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  1. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I know of a complete RX-1 set up for sale in Arizona
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  2. jared payne added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Already have the box. Need to take it off the motor. Hopefully going off island this coming Monday or tue.
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  3. dholly added a post in a topic Moving wings east to west   

    I've put a few large items out for bid on uShip, including aircraft and tractors. Ever since that cable show 'Shipping Wars' came out these guys got drunk with self induced celebrity status and put out stupid high quotes. I dunno, maybe it's settled down now. I did catch a couple good back hauls, I think that's the key to these shippers. They won't move unless they get paid but if they are headed to a rich haul and only need to divert slightly they will often pick up your stuff for a discount just to put some fuel in the tank. Might also try the Roadie phone app or, if you don't do apps, https://www.roadie.com. I've used Roadie to get some fairly large stuff moved and you can request enclosed hauls if you want. I've also found a driver posting on the tractor hauling schedule at http://www.yesterdaystractors.com but there are others.
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  4. EDMO added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    I figured that Avatar was from your retirement flight!    EDMO
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  5. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    Yeah, I plan to keep the handle the same now!
    I  was wanting to change it for awhile to align with the new plane name and away from the old.  Ill keep my "Airplane the movie poster pic" though...  Hopefully everyone will recognize me for that unique avatar and get used to the new name!
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  6. wypaul added a post in a topic IVO Props on 912's?   

    Yes Jim, another senior moment Ivo 3 blade 72" for a Rotax 80 hp 912.  Let me do a little research and get back to you on the price, it will come with the spinner in excellent condition.  I will get some pictures.
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  7. EDMO added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    Yamma-Fox,  Sounds good!  Are you through swapping handles?  I was getting dizzy - Don't take much to confuse me. 
    Leni did a real job on that when the site changed and most everyone went back to handles they had before I got on here - The site changed all the posts to the new-old handles.  Still don't know who is Mikesk now.  Was he the one with the big tractor as an Avatar?  I think he was the one making the better pedals?  Took me a day or so to figure out which one was Jim Chuk.  How can I refer someone to buy Mike's pedals if I don't know his handle?  EDMO
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    Two people that have overcome the apex wiring conundrum are Steve Henry and Morten Wiik (Norway).  
    But neither of those two have flown yet.
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  9. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Hey jared.  I know I talked to teal about this a week or so ago.
    I think he was hoping to have it as a working prototype in 2018.  And I know he said that he will not send any out until it has undergone rigorous testing.
    If you decide to go rx-1, teal said he had some adapters on the shelf, and there is a c box on ebay af that just popped up.
    But maybe you already had the c box?
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  10. jared payne added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Do you have a price point on the purpose built apex gear with built in adapter? How about a wiring solution? Looks like my motor sold so next week I will either pick up a rx1 or a apex, do you need a  guinea pig?
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  11. jared payne added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    Did you ever find out about the wiring problem, I to have the same option.
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Happy Thanksgiving Avidfoxflyer   

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     

     
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  13. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Thanks Greg.
    I gotta give you credit for posting up and correcting errors in your earlier data.
    And those estimates above at least do agree better with what we are seeing in the field, which makes them more credible.

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  14. Mohawk Aero added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    GOOD NEWS!  I finally found the part number for the Rotax C gearbox bearings:  25mm, 6306.  Using this info I updated and found that 90% of the bearings will last to 1000 hrs TBO.  Whew, that's a huge relief.  

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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Checking out an Avid   

    Yes I did look at the pics.  I can't speak about the Jab engine, others here have talked about that.  Looks to me like a C model with MK IV upgrades.  At least the doors are C model doors but it looks to have the speed wing and MKIV cowling and rudder.  I would for sure get it checked out by someone that knows Avids and have an instructor or competent Avid pilot take it for a spin before buying.  The only speed wing I have flown was an extended one and I loved it. 

     
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  16. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic IVO Props on 912's?   

    Wypaul,  you said in your last post that you had a Warp 72 UL for sale.  Did you mean an IVO UL?   3 blade?  What condition, how much, pictures?  JImChuk
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  17. birddog486 added a post in a topic IVO Props on 912's?   

    I've got the 3 blade 72" Ivo medium on my Avid with 912ULS and it's smooth as glass.
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  18. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Agree - Maybe a shield to deflect exhaust heat in area in front of belly radiator?  EDMO
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  19. FredStork added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Yes, and that is what I have (had already). Depending on how your belly radiator is mounted you might have to adjust it, maybe slide it a little to the side to get out of the way for the double pipes. I don't think belly radiator is a showstopper.
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  20. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Great info Fred.  Looks like with that exhaust you would want to use front radiators instead of a belly radiator?  EDMO
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  21. FredStork added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    My stone is making waves...
    To my knowledge there is no "factory" built mount for Simonini that would fit Avid or KitFox but with fittings identical to Rotax 582 you can either reuse, or "easily" find, an engine mount that will almost fit. Much easier to modify an existing mount than to create one from scratch - particularly if you want to save the rest of your installation.
    As mentioned, the rear end of the engine is wider than a 582. 

    I made a new back plate, less protruding, and moved the ignition coils. If you have a "free air" mount, like on a trike, you could in most cases just remove your 582, bolt your Victor 2 on and have the engine changed over the day...

    About the exhaust.. One of the reasons you get high power is the tuned exhaust pipes, Yes, exhaust pipes. And yes, the installation of the 2 pipes, rather impressive, can create some concerns... But if I can do it, anyone can... What you don't see in detail on the picture below is that the rear attachment of the pipes can extend downwards if pushed by the (traditional bungee) landing gear. 

    However, Simonini is aware of the double pipes being a potential issue so they propose a single pipe system as well now, much like the one for 582. You will loose a little power but with the 100 HP version you can afford that (or take the 110 HP version...). But having the pipes end behind you, rather than in front of you, is - sound level wise - nice. The belly is also much cleaner than before... 
    Ed, I'm not sure what you meant by "other stuff"... I reused my radiators and radiator mounts, changed nothing. I had to make a small "bump" on the belly of the cowling but other than that... no "other stuff"...
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Neat Avid flyer video from Finland   

    A little old, but still fun.  My 'Ol Yeller plane...
     
     
     
     
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic Moving wings east to west   

    Kitfox wings are only a foot shorter and the tips are better, and lots more of them around. IMO.   But, I agree with TJay - Vancouver, Bellingham or Seattle should have tubing suppliers and wood ribs are easy to make - Buy better spar inserts from Just Aircraft, or pay more from Kitfox.  EDMO
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  24. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Fred,  Does anyone make mounts for that engine for Avid and Kitfox?   What about exhausts, props and other stuff?  EDMO
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  25. FredStork added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Yes, the gear box can be mounted both ways. It has 2 different oil level plugs. 
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