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  1. Russ. added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   


    Thanks to all. Russ.
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  2. Bandit added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   

    Happy birthday to you Russ.
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   

    Thanks guys! Today starts the down hill slide for me!


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  4. dholly added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   

    Happy Birthday guys, here's to many more!
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  5. dholly added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    New fuel line products
    Ethanol proof fuel system products are a must for most of us.

    In the course of replacing the old Mil 6000 fuel line in my KF4, I researched and found some new fuel line products announced recently. Of particular interest are a couple of new low-permeation (no-stink) fuel hoses approved for use with leaded and unleaded gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, E-85, Methanol, Ethanol, and gasohol fuels on carbureted engines.

    See: Gates Barricadeâ„¢ Fuel Line Hose and HBD/Thermoid Vapor-Locâ„¢ Fuel Line Hose.

    Much nicer on the wallet. The Goodyear ethanol-proof, low-permeation SAE 30R9 5/16" fuel injection line many have been using runs over $5.00/ft + tax. Gates Barricade 5/16" runs about $1.60/ft., or only ~1/3 the cost.

    [edit] BTW - Gates makes the NAPA branded hoses. The NAPA equivalent of Gates Barricade p/n 27314 (5/16" x 25' roll) at my local store cost $57.25 ($2.29/ft) + tax. I paid $38.00 ($1.52/ft) + tax for the actual Gates Barricade hose p/n 27314 from my local independent auto parts store.

    Hope that helps!
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   

    I thought you guys were so old that you gave up having birthdays... ?


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  7. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   


    Happy Birthday to all three of you!!
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  8. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Needle Tach For Sale!   


    Awww didn't know that tidbit Bryce...you have the best of both worlds then! Makes you wonder how many people are out there are flying with low rpms. I see most guys with a 912 have the Rotax tach. Wonder if it's more accurate.
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  9. BryceKat added a post in a topic Needle Tach For Sale!   

    Joey, i have an inflight adjustable prop, so i just feed the pitch to her and use those #s you mentioned once we clear the trees. Bryce
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  10. Russ. added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   


    Happy Birthday to both of you. Mine was yesterday. Russ.
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  11. Bandit added a post in a topic Happy Birthday   

    Thanks Randy, I might just do that. Happy birthday to you Leni.
    Bandit
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  12. horsepower added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday you two old timers, Leni and Bandit,hope you get to go fly or party with your Buds. Randy
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Needle Tach For Sale!   




    A panic button?

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  14. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Needle Tach For Sale!   


    Awesome Bryce! 6800 is too much though your going to kill your cruise. 582 makes her peak HP at 6500 and peak torque at 6000. Anything more your just decreasing the life of your engine and burning more fuel. I turn right around 6300 on takeoff which is in the middle obviously.I found that RPM to be the best compromise between climb and cruise for my set up. My needle tach is coming out of my plane on Wednesday when I go out to tinker on it. I'm just going to put a piece of painted aluminum behind it for now till I find something that's actually useful to take up panel space.
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  15. BryceKat added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Needle Tach For Sale!
    Building on Joey's "needle tachs suck" post, I'm offering for sale my westach in case anyone wants to deprive themselves of some horsepower

    After flying this plane for 3-4 yrs. and reading Joey's post, I started wondering how far off that old tach could be. So i invested a wapping $60, ordered a tiny tach, and installed it in about 15 minutes. The results below speak for themselves!

    My Original Take off RPM


    My Newly Adjusted Take off Rpm


    Sorry for the crappy camera work, I was trying to fly and contain my excitement! Holy SH!t, it's a totally different bird!


    Thanks guys!
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  16. DBVZ added a post in a topic Where to buy Speedwing 18 gal tank?   

    Thanks for that offer. I had considered making a tank, but have no experience with that kind of fabrication, to assure proper shape and no leaks. If a tank does not become available ready-made, I may get back to you.
    My interest is in a high endurance capability when solo. Easy to deal with bladder capacity that way.
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  17. Trackwelder added a post in a topic Where to buy Speedwing 18 gal tank?   


