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 Avid Flyer pilots at OSH19?   

    Cant make it this year. Will be going back in 2020 for sure. This year the West crew will be meeting up at Dead cow for the Stol Drags. Should be a great weekend. 
     
     
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  2. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic What are these tabs?   

    My guess would be either mounting for a belly pod or aerial spray application. 
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Mark IV for sale in Oregon Craigslist
    I saw this yesterday. Figured I would pass it on.
            https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/avo/6918382589.html
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  4. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Mark IV for sale in Oregon Craigslist
    I saw this yesterday. Figured I would pass it on.
            https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/avo/6918382589.html
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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flap Lever   

    I’m looking into having one printed for me.  I’ll let you guys know who I use and how much it cost me. Thanks again 
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  6. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flap Lever   

    KenKelso you rock!  I really appreciate it. Wish I had your abilities. Thanks again for sharing and being willing to make changes. 
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flap Lever   

    I like this. It looks great. Any possibility of adding two more flap positions? Between zero and half and another between half and full? I added two more positions to my homemade Zenith flap handle and made it much more usable. I known my Avid doesn't have a real big flap range anyways. Just thought I would ask. 

     
     
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  8. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Jab 2200 Gen 4 installation   

    Thank you for the update. We would love to see photos of your install. 
     
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic New owners and paperwork.   

    Idaho is watching too. They just sent me my annual state registration bill. 
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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Going to Idaho   

    The Machinist and I are trying to solidify a plan to meet you down there. Have a safe trip. Here is my cell (five) 09- 59 (nine)- 9477. I have to put my plane back together Friday so if all goes well we should be able to make it down. 
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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Closer   

    Congrats!! It's always bad thing to let the smoke out.
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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Windshield   

    Yes, I've seen both used in the front but poly is the one most people go with. Plexi will shatter if hit. You will still get the stress cracks in the corners no matter what you use because of the tight radius in those corners. I used a heat gun to heat the bend area slightly which helped. 
    There are a few different manufactures of the Poly. Ask the supplier which brand is the most scratch resistant, The last stuff I installed scratches very easy and I wont use it again. 
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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Battery   

    I recently replaced my battery. I did a lot of looking around and went with the Odyssey Battery. Not as light as an Earth X but half the weight of a conventional battery and more than half the price of the Earth X. It has served me will the last year and didn't moss a beat after setting in the cold hangar all winter. 
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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Motion sickness?   

    FredStork is correct. I flew this weekend to a fly-in and on the way home I let my passenger fly the plane. As soon as he took control of the plane I started to feel less comfortable. I have experienced this before also. When I got back into flying I was very uncomfortable. It's not near as bad now but I still get that feeling when I'm not the one in control of the plane. 
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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic NR Propeller   

    Start with the easy stuff first. I go to great lengths to make my blades consistent in pitch. I raise the tail so the face of the prop hub is as close the 90 degrees to level as possible. Read the manufacturers pitch instructions to determine the exact location to take the pitch measurement. On my GSC it was 24 inches from the hub. On my Warp its at the tip. Once you locate that location use blue painters tape to mark the location on each blade. I have use an adjustable square to make the tape lines exact on each blade. When you check the angle of each blade the blade should parallel to the floor at a exact location each time. I use a level on the prop hub to place the blade 90 degrees to the floor then I adjust a painters stick (like the one use would use on a paint roller) to a length so I can roll either prop around and set the prop blade on top of the stick to bring it to the same location each time. Once I have all set up I determine a start pitch setting and use my calculator to figure out the correct reading on the electronic angle finder. Lets say you want 12 degrees. 90 degrees - 12 of pitch = 78 degrees. 78 will be the number you want to see on the electronic angle finder. 
    Get a stool and set at the the end of the blade. Have the hub and blade bolts just tight enough to adjust the blades. Roll the first blade around and set in on the paint stick. Place the angle finder against the blue tape line and adjust the blade to 78 degrees. These angle finders are very sensitive so make small adjustments and let them settle. Roll the to the next blade and do the same. One you have both blades adjusted tighten the hub and blade per the instructions. 
    It sounds like a lot of work but I assure you if you take the time the prop will run very true unless there is something else wrong. I have helped three guys adjust their blades ths way and they were amazed on how much smoother they ran. 
    Here is a pic of the angle finder I use. 
    If you have any questions PM me. 
     

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