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  1. TSoftware added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Too far to go get it for parts.
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  2. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    As Joey "C5Engineer" mentioned he is working on producing parts.  I just ordered my Speedwing Extension with no problems so far.  Except parts were to be here yesterday but that is not his Fault!  The tracking number said yesterday but USPS is dragging their feet as usual!!  Cheers Randy
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  3. chopndrag added a post in a topic Fibreglass seat base wanted for an Avid Flyer Heavy Hauler   

    I have the fiberglass seat now and always wondered what the sling seat looks like and if I would have to modify anything for it to work. My seat sits almost vertical making long flights kind of miserable. 
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  4. chopndrag added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    How many feet does it take to do the landing gear ? I forgot how much I ordered a couple years ago amd want to change mine soon . 
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  5. Bartman1959 added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Jim, what would you pay for a project in that shape?  I'm thinking it'll go for about $1500, but that's just my guess.
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  6. Bartman1959 added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Mark, my money would be on what you're thinking happened.  Whatever the story is, it's a shame to see it in that shape.  But hey, it's like when I see an old VW Bug, I see possibilities.
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  7. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    His name is Mark and he’s producing parts. Currently a one man show part time so please be patient on a response. 
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    Yes, the new owner is a member and posts on progress periodically.
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  9. Tony Sagnelli added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    High Wing Bush Landing Gear
    I am looking to replace my bush landing gear but cannot seem to find any suppliers......anyone have any information that could assist please?
    Tony Sagnelli
    Avid Flyer MK iv
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  10. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Engine out outlanding   

    Being in the "vented tank" camp, I really do not want to bring us back to an old debate, but FWIW my old KF2 (with a big "header tank" LOL) would get an airlock in the feed line  from the wing tank to the main "header" tank.
    I would draw the main tank down to about half then turn the wing feed on (in the air).  Air would then rise up (mostly due to more pressure in the main due to a main tank cap tube that produced pressure better) and that higher pressure would push air (in the half empty tank) up into the feed line to the wing and "lock" out the flow.  I'd have to land and blow air into the wing cap tube to restart flow.
    So, possibly like the OP here, I was in a situation with unusable fuel in a wing (due to more pressure in one tank than the other). 
    Here's a possible scenario that would be like  what I experienced:  If his right tank pressurized better, then it may have fed better and went empty sooner.  Then, when empty, the pressure tube on the right continued to push across to his feeder / header (assuming no vent from header to left tank).  The pressure from the right may have had nowhere to go except up the fuel line to the left, stopping flow similarly to what I experienced.
    If you think about it,  it would be possible, (on the ground without header tank venting) to pressurize one empty tank enough to even reverse flow or blow air bubbles across to the other tank (if it were empty enough without a lot of head pressure), and that is why I am in the camp of header tank venting.  But, admittedly, this scenario I purpose only arises in the air with a significant pressure differential (uncommon) and low head pressure (low quantity in other tank).  Kind of a rare scenario, and that is probably why systems without vents work just fine for people most all of the time.
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  11. briankbski added a post in a topic So now I have a magnum to assemble   

    Thanks, really looking forward to learning to fly.  Yes, the baggage door is on the passenger side, not sure why.  Your words echo others who have told me the performance should be really good.
    My Magnum is S/N 04.  Avid had two Magnum factory demonstrators, one was blue and silver tail drager and a yellow and blue one ... mine.
    My magnum was built by a professional builder for Avid (can't remember his name, I'll have to look at the documentation).  Apparently, it was built in a tricycle confirguration so Avid could show case that option to potential buyers.  It also has 38 gallon fuel capacity.  Two 14 gallon inboard fuel tanks and two 5 gallon wingtip tanks.  The elderly gentleman that I bought my plane from said he only once ever filled the wing tip tanks.  He also said that it was "a fun plane to fly and the performance was spectacular". 
    Before I brought it up to Canada it was in Arizona.
    Specs as listed on the documentation that came with the plane.
    empty = 950 lbs
    gross = 1750 lbs
    lycoming 0320 160 hp
    My long term plan is to put it on amphibious floats for summer and eventually convert it to a tail drager and put it on skis for winter flying.
    About a month ago I was talking to a gentleman in southern Ontario, who was selling his Magnum.  He said he actually test flew both of the factory Avid demonstrators before deciding to buy a kit backin the early 1980's.   The blue one had a slightly smaller hp engine.   Can't remember exactly which engine but he did say he could notice the performance difference with the more powerful 160 hp engine.
    Again, please keep us all posted on your progress.
    Best regards
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  12. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    As for actually terminating the ends and winding the bungees there is LOTS on this site to make the job easy, but you have to spend some time searching the various threads. Very well worth the time though. Saves you having to re-invent the wheel! :-)
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  13. Columbus added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    Thanks! This is what I got when I ordered over the phone
    when it showed up, I called and she read to me over the phone and I looked it up in the catalog - I didn’t think it was correct!
    appreciate the help
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  14. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Engine out outlanding   

