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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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  16. wypaul added a post in a topic Oil tank   

    Buck, Sounds good I am looking forward to trying it.
    Doug thank you for the offer, I don't know if I will make it to OSH this year but I will sure let you know if we decide to go.
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  17. wypaul added a post in a topic MK IV Build in PA   

    I do not believe that is a Maul tailwheel Randy.  I would just drill the hole to 7/16 and build a spacer to fit the spring to the tailwheel.  I did just that for a friend by cutting the top out of a piece of 1 1/2" 1/8" walled tubing making a U channel for the spring to set into.
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  18. wypaul added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Oil tank
    Latest mod to my MK IV was moving the oil tank up under the right side of the cowling.  It almost fit but I did have to make a couple of holes. The oil cap and the ring that holds the lid on needed some extra room   Right now I can simply remove the cap to check the oil but will probably put a couple of bumps and an oil door but we will see.  I will try to get a couple of pix today.  It is clamped with a mount to the engine mount.  The downside is that it is very tight clearing the valve covers by only a 1/4-3/8" .  It does come off in less than a minute so it will not be to bad.  The old location is scheduled to become a compartment to handle tools tie downs and the other things freeing up some room in the baggage area .  Also threw in a new 912ULS while I was at it and moved the oil cooler back behind the radiator on a purpose built mount and plenum.  The oil temperature comes up in about half the time and I pickup about, you guessed, it 5 mph.  Hoping to get some Orotex to try on the gear legs to pick back up some more speed. I know it is Oratex but Orotex fits it better with the price of that stuff.
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  19. wypaul added a post in a topic Kitfox SS tailwheel selection   

    +1 on the wide 8" Matco.
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  20. wypaul added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Man you are moving a long with your project. Looking good.
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  21. wypaul added a post in a topic Instruments for Sale   

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  22. wypaul added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Instruments for Sale
    Long list of new or slightly used instruments.
    VDO 350-040 OP                                          $18.
    2 VDo 310-012 Temp                                     $16 ea
    Westach  Tach for 912/914 0-8000                 $95.
    Westach 2A2 EGT 700-1700F                        $37  sold
    Westach 2A1 CHT No Probe                          $37
    UMA Alt 5-300-10                                            $95
    Airpath panel mount Compass                        $75
    VSI                                                                   $85  sold
    Sigma Tech DG (Vacuum) 4000B-8                $600 
    Aero Fabricators Venturi horn                          $40
    ACS A510-2 Ignition Switch                             $70 sold
    just added Mgl E-1   $150
    will include instructions available on the Net with the Gauge Gauge is a Mini Helic II
    prices do not include shipping and shipping in the US only please.
    No I don't take PayPal
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  23. wypaul added a post in a topic Matco Axles   

    Mine fit just fine, check the diameter and contact Matco.
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  24. wypaul added a post in a topic Fred's films   

    Nice tell-turns Fred and how nice you can land at the ski area. Another fantastic video Fred.
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  25. wypaul added a post in a topic Wingtip Stall Fences   

    I have been doing some thinking about slats also but a friend of mine that has them on his S7 thinks that without more HP they would not do that much.  He has his 912 pumped up to 140 HP.  Bruce is the owner of Back Country Super Cubs so he has a lot of experience with slats but none with the Avid.  He could be wrong but for the amount of work and expense involved I have been somewhat dissuaded, but the thought lingers.  It sure is fun flying the BCSC with them and the 35" tires!.  You can drop them in like a bomb.  The one I flew most had the Dodge gear, can't think what he call it but it does have lots of travel for sure but the 35" Bushwheels absorb a lot of the impact.
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