marksires

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  1. marksires added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Jenki, not the same as split lock or spring.  both of those are to keep the fastener from becoming loose.  Belleville washers are to keep the connection from coming loose, or to keep constant, predictable pressure on a connection.  One use of them is when fastening a wooden propeller, so as the wood expands and contracts with humidity the connection to the hub stays tight.
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Jenki,
    Belleville washers are washers that are not flat, they are cupped, and if not made of spring steel, have some spring to them so they keep pressure on the bolt/nut when they are torqued down correctly.  The amount of pressure can be varied by changing how much torque is applied to the bolt.
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    Aeropoxy seems to be the best epoxy for fuel tanks.  I have Cozy plans, and hang out on the Cozy forum as well.  All reports of Aeropoxy used in the fuel tanks are positive.  On user did a coupon test with various epoxies.  Most worked fine, but Aeropoxy held up a year in a bottle of E-85.
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Wicks Inventory Clearance Sale   

    My definition of close doesn't always match up with others.  It was 13 hours of driving each way, but I find driving relaxing..
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Wicks Inventory Clearance Sale   

    I bid on one of the carts of spruce, thinking I'd keep whoever got it honest, but no one took the challenge.  They extended some items, so I got a few others as well to make the trip worth it.  I got a lot more spruce than it looked like in the picture, the 8ft bed of my truck is full!
    One of the things I got was a Matco MHMH6B wheel assembly, including the caliper and axle.  So if anyone needs one, I have one I can let go cheap!  If not, I'll have a project to use it on eventually, I'm sure.
     
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  6. marksires added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wicks Inventory Clearance Sale
    Just got an email that Wicks is having an inventory Clearance auction.   Not sure all the details yet, but thought there might be some interest here.
     
    https://bid.grsauctions.com/bid/33881?item=1841095&section=items
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  7. marksires added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    11/30/2018 Alaska Earthquake
    Just saw the news about a 7.0 earthquake in AK.  Hope all our Alaska folks are ok!
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic New Airport is open   

    That is because the website hasn't implemented all the hand holding (mostly warnings about cookies, etc) the EEA/EU requires in their GDPR regulations.  Cheaper and easier to block access then comply with regulations that 99.99% of their web traffic doesn't require.
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic New Airport is open   

    Nice. 5500 ft runway?  You should be able to do 2 or 3 touch and goes without ever having to make a turn! 
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  10. marksires added a post in a topic A Little Preflight Assistance   

    Nice thing about alligators is they are low to the ground, they can't climb like that!  I found this on another forum, and the word there was they had a gun - in the airplane.  Neither of the guys volunteered to retrieve it.
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  11. marksires added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    A Little Preflight Assistance
    Nice of this guy to help out!



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  12. marksires added a post in a topic Cabin Heat   

    Fred,
    No doubt!  It is on my list when I finally get around to rebuilding my Avid.  I got my seaplane rating in a J-3, and having those top doors open was wonderful!
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Cabin Heat   

    Heat?  Who needs heat???? Now if someone could come up with a light, cheap air conditioner, I'd jump on it in a second!   81 degrees (F) here right now, at noon on 11/9/2018.
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    I fly a Cherokee 235 and have had ADS-B in/out for about 5 years now.  I can tell you with absolute certainty that your Mark 1 eyeballs aren't nearly as good as you think they are.  I can also state with absolute certainty that another small airplane is invisible to the eye outside of 2nm in most conditions.  Occasionally when the conditions are perfect (clear air, light colored airplane below me with solid, dark ground below), I can find one at about 3nm.
    I know it has saved me from a close encounter at least once, which justifies the price for me.  It was a classic mid air setup, I was in my low wing cherokee, and a high wing took off from a small private airport ahead along my path.  He was slower, climbing directly in my flight path, completely invisible under the nose of my plane.  I watched it develop on my ADS-B in iPad, and when it became obvious we were going to get much too close, I deviated to the right.  I'm sure the other pilot never even knew I was around, since I was above and behind him, but gaining at about 30 knots.
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    As long as you stay out of the airspace where it is required, there is nothing wrong with that.  If not, expect to become an example for the rest of the GA community.  I predict the FAA will have no mercy shortly after the deadline passes.
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  16. marksires added a post in a topic New Project   

    Good Luck TJ - It's always a good day when you can get out the 'big boy toys'!
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  17. marksires added a post in a topic Fall flights   

    Ick!  Glad you like it!  I'll stay here in Florida and enjoy my excessive heat!
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  18. marksires added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    Looks a lot like what I did, except I changed to an external reservoir and the shortest cylinders matco makes (4g or 4h), and made the cylinder connection right above the pivot point.  It gave me the 2.5x mechanical advantage Matco recommends, and went from barely able to hold the plane at idle (with the 'intensifier' kit in the old 5 cylinders), to holding it at full throtttle.  Avid Model C, 582, original Peery prop
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  19. marksires added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    Nah, not a wind generator, a RAT just like the big boys have 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_air_turbine
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  20. marksires added a post in a topic Fatal error   

    I vaguely remember this happening before, and it has something to do with the profile - it sets the date/time format based on the locale parameters your machine passes it when you first sign up - and some of them it didn't handle correctly.  I'll see if I can find any notes from that.  I found a way to fix it without getting too technical, but it was weird....
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  21. marksires added a post in a topic Seaplane/float rating   

    Exactly - dangerous to the wallet!
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  22. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    I wish you would
    I almost had a wreck the other day.  I pulled up behind a 'squat' truck, and on the back window was a bumper sticker that said:
    'F@ck Hillary'
    Immediately in my head I heard Bill's voice say:
    'I wish you would, God knows I don't want to'.
    I laughed so hard I almost ran into the ditch....
     
     
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  23. marksires added a post in a topic Seaplane/float rating   

    It's dangerous - I did my seaplane rating at Jack Browns in Winter Haven FL several years ago.  Then I bought a pair of Avid floats Jim Chuk had laying around. Still haven't put them on, but I do go fly a seaplane every year or so at Jones Brothers in Tavares FL
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  24. marksires added a post in a topic Susitna River Gravel Bar Landing.   

    That's not too bad.  Her customers sitting next to their wives in church are the ones that really sweat! 
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  25. marksires added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    Nope, you can't make your own ADSB-OUT, that is for ADSB-IN only, and those make your own kits work fine.  Still need a tablet and app to actually see anything though.  There are no approved portable devices for out either, and don't expect any.  The FAA's plan is eventually to use ADSB instead of radar to keep airplanes separated, so I wouldn't expect them to ever approve a portable device to keep our little planes separated from airliners with 200-300 voters/taxpayers.  There aren't any portable transponders, and ADS-B will be even more critical than the transponder in the long run.
    For ADSB-Out (the required part), the cheapest/easiest solution is the uavionics device that replaces your nav light and is a completely self contained unit with the WAAS GPS, transmitter, etc.  The only downside is you have to leave your nav lights on all the time, but since the replacement is LED, if you replace the other side with an LED, I don't really see that as a big issue.  It is just under $2k, and installation takes about 15 minutes.
    <edited - changed just $2k to just UNDER $2k - 2k is a lot of money for our planes!)
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