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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Steven Freyone added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

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

    What speed do you climb out at?
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. chopndrag added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights
    I did my first flight after a year of upgrades. Barely was at 500fpm . Landed and found the problem.
    20180519_074850.mp4
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  14. Steveirving added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    RPM on Climb Out
    Question...
    What is the ideal Rotax 582 RPM during a take off climb out at say 65 mph with full throttle?  
    Online research has numbers all over the place.  I've heard 5800 at ground roll, 6200 during climb, and no more than 6400 with full throttle straight and level.
    I can't seem to find any official document on this.  Only opinions.
    What RPM should I see at full throttle at the beginning of the take off roll?
    What RPM should I see at full throttle during my climb out at Vx or Vy?
    What RPM should I see at full throttle while straight and level?
    What is a good min RPM to use as a decision point prior to take off or aborting takeoff?
    Answers with citations would be helpful to all I think.
    Steve
     
     
     
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  15. nlappos added a post in a topic HOw to bend the gear   

    Zadwit, how about all the broken tailwheel structure? It looks like it cracked the steel back there to sever the entire TW structure. I suspect your landing was very, very hard. Any idea of the G's on impact?
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  16. Turbo added a post in a topic Solo bungee wrapping   

    Great idea, Fred!  Unortunately, my nearby friends tend to be little old guys like me.  I have, however found that by far the best tool for holding the tension on wraps already made is a pair of vise grip pliers!  I have an installation tensioning tool that shows promise too, but I need to first validate that my loop terminations will not let go at maximum extension.  If successful, I'll share some pics.
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  17. zadwit added a post in a topic HOw to bend the gear   

    Id be VERY careful flying that "hatz" type coil spring shock stut...ONe hard landing, or hit a ditch or anything to bottome the springs out and you WILL bend metal...
    If a person was determined to fly this setup, get with Leni and do what he did, lengthen the slot and install stiffer springs. or
     
    INstall bungee gear like a J-3 set on the shock struts
     
    Or install the newer nitrogen shocks if you have the money....
    I liked the wide gear, makes the plane a lot easier to handle....
    large tires take up a lot of shock too
     
     
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  18. Goldendale-flyer added a post in a topic Avid Project for Sale   

    Hi Avid Randy,
    I have a set of mains for a nose wheel config. Let me know if you are still looking.
     
    Best,
    Rick
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid flyer fiberglass molds for sale on barnstormers   

    Maybe if you built a new mount.  I thought it was a pain to see over the cowl, (like a Kitfox)  ((sorry Kitfox lovers)) so I built a cowl that didn't sit so high up and leave 4" or 5" of empty space above the engine and under the cowl.  JImChuk
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  20. cowlove added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Run-out 582 Grey Head w/ 2.62 C Gearbox. Complete: starter, carbs, exhaust
    Runs, airworthy, good compression, but should be rebuilt based on hours/age and oil grime showing up around crank ends 
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/avo/d/rotax-582-grey-head-262/6604322663.html
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  21. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Avid flyer fiberglass molds for sale on barnstormers   

    Does this give you the option of mounting the engine upright?
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  22. cowlove added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    IVOProp IFA with 4 each 66" LH and 71" RH blades, mertacs, brushes, switch $500
    Bought it used a while ago, used it a bit on my Catalina, gonna stick with the Warp drive on the new 670. 
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/avo/d/ivoprop-ul-ifa-in-flight/6604342037.html
    Price OBO especially for avidfoxflyer folks
     
     
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid flyer fiberglass molds for sale on barnstormers   

    It looked a lot like the Kitfox round cowl.  It was on my first Avid.  JImChuk
     
     

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  24. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Avid flyer fiberglass molds for sale on barnstormers   

    What is the Avid Round Cowl???
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