TJay

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About TJay

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  • Birthday 06/15/1981

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Maurice IA
  • Interests building, flying

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  1. TJay added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   


    Jim is right but I think they they are discontinuing the 150 series which is probably what you have. But I do think you can still buy pads for them on ebay the last ones I bought were called the soft pads and I found them to work way better.
     
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  2. TJay added a post in a topic Jabiru 2200 inspection: Engine Damage?   


    The oil is probably somebody set the engine upside down or leaned it one way really far just a guess.  Im sure the engine is good to go because if I had 200 hrs smoh and there was an issue I would not sell the engine I would send it back.  And I think Pete who would have been in charge at that time would have taken care of it.  Compression checks are really only accurate on hot engines. Your finger over each plug hole will tell you alot. Good luck these engines are built really well And I sure do like mine.
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic Amateur video of me replacing the Spar Carry thru Tube   

    I think it was 1 1/8 either .049 or .058 but im not sure. But I do know it was a little bigger than the classic 1200
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  4. TJay added a post in a topic Wing rigging issue   


    1 inch is alot it might make it difficult to keep the ball centered during strait flight.  But if you pulled a string from tip to tip and your strait with the front spar carry through should be square with the fuselage.  Hope you have the right edge distance yet on your front spar pin. I think I would try to fudge it all a bit, move one wing back and the other forward  Try to get with in a half inch at least. Don't think the fuselage cares if its flying strait the wings should fly strait with the rudder.
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   


    Here is an educational video that I made for this Not the best quality but might give you some inspiration. Any local welding shop could help you out with this fix too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipAmL6fzW1I
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Wider gear options for the IV   


    I can honestly say I wish my gear was about 2 to 4 inches forward of where they are. Mine are actually 3/4 inch behind my leading edge if my brakes were really good it could be an issue.
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  7. TJay added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Never thought I would ever hear anyone recommend Ethanol.
    I don't know much bout the octane levels but the garbage we get around here if it sits in a carburetor bowl for more than 6 months it turns to a orange yellow sludge.   91oct premium does not.
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic Wider gear options for the IV   


    works fine but ground handling is a bit harder. 
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic Another Kitfox IV rebuild project   


    gonna be tough making left turns with your rudder pedal setup.
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic New project   


    they will fit but you do need to move your turtle deck bearing forward 2 inches. And build a new style control system.

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  11. TJay added a post in a topic New project   


    Last march I believe I was quoted $8800 for all the parts to build the wings.
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic New project   

    I think your gonna love that airplane when your done with it.
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic New project   

    How much speed did you gain?
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Talked to Ed today   


    Thanks for the update Jim.
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