Av8r_Sed

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    I'm watching with interest, JimChuck.  I just picked up a partially completed Model IV kit.  I've got to back up a little and take care of some corrosion, old fuel tanks and the like before any progress starts.  It'll be interesting to see how light you'll be able to keep it.
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  15. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Wanted: Rotax C-Gearbox Front Casting   

    I can try welding it, but castings are a crap shoot, especially after they're oil impregnated.  First choice would be to find a used part.  I could buy new from Rotax, but I'd rather light six Benjamins on fire before I hand over that much cash to the Austrians.
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  16. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic YAMAHA Genesis (RX-1) install in Kitfox 5   

    That's a good method.  I was aware of the template generator, but didn't figure out the best way to handle the two ends.
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  17. Av8r_Sed added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Cracked 582 C-Gearbox Housing
    On my way home from the Kitfox Fly-in I started to accumulate a fine mist of oil on my windshield and cowling.  It became apparent it was gear oil and I assumed it was a bad front propeller shaft seal on the C-Gearbox.  I decreased my leg lengths, cleaned up at each stop and added gear oil as necessary.  Made it home to Chicago and pulled the front half of the gearbox to replace the seal.  I realized I didn't have the proper gear puller, wrench and jig to do it myself so I took it into Leading Edge Airfoils for them to do it.  I was surprised this past Monday when they informed me the housing was cracked almost in half.  To their credit, L.E.A.F. didn't charge me even though they disassembled and degreased all the parts.
    Anybody else experience this type of failure?
     
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  18. Av8r_Sed added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Rotax C-Gearbox Front Casting
    I need to replace the front gearbox casting from an early 90's Greyhead C-Gearbox.  Anybody have one, or a gearbox available?

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  19. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Another dumb question   

    HACmac mixture control is still available: HacMan Mixture Control
    I wouldn't fly a two stroke without one  
     
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  20. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Busy Sept 11th   

    Thanks for your service and all the pics, Joey. I found the Wake Is ones particularly interesting. Such a small place that holds a lot of history. 
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  21. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Mark IV brakes   

    Mine sat for years and needed the rebuild, including replacing the Buna-N plug, part 17, on the exploded view. Takes a little patience to glue them on and sand them flat.
    For what it's worth, those socket cap hex bleeder screws don't really have to be tight. The top of the resevoir is at atmospheric pressure. The bleeders just stop the brake fluid from splashing out. I usually get a little leakage around the shaft for a bit after I do the bleed. 
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  22. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic WANTED - AVID FIBERGLASS WING COVER   

    Isn't this what Birddog is selling in this same subforum? Did it already sell or something?
    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/5312-wing-fiberglass/
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  23. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Bad fuel line warning   

    Gascolator to Mikuni fuel pump and carbs is run in smaller, rubber, automotive hose with fire sleeve protection.  This has proved very durable.
     
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  24. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Bad fuel line warning   

    I don't think there's any good tygon type tubing.  I still use it for my fuel sight gauges and vent line from the header tank.  Also I use it on my HacMan mixture control.  I pretty much replace it every year. 
    The Gates barricade hose is good stuff other than having a significantly large O.D.  I use that for my main fuel lines to the header tank.  Aluminum after that up to the gascolater on the firewall.
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  25. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Modified thermostat housing   

    When I was looking for one before, I think it was the #13 I was after. The O-ring idea might work.  Even if it leaks a little it would probably be fine. As it is, I drilled the recommended weep hole in the thermostat so it leaks anyway. 
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