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  1. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Idle jet   

    Yup,  prop sits still at idle unless you have a breeze and then it windmills.  The two strokes apparently don’t need much of a flywheel because they idle really nice with no load. The clutch starts to engage around 2200 RPM. You’re supposed to avoid spending much time between that and 3000 RPM. I taxi at 3000. 
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  2. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    I agree with everything Leni said about the clutch. I went to it because I’m running a fairly heavy IVO medium and there was no way to get a smooth idle without it. When the vibration got bad it upset the carb floats and ended up barfing gas out on the exhaust. 
    Approach with a freewheeling prop and a slow airspeed gets you in nice and short but requires a shot of power to arrest the considerable sink rate and avoid an embarrasing “arrival”. 
    The only other negative to the clutch is you can’t prop the engine, nor turn it over to bring a piston to TDC. 
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  3. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic An Electronics "Must-Have"   

    Genious! Nearly 40 years doing electronics, why haven’t I come across this before?
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  4. Av8r_Sed added a topic in Jokes   

    Introducing Cora
    Not even April Fool's day yet but this is definitely a joke.  Range of 100 km
    Larry Page's newest blunder:  https://cora.aero/
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  5. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Powder coating   

    Well done, sir!
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  6. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Lights   

    From the EAA website:
    Am I required to have anti-collision lights on my homebuilt?
    No, if you are only going to using your aircraft for day, VFR flight. FAR 91.205 lists the instrument and equipment requirements for standard category aircraft. This FAR does not apply to Experimental-Amateur Built aircraft.
    If you intend to use your aircraft for either night VFR or IFR flight, you will have to comply with the requirements of FAR 91.205 because the operating limitations you receive as a part of your airworthiness certificate will include the following language:
    “After completion of phase I flight testing, unless appropriately equipped for night and/or instrument flight in accordance with § 91.205, this aircraft is to be operated under VFR, day only.”
    From FAR 91.205:
    (c)Visual flight rules (night). For VFR flight at night, the following instruments and equipment are required:
    (1) Instruments and equipment specified in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (2) Approved position lights.
    (3) An approved aviation red or aviation white anticollision light system on all U.S.-registered civil aircraft. Anticollision light systems initially installed after August 11, 1971, on aircraft for which a type certificate was issued or applied for before August 11, 1971, must at least meet the anticollision light standards of part 23, 25, 27, or 29 of this chapter, as applicable, that were in effect on August 10, 1971, except that the color may be either aviation red or aviation white. In the event of failure of any light of the anticollision light system, operations with the aircraft may be continued to a stop where repairs or replacement can be made.
    (4) If the aircraft is operated for hire, one electric landing light.
    (5) An adequate source of electrical energy for all installed electrical and radio equipment.
    (6) One spare set of fuses, or three spare fuses of each kind required, that are accessible to the pilot in flight.
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  7. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic VHF Antenna   

    Fred, Broadly generalized, that's true.
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  8. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Tig welding steel?   

    I’m not expert but I think you have to move faster. Amperage is probably about right. 
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  9. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    I got an OLS-10 Optitrol level switch. Same type as mentioned above. I see one now on Ebay for $15. 

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  10. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Avid 1581 is getting close   

    Good to hear you got her signed off and in the air.  Great Job!  Maybe we'll see a flight test video?
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  11. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    My 582 exhaust is ceramic coated. It's thin, durable, gets the heat out and is easy to inspect. I would definitely do it again. 
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  12. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    That grey head looks so nice and clean. How many hours are on it?  I'm coming up on 300 hours this year and may follow your lead. I really appreciate the tear down pics.
    I noticed the EGT locations look to be possibly too close to the manifold flange. See: http://www.ultralightnews.ca/exhaustsystems/egt_probelocation.htm
    It would be a good time to measure them and remedy if you think it’s worthwhile. 
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  13. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic New Bush Plane   

    Would the world as we know it cease to exist if he picked another color for his next? Some people are just set in their ways, I guess. I hope he shares with his friends. 
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  14. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    Whoops, I posted thinking about the injection pump.  There's a bleeder on the far side of the engine you should open up to purge the lines.  Shouldn't have to pre fill.
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  15. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    I thought it might have a registration issue but N933RB looks legit on the FAA registry. Why hasn't someone snapped this one up?
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