    Trapped air escapes the header because of the not perfectly even draw, and because any change from level flight moves fuel (and air) between the fuel tanks via the header, so air very quickly escapes the header tank to the fuel tanks and does not return. 
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  15. fillmanw added a topic in Avid Flyer General Hangar   

    Avid re-opening the doors?
    I heard that Avid might be re-opening....Has anyone heard anything about it? there is a new website
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  16. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    I think you bought the wrong stuff. You want P/N 06-12400.
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  17. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic So now I have a magnum to assemble   

    Brian nice looking Magnum! The performance will amaze you.
    Your Magnum has the baggage door on the passenger side??? Mine is on the pilot side. That seems totally weird to me. Why would they change that of all things? Is yours an early or later Magnum? What is the gross weight? Mine is later S/N and 1750 gross. Is it possible your photo images are inverted?
    RJ I will be starting my Magnum rebuild thread soon too! You will be building. I will be re-building. If the Fat Avid was any indication, rebuilding takes longer than building!
    My Magnum also has dynafocal. Very smooth. 
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  18. briankbski added a post in a topic So now I have a magnum to assemble   

    SaWeeeet,  Looking forward to following the build and your initial flights.  
    Please Keep the group posted on your progress.  : )
    Good Luck.
    My Magnum, photos attached.  Lycoming 0320 (160 hp)
    Starting my PPL lessons on Monday.  Looking so forward to learning to fly this beautiful bird.

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  19. Jeromef added a post in a topic Engine out outlanding   

    If both tank contain fuel, I think that without a vent there is no way for air trapped in the header tank to escape.
    And yes both tanks feed the header at the same time, but not at the same rate as the circuit is not symmetrical. As I have the habit to fill the same quantity of fuel in each tank, I suppose that over time the level of fuel in the left tank has become higher that in the right one. (I use a FC10 fuel computer to estimate the remaining fuel, as checking the level in the transparent tubes inside the cabin is highly imprecise)
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  20. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    The fella in ND is William Langford.  He has made up some FWF components for the Yamaha that fit the KF 4-7 and has offered to help with custom engine mounts.
    Problem there for you obviously is about 1000 miles!
    But dont be too intimidated with making your own custom mount.  I had not done it before and (with some help and a lot of time) was able to tackle it:
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  21. Columbus added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    I called the contact number, he wouldn’t give the back story of why it ended up like this. Called a local DAR I met recently and he said it would be possible but he wouldn’t touch it without a substantially documented rebuild.
    i too am dang curious as to what it will go for
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  22. Columbus added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Bungee questions
    so, I am about to swap the bungees on my MK IV with the wide stance gear. I’ve done my research and homework yet still have two issues.
    i ordered the shock cord from AS and what came in is ALL black, not flecked. It does seem relatively stiff (as compared to Ace hardware stuff) but I’ve nothing to compare it to. AS says, both in the catalog and when Inspoke to the rep on the phone, that it’s for landing gear...thoughts?
    Secondly, with the slick outer casing, should I up the number of wire wraps? Would too many be detrimental and possibly cause premature failure by cutting into the cord? 
    Suggestions and advice GREATLY appreciated
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  23. allonsye added a post in a topic Part number for Avid 6' wheel seal   

    FWIW, in a pinch and needing a seal on one of mine: I cut a seal to fit out of 1/8" thick silicone baffel seal (see link) I had laying in the parts bin as a temporary fix.  Has worked so well I haven't bothered sourcing a proper replacement seal-:)
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  24. RJGerstnecker added a post in a topic So now I have a magnum to assemble   

  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Thanks,  I'm copying the color scheme on my Kitfox 1 that I had.  Will be putting red pinstriping on the orange stripe.  Won't fly this winter I'm guessing.  

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