Bandit

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About Bandit

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  • Birthday 08/31/1956

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Madelia, Mn.
  • Interests Flying,Climbing,Hunting,Fishing

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  1. Bandit added a post in a topic Heated Seat   

    I have a Dewalt electric coat and love it. It has elements in the sleeves, collar, chest and back. I use it all fall and spring Turkey hunting.  It uses 20v batteries. 
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  2. Bandit added a post in a topic STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE TO GLUE RIBS TO THE WING SPAR   

    I used the same 3M glue. It came with my kit in 1994. Still good. I used some last summer. 
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  3. Bandit added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

    Yes the fan shroud will hit on the bump out. You might be able to cut out part of the bump out to make it work though. I didn't think the extra inch or two was worth messing with so I went with the flat firewall. 
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  4. Bandit added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

    If you use the 503 you have to use a flat firewall so you will lose some legroom with that installation. 
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  5. Bandit added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

    The 503 is a plug and play engine.  It's a pretty easy installation. 



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  6. Bandit added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

    I will take pictures of my installation this weekend and post them. I hope that will help you. This has worked good for me.
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  7. Bandit added a post in a topic 503 In An Avid   

    I have have been running my 503 for 24 years now.  Dual carb, dual ignition. I switched to mixed gas. The oil injection was a pain in the ass. Burning 5 gallons a hour at 5950 rpm. Cruises 69 mph. As light as you are it should do pretty good if your airplane is light. My Bandit started at 456lbs, but now is around 485 or so. I am using a 3 blade ground adjustable 66" ivo prop. I am thinking the 582 is the same mount as the 503. Does anybody else know for sure?
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  8. Bandit added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Next best thing to Airventure!
    Had my own  little " Fun Fly Zone " tonight.

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  9. Bandit added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    A little TLC
    After 24 years my Bandit needed a whole lot of TLC. After 6 days of work everything is good. You would never guess it was that old. The weather has been perfect this week.  Put 4 hrs on it since Sunday. 

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  10. Bandit added a post in a topic Belly fabric repair   

    I touched up the belly fabric. Sprayed the tapes with 3 coats of poly spray with wet sanding between, then a couple coats of poly tone. The 20 some year old paint worked good. A A&P told me to sand and prime the tubes with this automotive aerosol etching primer paint. The poly tone worked good with it.

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  11. Bandit added a post in a topic Crazy or what?   

    Ya I just ordered some thinner and poly tak. She said it would be around $30 shipping. YIKES! How does ups charge $130 for a 4'x4' sheet of polycarbonate in a roll?
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  12. Bandit added a post in a topic Lexan shipping costs   

    Thanks Jim I'll check into it.
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  13. Bandit added a post in a topic Belly fabric repair   

    I covered a square frame with polyfiber and went through the painting steps and it looks like my 20 some year old paint is going to work.
     
     
     
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  14. Bandit added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Lexan shipping costs
    I was going to order 2 4'x4' sheets of lexan from Aircart Spruce until I saw the shipping price. If I understood it the lexan is around $80 and shipping $160 ! What the hell! Any other options?
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  15. Bandit added a post in a topic Belly fabric repair   

    Is there a aerosol metal primer that is compatible with Polyfiber? I would like to touch up a few spots on the airframe.
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