RobS

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  1. RobS added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Aluminum Spar
    I'm almost to the point of covering the wings and have a question about treating the aluminum spar. What is common practice - and what have you done with your plane? Thanks in advance for your comments.
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  2. RobS added a post in a topic Stopped project   

    Condolences to your wife, you, and your family. Praying for comfort at this time.
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  3. RobS added a post in a topic Aerocet 1100 spreader bars   


    Sorry. missed the fact that it was 4130 steel!
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  4. RobS added a post in a topic Aerocet 1100 spreader bars   


    Try here: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/mepages/4130streamline.php
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  5. RobS added a post in a topic F7a Bellcranks.   

    You may have already seen this post from a couple of years ago. At $275/pair, I'm not sure Mike Butts has sold many of his redesigned F7a's . . . but you could ping him to see if the price has improved??
    http://avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/6303-f7-part-for-differential-ailerons-on-avids/ 
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  6. RobS added a post in a topic MKIV project near Wenatchee WA   


    I believe this is Jared's MK4 project.
    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/5425-my-mk4/&page=5
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  7. RobS added a post in a topic Got a call from Edmo   

    Thanks for the update Jim! If Ed's status changes, it looks like we have plenty of support to get him a PC.
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  8. RobS added a post in a topic Got a call from Edmo   

    You can pickup a reasonable laptop for between $300 and $500 at Best Buy. I'd be willing to donate $100 toward a new one if we could figure out how to make that process work.I really miss seeing Ed's posts!
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  9. RobS added a post in a topic Done getting bit in the ASS by toe brakes   

    Very similar to the fuel selector valve in my 1959 Cessna 172 - a simple cam-driven ball valve. I would think it would work well for this application.
     

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  10. RobS added a post in a topic Flap Lever   

    Ken,
    Excellent design and great that you're so willing to modify and share! Thanks!!
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  11. RobS added a post in a topic Motion sickness?   

    To some extent I think we've all experienced a bit of motion sickness. In 1983 when I was getting my PPL, my instructor insisted on spin entry and recovery training (and I'm glad he did). So after an afternoon of flying under the hood doing some unusual attitude recovery training, we did four or five spins and then headed back to the airport. I was flying, but my CFI asked me if I was ok as he saw that I was beginning to sweat as my stomach was churning with waves of nausea.
    To make a long story short, when we were on short final I told him it was his plane and he proceeded to land. As soon as we touched down, I opened the door and proceeded to puke all over the side of the plane (fortunately it was a high-wing C150). I was embarrassed and he was even more apologetic. Good news - that was the one and only time that happened - even after more spin recovery training.
    A little motion sickness with the first few bumps you encounter in a light aircraft is not unusual. So hang in there, and as someone else already said, quick scans of the instruments and then keep your eyes outside the airplane on the horizon.
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  12. RobS added a post in a topic Where's Doug?   

    Great news!!
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  13. RobS added a post in a topic What model is it?   

    This post has some great details on model differences . . .
    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/931-model-airframe-differences/#comment-5419
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  14. RobS added a post in a topic Hangar size   

    And to Jim's point on 40' width, it would really add to the value if you ever decide to sell.
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  15. RobS added a post in a topic lycoming mod ?   

    Could he mean a C125 that was designated 0280 by the military? A six cylinder Continental weighing 289+ and only pushing 125hp.
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