip pans for the 912 carbs.
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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic HANGER FULL- KITFOX FUSELAGES & PARTS   

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Ed.
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic Cracked 582 C-Gearbox Housing   

    The 912 gearbox only has the front half with the rear part cast into the engine block so that will not be very useful.
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  10. wypaul added a post in a topic Matco W62 wheels on Avid 5/8" axles?   

    Yes they are Ed.
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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic Matco W62 wheels on Avid 5/8" axles?   

    I don't know about the 5/8" Matco axles but I can tell you the 3/4" axles they sell are all but impossible to bend, tough as hell.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Where to buy split oilite bronze bushings   

    Ed I suggest you use Rulon bushings, much better and slippery as hell.  I use them in my Q2 for elevator and aileron bushings and should be easy enough to split. Also they will last.
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic Backing plate and prop spinner   

    +1 on the rivets, glueing to the aluminum is not a good option.  Might I suggest hard rivets but pop rivets will work also.
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic Kitfox Factory Fly-In   

    Ye haw Johnson Creek!
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  15. wypaul added a post in a topic Glendo WY fly-in   

    Here are a few pics from the Glendo fly-in this weekend. We had about 20 planes and one turbine whirlybird, about 200 people.
    Great times for most everyone.  Wyoming winds joined into to make the event more interesting but we did get all of the events completed including the stuffed animal drop which is a big hit for the little children including two of my great grandchildren.

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