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  1. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Hunting with your Avid, August 2018   

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. 
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  2. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Autumn light over the mountains   

    Beautiful Country. Thanks for sharing. 
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  3. efil 01 added a post in a topic Hunting with your Avid, August 2018   

    the public cabin is very cool , it is great to see that people passing here have so much repect for an open shelter
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  4. efil 01 added a post in a topic Autumn light over the mountains   

    superbe
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  5. FredStork added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Autumn light over the mountains
    While I have always never liked winter (that's why I moved from Sweden to France... I was an early climate refugee...) I must admit the often very mild autumn we get here in France can be very nice. It is the perfect time to fly in the mountains, the air is calm and the glowing light shows you the best side of the mountains. I went for a 2 hour flight this Saturday and as I wanted to focus on the flying I left my cameras at home... But it was just to beautiful to keep to my self so I took some pictures with my phone... The flight was around and north of Grenoble. 





     
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  6. efil 01 added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    yes i got it pre welded and mounted, that's good news turbo you can start engine "easy" inside plane, was wondering how much strength i need to fire it up;
    for the trim, i updated my topic where u can have look 
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  7. efil 01 added a post in a topic Manu's Avid C   

    it takes time .. but .. finally trim is done :  with car glass switch, it works perfectly. i used rc plane connections and wire so i can easily disconnect trim from elevator and stab from fuselage.
    the switch is on panel near the throttle command, so i can activate it with only a finger without pull hand from command. same for radio red button. allowing   to use them with no matter if pilot is left or right side 
     
     

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

    Hunting with your Avid, August 2018
    I was not a very successful hunting year this year (so far) but it is always full of fun, challenges and a great chance to enjoy the beauty of God' creation.  Getting to hunt with your plane adds another element of fun and challenge to it for sure.  This year the winds and rain made us pretty happy to make it home without some serious damage.  We ended up bugging out of our sheep spot earlier than intended after getting blasted by the winds.  We had double duck bills and tie downs on each wing and tails and were glad they held.  The tents were smashed and a constantly havening to be restaked and retied down.  When the river started flowing heavily between our landing area and our camp spot we found another place we could get to to take off, then when the water started flowing between our camp and that area we decided to get out as soon as the winds gave us a chance.  Spent 2 days at the Rohn cabin which was kind of relaxing but wishing we had enough fuel to get out to another hunting spot.















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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Jab on Barnstormers   

    I've put over 500 hrs on mine.  It's been good to me.  Early solid lifter engines are better than later hydraulic lifter engines.  Supposedly, the third generation engines are good as well.  I would ask what the serial # is on this engine.   JImChuk
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  10. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Jab on Barnstormers   

    I always liked the idea of Jabiru, but research (in terms of reliability) kept swaying me away.
    Anyone here swear by them... I mean in a good way...  not "swearing" while  standing "by" them
     
     
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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Jab on Barnstormers
    I would love to put this on my Avid. Seems like a good deal. 
     

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  12. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    Are you using paper element fuel filters with pre-mixed gas or is that part of your new system?
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  13. Turbo added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    I was mistaken.  the 1990 version of the 582 manual states, on page 15: "Cylinder head temperatures are measured at the spark plug seat.  Exhaust gas temperatures are measured at 100 mm (3.94 in.) from the cylinder sleeve."   It would seem logical to use the flange as the reference for these probes, but no!  I had now better check the locations of my EGT probes. Thanks for the correction.
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    They were on 
    They were on my B model, and also on both MK IVs.  I think it's a standard feature.  JImChuk
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  15. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Weight/ TBO   

    I've been turning wrenches on 0-320's for many years and they are solid engines if treated right. I've had several go 2400-2500 hours without a major OH.  And I've had several barely make 1000 without a cyl change. Mainly due to poor operation by the owner/pilot. As long as compression, oil pressure, and temp is good, I wouldn't be too concerned.  A smart operator could squeeze 3000 hrs outta one. You will rarely see a cont make TBO without serious rework. Not counting the old A-65's and 85's. I've seen them fly for years carrying 10-15 lbs oil pressure at full throttle and just enough compression to start. When Cont went with the 0-200, things went south somewhat. Probably trying to squeeze more HP outta the same basic engine. I've seen a lot of cracked heads on the 0-200 thru the years. Just my worthless hillbilly opinion.
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  16. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    Not sure where you got those numbers. 38mm or 1.49 inches from the flange face.

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  17. Turbo added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    Manu, 
    It occurred to me that your airframe may not have the pully and rope guide mounts welded on.  Here is a picture of mine.  They are welded on to the V-strut.
     

