birddog486

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  1. birddog486 added a post in a topic wing aluminum 12"x12' only one   

    $50
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  2. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    wing aluminum 12"x12' only one
    I only have one piece (enough for one wing) originally from Avid. 12"x12' .016 or .018 thick
    Travis
     

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  3. birddog486 added a post in a topic wing fiberglass   

    I'm not sure which came first, the aluminum or the fiberglass but they served the same purpose which was to make a smooth surface over the false ribs on the top of the wing.
    This sold almost immediately via PM.
    Travis
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  4. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Chrome brake pedals
    These came with the Avid SE kit and add some bling..$30 shipped to the lower US
    Travis

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  5. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    wing fiberglass
    This fiberglass sheeting came from the Avid factory in the early 90's
    I have 6 pieces 15"x48" about .032 thick
    Any interest?
    Travis

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  6. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    912 oil pressure sender relocation hose
    New, 32" long and includes both end fittings for the engine and pressure sender.
    $45 shipped to lower US.
    Travis

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  7. birddog486 added a post in a topic Bush gear topic reopened   

    Nothing to add but I'd sure like to find a set of gear that was affordable and didn't need to fight wrapping with bungees.....
    Travis
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  8. birddog486 added a post in a topic Extended Speed Wing with short flaperon location   

    I moved them out on my extended speedwing. The wing tip is still flying long after the root has stalled if the wing was built to the plans(2" washout if extended) giving roll control at a lower speed.
    If the wing was built with little to no washout initially it probably wouldn't make a big difference where there attached.
    Travis
     

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  9. birddog486 added a post in a topic Avid Interior fabric & Sling Seat   

    Yes it will go in a mk4
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  10. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Interior fabric & Sling Seat
    Hi all, I have a complete Avid Interior including the Sling seat (high end SE kit) that's been kept inside a box for 25+ years and I'm considering selling it. I also have some pieces for sale including a baggage compartment carpet.
    Send me a PM if your interested. I've been swamped at work so It may take me a few days to reply.
    Travis
     






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  11. birddog486 added a post in a topic What model were the speed and aerobat wing introduced   

    Avid added different wing options sometime during the transition from B to C models and several kits ended up with a combination of different wing and fuselage parts. The aerobat wing is built using the same rib spacing as the heavy hauler but with the speedwing ribs (not undercamber ribs) and length, They also used a couple steel drag tubes instead of all aluminum.  Your wing appears to be a standard STOL wing but I'm not sure about the length
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  12. birddog486 added a post in a topic What not to do with a Super STOL   

    That's a perfect example why you recover (level the wings) during a stall with rudder only. You can see in the video as the plane starts to bank to the right the left aileron is up which means the right one is down increasing the angle of attack and drag on the right wing causing the roll.
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  13. birddog486 added a post in a topic rotax 912 Capacitor   

    so I'm not the only one...
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  14. birddog486 added a post in a topic Sealing wood fairings to wing struts   

    I covered my struts with Monokote and it seems to hold up just fine at 90mph on my Avid
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  15. birddog486 added a post in a topic Tube diamerter for 912 mount   

    I installed the 912 as the first engine in my plane and I had to extend the MK4 cowl to fit the 912. Also some of the 912 engine mounts from way back had the larger right side mount tube attached in the wrong location that interfered with the carb on that side. I believe Av8r3400's buddy had the same issue with his mount that he got from Airdale. The original fix was to add a 1/2" aluminum spacer to move the carb back so there was no interference and that is what I chose to do following the advice from some of the early 912 Avid builders from the Netherlands. You can see the spacer attached between the intake and carb boot.
    Travis


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