TSIMKO

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  1. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Alaskan Avid RX-1 progress   

    Valid point. I had the thought of mounting it up high like a header fuel tank. Not sure the effort and worry would be worth it for the slight CG change. I could mount a decent size header tank aft of the baggage compartment.... For now I’ll go with lead in the tail and get other systems up and functioning. Appreciate the ideas! 
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  2. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Alaskan Avid RX-1 progress   

    Oh yes I recall that one. Really nice job! Post more videos or pictures when you get time. Thanks 
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  3. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Alaskan Avid RX-1 progress   

    Brett thanks! I was going to mount my oil tank at the firewall airbox side. But that’s a good idea! 
     
    Oh man tell me more! Marshawk what Avid? Did you work on this one with Teal? Stretched? 
    So many questions:) sorry and Thanks! 

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  4. TSIMKO added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Alaskan Avid RX-1 progress
    Just like to start out and say thanks to all of the members in amazing combined wealth of knowledge!
    After a few lengthy setbacks with my engine mount. I was finally able to get it completed. Next task will be building a new firewall.
    Still looking for a kit fox round cow or Avid MK for cowling to modify to fit my boot Cowl. Thanks! 





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  5. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Leveling the fuselage   

    Jim, What’s a good reference for leveling the fuselage with out the wings on? Thanks! 
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  6. TSIMKO added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    John, do you have any updates? Really appreciate the pictures! I had some set backs on my Model C/ RX-1 mount and working to fix that now. 
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  7. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Leading Edge Slats   

    No I did not do that my self. The previous owner welded it out of 1/2 conduit. I haven’t used it yet but could take pictures of the design when the snow melts:) 
     
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  8. TSIMKO added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    RX1 firewall
    What do you guys think about fabing in a recess in the firewall to mount the RX1 aft of firewall center line 1.5”-2”. 
    I have an original C cowling that I’m moding the cowling anyway but would help with the fit and CG. 
     
    Pros/Cons any advice or input is much appreciated! 
     
     
     


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  9. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(   

    Hey thanks everyone for sharing and for the support! Definitely helps. Having hard earned 300 plus free flight paragliding hours, knowing intimately the weather. I swore I’d never be “that guy” and as I hit the willows I knew immediately the mistakes I made with absolute clarity. Wasn’t Weather Knowledge that got me but it definitely did clouded my judgement. My own inability to judge my aircraft and more importantly my own limitations! 
     
    Funny the line between getting lucky and not  (I’ve been pushing the lucky side). At the end of the day that is experience and I am very thankful to have gained this without being injured. 
    Thanks again
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  10. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(   

    It was a hell of an ordeal but I was lucky enough to have a few friends help out. No one could get through the Alaska range early enough so I had to take a charter PA 12 out which was $190 one-way so I could have it apart and ready for 3 loads. R-44 flew up from Anchorage at $875 an hr. 3.5hrs in total.  Just dropped off near Anchorage, sold for $5500. Plan is to put that money towards a PA 16 and keep my Avid project for the winter. 
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  11. TSIMKO added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(
     I always wanted to get my plane home but not like this. After crashing at Chelle lake cabin I was in for one hell of a recovery. Pilot error, the short is I fucked up trying to get into a 800’ bumpy strip. On the 4th attempt, I aborted(2nd that direction)and clipped some willows at the end and went in... Trying to stay in ground effect to the last second wasn’t enough to get me over the taller willows and down I went. Was prepared and had my helmet on but luckily didn’t use it. Got lucky with the willows (depends on how you look at it) Very smooth landing and didn’t set of ELT. 
     lots of factors contributed, a few days out from cataract surgery, nill wind turn to a tail wind and uphill slope was more then I thought, early season freshness,being tired, engine was stronger then ever after carb rebuild, gave me a false sense of confidence etc..I put a few calls for insurance quote on Friday but to little to late.
    I’m now short on time and out of money after the heli recovery. With a heavy heart I’ll  probably donate the 120 Talkeetna build a plane of UAF and sell my model C /RX-1 project...





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  12. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Leading Edge Slats   

    Randy do you have any video of those slats in action yet? Thanks.
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  13. TSIMKO added a post in a topic MY AVID Mk4 RX-1...build   

    This is great! I'm doing a model c /RX-1 now. How is your progress going? I like the idea of doing the "extending the pedals mod". What are you doning for fitting the cowling? 
    Thanks!
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  14. TSIMKO added a post in a topic Leading Edge Slats   

    Great work! Love to get down meet you guys and see this beauty sometime this summer! Thanks for the inspiration! 

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  15. TSIMKO added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Model C for sale barnstormers (damaged)
    https://www.barnstormers.com/ad_detail.php?id=1561116
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