Goldendale-flyer

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About Goldendale-flyer

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  • Birthday 07/23/1954

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Goldendale WA
  • Interests Flying, house building,woodwork, motorcycles, boats.

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  1. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Imperial fuel valve   

    Yes I ordered one.
     
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  2. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Modified Rudder   

    That enlarged and balanced rudder looks great.
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  3. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Huston! We have a problem!   

    To continue this topic. I am setting my elevator travel. Three questions 1. with 30 degrees up and 17 down do you feel you have good pitch control at all speeds? 2. Is the travel limit an attempt to control pitch forces on the airframe? 3. My construction manual has the up travel limited by the elevator horn hitting the vertical stabilizer post and the down limited by adjusting the fork so the control arm binds at the torque tube when you get the 17 degrees down. Does that all sound correct ? I think I like the stop better.
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  4. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Avid Aircraft Parts List   

    He is taking "a break".
    Best to you. Might try Barak Langsford.
    Rick
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  5. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    Thank you for pointing out the thread. Definitely going to employ this process.
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  6. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    That is some really fine work you are doing. How did you form the firewall? I am currently at that stage on my plane.
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  7. Goldendale-flyer added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Avid Aircraft out of business?
    I have been trying to get in contact with Mark Mendick at Avid Aircraft but his phone shows user busy or I get a busy tone and he never answers his email. Did the company go under again?
     
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  8. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic streamline wood   

    You might try Uflyit. They have a selection of light weight plastic (pvc I think) fairings. http://www.uflyit.com/
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  9. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Short vid of my Avid take off   

    Thank you for posting the video.
     
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  10. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic High country Wide gear   

    Great looking plane. I bought a wide "bush gear" from Brett at Airdale. I think it will be a great improvement over stock. Still working on completing the plane.
     
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  11. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Firewall   

    Thank you all for the information. Going to go with .018 SS 
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  12. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Firewall   

    I am putting a Yamaha Apex engine on it. I have the engine and mount so I will use those for determining the footwell size. Have you got a guess on the appropriate gauge for galvanized or Stainless?
     
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  13. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    Is Mark at avidkitplanes.com still in business? He had rib kits and misc parts at one point.
     
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  14. Goldendale-flyer added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Firewall
    I am looking at the firewall that came with the kit I bought and I am pretty sure it is aluminum. That would not offer much protection in an engine space fire. I believe most kits have a galvanized firewall with room for a footwell. Any one have a gauge on the galvanized material an measurements on the footwell bump?
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  15. Goldendale-flyer added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Eliminating the nose wheel tube
    I have a MKIV I am working on. I am the third owner so I have some things to fix, parts to find, etc. In looking for a good brake pedal solution I noted in the pictures that were posted there is a lot more foot room without the tube that holds the nose wheel gear and some of its bracing. I changed to plane to a bush gear setup. I am thinking of cutting the hose wheel tube off flush at the floor and removing the tube that goes back to the seat pan along with the upper tube that goes up to the firewall. The two tubes coming down diagonally from the fire wall seem to be what is normally there without the nose wheel tube. What do you guys think?


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