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  18. lostman added a post in a topic Weight/ TBO   

    I know someone that just had their 320 rebuilt after 2990 hours since major. I don't think they did much other than change the oil either. If compressions are good and it runs smooth, keep the sucker in the air!
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  19. Turbo added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    Hi Manu,
    My plane has a pulley allowing the pull-starter to be operated from inside.
    With this set-up it's easy to do the pull-start while seated inside the cabin.   At first I thought I had to do it from outside, but not so!  It's much easier with shoulder belt slipped down; usually I un-clip the seat belt for the start.  I push with my foot against those two slanted tubes in between the rudder pedal sets.  Effecting a re-start while flying could be challenging, though - not enough hands to fly the plane too.  Maybe if I had a better trim setup...  I'll be keen to find out how well your trim tab works.
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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Hatrack Avid Flyer   

    I got ahold of a c model rear dash and got it to work in my mk 4 . I'm sure there are more out there. I like how it came out now I have room behind me with a pocket and the baggage compartment.
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  21. chopndrag added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    I was in the same boat when I got my plane. I got it in a April and didn't fly until October because of the mess the previous owners made. It definitely sucks but you'll get a better understanding of your plane if you rip into everything and inspect it yourself. 
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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic New prop was a flop   

    Good to hear . Hopefully it'll work good I did the prop dance before and it's no fun
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  23. Turbo added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    I thought the EGT probes were supposed to be 10cm out from the flange!  
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  24. Turbo added a post in a topic New prop was a flop   

    Great news!  Glad it's working out!
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  25. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    The unquenchable EGT
    Since day one of my little planes new life I have been unable to get my cruise EGT temps to acceptable levels.
    Here is the things I have done or tried:
    1. Checked probe location and found that someone had placed the probes holes 3.5 inches out on the Exhaust Manifold. Welded up the holes and re-drilled them 38MM (1.49 inches) out from the face of the port. Installed new probes.
    2. Rebuilt cards with new jetting and leaned the Idler circuit
    3. Needle clip to the richest setting. Anything leaner that the richest position made the EGT temp rise over 1200 in cruise. 
    4. Added pitch to the prop. This was the only thing that seemed to help but it took so much pitch that the performance was not acceptable for normal operation.  
    5. Purchased a longer propeller to load the engine. Again high pitch setting was the only noticeable difference.
    6. Purchased and installed one size bigger Jet needle. Didn't see much of a change to the mid range as reported by others. In fact I seen a slight raise in the temps.
    7. Read every article I could find. CPS, Ultralight news, several independent articles, this form, Kitfox form, and the Rotax form. Most articles I copied and saved in my builders reference manual.
    8. Monitored Plug color per Jimchuk. The plugs said I was OK so I continued to keep searching.
     
    I was talking to a friend the other day and was explaining to him what I'd been dealing with. He asked if I had tried a larger main jet. I told him that my temps were good at WOT and I didn't believe this was the problem. He suggested I install the next larger main jet, run it at the current needle setting, lean the needle if needed and see if that had any effect on the my mid-range problem. At this point I was willing to try anything. I threw in the next bigger set of main jets and took it for a flight around the pattern. What did I see......hotter EGT temps than before. You have to be kidding me I thought!!! I thought adding fuel cools the circuit?? Why was it that every time I added more fuel with a jet temps showed hotter??? 
    I went home, got my articles out and started reading through them again. I found the answer and it had to do with the installation of the EGT probes. If you use the 1" EGT probe (which I did)you have to shim the probe out with 7 AN-3 washers (which I didnt) so the tip of the probe is placed inside the manifold no deeper than half the diameter of the pipe. If you insert the tip of the probe all the way to the other side you are outside the cone of the flame. The cone of the flame (cooler part of the flame) is where the temperature is supposed to be taken. Anything outside of that area will produce hotter readings. As the article explained.... you will know this by raising EGT temperatures if you enrichen the circuit. When you add more fuel to the system the excess fuel gets pushed out of the cylinder and is burned inside the manifold. The more flame the hotter temp 
    Now you can purchase probes with 1/2 inch long sensors right from Westach. The bayonet probes can be adjusted. Unfortunately I cut the excess clamp off which made one of them to short to add the washer between the probe and the pipe. I was able to install washers under one of my probes. So far it looks like this was the problem all the time. 
    A lot of the headaches I've ran into with buying someone else's project was because things were installed incorrectly some of which I took apart and reinstalled back the same way. If you buy someone else's project it never hurts to double check the installation instructions on everything. 
    I hope this will help someone who may have the same issue or as Joey called it is" Chasing a Mermaid".
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