chopndrag

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About chopndrag

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  • Birthday 02/20/1980

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Zephyrhills, Florida
  • Interests Flying and building planes , hanging out with my 2 daughters. Also am a welder fabricator with a powder coat shop at my house .

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  1. chopndrag added a post in a topic Min battery 582   

    I just upgraded to lithium. Best choice I've ever made. Way lighter and cranks at insane speeds.
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  2. chopndrag added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    My hanger neighbor has been running the 3 cylinder model for over 300 hours with zero issues and it works great. Plus the dimensions are almost exactly the same as a 582. 
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   


    I have a 582 I'm selling soon minus gearbox and radiator. Going with the 3 cylinder Yamaha in my avid soon.
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Pictures of my avid .   

    The measurements are damn near exact for both my 582 and the 3 cylinder Yamaha. I think there's maybe a 1/4 inch difference in the height which I have plenty of room for. 
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  5. chopndrag added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Pictures of my avid .
    Finally figured out how to resize pictures so here's what my avid is looking like now after all the work done. So many changes it's not even funny. 




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  6. chopndrag added a post in a topic Apex in a Avid C Model Thoughts   

    I'm in the process of getting my mk4 ready for the 3 cylinder 130hp version . It's close to the same weight as a 582 and my hanger neighbor has about 300 hours on his gyrocopter. 
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  7. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Water temperature gauge?
    My temp gauge is acting funky and I wanted to try a gauge from my car. Would it work since it's a 3 wire set like my westach in the plane ? 
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  8. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    It's been awhile
    Took a break and was doing a ton of work on my plane. Ended up painting it and way to many other things to list but I did keep the radiator in the cowl and it stays at 160°  in the summer heat woohoooo. Now if I could get pictures to load that would be great.
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  9. chopndrag added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    I'm baaaack
    Took a break and was doing a ton of work on my plane. Ended up painting it and way to many other things to list but I did keep the radiator in the cowl and it stays at 160°  in the summer heat woohoooo.
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  10. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    I'm with you Jim but you said it right to each his own ....
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Hey kids this is the experimental world of aviation. That being said no plane is going to be the same no matter what you do . Mine is a true speedwing with a 582 3:1 c box and a 72" warp drive tapered tip. I get 1200 fpm solo and cruise around 120mph. You can have all the same equipment and get very different results. Landing gear being flipped around on avids has been a hot topic since it was designed. I heard about it years before I even got one so it had to come from people who tried and lived to tell the tail. Cg on these is also a hot topic and most are nose heavy and whatever someone does to make it a little more center is there business. I'm definitely not worried abot weight and all that considering I weigh 150lbs and my plane is around 535lbs. It has been put on a diet but I did add a couple things that didn't make anymore nose heavy or tail heavy . Shit I can honestly tell you I didn't weigh it after because the stuff I did was minimal in weight it was all for performance. If how someone sets there plane up and chooses to fly it is going to start bickering don't fly in it and stick to your own plane. I know this will start some mud slinging on my end bit when is everyone going to realise we have these little planes so we can do what we choose with them and use the manual as a guideline ? It's not a certified plane where tou have to stick to the book .... Now go out enjoy your plane and don't worry about someone elses choice. I'll get off my soapbox now and go make some parts for mine and a couple other peoples GOODNIGHT
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  12. chopndrag added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    It kind of sits like a Champ ..
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  13. chopndrag added a post in a topic A simple, but worthwhile hack   

    A little dab of rubber cement or anykind of plyable sealer works good too. 
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  14. chopndrag added a post in a topic Couple extra parts for sale, trade whatever   

    It's 18 × 22
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  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Couple extra parts for sale, trade whatever   

    18 × 22 I think I can check when I get home 
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