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  1. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Would have been better off just finding a woman I couldn't stand, buying her a house and car, give it to her and went on with my peaceful life.
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  2. Pascal added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    thank you both for your replies.. looks like i'll have to start fiberglassing myself
     
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  3. Avid90 added a post in a topic Cutting off the motor mount   

    The issue you are having with the mount is that on the A model airplanes the tubes on the top of the firewall meet forward of the firewall at the front of the engine mount and on later models the tubes from the wing carry-through meets at the top of the structure above the tank and from there out to the mount points. 
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  4. wypaul added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    The plane will handle 25kts cross wind just fine much more than that I get a little uneasy taxiing back to the hanger but we get a lot of wind here 8 months of the year so you get used to it if you want to fly year around.  Start with some lighter stuff and work your way up.  The important thing is if you need to land and the wind is blowing 25+ the plane will handle it.  Just as well get used to it if you live in the Gorge.  If it's blowing the spray off the swells, go wind surfing instead!
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    You wish, your alimony would stop now! 
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  6. Turbo added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    So here's another wrinkle.  The airport's anemometer is likely on the corner of a rooftop, or a tower, and not down where our wings are while taxiing, and where the wind is likely somewhat less.  So there's a "calibration" issue here, or at least some kind of safety factor, say 5-10 kts.  Now the uncertainty is significant vs. the value of the item of interest.  Uggh!
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  7. Turbo added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    With a passenger you have a better chance of avoiding disaster as one can get out and walk the windward tip thru the ground turn.  Alone, it's a much scarier (sketchier) situation.  Alternatively one could just sit still in a less dangerous orientation  to the wind, and beg for help over the CTAF!  Still, it's best if you know the limits.  I suppose the critical scenario is taxiing to the tiedowns or hangar after landing, so it's the ground turn away from the wind.  Ostensibly one wouldn't even try flying if the gusts were too high, so turning into the wind is not it,  although the same criterion would apply. Thanks, Chris for that harrowing annecdotal account.  
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  8. Allen Sutphin added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Closer
    Got all the wiring done, hooked up the battery, flipped the switch, no sparks, smoke or melted wires. Also ordered the prop.  Hopefully in a couple weeks, engine noises!
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  9. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    I use the Kleenex test. Hold a Kleenex out and drop it, if it doesn't land on your feet, tie it down!
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  10. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    When I was learning to fly my 600 LB mkiv, my instructor who was used to much heavier winds in the larger planes he had flown said we should go out and do some wind practice.  He was a very experienced pilot and instructor but had virtually no time in very light aircraft. The wind was less on average, but gusting to about 30. It was down one of the runways which is why I do not think he was concerned about flying that day even though I was still training for my PPL. Anyway, I was taxiing my little plane with him in the right seat using all of the "tricks" with aileron and elevator. A side gust came up and lifted one wing and tire off the ground high enough to freak my beginner ass out, but fortunately not high enough for the opposite wing to hit the ground. We both put our tails between our legs and got it back to the hangar safely and did not fly that day. This was in a tricycle gear configuration Avid.
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  11. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    I think I might have been married to her!
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Not so much fun for the bear though!    Sorry, I couldn't resist.  Nice pics as always.  JImChuk
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  13. Buckchop added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Damm right Awesome pic!! wish i was doing that too!! Great way to enjoy the day!
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Great pics as always mr!  
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    I was curious about if the seat pans would interchange, and so I grabbed a seat pan from the Kitfox 4 and set it into the MK IV fuselage I have.  It was close but not quite.  Then I measured from the seat truss top tube to the tube the top back of the seat sits on.  The Avid measured 28 1/2", and the Kitfox was 29 1/2".   Don't know if the dimentions on the Kitfox 1 is the same as the 4, but it would be about 3" narrower at the top for sure.  JImChuk
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  16. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Hey Dimitri nice to hear from you.  I'm still running the 912ULS but did do some fairing on the jury struts,gear legs and horizontal stabilizer.
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  17. wolves200 added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    Icons for faster cruise speedsters

     
     
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  18. Jenki added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    Done.
    Yamma-Fox - You are simply very clever man.
    Excellent work
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  19. wolves200 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

     
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  20. SuberAvid added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    2019; It's a new hunting year!
    Alright, it's time to get tuned up for hunting with your plane this year!  Spring bear season was great!  Plus, got out his last weekend to scout a new spot for sheep this year.  Man the winds are crazy in this drainage.  There is no constant other than you are getting blasted from every direction plus up and down; it certainly keeps you busy.  A few pics of our new landing strip.
    Hope everyone has a safe and successful year and get out and take your plane hunting with you! (and be sure to post your pictures).







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  21. Turbo added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    Yup, Leni, you correctly got my intent.  My real concern, living in the windy gorge, is taxiing, then having to turn into or off of the wind, a maneuver which momentarily places you perpendicular to the wind.  There is no wind component passing over the wing chordwise, so no lift in the traditional sense, but with a dihedraled high wing, there's a chance it could lift up  Once that wing starts lifting up, there's nothing one can do to stop it until the opposite tip hits the tarmac.  Of course, one could get out, go to the windward side, and try to walk it through.
    If nobody has any data here, I may just go to my windy airport (just today gusting to 29kts), loosely tie one wing down, orient that wing upwind, get out my handheld wind meter, and wait for a gust.  At least this way I can bound the problem.
    So, it's about 25 mph?  No offense, but I will feel more comfy if I validate.  Your gear is wider than my stock gear, and I think you said your bird weighs roughly 100 lbs more than mine.  Sort of a moot question in retrospect!
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  22. Willja67 added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    short answer: Nope
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  23. Pascal added a post in a topic WTB - Rotax 912   

    hi. i am looking for a 100hp rotax as well (but in europe) and have by now seen many ad's that turned out to be scams. you can see the story about one of them in my recent thread regarding a scammer selling a rotax 912
    check out the answers, the last post refers to a list of serials of stolen rotax engines.. those engines are so popular at the moment, that they get ripped out of perfectly fine airplanes over night even in hangars! so be careful.
    in case you are in europe and looking for a rotax, check out a french company called loravia, they overhaul rotax 912 engines and also sell overhauled engines with warranty.. i've heared good things about them and am considering buying an overhauled engine there when the time comes.
    all the best
    Pascal
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  24. Pascal added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    do you happen to know if that seat pan would also fit in an Avid Model C? i am looking for a seatpan for mine to sit lower than with the sling seat.
    or let me rephrase that question.. does this look like a kitfox to you? (that's the avid model c where the seat pan should go in )

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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    I don't like to leave mine NOT tied down.  Some areas I have gone to are known for high winds.  Super cool thing about avids and kitfoxes.  If the winds are really bad you can fold the wings and she wont fly or flip.  
    Anything much more that a 25 MPH direct cross wind and you might think about having someone help walk it in by holding the strut. Your going to be using lots of brake to keep it from weather vanning too.
     
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