For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

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Postby scubarider2 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:38 pm

Yes, a SIRS compass with top mount.  Like I said earlier it is within 2 degrees.  I know that I do it [email protected] but what I do on cross countries is let the GPS get me started and once I am in line I look at the compass for the heading and follow it if needed.  I carry a spar GPS as well.  You can tell by the pic of my panel I use a Lowrance 2000c.  I love it.  It saved me one flight with the ground terrain feature.  
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Postby scubarider2 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:23 pm

Homemade Pre-Heater for the Rotax:
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Postby scubarider2 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:24 pm

Oil Access Door from Just Aircraft
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Postby preacoupe » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:10 pm

Dennis,

I just noticed (since I'm doing my windows and doors now) that you have a gas shock "mounted" to hold your window up. Is that a unit from Spruce? I think they have a couple available but yours looks about right for the space.

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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby Tralika » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:17 pm

Here is another DIY Engine Pre-Heater for use when no electric power is available. There seems to no end of things you can do with a .50 ammo can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5bK_ivwXs4
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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby warlev » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:01 pm

Anyone need a gallon of u500 glue? I'm going to use Stewart's system. Warren
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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby justaircraft » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:35 am

Please see attached a list of Options and Accessories available.

Thanks,
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Rudder Lock

Postby stede52 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Here is a very clever way to make a rudder lock: https://cid-d2eaa536910e56d7.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Rudder%20lock?Bsrc=Photomail&Bpub=SDX.Photos&wa=wsignin1.0&sa=128723660, copy and paste the link to your browser.

Here is a brief explanation on how Jim made it: Split a piece of 5/8" tubing, I think about .035 wall thickness, and welded or epoxy a strap between the two halves. I then pop riveted it to a piece of aluminum and covered it with trunk liner material. The last sketch is one that can be apoxied together, made entirely out of aluminum.

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STOL Plate for flaps

Postby stede52 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:24 pm

Here is another idea from my "brain trust" friend (Jim Pekola) to increase your flap efficiency, aerodynamics 101 :) . I have it from expert authority (Steve Henry) that it works very well and according to Steve it reduced his stall speed by 3-5mph and reduced his takeoff distance. I'm going to be install them on mine as soon as I've completed my prop testing. All that needs to be done is applying a strip of 1.625"X flap length X.025" aluminum to the top of your training edge and over hanging it 5/8". For those of you that haven't covered your wings yet, this would be a great thing to do now. As illustrated by Jim's expert drawing ability :P the plate simply directs the turbulent air flowing between the wing and flap, over the flap itself which makes the flap more affective in slow flight

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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby fiferphil » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:37 pm

Put those flap gap spacers on, plus the VG's, it'll be able to hover like a "heppi-clopter" :P :D
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Re: Rudder Lock

Postby SheepdogRD » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:16 am

stede52 wrote:Here is a very clever way to make a rudder lock: https://cid-d2eaa536910e56d7.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Rudder%20lock?Bsrc=Photomail&Bpub=SDX.Photos&wa=wsignin1.0&sa=128723660, copy and paste the link to your browser.

Here is a brief explanation on how Jim made it: Split a piece of 5/8" tubing, I think about .035 wall thickness, and welded or epoxy a strap between the two halves. I then pop riveted it to a piece of aluminum and covered it with trunk liner material. The last sketch is one that can be apoxied together, made entirely out of aluminum.

Steve Dentz


The illustration site doesn't want to play nicely with my system, even though I have a WindowsLive ID. Is there anywhere else we can view that information?

Thanks . . .

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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby stede52 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:16 pm

Dick,
Here are four of the pictures. Should give you the idea of how it works

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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby scubarider2 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:37 pm

Hey Phil. Yes it works great. I also use a GPS of course and sticking my head out the window works good too! :mrgreen:
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Re: For Sale and Accessories and Upgrades

Postby SheepdogRD » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:02 am

stede52 wrote:Here are four of the pictures. Should give you the idea of how it works

Steve D


Yessir, that'll work. We're many months from needing this, but I can have it ready before we're flying. Thanks for the help.

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Re: STOL Plate for flaps

Postby SheepdogRD » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:18 am

stede52 wrote:Here is another idea from my "brain trust" friend (Jim Pekola) . . . Steve D


I hadn't heard of Jim before you posted his tips. After some Googling, I find he built the Highlander Extreme, pictured here: http://thunderridgeair.com/Highlander_Extreme_Grand_Champ_.html. His plane won Grand Champion - Light Plane Category at Arlington, WA this year. In the pictures on that link, he has what appear to be fences at the ends of the wings and the elevator, and possibly full-span flaperons. Is there more information on his plane available anywhere? What else has he done that makes it "extreme"?

Thanks . . .

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