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  1. Alberta_Kitfox added a post in a topic New Member from Alberta, Canada   


    Thanks Darcy,

    I believe I came and looked at your plane a couple of months ago, and you took me for a flight in your Avid. If it wasn't you then then there's somebody else named Darcy with an Avid that looks just like yours

    I'd like to make it out to some fly-ins, or even get together some Sunday and go flying with some other Kitfox/Avids or any low/slow type airplane, just need to get some time off.

    I don't know the empty weight yet, haven't even seen the plane in person yet, but once I get it home I will take some pictures and let you guys know what the empty weight is.

    Thanks again for the welcome,
    Randy
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  2. TheDeltaFox added a post in a topic New Member from Alberta, Canada   

    Welcome aboard! These forums are a gold mine of info. Maybe I'll catch up with you at some of the fly-ins here in Alberta. I'm headed to Lloydminster for the fly in this weekend and if I have time might swing over to the fly in near Morinville. I hear a boat load of small plane fly in to that grass strip if the weather is nice.

    Darcy
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  3. TheDeltaFox added a post in a topic 582 oil injection tank for Kitfox Model III   

    Posts like these are solid gold. A year or two down the road when someone else's tank cracks, they'll be scratching their head and then come across this post and yell BINGO!!

    Thanks for the post!
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  4. dholly added a post in a topic New Member from Alberta, Canada   

    Hello Randy, welcome and congrats on your new toy! Curious what your empty weight is, they say a 4-1050 doesn't weigh in at mush more than a model 3. Don't forget to post up the obligatory new baby pics when you get 'er home!
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  5. TheDeltaFox added a post in a topic Pull Starter   

    Bryce,

    I stand out side the plane. The strut is right behind my leg and I give a good yank on an angle out the door. Does the trick and i'm up to 18 hrs on my little Avid now and no in-flight issues. With the strut behind my leg there's very little chance of it ever running away. I don't think i'd be able to give enough of a yank to start it from inside and leaning forward to grab the rope by the firewall would also be an issue. I have my shoulder harness just loose enough to close the door and the lap belt stays nice and tight. Also, if the engine ever quit in flight I wouldn't even bother trying a restart unless I was cruising up high at a couple thousand AGL.

    Darcy
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  6. saskavid added a post in a topic Idaho Bound!   

    fly safe and have some fun Joey.

    Mike
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  7. dholly added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   

    FWIW, the notes from my last KF3 annual show the replaced hardware as:

    (1) AN23-15A Clevis Bolt - Elevator Horn to Elevator Push/Pull Control Tube Rod End
    (1) AN364-1032 Elastic Stop Nut - Elevator Horn to Elevator Push/Pull Control Tube Rod End (new p/n MS20365-1032)
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  8. birddog486 added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   

    The problem was with a standard bolt and not a pan head, I'll give that a try tonight and get a pic or two.
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  9. dholly added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   

    I don't recall how my Mk-IV was, but if your Avid C is anything like my KF3 was, that damn clevis bolt only has about one short and curly clearance to the frame and is a real biotch to replace. I ended up burning a hole in the fabric with a pointed soldering iron to get a screwdriver on it. I just did my my KF4 for annual, it's got a little more room but not much. I believe the nuts went on the pilot side in both instances. Is your interference with the correct hardware? In any event, I would go thru the effort to eliminate all interference.
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  10. dholly added a post in a topic Idaho Bound!   

    Oh Yeah, TGIF! Hit it hard and may the wx gods be smiling in your favor the entire trip!
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   

    Are you using the pan head bolt back there with the short nut? Mine would hit if I put it in one direction, but not the other. I dont remember what side I had to put my nut on though.


