lv2plyguitar

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About lv2plyguitar

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  • Birthday 02/05/1967

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  1. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Latest project   

    Whats the differences you see that make the AVID more fun.  I have considered going to larger bush plane but have no experience in one.
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  2. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic What difference does pitch make?   

    I adjusted the pitch on the whirlwind 3 blade 75" STOL from 17.5 to 16.  I can feel the added torque on take off and the climb angle is steeper.  Appears that setting puts the engine at around 5800 full throttle in flight.  I can go full throttle for a few seconds as the plane approaches VNE very quickly at 5800.
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  3. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Progress on the extended wings   

    You'll be ready for Valdez STOL competitions once the boat anchor is removed and the Rotax installed.  I am thinking about ordering the zipper kit so I can do a vertical climb.
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  4. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Avid Catalina on barnstormers   

    I called on this and the wings are 18" oc ribs.  From inboard rib to tip is 16' 8".  Its not a HH wing in my opinion.
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  5. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Avid Catalina on barnstormers   

    Does this aircraft have longer wings than the Model C Avid?
    Thanks
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  6. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Parting out A model Avid STOL wing   

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  7. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    I would love to see a bolt on design where the flaperon is separated where one part is flaps and the rest is aileron.  Leni has a plane with that design already.  Be nice to put some larger flaps on the avid and get is slowed down to 30. 
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  8. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Long term storage ~ Winterize   

    Block off the wing spars so mice do not live in wing.
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  9. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic What difference does pitch make?   

    Last night I set the pitch at 16.  Was set at 17.5.  Ill post the results on here as soon as I get a chance to fly.
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  10. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic stretching avid mk4   

    How much length do you get with the wing extension kit?
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  11. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    What difference does pitch make?
    Okay so I've been flying three years but have never understood why pitch on a prop can improve takeoff performance.  I am running a rotax 912 uls on an AVID C.  Have a Whirlwind 3 blade 75 STOL prop.  Currently have it set at 17.5 pitch.  I am not getting 5800 rpm at full throttle in flight or 5300 static.  My question is this.  If I backed off the pitch to 15 to achieve the 5300 static / 5800 in flight how would that improve takeoff performance since its not pulling as hard with the 17.5 pitch. 
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  12. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    2016 Mens Retreat Precarious Landing
    I did not know this video existed until today.  Landing on 900' strip at gold mine.  The approach is a little precarious but with enough mixing the pot can get lined up.  This is before I got 26" bush wheels, VG's and rotax 912 ULS.
     
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  13. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ULS Tuned Intake   

    I'm researching this because I will need a modified airbox. Don't know if its worth the time and money. The standard one in the picture wont work for me because of clearances from the firewall. 
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  14. lv2plyguitar added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Rotax 912 ULS Tuned Intake
    I have heard the tuned intake increases the horsepower by 5 horse on the Rotax 912 uLS.  Is that true? Any of you testing running engine with and without?
     

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  15. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Tailwheel tightening   

    If you tighten the springs from rudder to arms this will prevent the wheel from cantering as easy.  I had stiff springs last year and rarely would my wheel canter.  I did not like because I could not turn around in tight places so I got looser springs.  The difference was amazing but required me to be on the rudder and brakes more to keep from ground looping.  Stiffer springs will help solve your problem.
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