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About flywise

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  • Birthday 07/04/1970

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. flywise added a post in a topic Luga 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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  5. 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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  6. flywise added a post in a topic 1986 XT600 Survivor   

    Can I have it.....
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. flywise added a post in a topic Avid flyer fiberglass molds for sale on barnstormers   

    I've forwarded this info to Mark.....
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  10. flywise added a post in a topic Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale   

    Hey barry, can you give me more info on the wing tip tanks much fuel, how heavy, what material (ethanol safe??)..
    Do you thing I could adapt them to my Catalina wing??
    Thanks, Laurent
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  11. flywise added a post in a topic Can I get some Catalina and amphibian pics pls?   

    I would say, looking at the little info available, it is on the expensive side considering it has a 2 smoke engine (hirth) and has never flown....
    If it has been exceptionally well built (oshkosh winner) with incredible avionics and a nice trailer...maybe. Otherwise I would recommend a price in the 15-18000.
    My 1/2 cent. 
    P.s pictures would be nice....
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  12. flywise added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    Hey trent Palmer has some neat vids concerning the bush wheel saga...
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  13. flywise added a post in a topic Flaperons not lined up   

    looking closely at your installation it looks like the flaperon hinges are not installed on the flaperon hangers the same LH/RH wing (holes drilled wrong in the flaperon hangers...). As a result your LH flaperon sits lower than the RH....
    This might also explain the series of washers in the LH linkage to compensate (get the "zero" flaperon setting on both sides).
    Just another thought.
    P.s it looks like your craft needs a real good look over  and TLC before flight...
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  14. flywise added a post in a topic Flaperons not lined up   

    Hey, the first thing I would do is unfold the wings, level the aircraft (fuselage horizontal & wings level) and then measure (use a water level or an electronic angle ind.) under the third rib inboard, the difference Rh/Lh wing incidence. On your Lh wing strut (wing side, rear fitting) there is an eye bolt you can adjust  to increase/decrease incidence of the Lh wing. I suspect it is adjusted wrong (when new, the wings should be adjusted more or less the same)..This adjustment is there mainly to correct stall behaviour (stall wings level without tendency to roll) I understand. The other thing I would do is a symmetry check where you measure from your wing tips to fuselage tail and see if you get the same measurements. Last and not least you can measure the height above ground (level ground) of your wing tips and compare. All this you do when the aircraft is absolutely levelled.
    My 2 cents
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  15. flywise added a post in a topic Solid Lexan Turtle Deck   

    Looks great at an attractive price, thanks for sharing.
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