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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic Wrapping fuel tanks   

    I believe that all of the tanks that were supplied by Avid were polyester resin. I know the ones supplied with my MK IV are PE  That said you can use polyester vinylester or Epoxy to wrap the tank, with polyester being the cheapest.  The issue is that polyester will not bond well to Epoxy but Epoxy does bond to polyester just fine.  The tanks were coated with mold release so they will need to be cleaned and sanded no matter which resin you use.  I think that is covered in the build manual.
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic BIG NEWS AGAIN - Avid TurboProp   

    Memories of  Inodyne come to mind.
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    Ok I know better but here goes, interesting that the inspector managed to get the facts wrong. The correct ratio is more like 1:320 for MMO to fuel which is 4 oz to ten gallons of fuel. That amount of MMO will not noticeably color the fuel so how much was added?  Also interesting that he was able to give an exact formula for MMO without saying how that was derived but did not actually test the fuel for the amount of anything in the fuel let a lone MMO.  Did MMO actually cause the issue, maybe, but sounds like human error to me.  Did someone add 1 gallon of MMO to eleven gallons of fuel and would that cause detonation?  The facts are lacking in this report to be able to draw any conclusion if the proper use of MMO is of value, IMHO.  Maybe that was red raspberry syrup in the fuel tank, there is no way of telling from that report, because the fuel was not tested.  To bad the investigation was not handled better.
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic Bing carb switch   

    Probably, they do use different jets
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  5. wypaul added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Uh 60's
    video I shot with my phone last week.
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic Latest project   

  7. wypaul added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    Latest project
    Test flying another Back Country Super Cub that I helped to complete.  They are great airplanes but really the Avid is more fun to fly.  This one is headed to Idaho after I get the hours flown off.  Maybe I will get to deliver it via all of the Bc strips, yah right! Did I mention it has an Auto Pilot? Oh well to each there own. G3x and G5 backup for the panel.

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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic Caption Contest   

    Hope my tailwheel is fast enough. 
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic matco TW cam releases   

    I use the 25 and suggest that.  45 was almost impossible to get to release. 
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  10. wypaul added a post in a topic CA isn’t all bad   

    Stockton, man aren't you the lucky one.  Looked there to start a business many years ago and decided no.
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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic removal of adhesive from fabric   

    I use Goof Off on mine works well and does not touch the Poly Tone also works on polycarbonate and is available at Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon to name a few.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    You remove the cam on the outside of the assembly by removing the two small screws. That is what releases the wheel.
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic Greetings from Germany   

    Check out Dresser tire on the web.  21 x 8-6.
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic IVO prop on barnstormers   

    The earlier 912's used 100mm and the later ones use a 4" bolt pattern which is 101.6mm.  I do have a 72" Ivo with the 100 mm bolt pattern that will work with an 80 HP 912 for sale send me a message if anyone is interested. 
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  15. wypaul added a post in a topic Curious fawns   

    Yes I suppose they were just fawning over your hangar!
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