Av8r3400

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About Av8r3400

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  • Birthday 01/31/1971

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  • Location North Central Wisconsin

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Going through the Bing Carbs   

    Gotta be a Subaru.  Never heard of a Holly on anything else...
     
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rotax 582-90 Parts for Sale   

    I have a friend (non-computer guy) looking for 582 - Avid components.  I will forward you list to him.
    If you've been on the Yahoo forum for a while you know that the VW will be a long, frustrating uphill battle.  I can't name a single successfully flying VW in the Kitfox/Avid community.  I can name several who have tried and either given up and parted out their total project or went with a different engine after much frustration and expense.  
    I wish you luck with it.
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Subaru Turbo   

    What model Kitfox?  A Subaru is heavy enough.  Adding a turbo to an early plane could mean adding ballast to the tail.
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Custom Header Build Option   

    Will you add a tail pipe and muffler outside the cowl, like Steve does?
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  5. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    The Green and Silver Super STOL that pancaked in was last year's Silver Lindy Winner.  A total loss. 
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox FWF parts   

    Gittin' me some 912 action....
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic How much do 26/27/29/31 inch tires slow you down   

    Specs:
    Classic IV-1200
    105 hp Zipper 912
    78" x 48" Prince fixed pitch prop
    26" Airstreaks
    700# empty weight
    I cruise about 100 mph at 5200 rpm.  I can get 115 at 5800.
    With the large tires I can sustain climb at 1700+ FPM, solo with half fuel.


    With my 21x800-6 tires I am seeing about 3-5 mph more speed at the given power settings and 200 FPM more climb.
     
     
    My old plane, IV-1050, 650#, with 80 hp 912 and 68" 3-blade Warp taper tip, would easily see 15 mph more speed across the board, with a max of 1200 FPM climb when very light.  Takeoff distance was substantially longer.
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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    This photo is a friend of mine, Joe "The Point Man" Mapes.  He had an engine-out (Snowmobile 503) with this plane a week earlier.  He flies this Ridge Runner like a Boss!  Window open and elbow in the breeze every time...  So Kool!

     
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rear view camera   

    By the time you see something on the screen it will be too late.  
    Take the camera and put it on the front for ground taxiing visibility.
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    Flying his fat ass five would be as fun as a root canal...
    @Real FreedomFox
     


    LOL
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    FIrst:  Glad you are not injured or worse!
    Second:  Crap!
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    Sunrise

    Grrrrr...

    Ultralight Pattern, 300 AGL, west side heading north...

    The two most famous STOL video bloggers, Guess who...

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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic VG's on the flaperon   

    I've thought about this too.  I think the "normal" VGs for a wing may be too large for a flapperon, but the theory is sound on their operation.  They would help if you are having flapperon inversion issues...
     
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Where did you fly today?   

    Yesterday, a quick sunset flight to go to the neighboring airport for fuel...

     
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Where did you fly today?   

    Dallas coming along?

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