aschlem

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  1. aschlem added a post in a topic 100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL   

    Thanks Chris. I have a machine shop at home, that i should really use more often. My full time job is almost 7 days a week between vacations. Pretty common to work 40 plus days straight. Work and home life don't leave much for hobbies.  Next project is to split a 912 and machine the case to the newer heavy duty specs. Here is a better pic of the lathe 

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  2. aschlem added a topic in Technical tasks   

    100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL
    I found a set of low time cylinders and piston assemblies from a 100hp ULS. Cheaper than a big bore kit. They have to be machined to fit the 80hp heads, very easy task. Maybe 1 hour total for set up and cutting all four.


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  3. aschlem added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

    This is my second Rans s6. The tail cone is made from the same material on both. When adding a tail wheel there are sleeves that double the lower longerons maybe a gusset or two and the tail wheel mounting bracket. The S20 has a different fuselage like you describe.
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  4. aschlem added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

     
    As it sets im currently cruising is 100mph @5gal and 93mph@4.5gal. It also out climbs the avid. Im very happy with the performance of both the Avid and the Rans.
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  5. aschlem added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

    Im working on getting that training wheel off and a tail wheel on. AV Weld is building me a set of cub style with Aftershock suspension. I also ordered a T3 tail wheel suspension, still need the tail wheel. Thinking about the matco8'' wide
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  6. aschlem added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

    Well, i found the mod that fits me. Unfortunately it was kind of pricey compared to a new sling seat or skylight. And it was much easier and less time consuming than a stretch and widen the seat area.  

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  7. aschlem added a post in a topic Zipper or Edge big bore kit?   

    Spoke with Hal today, Neat guy and very easy to talk to.
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  8. aschlem added a post in a topic Zipper or Edge big bore kit?   

    Interesting i was unaware of the Bully Hawk kit from Ronnie Smith in Mississippi. I went down there and took the rotax repairman course with Ronnie.
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  9. aschlem added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Zipper or Edge big bore kit?
    I read more reports about the Zipper kit than the Edge kit. Is one better than the other? I read that the zipper kits tend to have a higher oil consumption. Can anyone share experience with both?
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  10. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    No worries i put 3hr on it since i said it was time for the swap. I have my eye on another project may have to keep flying for now.
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  11. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    No worries i put 3hr on it since i said it was time for the swap. I have my eye on another project, may have to keep this one flying for now.
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  12. aschlem added a post in a topic Avid Kitplanes   

    I'm waiting on a wing extension kit i paid for at the beginning of last month. He said there would be a few weeks lead time. Not a great communicator, I sent a few other emails inquiring purchase of other parts and never received a reply. Hope all is well.
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  13. aschlem added a topic in Yamaha General Chatter   

    Apex wiring
    Do you need to buy a wire harness? Can you use a GRT eis? or would it be worth getting one of these? http://bdturnkeyengines.com/yamaha-apex
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  14. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    When I read about header fabrication some keep all the pipes the same length, Rotax and others don't seem to worry about this with the 912. Any thought why? Vetterman and other do it and keep it under the cowling. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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  15. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    I sent Art Skolinski a email, waiting on a response. In the mean time i went for another flight. LOL just not ready to take her apart. Maybe this weekend...
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  16. aschlem added a post in a topic 109JB has another project   

    Awesome plane, congratulations!
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  17. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    I sewed a sling seat that does the trick. I would still like more room may try a aluminum seat pan
     
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  18. aschlem added a post in a topic MK4 Engine swap   

    The 582 is purring and flying season is here. I start planning the swap every time i look at the 912. I still need a exhaust system. Maybe i can modify the dual can pusher setup it come with. I have a rotax suspension ring to build from but i don't want to start until i remove the 582 and mount and use them to build the fixture. Im hoping for minimum modification to the cowling. Man its hard to take apart a flying airplane......I know once i get her open this mod will spread like wild fire, new firewall, panel update, ect.. and I have the wing extension kit coming soon also. I guess not flying now is better than freezing my can off huddled in front of a torpedo heater this winter. Like any junkie would say one more flight and i will start.

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  19. aschlem added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    I will keeping it for now. I'm kind of excited to see if I can make it fit me. As of now it has been fun researching and spending time looking at all the great mods and info out there. 
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  20. aschlem added a post in a topic Luga NR prop selection   

    How are you contacting Roman? I tried the website for a quote and didn't receive a reply.
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  21. aschlem added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Lexan for widscreen and doors
    What thickness are you using for the windscreen and doors? I would like to replace mine. Has anyone tried to form skylights for additional head room?
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  22. aschlem added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ignition modules on barnstormers   

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but do you need two or does this add to the ignition system like the factory soft start? 
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  23. aschlem added a post in a topic Shipping engines   

    I just had a 912 shipped from AZ to IL. $220 using Old Dominion freight Shipping. Just used a small pallet and built wood sides and top for it.
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  24. aschlem added a post in a topic Luga NR prop selection   

    Can't wait to hear how the prop is doing with some more rpm's. 
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  25. aschlem added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ignition modules on barnstormers   

    I would like to hear how it works also.
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