NorthIdahoAvidflyer

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  1. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic WTB Avid IV control stick   

    I’m sorry it took so long to get back to you. Winter in Idaho. I just don’t get out to the storage often. 
    So I do have a set but it appears someone cut them down. I took a picture. You might be able to extend them somehow and cover it with the pad. I threw one in my plane and I don’t like the shorter length. Looks to be a couple inches shorter compared to the other photos. 
    Let me know. 

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  2. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    Check jetting per the chart and use the jetting correction chart for your local temps. Also check your EGT probe placement on the exhaust manifold. If you don’t want to add another degree of pitch then its a main jet change. The jet change will add more fuel.  The needle meters the midrange. 
    Your story is exactly what I went through with mine. With the jetting set per the charts it was the prop I found to make the biggest difference and it didn’t involve using more fuel. 
    What Propeller are you running? What is the length of the prop? Two or three blade? I found that my prop blades need to be longer. I’m running a thee blade GSC, 64”. 
    I found my problem in the midrange. When I was climbing (running on the main jet, engine loaded, WOT)  the temps were good. This told me my main jetting was right. As soon as I leveled out and pulled the throttle back to 6500 the egts would start to climb. If I pulled back on the stick and started to climb a bit the temps came back down. As soon as I unloaded the engine the temps start to climb again. That’s when I learned how much these engines like to be loaded. I’m nowhere near the 6250-6350 optimal static rpm listed in the books. I ended up at 5650 static. Life is good, temps are under control and I still get 6700 Max rpm in flight. 
    I know you don’t want to add more pitch but I feel with another pitch change you will be where you need to be. One thing about pitch...it’s free and can be moved back.  
    Good luck and please share your findings. 
      
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Hirth EFI unit on a Rotax 582?
    Man I would love to try one of these on my Rotax 582. Has anyone ever played with EFI on the 582?
     

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  4. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines   

    I will say that it’s already hard. It might be harder to tell when it’s going to crack. 
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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines   

    It was recommended my another Avid flyer. He has been using it on his plane for awhile.  
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  6. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines   

    No I didn’t open the bleed screw because I didn’t know there was one...lol. The thread I read didn’t mention one. 
    I didn’t fill through the bottom fitting hose either. Guess I should have don’t more homework. Ok so I guess this thread should be titled “ How to bleed air from your Rotory Valve when you don’t follow directions”. 

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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines
    Just a heads up for you guys. I changed my Rotory Valve hoses out last week. I used the reinforced kitcken sink water sprayer hose from the hardware store. This hose is stout and very hard to install on an engine that is already installed on the plane. It’s heavy walled and very hard to push on all the ends. If you do use this hose you will want to soften it with a hair dryer. I would probably use a thinner walled hose next time as there is not a lot of clearance between the top (inverted engine) connection and the engine mount with the heavier hose.  
    I did my best to change out the hoses with as little oil lose as possible. I figured I would eliminate the need to bleed the system...WRONG! At the advice of Joey I tipped the plane up on its nose and let it set for 30 minuets. A check at 5 and 10 min showed no oil loss in the reservoir. I decided to leave it longer while I did some other maintenance. 20 mins later I checked again and the reservoir was completely empty. I was shocked. Apparently there was a huge air bubble in the system. I filled it slowly and let it set another 20 min. The level of oil stayed the same after the second filling. 
    This would have cause major issue had I not took Joeys advice. It’s a simple task and one well worth the effort. Picture attached. 
     


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  8. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    Forget the optimum static rpm range based on prop setting. I got hung up on this and it made me pull my hair out for a week. If you are out of needle adjustment positions add more pitch and cure your problem. Each propeller profile produces different results. I was shooting for the magic 6250-6350 static. At that static setting I was running over 6800 rpm in level flight and was running hot EGT temps. After getting good advise on here I added pitch and the problem was fixed. I ended up running 5650 static and my WOT level flight rpm is around 6700. Temp are good now. These engines like to be loaded. If your WOT climb temps are good but they get warm when you level out it’s because you are unloading the engine. Adding pitch will fix this. My propeller manufacturer said to set my prop at 14 degrees. I’m at 16. Each set up it different. 
    Good luck 
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic WTB: ACK ELT remote   

    Pm me your address and I’ll send you some money for Shipping.
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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic WTB: ACK ELT remote   

    I can wait. I’ll send you something for it. 

