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  1. marksires added a post in a topic New guy from IL   

    Nice looking plane.  I escaped Illinois a few years ago......
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  2. marksires added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Draco crash at Reno today (9/16/2019)
    Draco lost the battle with a crosswind on takeoff at Reno today.  Below is an Instagram link to the video. You'll probably need an Instagram account to view it, but I couldn't find it anywhere else:
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Curtis Drains   

    I believe mine are CA-1550, same as on my Cherokee.  They take a square o-ring.  My mechanic replaces the o-rings, but I don't trust them, since they aren't the same.  I give him my 'cores' after I replace them.  They last several years, and hey, aviation is expensive.  I don't cut corners on anything that involves fuel or sparks.
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Softened plastic fuel tank   

    You never know what is in mogas - they can put anything in it as long as it meets the relatively weak specifications for automobile useage.  It may be fine, and it may contain some nasty solvents they needed to get rid of when mixing up the next batch.  
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Got a call from Edmo   

    Anybody have his address?
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic Got a call from Edmo   

    Likewise on the donation and missing Ed!
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  7. marksires added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wicks 25% off sale 8/26/2019 - 8/30/2019
    Just got this email from Wicks.  Excludes anything Dynon however.
    25% Off OVERSTOCK SALE The entire store**excluding dynon* Get your list ready, fill you stock bins, buy up for future projects. Can't beat this sale.  MUST BE IN STOCK ITEMS!!! EXCLUDES DYNON The entire week of Aug 26-30 2019  In stock only, while supplies last. Tell your friends! Wicks Aircraft | 618-654-7447 | WicksAircraft.comSTAY CONNECTED:  Wicks Aircraft Supply, 410 Pine Street, Highland, IL 62249SafeUnsubscribe™ sires.mark@gmail.comForward this email | Update Profile | About our service providerSent by in collaboration withTry email marketing for free today!     
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Conumdrum..............   

    Here is a link to the STC.  From what I could find online, I don't think anyone is doing it anymore.

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  9. marksires added a post in a topic convert fr 582 to 670   

    More horsepower needs either a bigger prop, or a prop with more 'bite' to convert the horsepower to thrust.  The same prop, spinning at the same RPM is going to produce the same amount of thrust regardless how much horsepower is spinning it.
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  10. marksires added a post in a topic Avid nose gear   

    I think it is more confusing because if you ordered the nosewheel or convertible option(s), you definitely got the nosewheel weldment.  If you didn't, and they had a nosewheel weldment frame ready to go, you might get it anyway.
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  11. marksires added a post in a topic Nose wheel design   

    I have a Avid 'C' model that doesn't have the nosewheel weldment, it became an option at one point in the evolution.  I have a new front section with the nosewheel weldment to splice in if I ever get a round tuit.
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  12. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    Kidnapped by a bear (sortof)
    Thought our Alaska members would appreciate this one.

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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Lycoming   

    It isn't the horsepower, it's the compression ratio.  160HP O-320 is iffy on pump gas unless it is really good pump gas (high octane) because it has a 8.5:1 ratio.  My Cherokee 235 with a O-540 will run on 80/87 or low octane pump gas.  I have the Petersen STC for it, which consists of a metal placard mounted on the engine, and stickers placed at each fueling point.  No modifications to the engine or fuel system were required, and it is 235 horsepower, but only 7.2:1 ratio.  Less squeeze means more detonation margin.
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic Goats are crazy   

    The parts are from the last airplane to land there intending to shoot a goat...
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Flyer pilots at OSH19?   

    I'll be there in the glamping section Sunday - Thursday, but my Avid Flyer is still in pieces.
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