    Back in my Army days, we had a chance to learn how to load a C5 with dump trucks and semi tractor trailers, they only worried about the weight front to back not side to side, I think that the ailerons would cover that amount of roll. You may be down to building your own tank, use a epoxy resin that will withstand alcohol even if you don't plan to burn any, you can make a mold out of styrofoam build the bottom and sides to shape and remove the foam, put ribs in where they would normally go and lay the top on with precured glass then glass in the edges. If that is more than you want to do I am sure someone could do it for you. I would do it but you would have to supply the rib shape and materials. You would also need one heck of a bladder to make use of 36 gallons of fuel.
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  18. DBVZ added a post in a topic Speedwing 18 gal tank?   

    Not available from Airdale. Anyone with a 2-tank kit that is not going to use both, or changing from Speedwing to STOL or HH wings? Thanks.
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  19. DBVZ added a post in a topic Where to buy Speedwing 18 gal tank?   

    Not available from Airdale. Anyone with a 2-tank kit that is not going to use both, or changing from Speedwing to STOL or HH wings? Thanks.
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  20. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic If at first you don't succeed...   

    At least you ditched the snowmobile motor...

    If you play with the pitch on the prop you can get a 120 mph cruse at the expense of the STOL performance. (That's how mine was pitched initially.) Now I get a "high" (5500) cruise of 105-110 and "normal" (5000) cruise of 95-100.

    I still may ditch that heavy pos warp for Smitty's IVO to try...
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  21. dholly added a post in a topic If at first you don't succeed...   

    Well had you stuck around a bit longer I would have taken one. Honestly, rushing away to your own 'surprise' B'day party with your g'kids and all, I just don't know if you have your priorities straight.
    Joking!!

    In any event, was nice of you to drop by and lend a hand stripping the KF-III. It was dark and starting to rain before I finally made enough room and got the new one tucked inside!


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  22. dholly added a post in a topic If at first you don't succeed...   

    Jack-

    This prop is 70" and the log shows it's good for 100mph+ IAS at 5500rpm. Somewhere I read it may be the best non-IFA prop for the 912ul if you float your plane, that would be a nice bonus for me. The panel is ok, set up for stack trays and has a Narco 810+ with built-in intercom. Will be nice not to have to use an old handheld radio and portable intercom. One thing I really like is that the builder cut the panel down and also installed an in-panel compass for better viability. I always felt the model 4 panels were waaay to high, and visibility is already an issue on a TD w/ the round cowl. I can post a crappy phone pic.

    And yes that was a gorgeous trailer, brand new custom made aluminum deck-over tandem axle that cost the fellow well north of $15k +tax. But as a Kitfox hauler, I have to say it SUCKED!! The lights were moved from the sides to the top for maximum door width but the rear ramp latches were left on the side post which left -maybe- about 1/2" clearance on each side as the plane was winched thru. And that was after un-doing the wing stay brackets and squeezing the wings together. wtf?! Definitely not a one man job and IMHO, somebody dropped the design ball big time. Moving the latches up just 10" would have made all the difference. As it was, the owner's grandson damaged the LE of the left wing when loading it up. Thank goodness for the PVC LE extrusion which prevented damage to the spar itself, but now I got some extra repair work in the bargain grrrr.


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  23. Russ. added a post in a topic If at first you don't succeed...   


    Hey Doug, Where is my picture with the new bird? Lets see who is back in the air first.
    Good luck, Russ.
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  24. jackak added a post in a topic If at first you don't succeed...   

    Nice. Did it come with the mobile hanger? The taper tip warp has intrigued me for some time. What length are the blades? I wonder what the performance difference is between them and the square tip? Watch out for the distraction factor, you'll really have a hard time getting back to the Avid +. Pretty nice panel? All the best.

    Jack
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  25. dholly added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    If at first you don't succeed...
    My first Kitfox experience ended rather abruptly, hoping this one works out better.






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