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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on August 14, 2017, 03:13:55 AM »
I guess more bad luck or good, we had/have a spare door from the other EVO. Spent all day Sunday replacing the door, then found out the fender bracket was bent. Which entailed removing the headlights and bumper and side skirt to get the fender off to repair it. Of course it rained most of the day and we were outside. Since we were in it this far we decided to stretch the fenders even more. Cut off the bottoms and made new brackets to stretch them out to match the side shirts. Good luck, the alignment was able to be corrected, nothing appears to be damaged suspension wise.

This week will be even more fun, off to get wrapped, new front splitter and wing are supposed to show up from Evasive/Voltex so these have to get installed. New front bumper is on it's way may end up installing it next Wednesday before we leave or just carry it with us and install it at the track.  ::)
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by export! on August 13, 2017, 06:48:54 PM »
Omg.  I guess it could have been way way worse.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on August 12, 2017, 04:19:22 PM »
Well I now believe in curses.  Car is ready,(again) I even got the smashed side skirts pieced back together and fiberglassed and primed.
Enough that they can be vinyl wrapped with the rest of the car.

Good news, 3 more sponsors have come on board for us. Will make things so much easier... and cheaper.

Now back to the curse. They were taking the car to get the wrap done, loading it on the trailer. Next door neighbor comes out, gets in his car and somehow hits the gas instead of the brake as he's backing out.

Of course the EVO is sitting directly in his path. :o  He smashed into the right front of the EVO. :o :o :o

Front door is now junk, fender is tweaked, and there are marks on the tire and wheel. :'( 
At least we have a spare door and fender from the old car we can install. But if the wheel or suspension is damaged I'm not sure what we can do.
Wheels are custom offsets from Japan, and the suspension is not serviced in individual parts, only sold as complete front assembly.

This guy's insurance is going to take a beating. Especially if we can't make it to Road Atlanta on the 25th.  >:( >:( >:(
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by AceJ on August 10, 2017, 04:37:02 AM »
Wow Brad that sux
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on August 08, 2017, 03:44:43 PM »
Well just to let you know, I've kept up with more odd ball boo boos.

Dislocated my left index finger. Of all things putting on a shoe.  ::) In the garage, as stated, putting on my shoes. Used said finger to slip the heel into the shoe. At the same time the dog ran behind me, knocking me off balance. Of course I threw my foot down to keep from falling, and snapped the finger 90 degrees to the right.  Yes I cried, even more so when I put it back in place. :'(

But wait there's more.  I go into the bathroom to get some Tylenol. Unscrew the cap on the bottle and slice my other index finger on the foil wrapper.   Of course dropped the bottle, blood and pills spilling on the floor.  ::)

Do you know how hard it is to try and pick up a bunch of pills when you can't use your index fingers? Cripes.


In totally unrelated news, I saw today the RCG has been sold to some internet company. Hope it doesn't go the way of RC Universe.
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Beginning to think the EVO is cursed.  We wrapped it up this weekend to get it ready for some track time, on the 5th.

Two odd ball things occurred. I'd been fighting a drip from the ACD line. It looked like one of the connectors wasn't sealing.
Replaced it twice, replaced the section of line too. Ran the car down the street, and pulled in the garage and the thing started puking trans fluid from what looked like the fitting. Got to looking and found it never was the line or the fitting. It was a splice the factory did.
The line had a tab welded to the fuel filler for support. In case you had to remove the filler they put a high pressure hose between the two metal lines.  Apparently it had a pin hole on it, that was seeping fluid, fluid ran down the line and dripped off the fitting I had installed.It finally blew the hose apart and was able to see what was going on.  ::) It's fixed now.

Got that done, and set the car up on the scales to set the weight balance. It was almost dead on without doing anything.  ;D
Had been there for 11 hours, getting the leak corrected, fitting the new side skirts to the sides, and making up a rear license bracket. Told Shane I was done for the day and headed home.

Tonight he calls me to tell me we need an Exorcist.  ???

Seems he reached in to turn the ignition key on to check something, and turned it a bit to far. Starter engaged, car rolled off the scales and crushed both brand new side skirts.  :o :o :o

Looks like I'll be working again on Sunday, pull the side skirts, install the original ones, and start glassing the damaged ones to try and have them done for the big show Aug.25th.  :'(
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on July 25, 2017, 05:06:05 PM »
Too cool Phil. What an odd looking bird. And to get some stick time on one would be wild.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on July 09, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
Back there today. Winds were steadier than yesterday, but still excessive for the paraplane. I did get a good flight with my old school .60 Ugly Stick, (after a few issues getting going) but at least I flew something bigger today. Post flight I noticed the bearings are getting a bit noisy, so will ground this one until fixed, or might just swap engines with something else I have while I get bearings.
 
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by AceJ on July 09, 2017, 02:01:56 AM »
now that is just too cool  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on July 08, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
  One of the few things getting airtime today was a really cool autogyro. Full cabin CF bodywork, Turbo Rotax engine. I had seen it around the airport, but had not gotten a good look at it until today. Owner had just got back from a flight and we chatted a bit before he took off with another EAA member. When he returned I was with a few people by the main hangar, and he yelled over to me and pointed at his plane.

  That was all I needed! next thing I know I was in the back seat and airborne, 5 min later, he handed over the controls and I flew it for quite a while, and was pretty comfortable with it. Different feeling from a fixed wing, and you had to pay a lot of attention to yaw, and your nose attitude, especially in tight hard banked turns. Needs a lot of backstick there.

  It was fun, and I would love to try it again. If I get to fly in the paraplane tomorrow, it would definitely be a weekend of the oddballs of aviation added to my list of full scale rides.

  Here is a pic I took of it at the Pancake Breakfast. I didn't have a camera with me today, or I would have gotten some detail shots as well.
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