EDMO

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About EDMO

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  • Birthday 05/19/1941

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  1. EDMO added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I'm not in this game, but sure that others are - How do you determine which vendor is truthful, and which is full of advertising BS?  I have tried to read all the posts to understand them.  Maybe one of my planes someday will be powered by one of these engines - I hope the smoke clears before then.   I did a lot of research back in the 1990s on Hi-Vo chain drives, like they use in screaming race car engines - even talked to one builder of Hi-Vo redrive for EA-81 engine in Nikiski Alaska and got plans from him, but never built one - I think they are probably the most "Bullet-proof", even better than the good cogged belt drive on my Dave Johnson engine and on Stratus engines,  but don't know a thing about clutches.   EDMO
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  2. EDMO added a post in a topic "FOXY FLAPPER" FOTOS   

    Loved the 'Coupe video - Just not the right plane to take to Alaska - held on to my 415C for a few years, asking wife if we were coming back to Missouri - The month I sold the Coupe, she told me we were moving back! - My wives didn't like planes!  Oh - I didn't have JATO...  EDMO
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  3. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Thanks for the post Ron - I was beginning to think that some might be thinking that the meds were affecting my thinking (what am I saying?) about there being 3 types of Magnum tips - Glad to have them validated.   EDMO
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  4. EDMO added a post in a topic Making a new set of skis   

    I used to water ski in the swamps and on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers - Drowned once - Still cant swim!  Ha!  Helped build a tri-gear non-flying, Harley-powered snowplane sled in Michigan, and drove it,  but never snowskied on my own two legs or in a plane.   Just remembering.   EDMO
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  5. EDMO added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    Not any worse than Alaska Fish & Game - They loaded the old confiscated Pipers until they were sway-backed.  EDMO
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  6. EDMO added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    I went to AMT school at Anchorage for 3 years with one of the ME FAA STC approval guys - They were so busy approving mods for Atlee Dodge that they didn't want to look at anything else.   Worked for Dominion propeller and Wild West Guns and when I left WWG was doing CNC machine work knocking out lots of Aviation parts - probably for Dodge?  EDMO
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  7. EDMO added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    On all 3 wrecked Kitfoxes I have had - most of the tubes broke at the weld or about 1/4 to 1/2" from the weld.  My welder says the welds were not annealed after welding with MIG.   EDMO
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  8. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    It's not how fast or what you fly - Just how much you smile while flying!  EDMO
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  9. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Surprises keep coming - That almost looks like a 3rd type of Magnum rear wingtip shape.  Probably safer for the eyeballs than the longer Finch pointed tips, and more efficient than the forward angled trailing edge tips, something like the Catalina.  Looks like my old Tri-Pacer in the back?  Original Paint still?  I've still got a nosegear mount for one.  EDMO
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  10. EDMO added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    That's about what I have been thinking Joey - They are asking top $$$ for a plane that has had lots of owners and locations and is a long way from him.  There should be some Avids or Kitfoxes closer to Texas for sale.  Maybe he should keep on looking?  EDMO
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  11. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    X2  EDMO
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  12. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    I will do my best to make it right for you.  Sorry, I sure thought you would get them since its not close to Christmas rush.  I will hold your check until you let me know something.    I have the receipt showing $50 insurance on them.   EDMO
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  13. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Oh - Bullshit!  Not the first time they have lost something for me.  They had some insurance on them - Forget how much - Bummer!  Keep me posted - I might file a claim - again!  They had tracking too.   I haven't cashed your check.   I don't have any more and don't know if I can get more.  I do have some Grimes with a strobe lens added to them that you could possibly put the Spruce 30 watt LED bulbs in and it should give you some sort of strobe, or buy a power pack to match them, but no tail lights in them.   EDMO
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  14. EDMO added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    I had the Avid Magnum manual for a while - I have never understood why they want to wrap another layer of fiberglass over the fiberglass tanks?  Kitfox just uses GE Silicone II to glue the tank to the spars, and some of us put a capstrip over/under the tank to match the false rib tails.  Maybe it is because the Avid tank fuel filler openings are different?   EDMO
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  15. EDMO added a post in a topic Matco Fat Tailwheel trashed   

    http://www.wausauspring.com/
     That is where some of our members got springs.  I hear that they can make whatever you need.  EDMO
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