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  1. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    For Leni

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  2. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Hey Chop,  thanks for coming back man.
    Just a thought here, if it was running lean enough to underperform that much it must have got kind of hot don't you think?
    I'm not sure what I would do about that but maybe someone else here would have an idea what to check over before you put it back in the air.
    I bring it up because I've seen sleds meltdown when the engine side carb boot has a cracks in it, and this scenario is kind of like that.
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  3. Avid Randy added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    F7a Bellcrank
    Does anyone have an extra F7a bellcrank for the upgrade?  Or doing a rebuild and could give one up for a short time.
    I've been in contact with Mark from the new Avid about getting my Speedwing Ext kit and also asked him if he could provide F7a upgrade.  He has searched and has not been able to find any weld notes on it.  So he currently can't make them.
    So if someone could provide one for a short time they can copy it and start to make new ones to help a lot of Avids in the future.
    Thanks in advance for any help!  Cheers Randy 
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  4. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Glad it worked out and you were able to get back!  What a find! 
    Great reminder for all of us..... to check and recheck everything!  Cheers Randy 
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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic Bing carb switch   

    Probably, they do use different jets
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  6. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Any Avids in Boise?
    Visiting Boise for a couple days. Like to see some planes and meet some people
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Welcome back Chop!! 
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic WTB - Rotax C gearbox   

    Tough to find new.  Let me know if you locate an outlet.
    Last I heard Rotax discontinued them (still making E boxes though)
    And BTW I think cowlove had a 2.62 listed here for sale a few days ago.
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  9. fusionfab added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB - Rotax C gearbox
    Hey everyone 
    I am looking for a Rotax C gearbox preferably a 1:3 or 1:3.47 ratio. If it has a clutch great, if not I am still interested. 
    Just wanted to check to see if anyone had a used one to sell before I purchase a new one. 
    Thanks
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  10. Ironman Al added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Bing carb switch
    Question! If I use Bing64 carbs made for a 914, would I need to rejet them to put them on a 80 horse 912?
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  11. chopndrag added a post in a topic Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing   

    The fiberglass electric trim cover I made a mold for amd my faired struts using aircraft spruce trailing edge material and powder coated purple. Most of my little stuff is powder coated purple . When I paint the plane it'll all male sense. That's the nice thing about having a big powder coat oven at home . Not much I can't do . 



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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Ronin's KFIII Build Thread   

    Forgot to mention in my other previous post.  I believe a Kitfox 4 is 9" longer between the wings and the tail then the earlier Kitfoxes.  That would change the way it flies to some extant I'm sure.   Maybe more to it then just the controls.  JImChuk
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  13. Ronin added a post in a topic Ronin's KFIII Build Thread   

    Got most of the control system removed along with the floorboards. The flap lever bolt seems to hit the frame tube, not sure how it got put in but it sure doesn't want to come out. 


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  14. allonsye added a post in a topic RPM on Climb Out   

    What Joey says - I'm getting about 65-70.  3:1 Cbox   Ivo IFA UL prop.
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  15. allonsye added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

    Have you looked into tank sealing?
    for eg: https://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html  There are other processes.
    I would think with the wings removed and on a spit, this could be accomplished and with a minimum of construction hassles.
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  16. Steven Freyone added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

    stol airfoil 
    Thanks
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  17. Steveirving added a post in a topic RPM on Climb Out   

    What speed do you climb out at?
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  18. C5Engineer added a post in a topic RPM on Climb Out   

    With my set up I’ve found that 6200 gives me the best cruise setting and 6400 the best climb. This equates to about 1 degree of pitch change. Anything over 6400 and it just makes noise and no pull. 
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  19. chopndrag added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Upgrades to my Mk4 Speedwing
    Well after a year of trial and error , blood ,sweat and tears I'm test flying. I faired all the jury struts and powder coated them. Installed a electric trim system along with that I made a mold to produce them whenever. The main thing was going to the radial style nose . Took some trial and error but it's on . I still have to put my door locks in and my electric fuel gauge but I wanna just fly now.


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  20. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Didn't even look at them . I saw I was only at 500ft at the end of the runway when I usually am 1000 . That's when I realized we have a problem. My water temps went up but everything else was good. When I got on the ground I could move the throttle and watch my temps go down . 
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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Looks like you were setting up a gliding approach.  Glad it didn't come to that.  What were your EGTs doing if you saw them?  JImChuk 
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  22. CSCameron added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Glad you made it back ok. That could have gone a lot worse. Thanks for posting, it's always a good reminder.
    Clark
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