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  1. wypaul added a post in a topic Not a crash, but still a dumb stunt   

    The brushless motor I run does not like the speed controller, burned out the first one.  I have been running the new one with out it and it is holding up.  First one ran about a year is all.
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  2. wypaul added a post in a topic Not a crash, but still a dumb stunt   

    Nice to be reminded I'm  not the Lone Ranger in this department, I'm feeling It Jim.  Hope the new fan cuts the muster.
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  3. wypaul added a post in a topic Cowl Jabiru 2200   

    Jabiru sold them, I don't know if they still do but I would nut be surprised if they do, they fit the plenums.
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic Cowl Jabiru 2200   

    I used a nose bowl on my Q2 when I put aJabiru 3300 in it and then finished with fiberglass.  Worked out ok I think but if I had it to do over I would just scratch build it with fiberglass.  Do you have the MK IV cowl, seems like that would work. Do you have the air duct/ plenums for the cylinders, they work great.  I don't know if John is still around he may have some thoughts and of course Jim C

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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic What would you do?   

    It is possible to get a new registration by claiming that it is built from parts.  The seller sold it as parts so that is a route to consider.  The VW 1830 is a marginal engine for the Avid.  The weight to power ratio stinks .  If you are interested is moving forward have a chat wit a couple of DAR's to explore this option.  You have the mount for the 582 that would be a better option and would help in your quest with the DAR.  OTHERWISE you can sell the plane as parts and take the beating. I can understand the seller saying it is a safety issue with that engine, maybe contacting the seller letting him know that you will remove the VW and returning to the Rotax he would be open to passing the registration. 
    With that heavy engine on the front I would want to see some weight added to the tail for proper W/B.  What does that plane weigh?  I'm guessing around 600 lbs?
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic Heater, hot water   

    Part # 30103013 for the fan that I have.  I usually don't fly much below 20F. I haven't made an effort to seal up the cabin and usually plan on wearing clothes to walk out.  It is pretty desolate out here not much for ranches or anyway to get out of the wind.
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  7. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Heater, hot water
    Hey Jim, here is what I'm using for my heater, the fan is really powerful.  The radiator is an aluminum heater core from Napa and under 20$. The part number is clearly visible in the picture.  Just built a FG shroud that fit over the core and mounted the fan over that.
    Fan and fitting are from UPI

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  8. wypaul added a post in a topic Different wings   

    Wow this thread has had over 9 million views.  Must be something going on there,!
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  9. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Angle of Incidence   

    Are you just wanting to measure the angle of incidence that your plane was built to? The reference line you seek is the bottom of the door opening (sill).  To establish a parallel chord line for the wing, the front spar is 2 1/2" so the center point would be 1 1/4" and the thickness at the trailing edge assuming it is 1/4" ( you make the actual measurement of your wing) then subtract one half of that measurement from the front measurement in this example 1 1/4" - 1/8" = 1 1/8".  So with a straightedge attach a 1 1/8" block to the trailing edge end and place the straightedge spanning forward to the spar.  With the aircraft leveled to the door sill now measured the angle across the straightedge at the wing root with your smart level.  
    Hope this is what you are looking for, if not please explane what you are trying to do so that your question maybe answered correctly.
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  10. wypaul added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Funny Accident
    Took this photo the other day while skiing.

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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic Bad floats again for Rotax   

    I just don't recall what it had for floats.  I sold the Q2 a year and a half ago and didn't have the bowl off for several years before that.  Never paid much attention to them probably because there were no issues.  I did change the float needle a few times.
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  12. wypaul added a post in a topic Bad floats again for Rotax   

    Thanks Jim, fortunately Rotax is replacing them for free.  I didn't have any issues with my Jabiru 3300 either.
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  13. wypaul added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    912 Zipper, and 912A 80hp
    For sale Zipper kit piston and cylinders 105 hp used 3000 USD PLUS shipping. 274 hrs will include new pushrods seals
    912a  ser# 4005412 set up for Avid motor mount (not included) 5000 USD plus shipping 670 hrs includes oil tank with quick drain valve, voltage regulator radiator and oil  cooler not included
    above togather 7500 USD Zipper kit currently installed on the 912.
    i also have a Warpdrive prop hub to fit the above engine for sale W/O blades.
    Removed from my Avid and crated a couple of years ago when I bought the ULS. I will be posting this on Barnstormers probably tomorrow. 
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  14. wypaul added a topic in 4-strokes   

    Bad floats again for Rotax
    SB 912-074 for the 912's and I believe there is one for the 582's also.  The bad floats are marked with a B which is b for bad, the new ones are marked R.  Seems like it's time to get this taken care of.  Weighed mine and one set weighed 9 g and the other weighed 11g with 7 g as the cutoff for a good set of floats.  The good news Rotax will replace them for free thru 2021, bad news is that they are back ordered.  
    Marvel makes a set of blue floats for the 912 but these weigh over 7g out of the box and I read that at least one user found there were issues with rough running also
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  15. wypaul added a post in a topic Digital Monitoring System for EA81   

    Jim I went to the EMS-2 Blaze and it is really much nicer, easier to read more functions etc.
    Rhine just about any monitor will work with any engine, find the features at the price range that suits you and go for it. 
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