Av8r3400

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    Lowell told me directly, he quit making this gear due to too many bent airplanes.
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Wing Tanks   

    The problem is roto-molded polyurethane is not strong enough for the structural needs.  
    This is why fiberglass is still being used, with an updated resin which is better resistant to modern gasoline additives including ethanol contamination.
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Wing Tanks   

    Just like a Piper wing tank.  They have tubes through them for the drag cables to pass.  This allows the tank to "float" in the bay.
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic For sale soon - Avid MKIV   

    This plane has cleared the probate system and is now officially for sale.  This forum has first dibs before it goes on Barnstormers. 
     2006 Avid Mark IV Subaru Status conversion with Belt Reduction Drive is for sale,Owner Passed Away   Avid comes with Skis and Wheel pants Hangared & Based at KRRL... North Central  Wisconsin $18,000 OBO with enclosed Trailer  $16,000 OBO with out Trailer
    Contact Steve Krueger if additional pictures or info is requested. Kruegerfly@aol.com 715 204 2928


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  5. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic check out this little plane   

    No thanks.
     
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Coolant Bottle   

    This is what I used.  IMO, much better than an athletic squirt bottle...
    Link
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic WHERE IS JOEY'S INSPECTION REPORT?   

    He's good to go!  Posted on FB:

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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic SuFu howdy!   

    Welcome.  Fun is definitely the name of the game.  Read, ask and learn.  But mostly don't be shy.
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    I saw these at McBean and Stick and Rudder hangers.  These are awesome doors!!  If I ever build another hangar...
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Ceramic coating exhaust   

    Coated exhaust is an easy fix.  Media blast off the coating, weld, re-coat.  Easy peasy.
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    Engine clearance on both sides.  Lycoming O360.
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    What a good looking bird.
    Waiting on the full performance review of the new engine.  
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    Where are you fling in-out of?  Maybe we can still meet up...
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic For sale soon - Avid MKIV   

    AS a note to everyone:  This plane has not moved yet.  The owner passed away and the ownership of the plane is going through probate litigation now.  Once that is settled the son of the owner plans to sell the plane.
    I have not been able to get into it's hangar for any details, but as soon as I am able I will find out as much as I can and post it here.
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Going to be in OSH April 2018   

    Dammit!  
    I’m going to be in Tennessee from the 14th to the 22nd. 
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  16. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airdale   

    They were using the name "Hog Air".  Harley-Davidson owns a patent on the term "Hog" in relation to their products.  Not to mention they did not endorse or sanction the use of their products to power aircraft.
    For the true experimenter, this would be a fun, NOVELTY, engine.  
    To buy this engine, designed fabricate a mount, design and fabricate a cowl and cooling system, trail and error on several propellers (at least), plus the multitude of other things, you could buy and be flying a Rotax twice over.  It all depends what you want to do.
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  17. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic ANR Hedset - is it worth it?   

    I have a Bose.  It is the best money I have spent since I started flying.  The bluetooth is nice to connect to my phone for music and calling.  The ANR feature is without compare to a passive headset.
    Prior to this, I had an older Lightspeed that was large, bulky, ugly and literally it's plastic construction fell apart.  When it did work, my passive David Clark was better at noise reduction.  No comparison of this unit to the quality of the Bose.  Newer Llightspeed units may be better, but I'll never know.
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  18. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airdale   

    Again, an engine designed to loaf along at 1500 rpm putting out 10% of its rated power is going to be pushed to 80% continuous output.  That sounds like a good combination for an airplane.
    Also, it's single ignition.  I know for a fact that a HD will not run on one.
     
    Exactly.
     
    Have fun with it.  I'm sure with the shorty drag pipes you'll make a lot of friends.
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  19. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airdale   

    80 hp seems pretty ambitious for that motor.  What rpm are they turning it to?
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  20. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    The stock valve train will float at about 6400.  They are not an interference fit engine.
    Hal Stockman runs his continuous at 6000-6200.
     
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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    You misunderstand.  I mean have your engine rebuilt/overhauled rather than buying a new one.  I don't believe there is much if any damage to yours.
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic LEAF Shipping Cost   

    That is so true, Jim.  I deal with people all day in my job.  Young people (>30) have almost completely lost the ability to communicate verbally.
    It's amazing!
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  23. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    Okay I'll make the "Price is Right" guess:  1 pound.
    I think Joey built a fly-weight here...
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid on Barnstormers   

    I wouldn't wish a Revmaster (or any VW conversion) on my worst enemy.  These engines do not work in these airplanes.  Period.
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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    Do the overhaul of your own engine.  I seriously doubt you have any extensive damage after a 7500 run.
    Their big bore engines are better than stock.
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