NorthIdahoAvidflyer

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About NorthIdahoAvidflyer

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  • Birthday 04/08/1970

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Post Falls, Idaho
  • Interests Ultralight Aircraft , Experimetal Aircraft, Tail Wheels, Back Country Flying, Airplane Camping.

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  1. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Solid Lexan Turtle Deck   

    Are they willing to make another one? I would be game for purchasing one for my Avid?
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  2. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018...Who’s going!   

    I would like to figure out where we can camp once we get there. I have another Idaho pilot who is going and he is taking the same commercial flight I am. I know Joey and I want to camp in the same location. If you guys talk to anyone in charge of all that or find out what the program will be this year please let me know. Its going to be a great time and I look forward to meeting and hanging out this the Avidfox crew this year. 
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Facet Fuel Pump   

    Mine is installed right at the header tank behind the seat. It pressurizes the whole system.  
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  4. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    Yes Sir it does. If you mean the plastic gear that bolted onto the pump then yes. Here is a picture is the whole pump with gear. Would love to have you stop by. I’ll be moving all the airplane stuff from home to the new hangar May 1st. 
     

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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    Yes my EGT's are running lower than normal hence the reason for the needle adjustment. The aircrew adjustment is for the idle current. I will most likely change the idle jet.
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  6. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    I will try a new set of plugs. I ran it and it ran ok but it still does not seem to run as smooth as before. It is still cold here and the temps and barometric pressure is lower than when I ran it last summer. I am going to lower the needle, turn out the idle mixture screw out and see if that helps. 
    What plugs do you run Chris?
    Thanks for the input.
     
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Vans RV6 crash   

    Amen! Shit makes my blood boil. How about if you don't know anything about it......shut your pie hole. 
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  8. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic FINALLY——   

    I have several pictures of that plane on my desktop at work. Good looking machine. Congrats!!
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    Yeah there was no real evidence that it was one thing. I come to the same conclusion as you. I think it was a mixture of oil left in the crankcase along with some fuel. none of the other fluids share color or consistency with what i found. I also had not turned off the gas like I normally do between runs. 
    I pulled the plugs last night and cleaned them. I will reinstall them and run it again this week.
    Thanks Chris 

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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Strange wetness in cylinders   

    I drained the header tank. No issues there. I found the oil I drained out of the Rotory Valve system. It’s green and much heavier. I primed the engine a lot to get it to run after setting for a few weeks I’m wondering if I flooded it and didn’t run it enough to clear it up. I pulled the plugs and will dry everything out and run it again this week. 
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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Strange wetness in cylinders
    I took the Avid out of the garage and ran it for a little bit. This is the second time I’ve ran it since installing the new rotary oil hoses and replacing the exhaust. The first run showed no issues and ran fine. It was not running as smooth as normal on the second run. I ran it for about 5 mins then shut it down. I had to run to town so I pushed it back into the garage. When I was putting it away I noticed moisture had came out the first exhaust bend and had sprayed black liquid all over the firewall and down the side of the plane. It wipped up easily. I pulled the plugs the next day to see if they were wet. Sure enough they were all very wet. The back cylinder had enough to catch in a clear laundry soap cup. It was a fine oily liquid. I tasted some and it was not sweet like antifreeze. It was not purple which is the color of the Quicksilver full Synthetic pre-mix I use and it was not green like the Semi Synthetic Quicksilver oil I run in the Rotory Valve system. It’s oily to taste and a brownish color. 
    I checked the float bowls and they look normal with no sign of water. The only thing I have not done is drain the header tank.
    It could be some of the old oil that was left in the rotory valve system. I did have the plane on it’s nose to bleed the rotory system of air. 
    Any ideas? This one has me baffled. 
     
     



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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Thank you for the update. Looking good. Can’t wait to hear a flying report.

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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic We lost Jerry Olenik   

    Very sad news indeed. He was a good guy.
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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    I think I am in love 
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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    I would like to hear about the 720 also.  Seems like it would be a beast! Is he running it and if so what’s the performance stats?
     
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