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About flywise

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  • Birthday 07/04/1970

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  • Location British columbia/Canada
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  1. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Catalina wings and flaperons NEW   

    wing span measured from rear spar to wing tip is 197'in.
    width of wing is 42'in1/2.
    Front/rear spar attach bolt width is 27'in 3/8.
    Let me know if you need any other measurements..
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  2. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Catalina wings and flaperons NEW   

    When fitted on the Catalina they are 33ft span. I'll measure the spar attach fittings and length for you later today. 
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  3. flywise added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Catalina wings and flaperons NEW
    Hi, I have bought a newly built set of wings with flaperons for my Catalina but unfortunately my shipper has let me down big time.. ( the wings are in Batesville / Indiana) The subsequent shipping quotes I got to get the wings to the west coast are prohibitive...
    The wings have fuel tanks in each, wires for nav lights & strobes, flaperons are dent free, polyfiber covering system, spars are clean/no corrosion no dent, flaperon hangers re-enforced. The wings were built by a chap who has already finished 4 experimental aircrafts....not a first time built!!
    Anyhow they are for sale at 2300 USD .-  (wings & Flaperons) loss your gain!!


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  4. flywise added a post in a topic Catalina on barnstormers   

    If this is a nice built it's really reasonable...
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  5. flywise added a post in a topic Approximate Inlet/scoop size for an internal 582 radiator?   

    Hey Cowlove...maybe a useful info I can give you regarding airflow around your cowl flap area thanks to a mistake I made the other day.....
    Doing my prop blade adjustments and synchronizing on my renewed 912 at  I forgot the aluminum tool to set the degrees on my blades exactly along the fairing where you would have your cowl flap, about 1 1/2 inches behind my prop  . This tool is very light, made out of aluminum tubing and a couple of sliding plates riveted to the tubing. 
    I started the engine, run it at idle, at 4000rpm and at full power (5400rpm..)-----believe it or not , the tool after I shut down was still there where I forgot it. Just lying there....not wedged in any way!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just could not believe my eyes.
    Anyhow, since that experience I have the feeling that the whole cowl area behind the rear windows is a "no airflow" area....can't come up with another explanation. There might be a problem getting the air sucked through your rad because of this??!!
    P.s my cat is ripping through the air again...just had a flight today. Report will be posted soon.
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  6. flywise added a post in a topic Luga / Kool / "NR" Propellers   

    I love it....but for my setup the weight (because of my rear c of g) is the deal breaker....Also If you consider how "draggy" Avids are I believe you will not gain much/any top speed. It's only good for shorter t/o and better climb rate...not sure it's worth it.
    In the end someone with a slippery / aerodynamic & fast aircraft should have a VP prop so as to get the best performance on t/o and at high cruise speeds (hardly possible with a ground adjustable prop)....but for us the advantages are somewhat minimal if you have a good fixed pitch prop well adjusted.
    My 2 cents
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  7. flywise added a post in a topic Luga / Kool / "NR" Propellers   

    Brilliant Fred..wish I could "fix" everything like that
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  8. flywise added a post in a topic BIG NEWS AGAIN - Avid TurboProp   

    Awesome....only aesthetic detail I don't like is the cowling / spinner junction. It's too big of a gap and size of spinner is not right.
    Totally subjective of course:)
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  9. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    Hey fillmanw,
    I have installed an electric carb heat on my dual bing carbs..light, easy to install and can be left 'on' without power loss....
    Have a look here carb heat.htm
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  10. flywise added a post in a topic Any one know how Ed is doing?   

    Keep posting will keep you brain from fading and makes us all happy to know you're well & "hanging" on. 
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  11. flywise added a post in a topic Luga / Kool / "NR" Propellers   

    I am really looking forward hearing from you doing your flight testing...
    At last my rebuilt engine is back on the mount..should be ready to start this week and thennnn flying with 20 more horses with my Koolprop

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  12. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Catalina on barnstormers   

    The Catalina is no beauty queen......but this one is infamous with the modified/thicker fuselage sponsons. I wonder why someone would do this......
    I really like the canopy though...
    any ideas???
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  13. flywise added a post in a topic 1986 XT600 Survivor   

    Can I have it.....
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  14. flywise added a post in a topic Long term storage ~ Winterize   

    Hey EDMO, I will not use any killing bait/pesticide as they tend to kill our beautiful owls we enjoy very much.....Also when the rodends die and decompose it releases these raticides in our groundwater..
    I found the mothballs to smell bad enough that the rodends just don't come close without doing any harm....
    I know I am a soft tree got me uncovered
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  15. flywise added a post in a topic Long term storage ~ Winterize   

    Since I had a rat and mice taking my fuselage as living quarters I found that mothballs keeps them away....Never found out how they got into my fuselage as it's an Avid Catalina floatplane....watertight but not mouse tight it seems..go figure.
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