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About flywise

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  • Birthday 07/04/1970

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  • Location British columbia/Canada
  • Interests vintage motorcycles

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  1. flywise added a post in a topic Trimming out the plane?   

    Hey northidahoflyer,
    looks great. There is just one gauge in your cockpit I would reposition If I were flying your nice bird...I would swap the VSI with your ASI so that when you're landing for example your eyes have a shorter distance to look between outside and the ASI for that quick speed check on very short final..
    Just my 2 cents
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  2. flywise added a post in a topic KF3 w 912 for sale   

    wow, that photo nearly looks like a painting....that's art in motion!!!!
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  3. flywise added a post in a topic Catalina 90MPH or bust   

    Hello Duke,
    nice to see you here active on this forum. I am wondering if you have any pictures of Dale Hubner's windshield installation??
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  4. flywise added a post in a topic What's it trying to tell me ?   

    Hey Eg,
    on my 912 I had the same and found the choke lever return springs too weak, the chokes were not resting on their "off" position properly. Also make sure your floats are good (guess you checked that). One more item is the ignition leads which might not be properly inserted/screwed in their respective coil and spark plug cap.
    Check the float chamber vent tube, it should be installed so as to be at the same pressure than the intake (do you have an airbox) and if it's in the airstream (low or high press) you'll get rough running.
    Another easy item to mount backwards in the carb is the diffuser..item#2
    Regarding the mag drop my 912 is the same and I would not worry about that.
    My 2 cents
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  5. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Flyer MkIV in France   

    Hey, Salut Jerome
    welcome to the best Avid group...
    I suggest you ad your location on our member world map here
    Also you'll find another French member close to Grenoble called Fred who has great knowledge and fantastic videos here
    Best regards, Laurent
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  6. flywise added a post in a topic Wing Tank Repair   

    Hello guys, I found a good write-up about a kitfox wing tank repair....something I will have to do eventually

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  7. flywise added a post in a topic am I crazy   

    In my world...people without projects are insane crazy. You're doing really well
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  8. flywise added a post in a topic BRS Parachutes   

    BRS need some altitude to work....for me no use as I mostly fly between 20-200ft....
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  9. flywise added a post in a topic Kitfox Highwing gear on an Avid???   

    I have installed a G-meter in my Catalina...and a usual soft / good landing on a hard runway shows 1.3-1.5 G (remember there is NO shock absorption on the Cat besides the tires).
    A hard/bad landing will show about 1.9- 2.1 G's
    Hope that helps a bit..
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  10. flywise added a post in a topic 6" Matco rims wanted - preferably from Europe...   

    Hey Fred , I bet the rim assembly you are looking for are the Matco WHLWI62L..

    If everything else fails, aircraft spruce europe might be able to get them for you (expensive though)....

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  11. flywise added a post in a topic Can I get some Catalina and amphibian pics pls?   

    Hey Duke, have been looking over the pictures, you've done great progress. Have you done weight and balance yet?? I would be interested in your empty weight and empty aircraft C of G..
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  12. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Yearbook   

    Thank you so much C5, great stuff
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  13. flywise added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    "Merde alors".... glad you're ok and little damage to your bird. Regarding your prop, you can order just the one broken blade...(would be nice to have a close photo of the propeller blade to see how it delaminated).
    Keep it up Fred
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  14. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Catalina photos   

    Yes it used to be Casey's...
    The build quality is good (built by Rick Mosher) but It had not flown in years when I bought it and there were A LOT (50) of items to correct to make this Catalina flyable again. I am very happy with it now
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  15. 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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