wypaul

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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic New here   

    Price seems really high to me, does it have the engine?  When I bought my MK IV kit it came with a new 912 Rotax and I paid about the same as what you are talking.  By the time you complete that kit you can expect to have $14,000 rapped up in it and and some years of missed flying. As mentioned you could be flying a 582 powered Fox or Avid yet this spring for the same or less momey.  Don't get me wrong I love building and may build another plane someday but if you want to fly and go out and have some fun now.  Ok that's my two cents worth.  Welcome a board this is a great group that has a wealth of information what ever you decide.
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic DAR appointment   

    The reason the Avid and any other kit that has went out of business is not on the approved list is the manufacturer must apply to be on the list.  In other words there is no path to get on the list without the manufacture doing the necessary paperwork to be approved. 
    My DAR had me complete the form before he came down to do the inspection.  I sugggest that you do the same, it will save you at least an hour of time with the DAR and you are the one that is required to fill out the form and sign it anyway.  It really is pretty simple once you get into the  swing of it.
    the 3rd will be here before you know it that is exciting, it's getting close to that big day now!
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic We have IGNITION   

    Glad you found both solutions, you should be ready for the good weather to fly your time off.
    Maybe I will make it down your way later this spring, I have family in the Springs. 
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic Quite site   

    Yes we get some great winds here in the winter.  Semi blow overs are the norm.  Winds are forecast to be strong all week.  Any day I can fly in March is a bonus. 
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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    The lower opening is the radiator and the oil cooler is on the back side of that.  The oil temp runs about 175 this time of the year if I don't cover part of it.
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    Here are couple of photos finish work is not complete. 
     


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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    I should get back out there tomorrow and then remember to take the photo is the next thing. It is not paint as of yet.
    Paul
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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic First Flight AVID Model C Rotax 912 ULS   

    Way to go.  I don't idle mine below 1600 and for the most part about 1900.   Just made my cowl opening half the original size by glossing in the lower half to the split line and they are still larger than thy need to be.
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid or early Kitfox   

    Having flown behind a VW I would not consider one again and doubly true for an Avid with one.  If it has not flown in 12 years, there is a 90 percent chance that it was not preserved (the engine).  There were several different VW conversions out there and some were poor at best.  I had a 2180 Revemaster which is one that is ok and the Great Plains was also one of the "good" ones.  
    That video is amazing but is the exception for a VW powered plane.  I don't recall it saying what was done to the engine to get that kind of performance and if the engine lasted more than a few weeks.
    Mine was in a Q2 by the way which was ok with a short prop.
    One data point and it is worth what I charged you.
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  10. wypaul added a post in a topic Quite site   

    There are only a couple of goats and a couple of deer in the area so I don't hunt them.  My buddy has a hay farm with some barley also so there is much better hunting on his place.
    The Jackalope was first put together by a taxidermist in Douglas, just fifty miles from here.  They have ten foot tall statue in the town square of one.
    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wy-jackalope.html
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  11. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Quite site
    Guess we will have to get into a discussion about MMO or something to get a little fire going here. 
    Landed at the cabin for the first time this year, the road is still drifted in but the runway is clear. This was last years foto but this years looks about the same. 
     The second one is Monday's take.

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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Coolant Hose Touching Exhaust   

    It is on the bottom of the engine probably 6" from the flange  Ii like the copper tubing idea if you can keep it from touching.  
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic Coolant Hose Touching Exhaust   

    Mine is just thin aluminum flashing, a beer can will work and it wraps about halfway around the fire sleeve.  It is tight enough it holds its self in place.  Thinking about it, I have a piece of fiberglass cloth in between the metal and the fire sleeve.
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic Coolant Hose Touching Exhaust   

    I have the same situation and added an aluminum shield that is tight against the firesleeve and the exhaust.  It has been working fine, I just keep an eye on it. 500 hrs so far.
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  15. wypaul added a post in a topic Denali Flight   

    Wow, great pictures, thanks. 
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