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  1. tcj added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Exploding Whale 50th Anniversary
    November !2, 1970 the Oregon DOT blew up a whale that had washed ashore in Florence. They thought it would be a good way to dispose of it. The outcome was not what they expected. Here's a video made 25 years ago on the 25th anniversary of the event.
     
     
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  2. tcj added a post in a topic Replace header tank   


    For what it's worth, the front header tank the service bulletin is talking about is a one gallon round aluminum header tank that was mounted in front of the panel.  That header tank was used in early kitfoxes with wing tanks and no large front panel tank.  If you have the large panel tank no other header tank is needed.
    You may want to remove the panel tank and install a rear header anyhow.  You then can have a nice large instrument panel and get that fuel out of your lap.
    From the service bulletin:
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  3. tcj added a post in a topic RMW Flying wire FRUSTRATION   

    I know nothing about Ridgrunners, but photos I can find of Ridgrunners show struts under the Horizontal Stab just like Kitfox and Avid Flyers..  I can't find a photo clear enough to tell for sure but some appear to have flying wires from the top of the stab up to the vertical fin in addition to the struts underneath.  I tnink one of the member's here has/had a Ridgrunner on skis.  Maybe it was Bandit. Anyhow, maybe they will chime in.
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  4. tcj added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   


    I just now  looked for the rubber caps I mentioned above.  It seems that since Aircraft Spruce bout out California Power Sports, they don't carry all the parts.  The rubber caps, which are used to cap off the primer ports on a Bing 54 carb, aren't available from them.  Like I said though, you can plug the oil injection ports with epoxy.  That's probably better anyhow.  The rubber caps aren't that secure.
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  5. tcj added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

     
    Those are the the correct parts.  I looked through my old 503 parts boxes and found these.  It is an oil injection system I took off my 503.  if you aren't going to use oil injection you can plug the oil ports with a rubber cap you can get from aircraft spruce, I think.  I bought this from a guy who took it off a new 503.  He had just filled the ports with epoxy and ran premix.
    For what it's worth you can get intake and exhaust gaskets from a Ski Doo shop for about half of the cost of the official DCDI rotax gaskets.  They are the same.  Don't use the Ski Doo head gaskets though, they are aluminum and the DCDI Rotax ones are steel.
    I took the oil injection off because it is a SOB to get calibrated correctly, I couldn't seem to find a source for the correct Bowden cable, and the barrel on the end of the cable I did find was too small and wore out.  Much easier and I was much happier without the oil injection.

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  7. tcj added a post in a topic EDMO is on scrappy   


    I suspect the EDMO on Scrappy is for this business. Expertise Dedication Motivated Ownership https://www.edmo.com/
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  8. tcj added a post in a topic C/g calc spreadsheet move something   


    That's kind of cool Paul.  I saved it in my kitfox folder.  Thanks for posting it.
    Tom Jones
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  9. tcj added a post in a topic Wanted ,Rotary valve oil reservoir   


    CPS new $79.20:  https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/cps15-03518.php
    Ebay used $50:They call it a crankshaft bearing oil bottle but it looks like the rotary valve oil tank: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ski-Doo-MX-Z-440-Crankshaft-Bearing-Oil-bottle-Tank-Assembly-420956240-Free-Ship/233446534977?epid=1128902043&hash=item365a7f6f41:g:DiEAAOSwlj9eBQSM
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  10. tcj added a post in a topic Drag reduction   


    I built a Kitfox Classic 4 with a little 52 HP rotax 503 engine.  First few flights the landing gear and wing struts were bare.  Cruise speed at 5800 rpm was about 65 MPH.  Then I put the wood fairing on the landing gear and covered with fabric and cruise speed went up to about 75.  Then put the PVC fairing on the wing struts and cruise went up to 85 MPH.  Rate of climb and power off glide went way up too.
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  11. tcj added a post in a topic Orange on 582 piston crown   


    Raising the needle would richen the mid range.  The photos clearly show it is too lean.  Are you sure you raised the needle?  if you raised the clip instead of the needle it could cause the lean condition.
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  12. tcj added a post in a topic Wing pins   


    I still have the original package from spruce with that number on it and used pins in it.  The chart for dimensions of AN clevis pins in the spruce catalogue lists Dash 85 as 2 21/32 "Effective length". I measured the pins.  I replaced all the wing attach hardware every couple years.
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  13. tcj added a post in a topic Wing pins   


    Clevis pin AN395-85. 2 21/32 to the safety pin hole and looks like 2 27/32 to the tip.
    Aircraft Spruce lists them https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/clevispinsgrid.php?clickkey=6526122
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  14. tcj added a post in a topic Sport Pilot   


    Just keep in kind that if your 3rd class medical is ever denied, you can't fly under sport pilot rules unless you get it reinstated.
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  15. tcj added a post in a topic Sport Pilot   


    Allen, you don't "Convert" to sport pilot.   Just let your medical lapse.  You can fly under sport pilot rules with a Private Pilot Certificate.
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