Av8r_Sed

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  1. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Fuel flow test   

    I believe you only need 15 deg up and 15 deg down from level attitude. 30 deg is pretty extreme. Maybe that’s how you roll though. 
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  2. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Any Avid flyer (speedwing) tricycle conversion kits/plans etc available?   

    You can fly in Class B, C, D airspace with a Sport Pilot license if you’ve received and logged the proper training from your flight instructor.  See:  https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advocacy-briefs/frequently-asked-questions-about-sport-pilot
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  3. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic New owners and paperwork.   

    Don’t forget to file your state tax forms and pay the man. 
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  4. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Casper, WY Event   

    177 Young Eagle rides at one event is remarkable. Way to go!
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  5. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Where's Doug?   

    Sending all my positive energy her way!
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  6. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Volt regulator   

    I’m using a YAMAHA SHINDENGEN FH020AA regulator.  It’s designed for three phase stators but works fine with our single phase types. It uses MOSFET technology and wastes less power in heat than the traditional types used with rotax engines. It maximizes the output from the 165 watt coil on a 582. 
     
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  7. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    That regulator requires some load on it (1 amp minimum?) to regulate, besides the filter cap. Make sure to keep something on when the engine is running. Maybe lights of some sort. Radios or other avionics aren’t a good choice because they might not like voltage excursions when starting up or shutting down.  Or, go ahead and upgrade to a better regulator. Lot’s of people like the Key West. I use a motorcycle regulator. 
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  8. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Whelen Stobe not working   

    Check to see you’re getting 12-14 volts at the power supply and the wiring is good out to the stobes. I had mine go out and found an internal fuse in the power supply was blown. It’s a pain to open one of those up because they used rivets which have to be drilled out (OK, they’re aluminum so not too challenging).  If you do open it, remember you’re dealing with high voltage. 
    At Oshkosh one year, I found Whelan was selling refurbed units they pulled from under the counter. Wouldn’t hurt to ask them if you still need one by then.
    Or go LED. 
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  9. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Insurance prices   

    I use Lincoln Benefit Life sold through the Pilot Insurance Center.  PICLife.com
    The premium was reasonable for 20 year level term. 
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  10. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic 2 stroke oil source   

    I use Amsoil Interceptor. Try your Coastal Farm and Ranch. 
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  11. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic I need to get a wire to the wintips   

    I used a shop vac on the rear spar to suck a string tied to a cloth. Same idea as the compressor. 
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  12. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Wing tanks for sale   

    Pretty sure you can still buy them for a Kitfox IV from the factory, so I assume you'll looking for less expensive alternatives?
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  13. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Rebracing the tail section   

    You’re going to have to do some fabric work. With the cut fabric, the integrity of the covering is compromised and it will not be airworthy unless you terminate / patch it properly even if you are adding additional access covers. This would be a great time to call in some help from a local tube and fabric expert to get you on the right track. The work you’ve already been doing is more advanced than fabric skills so you shouldn’t have any trouble picking it up. 
    Thanks for sharing your fabrication adventures. 
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  14. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Wind   

    Yes friend, you’re not alone.  Strong gusty days make for a lotta work and can take all the fun out of flying these light wonders. Gotta pick your days. 
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  15. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Nice October   

    The Red Baron looks sharp set off against that huge field. He looks lonely though. Needs a friend to join him on his sorties. 
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