marksires

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  1. marksires added a post in a topic BIG NEWS AGAIN - Avid TurboProp   

    Exhaust pipe envy! :-)
     
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  2. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    For Leni

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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Catalina on barnstormers   

    Likewise, but Oregon is a long way from Florida!
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Converting airstream trailer into hauler   

    Boring!  
     
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Converting airstream trailer into hauler   

    I think you should put a big hinge on the back and make it open up like the nose of C-5...  That would be cool.
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic CA isn’t all bad   

    If it wasn't for San Francisco and L.A., it would be a great state!  Heading out next week for a few days in L.A. then up to scenic Stockton for a week.
     
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  7. marksires added a post in a topic An Electronics "Must-Have"   

    Dang, Positive Earth only!  Wish they had it in negative ground like we typically have in the U.S.
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Museum of Aviation   

    Stopped there on one of my many trips between North Florida and Illinois.  Very nice museum that you don't hear much about.
    Where is Kenneth now?  I'm in Lake City Fl, Cannon Creek Airpark (15FL).
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Parting out A model Avid STOL wing   

    I have a Perry prop on my 582 - it is what Avid included with the kit at the time (1991 - Complete STOL kit w/engine and prop was $12,995!).  Seems to work fine, but I have nothing to compare it against.
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  10. marksires added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018...Who’s going!   

    If I make it this year, I'll be in regular camping in Camp Schofield.  I'll be driving the 5th wheel up again, I'm a glamper, not a camper!
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  11. marksires added a post in a topic Curious fawns   

    These guys were checking out my new hangar the other day....

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  12. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Congrats - looks really good
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Selling aircraft/widow's liability   

    The problem with the state issue is you need to consider ALL the state laws.  They could initiate the lawsuit in the state you live, the state they live, a state the accident occurred in, a state they flew over, a state they thought about flying to......
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic Selling aircraft/widow's liability   

    Agree with IV2plyguitar.  I believe you can get a sale contract with liability release boilerplate from the EAA.  Nothing will stop someone from suing you if they think they can get something, but it will make it more difficult, which will thin the ambulance chaser herd.
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Walk inside the Bass pro and look at the prices on outboard boat motors.  It will make you feel a LOT better about flying!
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  16. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Shiny!
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  17. marksires added a post in a topic Kaua’i vacation   

    One of my favorite pastimes, sending pictures of sun and surf to folks up north! 
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  18. marksires added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Joey at Oshkosh this year?
    I just read an article in the latest EAA magazine that the Air Force reserve is celebrating it's 70th anniversary and bringing tankers to Oshkosh to have on display all week this year.  Maybe Joey will get a faster ride to Oshkosh than his Avid(s)? 
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  19. marksires added a post in a topic LSA Repairman Course   

    Correct (at least for the E-AB part).  To perform the condition inspection on an E-AB certified aircraft, you must be a licensed A&P.  Note that an IA is not required, just an A&P.
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  20. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Here is a link.  Ignore the bad sounds - the top is catching the trim around the opening, have to work on that this weekend.  Also, this is operating on backup battery power, no power to the building yet.   The 'up' speed is about 1/2 what it will be on line power.  I got 3 'up' cycles on the batteries, when I plugged in the charger it reported the batteries were at 25%.  Two group 24 deep cycles in parallel.
     
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  21. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    It's alive!  It goes up, and it goes down!!!  Woo Hoo.  Some adjusting to do, but not as much as I feared.  I'll upload videos to youtube and post the links here!
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  22. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Thanks Teal.  That gets you pretty close to competing with Lycoming/Continental 360's (180 - 200hp rated). That is a sweet spot for a very large part of the market.  It isn't particularly of interest to this group, but getting it up where it can be considered for an RV/Glassair/etc.  installation opens up a huge market, which makes the motor/adapter more viable for us as well.
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  23. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    As soon as it goes up and down, I'll be posting pictures and a video!
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  24. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    An update to make sure no one thinks badly of the company (Higher Power Doors).  Yesterday they asked me to send them an invoice for my time and any materials to fix the issues.  I wasn't too concerned about it, and told them so, but did mention that the extra week of delay triggered another month of forklift rental.  They said to include that also.
    I'm not really comfortable with that, there have been many delays in this project that were my own darn fault, so it doesn't seem right to stick them with the bill for this one.  It is a class act for them to do this however, and wanted to make sure everyone knew they were standing behind their product.
    My wife and I talked it over last night, and decided I would send the invoice as requested, but have them send whatever amount they felt fair on the invoice to Wings of Hope as a donation.  Feels more right to me.
    Mark
     
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  25. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    How much horsepower is the adapter/reducer combination going to be designed for?  The full Turbo'd power or something less?  If around the 200HP range or more, that opens the engine up to a lot of experimentals.
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