Av8r_Sed

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  1. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic VHF Antenna   

    Fred, Broadly generalized, that's true.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild S/N 141   

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic 912s for sale in england   

    Scam I believe. Ask for pics and you won't get any from a guy who says he's in France. Asking prices are too low. 
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  11. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    The mass moment of inertia on the 72” square tipped Warp probably exceeds the capacity of the C gearbox (6000 kg-cm^2). Most opt for the taper tip if they're using a three blade Warp. 
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  12. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic c box remove   

    No real secrets. You need to take off the cover after draining the gear oil to get to 4 of the 8 mounting bolts holding the gearbox to engine. Taking off the rubber donut is straight forward. Reinstalling it on the next engine reqires a compression clamp to line up the holes. 
    Plan on purchasing a new cover gasket. I get mine from JBM Indusries.  http://jbmindustries.com
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  13. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Fuel sight tube pics anyone?   

    Bear Perkins sells a sight tube kit that's easy to install. No threaded fittings. It works well in realatively thin fiberglass tanks. 

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  14. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic High Sierra Fly-In 2017 pics   

    I really like that one with Ty trailing fuel from his left wing vent.  All I can think of is the movies where someone then tosses a lighter.
    Nice pics, Joey.  Hope to see more.
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  15. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    For a shop installation, some use refrigerated air dryers.  A cheapo is available from HF https://www.harborfreight.com/compressed-air-dryer-40211.html  Still, $400 and only worth it if you do a lot of blasting and painting.  Garage Journal has a number of compressor/ dryer threads with some decent homebrew solutions.
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  16. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Sounds like moisture in your blasting pot.  Dryer not working well?
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  17. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Double brakes   

    Those are Matco MC-1's.  Out of production, but you can still buy rebuild kits.  As long as the rubber boots are in good shape, they should be serviceable.  Not sure if you can hook them up in tandem to have brakes on passenger side.
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  18. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Thanks for the info.  Makes me a little jealous.  No place to blast, even if I had the equipment.  I hope to find a deal like Larry did to blast and powdercoat when I'm ready.
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  19. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    JimChuk,
    I'm amazed at what you can do with simple home shop tools!   Did you raid the local public works department?
    How many pounds of sand did that take?
     
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  20. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Starter draw 582   

    I don't know what the draw is, but I used 4 gauge copper to wire it and it spins right up. 
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  21. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic HANGER FULL- KITFOX FUSELAGES & PARTS   

    Give 'em hell, Ed. You're a tough SOB, aren't you?  My thoughts are with you. Gotta get through the initial rounds so you can get back to the shop.
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  22. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Cracked 582 C-Gearbox Housing   

    They're continuing to manufacture the B and E. Not sure if you can blank off the starter area on the E, but I would guess you can. 
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  23. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Cracked 582 C-Gearbox Housing   

    For the record, I got a reply back from RotaxRick today saying he's never seen one crack this way either. 
    He also says C Box gearboxes and parts are starting to dry up with Rotax going out of production on these and with all the Apex and RX-1 conversions going on now. 
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  24. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Wanted: Rotax C-Gearbox Front Casting   

    This forum is great! I should have the case I need on the way tomorrow from LSaupe. 
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  25. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Wanted: Rotax C-Gearbox Front Casting   

    Thanks Ed. I did notice those on eBay. I'd hate to buy a whole gearbox for just the front cover. I've got a list of places to call to see what I can drum up if no one here has one laying around.  
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