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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Fuel/Gas Cap   

    Those are good looking caps. I wonder how much it would be to ship a couple of those to the US? I'll shoot them an email this weekend and see  if it is cost effective or if they know of a US distributor.  Thanks for posting.
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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic WTB: ACK ELT remote   

    Thanks EDMO. I did look at eBay. A new one is $40.  The one used one they have is $30 plus shipping and it looks beat up. The others are new and no savings over Aircraft Spruce. Plus, I always need more stuff from Aircraft Spruce so I can combine the order.  I figured I would ask here just in case someone had one I hate buying stuff then seeing someone on here selling the same item for a good deal. 
     
     
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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB: ACK ELT remote
    What to buy: I got my ELT back from the shop and need a remote. The part number is  E-01-05. Figured I see if anyone had an extra one laying around before Aircraft Spruce gets some more of my $$$. 
    Thanks

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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Mark IV extended baggage compartment   

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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Mark IV extended baggage compartment
    When you plan to fly into back country strips you can’t have enough storage areas. I got my hands on this extended bottom for an Avid. My Avid had a standard storage compartment. I Omade a template out of paper around the new bottom tray and used it to mark were to cut the bottom out of my compartment. Once the new tray fit I covered it with felt used in vehicle trunks and to cover speaker boxes. I have to say that I’m super happy with how it turned out. I have not carpeted anything but my instrument top and the was pretty easy. You definitely have to take your time and measure everything three times.





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  16. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Another Newb in the Pacific Northwet   

    Welcome Art! 
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  17. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild S/N 141   

    Av8r_Sed is correct. My plane was having high EGT issues. One thing I found was the probes had been installed on the manifold in the wrong location. There are other articles and explanations. Basically it’s 1 1/2 inches out and center on the short side and 1 5/8 inches out and center on the long side. The measurement was taken from the manifold face without the gaskets.
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  18. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild S/N 141   

    Looks great! Love the updates
     
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  19. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Quick Reference Guide to Non-Towered Airport Communications   

    Thanks. Printed
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  20. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    A couple more pictures. 


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  21. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    I don’t have the ability to weld aluminum and IMO 4130 is overkill for this application. Two planes I looked at had the same rubber grommet I used inserted directly into the firewall, big washer on the inside with no stand off. I didn’t like the angle of the pipe connection so I added the stand off brackets to change the angle a bit. I will fly this and keep an eye on it. I don’t foresee a problem but hell.....I’ve been wrong before.  This is the true essence of Experimental. 

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  22. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    Thank you Joe. Yes I got the new hoses installed. I bought some off the internet from a place called Pegasus and some from a local place called House of Hose. The Pegasus hose was hard as hell and really hard to install. The other hose was much better to work with and a lot better priced. I have attached a picture. The shiny hose is the hard stuff and the dull hose with the red core is the local stuff. The hose is 7/8 or 22mm. I can get you lengths if you need them 



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  23. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    Maybe something like this?

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  24. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Logtruckdriver wins the Guess my Weight contest   

    I think this election was rigged.....
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  25. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Remote Muffler mount   

    Efilo1, This is not a new mounting configuration and is already working on other Avids, I still see where i can improve on the mount itself. I added a stand off to bring the muffler pipe to a better angle at the manifold so the springs would all work to help with flex at the two joints. I safety wire the springs to make sure if they come apart it will hold the system together. I also use the better grade stainless steel springs.  The original Avid mount was prone to cracking and was a pain to get out of the way when removing the thermostat housing and exhaust manifold.
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