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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    With that info I would follow Jim's advice with a big thumbs up on making sure that the wheel alignment is correct.
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    I do most of my landing as wheel landings living in Wyoming with lots of gusty wind it just works better.  If you need to do a dead stick landing add 10 miles per hour so that you have plenty of speed and energy to do the flair and plant it on the ground.  So there you have it, 3 different thoughts.  My suggestion is land it the way you are most comfortable with and then expand the envelope in all the modes.  As mentioned they bleed off in a hurry so add some extra speed at the beginning.  Just my thoughts your mileage my very.
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic Turbo Prop Avid   

    Man I hope that works out, $11400 for a 100 hp engine would be nice even with the high fuel burn.  Turbine Cubs of Wyoming tried the concept and gave up on the idea. Turbines really don't come into their own until you get them above 20,000 ft so we will see if this comes to pass 
    The prince of Saudia Arabia is having a couple of Backcountry Cubs built here in Casper that iare using a Diesel engine that will be capable of up to 350 HP.  They are suppose to be ready by this August.  My guess is that they will be late.  Anyway they will be set up to ship in containers so they can be shipped to where ever he wants to play.   
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  4. wypaul added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    elevator trim Safety Documents
    Here you go Ed




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  5. wypaul added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Elevator trim tab safety
    Returned from the Idaho Backcountry last Saturday interesting trip to say the least.  On the way into JC, about 5 miles from Indian Creek my Avid cut loose with an extreme case of elevator flutter.  That got my attention right away.  My buddy confirmed that the elevator trim tab was the culprit. Jim I think that you mentioned that you had this happen one time.
    Looking back in my manual I found a couple of pages labeled "Trim Tab Safety".  I did not find any of the parts to build the safety and thought that it applied only to the Bowden cable setup.  So my question is did anyone receive these parts with their MK IV kit and if so I would like a picture of the parts as installed or not install and what are the materaials used to build HT-10 and HT-11.  
    I have not seen a service bulletin referring to this Safety but suggest anyone flying a MK IV or an Avid upgraded with the trim system, electric or mechanical look into installing the Safety on their plane.  I do have the drawings, parts list and instructions if anyone needs them.
    So the failure occurred by way of the rivets failing that were holding the trim horn to the trim tab.  When I covered the tab I covered the rivets with the fabric flap so that they were not visible. A better practice would have been to install the horn after covering and painting was complete or not allowing the flap of fabric to cover the horn.  I have built a new horn and installed it with three SS Rivets and in addition used epoxy between the horn and the F-89 that it attaches to.  The horn is not easy to look at while doing the preflight but having lived thru my wake up call rest assured that is going to be a big priority in the future.
    all in all the trip was way to exciting, my flying buddy had his engine lockup just after we came out of the Backcountry and by a stroke of luck and great skill was able to glide to a grass strip and a safe landing.  So we left our gear with his plane and returned home in my Avid.  Now we have a 1600 mile road trip in a couple of days to retrieve his plane.
    Some of you will know where the attach photo was taken.

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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic Fuel flow issue.   

    Like Chopndrag I have the little filters in my two carb lines (sinistered bronze) but my main filter in both of my planes are the pleated paper.  I've heard the arguments against them but I have over two million miles behind paper filters that have worked without problems.  The key is to just change them at each oil change.  I would be interested in seeing some data that might make me question my experience although.
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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic Fuel flow issue.   

    I have two objections to those filters (1) very small filter area and (2) if plugged with fiberglass or nearly so you can't see it, ask me how I found out that with my Q2 many years ago.  
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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Hangars must be the thing this year, I'm help a friend put up a hangar now also.  Few days into it and the red iron is hung.

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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Only stands to reason Ed, Noah was a boater and probably was a member of an old school boat club. 
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  10. wypaul added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Gas springs for doors part #s
    This is a repost that will hopefully help for searching this subject.
    Just did a search and found that the ones that I replaced mine with are from McMaster Carr
    gas spring 9416K12
    eyelet ends (2) required  per cylinder 9416K84
    I ordered the cylinders with a 40lbs but will order at least 50's next time
    the gas springs were $13.17 and the ends about $1.53 each.
     
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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic gas door cylinder   

    Just did a search and found that the ones that I replaced mine with are from McMaster Carr
    gas spring 9416K12
    eyelet ends (2) required  per cylinder 9416K84
    I ordered the cylinders with a 40lbs but will order at least 50's next time
    the gas springs were $13.17 and the ends about $1.53 each.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Fuel gauge options??   

    Yes that setup will drain the tank in flight.  I tried the "candy cane" style vent in the sme location with the same results. Ended up with a vent pointed slightly off, into the wind squeezed mostly closed that at cruise reads accurate.  On the other wing I cleaned the paint from the end of the tank so the fuel is visible and calibrated the levels in level flight. I like Ed's suggestion but could not bring myself to pierce the tank.
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic Broken Flaperon pivot point   

    Just a follow up after 500 hours the repair/reinforcement is working great and it has been well tested.  Sorry High Country I guess I missed your post and questions all those years back.
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic What kind of parts would people want made ?   

    I know that the wide bungee gear are often in demand.  It would be nice if Bret would sell off Airedale so someone that was interested could carry on.  A few years back I tried to contact him about that but he did not respond.  Might be worth a try if someone is interested. 
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