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  • Posted in thread: Acroduster 2 Vibration Part 5 on 09-22-2017 at 01:26 PM
    Depending on being scalped on the money, dynamic balancing is worth it. It will tell you one of
    three things. It's perfect, it can be made perfect, or you have a problem. How big a problem
    you want to...

  • Posted in thread: Broken Starduster too rudder arm on 09-22-2017 at 01:18 PM
    My SA100 has a sheet metal with stiffening bends on the leading edge. Looks like a production
    piece. The tube looks more "homebuilt ". Is that what the plans show? Lots of force the rudder
    makes defle...

  • Posted in thread: Starduster too fuel systems on 09-21-2017 at 08:39 PM
    A Starlet with a 65 hp Continental will probably use under 4 gal an hour cruise so if you had
    room for 20 gallons you could probably have a no reserve 5 hours. It will not be a rocket.
    100-110 mph pro...

  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-21-2017 at 01:59 PM
    If one is working tension and one is working compression, it must be more important for the
    gear to just move than be controlled in extension or contraction?

  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-21-2017 at 04:35 AM
    I have always wondered, do the springs work in compression instead of tension like bungees?

  • Posted in thread: Dynamic balancer, ACES or Dynavibe on 09-20-2017 at 02:38 AM
    I have a DSS Microvibe II at work. I know someone with a Dynavibe. It works fine. What it does
    not have is an experienced operator in the box. If balancing is going well, it seems easy. If
    it is not g...

  • Posted in thread: Performance with 180hp on 09-19-2017 at 06:28 PM
    Simplify and go Grove.

  • Posted in thread: Performance with 180hp on 09-18-2017 at 01:49 AM
    i would use it in a second.

  • Posted in thread: leak down testing on 09-17-2017 at 04:06 AM
    In aviation it is the only way. Main pressure usually set to 80psi and read the other gauge.
    There are some auto leak gauges that read percent of input but they are not used in aviation.

  • Posted in thread: Help-Rough Idle on 09-16-2017 at 08:17 PM
    Sounds like a plug is fouling. The fuel injection can be leaking into that cylinder temporary
    fowling the plug. Is it a bottom plug? You might try to clear it out by not priming and see if
    it runs any...