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 Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    I got the GSC propeller reset day before yesterday and took her up yesterday evening to check RPM. Its running 6750 RPM straight and level WOT. Climb power is so much better with more RPM. I am still waiting for bolts for the new Ultra-prop. I hope it pulls as good as this GSC. 
    I got this Face Book message from a guy on the field. It's amazing how many people stop by and comment on the Mountain Avid. They love that thing!!!
     


     
     
     
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  2. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Pappa Bravo in the Gorge   

    That is excellent Turbo!!! love the pictures. Maybe we can get together one of these days and fly the gorge. 
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    Joey and I have talked about this before and the reason I did not go with his option was because someone had asked if the radio could be operated while plugged into the CP-20 Charging cord. Here is the Q&A from the Aircraft Spruce website. 

    Yet this is what the ICOM website says:

    This is the kind of shit that drives me crazy........ 
     
     
     
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  4. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    John M. I have a 20,000 MFD capacitor on the way. The other day while flying, one of the local instructors told me that all he could hear was a "click" when I tried to transmit. I finally figures out that it was the battery pack I have been using. It's one of the type that you add alkaline batteries to. Once the batteries get so low they don't have enough deep cycle capability to maintain a transmission.
    I have one of the battery packs that has a cord running to a cigarette lighter plug. Ir works great to power the radio but they I have to put up with the whining from the engine. 
    I will take some pictures of my ground and and power buss and post them tonight. I have my 12 volt auxiliary/cigarette plug port connected right to the battery and use them to power my intercom and radio. maybe you or Chris could give me an idea on where to install this noise filter.
     
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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    Toe in or toe out?? In the auto world we toe in.
    I understand the pipe.....I was a millwright in my younger days.
     
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  6. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flap travel   

    Glad it will go to good use. 
    Yeah I do not believe you could get over 13 with the stock linkage. It’s ok. It flys good with 13 degrees. 
    More to come. :)
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    How do you adjust that on the standard gear? 
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  8. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    Made three pavement landings tonight. All went well. Happy feet for sure. I need to adjust some slack out of my rudder cables. It was very helpful changing my point of focus. Still work to be done. 
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    Several of you have indicated that you use an aim point than the prop. Just out of curiosity what is your aim point on the ground? Are you using the reference point in our plane against the center line of the runway or are you using something else?
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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    Before changing my idler jets my plane would not idle below 2500. I dropped two idler jet sizes and now idle smooth at 1900-2000. You might try that for the high idle problem. 
    There is a lot of good points here on this thread. In the Champ you are setting looking right down the center line and I have had little issue keeping it straight. Last week I made two approaches in the Avid and both times I could tell the nose was literally pointing at the center line as I rolled on. I didn't think about it being the fact that I was literally flying the plane where I was focusing. It makes a lot of sense and maybe the reason landing on a strip without any actual reference seems so much easier because you have less tendency fly to a point coupled with the fact that its a more forgiving surface.  
    Joey brings up a good point......It is kinda funny that we are having a discussion about landing on the most standard runway surface in the world. I guess it goes to show you how nonstandard our little planes are.

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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    That just makes to much damn sense.  Good tip. 
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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    This is why I love you guys. I knew you would give me good advise. Thank you for the great comments and instructions. 
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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic 582 engine in a kitfox 4   

    It's looking good Mark. I have been meaning to get a hold of you but its been a super for me this summer. 
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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Flying off paved runways
    Now that the Avid Mark IV is about ready for some serious flying I want to start working on my paved runway skills.Having those skills will open up a lot of more airports for me.  I have flow off grass all of my Avid life. I have literally made one paved runway landing in this thing. I have not tested the approachable speed limits of this thing because of the trim issues and I find myself making approaches faster than I need to. I have to say I am a little intimidated because the plane I trained in was such a handful it made me gun shy about short coupled tail wheel planes on pavement. I have the option at my field to use the grass but that not what its about......its about being able to land wherever I need to and be proficient at it. 
    I have several hours flying a Champ off pavement with no issues. 
    I would love to hear from you guys who fly these off pavement on a regular basis. If you could share the techniques you use (type of approach, flaps, speeds...ect.) and the things you have learned I would appreciate it and I'm sure other who are putting one of these together could benefit from it also.  
     
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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Trimming out the plane?   

    Thank you Avid Randy. I like the Belight gauge a lot. It gives you at glance information and has proven to be more accurate than my steam gauge Altimeter. I do not have it hooked to a static port but I do have all the static lines ran in series to a small air filter behind the dash. When I set the B/P on the Altimeter and the Belight the Belight is reads very close to field elevation where the Altimeter is not even close. Joey likes his too. I would recommend it for sure.
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