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  1. cpd

    Parts Wanted Wanted Continental A65

    Hi Guys, I am in need of a low to mid time Continental A65 to get my piet flying again before this summer is over. need not have accessories, logs not required but preferred. my current engine lost oil pressure and its much more affordable to mount another mid time engine than replace the...
  2. cpd

    First Vmax Flight of 2021

    Tonight I took to the sky in the Vmax for the first time since october 2020. It seems I finally have the Weber progressive carb sorted out and she was purring like a kitten at all power settings. I have all the parts needed to swap out the Weber a more aviation friendly setup but do to some...
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    Far 103 trike plans / info wanted

    Hi everyone, I am wanting to build a far 103 compliant trike that can be powered with a converted predator engine. I've got a few hours in a trike but am not an expert by any stretch but can get up and down again without killing myself. What is out there as far as lightweight trike plans...
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    Mystery Ultralight

    I'd fly it
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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    why does everyone keep hating on the A-plane, there are quite a few up and flying now and none have had any significant issues. its simple, its crude, but it works.
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    Minimax 1100R Maiden Flight

    Test flew my friend Tim's minimax on sunday. For the last 2 months I have been helping my friend Tim get his 1100r ready for its first flight. It was built back in 08 but was never quite finished or flown. The trailing edge had popped loose when the builder shrunk the fabric and after that the...
  7. cpd

    Saturday Evening Flight and Video

    I tossed the ol' gopro on the flightstar this evening before taking off on a short sunset jaunt to check out some carb jetting changes. Climb aboard and enjoy the ride.
  8. cpd

    No wonder it’s called a Flea

    My girl and I built and flew this HM14 back in 2017-2018, She was a per plans HM14 with the forward wing raised 6" and the fuselage stretched 12" in order to achieve favorable separation between the 2 wings. Power is a global 40hp half vw swinging a culver prop. Unless there is another lurking...
  9. cpd

    Carb heat needed?

    As we approach fall weather, i have put around 20hrs on my heatless setup without issue. With the advent of cool damp mornings however, i am going to give the valley engineering setup a go. Feel free to offer up any advice if you have used this system before. Chris
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    What design fits the bill? aka does my dream plane exist?

    Mission requirements Stall speed of 32mph or less Cruise speed of 100mph 1 or 2 seats (2 preferred) takeoff run of 500ft or less range of 300 miles cost to build including engine and avionics of under 20k what mythical beast fits the bill? Chris
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    GA and shelter in place

    For those of us under Shelter in place orders and those of us soon to be, is going to the airport to work on an aircraft and fly the local area still permitted under outdoor activities? I cant see a better way of social distancing than being at 3000agl...…. just curious of everyone's take on it...
  12. cpd

    Community fiction, your uncle’s unfinished plane

    I stand corrected...… knowledge of how they work comes from a study of who would win a fight.....USS enterprise or an imperial star destroyer...….
  13. cpd

    Community fiction, your uncle’s unfinished plane

    Actually you guys are all wrong..... hyperdrive engines do produce thrust and take you into a "hyperspace" a void between space and time....all physical objects still exist there as they do in our world but are invisible since you are traveling faster than light, hence why hyperspace routes have...
  14. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    Piston was OEM Rotax, piston rings were already removed in the pics above, all you see is the ring groves and the burned ring land. Cylinder was a resleeve job from CPS about a decade ago, piston and rings came from CPS at about the same time. I measured the bore with T gauges and a mic and...
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    277 NEED HELP!

    Armilite, do you think a heat gun could get hot enough and move enough air to be effective? on a nother note, I pulled the engine yesterday and mounted up a replacement. After getting the engine on the bench I proceeded to disassemble and inspect it. What I found was discolored cylinder walls...
  16. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    Bill, Carb boot is new and in good shape along with the intake gasket. plug is a brand new NGK B8ES with less than 4 hours run time.
  17. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    That is assuming a 2 blade fixed pitch prop not a 3 blade adjustable like mine.....
  18. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    59" ultraprop, 10deg pitch blocks, Rotax A box, 2.58:1 engine achieves rated rpm without issue
  19. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    All jets are correct for the 277 with the exception of the main being 3 sizes larger and float level is set per the manual. even though I will bump it up a bit just for curiosity's sake crank seals are new, as is carb boot. no timing marks on a 277, timing is set by measuring piston height...
  20. cpd

    277 NEED HELP!

    I have exhausted my brain and the brains of several other engine experts with an issue im having with my Rotax 277UL (free air) so I thought I would ask you I acquired this engine a decade ago, its hours and condition largely unknown. I cleaned it up, rebuilt its carb and mounted it up last...