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  12. BryceKat added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   

    Travis,
    2 degrees would be unnoticable, just make sure it isn't going to damage the assembly. Bryce
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  13. EDMO added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   


    Thanks for the correction - My heart has not slowed down tho - My Magnum manual index referred me to Chapter 5, step F........Would you believe it - the Turkeys did not put that page in my book - mine ends with step E!!!!!!!!!!!
    you probably will never use that extra 2 degrees, but the bolt binding is really a concern to me - There should definately be some safety concerns there - hope you find a fix for it.
    Can you bend something to get it to clear?
    ED in MO
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  14. birddog486 added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   


    Sorry to scare you Ed. It should have read 15 and 17. Not sure why the one wasn't working.
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  15. Bandit added a post in a topic Idaho Bound!   

    Have a safe and fun trip!
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  16. Bandit added a post in a topic Pull Starter   

    I have pull start on my 503. Never had a problem with it, a matter of fact it starts better in the cold than in the summer. I start it from outside the cockpit, 2 to 3 pulls. I would never put electric start in mine unless for some reason I could not pull start it because of a physical reason. Remember you are adding much more weight with that system, not worth it for me.
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  17. EDMO added a post in a topic Push Pull tube interfearance   


    HOLY MOLY! Got to go check my magnum manual, although yours is a different model.
    I have never heard of only a 7 degree down elevator - most all planes that I have delt with have about 17 to 20 down and as much as 40 up elevator. Are you sure about that figure? Could it be a misprint?
    I'm sure that an Avid builder can answer your question, but it sounded so far off from what I have seen, I had to ask.

    Now, I reread your post, and you said nose down - I was talking about trailing edge down. Are we on different parts???
    ED in MO
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  18. birddog486 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Push Pull tube interfearance
    I'm building a C model Avid and I'm not sure if I should worry about this or not,,,At the rear push pull tube where the forked connector attaches to the elevator horn,, The through bolt hits the frame so the elevator can only deflect nose down approx 15 degrees or a bit less. Not the 17 degrees Avid states in the manual.

    Travis
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  19. EDMO added a post in a topic Idaho Bound!   


    ME TOO! My big trip was to therapy (Physical Torture) today - Only 6 more weeks to go!
    Good Flying,
    ED in MO
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  20. EDMO added a post in a topic Fun-Fun   

    I have already added two 12 volt ducted fans to the struts, but may have to add another alternator to fire them off.
    JATO is nice too, for sandbar TO's. (please note: Neither of these are "authorized mods"!!!!)
    Will the FAA consider mine a "multi-engine", or just "lift augmentation"
    ED in MO
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  21. akflyer added a post in a topic Fun-Fun   

    damn Larry, you are such a bad guy. I cant belive that they let you be a moderator, you are so off the hook in the way that you think. Just what the hell were you thinking anyways? No reason to ever put personal experience or opinion into answering a question over there Sorry.. I wont egg you on anymore. To bad one of the moderators over there does not have the name redrocket... We had one of those on a snowmnachine forum I USED to hang out on. I found a nice lil south park skit on youtube and posted it to him They did not see the humor in it and banned the entire north slope IP addys from the site... suddenly there were 400 people trying to figure out why they could no longer log onto the website from work hahahahahaha


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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Fun-Fun   

    Just hang a pair of Williams turbofans under the wings and you are set. Right at the strut mount is good and strong.
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic New Member from Alberta, Canada   

    Welcome to the Forum Randy,
    You can get some good info here from folks that have "been there, done that", and sometimes a "Don't do that!".
    Good Flying,
    ED in MO (Many trips thru your beautiful Canada - Just wish my ancestors could have kept it for the U.S. to link with Alaska)
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  24. EDMO added a post in a topic Fun-Fun   


    NO KIDDING? OH SHIT! I built my "Almost Kitfox" to commute from Missouri to Alaska on weekends!
    So, now I have to build a Learjet?
    ED in MO
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  25. Alberta_Kitfox added a post in a topic New Member from Alberta, Canada   


    It has the 582 engine although I would like to upgrade to the 912 at some point. It has the stock wheels and tires for now, soon I will probably buy the Nanco 21" tires for the 8" wheels but eventually I would like to convert to 6" wheels and the Airstreak 29" tires. Need to save up a while first though, those Airstreaks are big $$$. A Matco tailwheel is definitely high on my priority list as well.
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