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  1. Av8r_Sed added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    FOR SALE: Rotax 912 UL 80 HP
    A friend at my airport flies a Rans S7.  He put it on floats and is upgrading to one of Hal's big bore ULS's for more HP. The swap is happening soon.  It's located in Northern Illinois.

    SN 4400937 is a ROTAX 912 UL produced 27-Mar-1996.  It is at about 800 hours TT, all on the RANS.  I went to see him do a run-up and idle recently and it seems to run really smoothly.  If there's interest, I have photos of the log book. I believe his asking price is $6,990.  No exhaust.  Oil tank is available.
    PM me for contact info.
    (Sorry for the cross post on the "other" site)

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  2. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Orange on 582 piston crown   

    You’re using the right fuel. Running 100LL will quickly result in lead deposits on the piston crown, rings and plug electrode. It’s OK on  cross country, but I would avoid a steady diet of it. I’d agree with the other comments. Too lean, too hot. Something is causing an incorrect EGT measurement. 
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  3. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Tool kit for carrying in the airplane   

    This one is easy, small, lightweight. I just use a wide shoelace tied in a loop. Thread it through the end of the exhaust spring loop, wrap it around your hand and leverage off of something like the engine mount. It never slips off and gives fine control to take them off or install.
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  4. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Tool kit for carrying in the airplane   

    Good list. I’d add a pair of spark plugs, silicone rescue tape, assorted zip ties, some insulated wire, thermal wire splices and source of heat to fuse them (lighter?), small multimeter, and some AN hardware. 
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  5. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    I just changed the mains to .180’s. Works very well. 
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  6. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic what is a bush pilot?   

    I agree with the premise that these guys aren't real bush pilots.  I don't share the rest of the viewpoint though.
     - The YouTube vids have been building a positive message for GA.  It's not plane crashes nor drones, so I support them.
     - It's getting younger people into aviation
     - It shows people how to have some aviation fun that isn't just $200 hamburgers
     - It's making good business for the manufacturers and fabricators
     - These guys are still down to earth and approachable, some ego involved to be a YouTuber, but what's the harm?
     - What's wrong with them making some YouTube money and getting sponsor giveaways?
     - Though Draco was clearly over the top and a waste of money in a practical sense, Mike Patey is a really talented builder and exposes some of what's possible in experimental aviation.  I respect the guy, though I can only take so much of his manic personality.
     - Due to your section of the country being so remote, I wouldn't worry about getting crowded out on your favorite strips.
     - Most of us on the forum wouldn't spend $300K for a plane that doesn't do any more than ones we can build/ buy for a third of that, but it still supports the industry which is good.
    So take a breath, ignore your feed, live and let live.  There's plenty of sky to share (at least for now).
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  7. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Fuel flow test   

    I believe you only need 15 deg up and 15 deg down from level attitude. 30 deg is pretty extreme. Maybe that’s how you roll though. 
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  8. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Any Avid flyer (speedwing) tricycle conversion kits/plans etc available?   

    You can fly in Class B, C, D airspace with a Sport Pilot license if you’ve received and logged the proper training from your flight instructor.  See:  https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advocacy-briefs/frequently-asked-questions-about-sport-pilot
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  9. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic New owners and paperwork.   

    Don’t forget to file your state tax forms and pay the man. 
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  10. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Casper, WY Event   

    177 Young Eagle rides at one event is remarkable. Way to go!
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  11. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Where's Doug?   

    Sending all my positive energy her way!
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  12. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Volt regulator   

    I’m using a YAMAHA SHINDENGEN FH020AA regulator.  It’s designed for three phase stators but works fine with our single phase types. It uses MOSFET technology and wastes less power in heat than the traditional types used with rotax engines. It maximizes the output from the 165 watt coil on a 582. 
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  13. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    That regulator requires some load on it (1 amp minimum?) to regulate, besides the filter cap. Make sure to keep something on when the engine is running. Maybe lights of some sort. Radios or other avionics aren’t a good choice because they might not like voltage excursions when starting up or shutting down.  Or, go ahead and upgrade to a better regulator. Lot’s of people like the Key West. I use a motorcycle regulator. 
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  14. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Whelen Stobe not working   

    Check to see you’re getting 12-14 volts at the power supply and the wiring is good out to the stobes. I had mine go out and found an internal fuse in the power supply was blown. It’s a pain to open one of those up because they used rivets which have to be drilled out (OK, they’re aluminum so not too challenging).  If you do open it, remember you’re dealing with high voltage. 
    At Oshkosh one year, I found Whelan was selling refurbed units they pulled from under the counter. Wouldn’t hurt to ask them if you still need one by then.
    Or go LED. 
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  15. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Insurance prices   

    I use Lincoln Benefit Life sold through the Pilot Insurance Center.  PICLife.com
    The premium was reasonable for 20 year level term. 
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