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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic Have a Matco TW and not happy how it releases?   

    Just curious are your chains tight?  I waltched a video recently that made a very good case for having just a little slack in the chains for the tail wheel to release properly.  Mine are just taunt and release ok but I plan on trying the slightly slack chains.  I will see if I can find the video and post the link.  Mine is the Matco 8" dual fork with the 25* arms.  Here is the link
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic Flight Testing video of my MKIV   

    I had the tail first issue on my MK IV as well and that is one of the reasons I went with the taller gear.  It also increases the takeoff roll besides the tail first issue.  Shorter tail spring increases the risk of the tail wheel hitting and bending the rudder on a slightly harder than normal landing, one guess as to how I found that out.
    Nice to see that you got it flying, looks good.  You will like the 912 when you get around to installing it.
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic Another Newb in the Pacific Northwet   

    Welcome Art, I used to go to the Gorge to windsurf.  Had some monster days out there riding my AHD Rocket behind a 3.2.
    My boards and sails now just hangout in the hangar, no more playing chicken with the barges. 
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic My STYLUS... certain Avid/KitFox heritage   

    Looks like hand brakes between the seats TJay, that is what I have in my Q2 and I've been tempted more than once to put them in the Avid.  The oil tank must be behind the seat somewhere like the MK IV.  Nice plane and nice mountains, what range is that.
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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic Uncommanded Roll on Full Flaps   

    Does he have the counter weights for the flaperons installed.  Sounds like you need to go back thru the controls and make sure they were put together properly and then re-do the flaperons rigging. If you can't find anything then it is probably best to get someone that knows these planes to come look at it Joey, maybe if he has the time..
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic NEW Fiberglass seat pan for sale   

    I use a foam lumbar support with my MK IV fiberglass seat and the difference is amazing, I can set in it for hours with it.
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  7. wypaul added a post in a topic EXPERIMENTAL AMATEUR BUILT data plate locations   

    I asked my DAR where he wanted mine, he had me put it on the baggage door.  This is another one of those things that depends on your DAR, easiest to make a list of these sorts of things and ask him in your pre inspection discussions or just leave it to install on the day of inspection. 
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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid on Barnstormers   

    I had a 2100D Revmaster in my Q2, when I removed it to install the Jabiru 3300 I weighed it and the actual weight was 200 lbs.  not to sure how they can come up with 170 even without the exhaust, starter and the oil cooler.
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic What gear is this??   

    Not sure who built this but it is not a High Wing setup. The attach point for the spring strut is different to say noting of the axle setup.  My new gear has an axle setup similar to this with Matco .75" bolt on axle. That allows an easy way to to adjust the camber and toe for the wheels. Might be a nice gear with the  snowgo springs.
    As Dusty mentioned the cabane is weak without the base of the triangle added to help protect your airframe  
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  10. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Christas fly by
    Consider this my Christmas fly by from Wyoming to everywhere in AvidFox land, Merry Christmas and to all a good night as I fly out of sight.
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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    I don't recall reading about a Kitfox that has a vented header having these kinds of problems but it is perhaps apples and oranges situation due to the dual wing tanks.  
    It is very hard for me to imagine the the little electric pump pulling enough of a vacuum to actually empty the header and not having enough of a vacuum to pull fuel from the tank but of course a smalll vacuum in the header would at some point stop the flow.  Two things that are not known is the amount of vacuum that little pump will pull and the actual vacuum that might have been created by the open fuel tank.  I can see that shutting off the pump would upset a delicate balance and stopping the flow.   Two wing tanks are bound to be a much safer system with either a vented or non vented header with the lost cap or the reversed vent tube. 
    I guess I will stick with my vented header until some engineer can show me the science to make me change my mind.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    This is an interesting case to examine.  I have flown my MK IV without a fuel cap one time without ill effects.  On my plane I have a full time vent to the header tank and the engine driven fuel pump.  The trip was about ten miles plus a good mile of taxi time.  The plane has over 650 hours on it since I built it with this setup.  I'm not suggesting this setup to anyone else but it has worked. 
    So the question I have is did the header refill when you vented it or have you tried that yet. One more question, does your plane have one or two wing tanks and were they both feeding the header at the time.  Just for comparison mine has two tanks and no valves between the tanks.
    i have seen kinked fuel lines on a friends plane after folding and opening the wings that allowed fuel starvation 
    The great new is that you kept your head and managed a safe emergency landing!
    Hope this mystery is solved, there are valuable lessons here for all of us. 
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  13. wypaul added a post in a topic Propellers   

    Hey Jared,
    I'm in central Wy, a fair piece from the piedmont. 
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  14. wypaul added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    I was replying about removing the paper from the Lexan.  My doors are just Lexan but the molded ones are very nice and seem to wear better.  I have not seen the Avid ones, only the kitfox probably worth the cash if you want to spend it. 
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  15. wypaul added a post in a topic fat avid 912 engine mount   

    Alright, I think you will really like the Zipper setup and it is good to hear Hal steered you right as one would expect.  They are great folks to work with.
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