marksires

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  1. marksires added a post in a topic Beautiful trailer for sale I deal for any folding wing planee   

    When you are typing your entry, there is a little paperclip near the bottom with 'Drag files here to attach, or choose files....', click on the 'choose files' and you can select the pictures to add.
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Ed,
    Glad to see you back, even if briefly.  Keep up the good fight!
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Chemtrails at night   

    Actually the lead is there to raise the Octane to 100 and prevent detonation.  Once the valves and valve valve seats were hardened, the lead isn't doing much for the valves anymore.  Those running two strokes are wondering what the heck a valve is???
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Wicks 10% off Paint and Coverings   

    As often as you are covering planes, I thought you'd be a dealer by now!   Anyway, probably should mark March in your calendar, they usually have this sale every year in March.  Don't know if September will now be a regular or not.
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  5. marksires added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wicks 10% off Paint and Coverings
    Just got this in the mail in case anyone is looking for paint/covering supplies:
     

         
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic Special instruments   

    The company was Zaon - see the PCAS on the wikipedia page:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_collision_avoidance_system
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  7. marksires added a post in a topic Special instruments   

    There was a company that had a device that strictly relied on transponders - Zaxon or Zarron, can't remember exactly.  I believe they are out of business though.
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    No, mine are 4130  like most of the plane's steel. I made them out of a flat sheet  except for the connecting tube. I  bent them to the shape then added some plates for better foot traction.  It isn't clear in my pictures, but I designed them so the strength of the pedals, particularly the connection to the brake cylinders, is not dependent on my welding ability, which is nothing to brag about.
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    And here are how I remade them to work much better:
     

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  10. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    You don't want stock ones, they have very ineffective braking due to poor geometry.
    Here are the stock ones:
     

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  11. marksires added a post in a topic Wanted: your broken/dead old ICOM IC-A20 handheld radio   

    Sorry to hear that.  I'll keep it around in case it will be useful for someone else.
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  12. marksires added a post in a topic Wanted: your broken/dead old ICOM IC-A20 handheld radio   

    I just bought a new radio to replace my old ICOM IC-A22.  It will receive, but transmit always says 'low battery', even with new batteries, and the transmission doesn't go out.  If that has what you need I'll be happy to send it your way.
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    No apartment, but I am going to make that part 2 stories, with the second story all storage. If I ever need it I could finish it out for an apartment I guess.
    I love the smell of sheetrock in the morning as long as someone else is doing it!  I hired a guy to hang and finish it.  I really really really dislike doing drywall, especially the finishing.  This guy barely needed to sand it when he was done.  When I do it, it looks like a two year old threw some mud on the wall and then used it for fingerpainting.
    I wonder how many Avid project planes will fit up there??? Hmmmmm
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Especially since those are 4x12 pieces on the wall. 
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Progress continues.  Like building an airplane, 80% done, 80% to go.....
    The !@#%^^ firewall was approved today!  Now I can frame out the bathroom, get the plumbers in, and then only electric remains.  I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, I hope it isn't a train!
    One thing the firewall does is emphasize how tall this hangar is.  Looks like the great wall of China (or maybe Trumps border wall).
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  16. marksires added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    Another Heinlein fan?
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  17. marksires added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    Yes, the new owner is a member and posts on progress periodically.
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  18. marksires added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    FAA registry shows N417Z as deregistered, with a 'Sale Reported'.  Original Airworthiness was in 1988, deregistration happened in 2013.  The last registered owner was in California, so how it got to Iowa is probably a story.  I wonder if someone bought it as a project, moved it to Iowa, and then never did anything with it?
     
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  19. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mark 4 For Sale on CL   

    The 10 hours with no airworthiness or registration is interesting.  Hope the FAA doesn't pay a visit based on the ad!
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  20. marksires added a post in a topic It Passed   

    Congrats!
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  21. marksires added a post in a topic Rear view camera   

    Neither the 795 nor the gdl 39 provide ADS-B out.  NO portable device is approved for ads-b out, and I highly doubt they ever will.  For ADS-B out on our planes, the UAvionix device that replaces a nav light is a great option - it just got it's approval from the FAA at Oshkosh.
    https://www.uavionix.com/products/skybeacon/
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  22. marksires added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    Thank you for the eye bleach!  What has been seen cannot be unseen, but it can be covered over!
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  23. marksires added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    I'd have gotten in my airplane and left the grizzly to his cabin....
    I just remember the old joke about telling the difference between black bear scat and grizzly scat - grizzly smells like pepper (spray) and has little bells in it. 
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  24. marksires added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    Huh, 'A grizzly broke into the cabin' and 'I had a good time' aren't phrases I'd put together.....
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  25. marksires added a post in a topic need advice   

    I did something similar, but modified the pedals so the arm is at the bottom of the pedal instead of the top.  I used the MC4-G cylinders which are the shortest Matco has, and they fit in the shorter space.  I had tried the 'intensifier' kit on the old MC-5 cylinders, but really didn't notice any improvement.  I attached pictures of both the old and new, hope they make it!
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