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  1. saskavid added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Trailer mangled avid on ebay|parentrq%3A1e4c56371780ab85a895252cffed9332|iid%3A1
    Sad . Was a good looking plane at one point. 
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  2. saskavid added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    One thing you could try is to put a couple of pucks in the lathe and machine a bit of an angle into the face of one end on a couple of the pucks say to produce an included angle of 150 deg. instead of perfectly flat.... for say 50% of the face of the puck. put them top and bottom of the puck stack and it might soften initial travel a bit. 
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  3. saskavid added a post in a topic Brakes For Tundra Tires   

    Something to read for what can be accomplished with your stock calipers and 21 inch tires.
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  4. saskavid added a post in a topic avid speed wing info needed   

  5. saskavid added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    So I am just pondering the cap/psi change and wondering what is going on?Back in the day I thought they wanted a lower psi to protect the rotary valve seal and keep from blowing antifreeze into the rotary valve oil. Think mine is actually a 10psi on my plane but just wondering why the move to a higher psi. 
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  6. saskavid added a post in a topic Wing tanks for Mk4 Speedwing   

    guys were running fuel with 5% ethanol in polyester resin tanks and having no issues by having a 100 to 1 mix of 2 stroke synthetic oil with it.... might be possible to stop some of the degeneration by doing this in a lesser ratio that won't be detrimental to the motor's functionality. 
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  7. saskavid added a post in a topic New Guy Under Ohio Sky   

    Well you have had exposure to creativity that is for sure and that is Half the battle and will get you 5% of the way there to building an aircraft successfully. Having an aircraft like an avid has taught me more about physics than I could ever glean from just classroom programming, and if it is there to be had for you you will get it the same way. Remember that Dean Wilson never formally finished high school says a lot about the man he is and what the education system basically isn't doing. 
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  8. saskavid added a post in a topic Rotax 582 mod 17 spark plugs
    Here is the exact location and just a chat room inquiry that might be as you figure not correct......
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  9. saskavid added a post in a topic Rotax 582 mod 17 spark plugs   

    NGK DCPR8E    
    got this off of   
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  10. saskavid added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Tiny Tach Autopsy
    So most of us here have been using or had a tiny tach and have eventually seen the day where it succumed to the 5 year life expectancy and quit working....rather than just buy a new one I decided to do an exploratory crack open of mine before permanently abandoning it. Breaking it open did mangle the case a bit . This one was only glued along the bottom edge of the rectangular box. If they are all glued in the same manner then damage getting them open can be minimized only prying on the bottom edge. Once it was open, the only visual I got of the internals was a 3 volt lithium cell partially visible under a thin skin of some sort of rubbery injected foam stuff. The cell itself is attached to the power leads via a couple of small spot welds. Managed to pry the cell from its foam lair with some screwdriver prying on the leads. The cell was a 2325 designated. Closest I could come up with was a 2025 at a cost of 45 cents. Smaller diameter but identical/required thickness. Dabbed a bit of dialectric grease on the leads and installed the battery. powered up and all functions seemed normal. Got some gel form krazy glue and put a drop only on the 4 corners of the housing. Squeezed everything back together with 4 rubber tipped spring clamps and let the glue dry. Reinstalled it the next day and all functions are operational as original. Be interesting to see how long the fix works with the slightly smaller battery but at $.45 out of pocket and time it is worth a try and it works. 
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  11. saskavid added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    So how exactly are the crankcases vented on these engines? If you aren't vented properly or freely or have a pvc valve type  issue that is rpm dependent or related and build up crankcase pressure that could make for a crap idle situation maybe... this is a long shot but you have been chasing carb issues and everything seems to be checking out...
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  12. saskavid added a post in a topic Rotax 582 power loss diagnosis   

    Possibly a fuel pump pulse line collapse temperature related.  or maybe the pump pulse diaphragm has a crack in it creating an intermittent leak? 
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  13. saskavid added a post in a topic Flaperon Flaps   

    I think when you reply to the thread there will be a paper clip thing that says drag or choose files. if you hit the choose files it will prompt your computer and you then can attach the video that way or if it is a video already on utube there is the insert other media at the bottom to stick that on here. 
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  14. saskavid added a post in a topic Fairings, more
    Hey Paul this is something that may be of interest to you. Thought about how this might work on the tops of the flaperons to keep the boundary layer attached. People have also been toying around with the idea of putting vortex generators on the underside of the wing. Don't know if anyone has. I would think putting them right on the underside of the spar between the tip and lift strut could get the boundary layer sticking better out there in that somewhat over twisted portion of the wing area. 
    All that vortelator is, is thick vinyl that has been pinked with a somewhat courser than scissor pattern. I did buy some but never did anything with it so far.
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  15. saskavid added a post in a topic site migration issues   

    So is there actually still an avid flyer yahoo group? Google search for me shows nothing....
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