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  1. High Country added a post in a topic Fabric Covering wing?   

    New Questions- how does the fabric attach around the front jury strut attach bracket? both of my manuals seemed to forget this one. next is what all needs glued on the fuel tank? around the fill hole, any where else? I thought maybe continuing glue up the rib tails behind the tank up over the tank where the ribs would be if there wasn't a tank installed? since I have the new flush fill caps I was thinking of just covering over the caps then cutting around them once the fabric is shrunk, good idea bad idea? last question for now- my build manual says not to glue the top cap strips until after the fabric is shrunk is this still the best way to do it or should I glue before fabric just like the bottom?

    -Robert-
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  2. High Country added a post in a topic Veterans Day   

    well put Leni. Thank You to all of our veterans and may God Bless America


    It is the Soldier, not the minister
    Who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is the Soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the Soldier, not the poet
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us freedom to protest.

    It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
    Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the Soldier, not the politician
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army

    Copyright Charles M. Province, 1970, 2005.
    All rights reserved.

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  3. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Veterans Day
    Once again it is the time of year to Thank all of our veterans.

    Each year on November 11th, we honor the courage and sacrifices of our nations veterans. While this simple letter may express my humble appreciation of the service they have given to this great nation of ours, it can never completely convey the extent of the sacrifices they have made. While we sit comfortably in our homes and workplaces enjoying the everyday comforts of home and the most modern civilization in history, they have and are enduring horrors and atrocities that we can only imagine. These sacrifices they make everyday and have made since the founding of these great United States of America are what grants us the right to enjoy the comforts and conveniences we take for granted every waking minute of every day. Recently, we enjoyed the right to elect our state and national leaders. That right and many, many others don't come free! Our nations veterans whether past or current members of the United States Armed Forces, paid for that right, for us! Some paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy these freedoms and rights. So, as you go through the day today, take a moment to reflect on the things that you enjoy, the things that you take for granted, the things you think you are entitled to, the great job you have, your right to enjoy a safe work environment, your family and friends, your cars and trucks, your 4 wheelers and hunting rifles, your boats and fishing poles, your fancy new iPad, whatever it is that you enjoy. Then take the time to share your appreciation and gratitude to a veteran, because he or she paid for it all, with their time away from loved ones, their blood, and in many cases with their very lives. If not for their sacrifices, you may not have had the RIGHT to enjoy any of it!

    A huge personal thank you to our veterans.


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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Forum Problem   


    Here is a screen shot of my particular situation:

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  5. Av8r3400 added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Be Careful



    (Shamelessly stolen from Backcountrypilot.org)
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  6. EDMO added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I'm have\ing all sorts of problems with site - Norton wont let me on - cant answer pm from Chris B. - sorry Chris.
    I was referring to the spring-loaded aftermarket I saw on your Avid.
    AKFLYER - Please send this message to Chris B. if you can.
    site is really screwed up for some reason.
    Going to wait until it works better before trying to post or send pm. Cant even open PM.
    Now, cant seem to post this - 4 tries and blank page!
    ED in MO
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  7. EDMO added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I'm have\ing all sorts of problems with site - Norton wont let me on - cant answer pm from Chris B. - sorry Chris.
    I was referring to the spring-loaded aftermarket I saw on your Avid.
    AKFLYER - Please send this message to Chris B. if you can.
    site is really screwed up for some reason.
    Going to wait until it works better before trying to post or send pm. Cant even open PM.

    ED in MO
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  8. EDMO added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I'm have\ing all sorts of problems with site - Norton wont let me on - cant answer pm from Chris B. - sorry Chris.
    I was referring to the spring-loaded aftermarket I saw on your Avid.
    AKFLYER - Please send this message to Chris B. if you can.
    site is really screwed up for some reason.
    Going to wait until it works better before trying to post or send pm. Cant even open PM.

    ED in MO
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  9. EDMO added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I'm have\ing all sorts of problems with site - Norton wont let me on - cant answer pm from Chris B. - sorry Chris.
    I was referring to the spring-loaded aftermarket I saw on your Avid.
    AKFLYER - Please send this message to Chris B. if you can.
    site is really screwed up for some reason.
    Going to wait until it works better before trying to post or send pm. Cant even open PM.

    ED in MO
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  10. High Country added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I'm also getting error messages on the first time I try and log in and my computer is saying there is a trojan virus
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I've been having to hit my shortcut twice to get the the forum lately on my laptop. My iPhone shows none of this.

    The first loading seems to be not completely loading the code or something. I will try to get a screen shot of the situation next time.
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  12. Deejayel added a post in a topic 2 stroke engine mounts and cheek radiators   

    Is the standard mount available?

    Will it fit on a kitfox IV?

    Thanks
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I have issues with internet explorer, but firefox is fine.. It may be something with the latest update to IE.. I will try and figure it out. Sorry Guys


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  14. C5Engineer added a topic in Introduce yourself   

    New forum category! A place to introduce yourself. Please Post!!
    In an effort to get some of you lurkers to post up I created this new section. The introduction forum is a place for you to tell us who you are and what you are building and flying. Please follow this basic format or whatever you are comfortable with posting.

    Your name and little about yourself.

    Model/Serial Number/Engine of your plane

    Are you building, currently flying, or just interested in Avids

    Any mods to your airplane that others may benefit from

    Attach or post a picture of your airplane.

    To attach a picture. Under the box your typing in is a section for the attachments. Just click on browse and then find the picture on your computer. Then click on the picture and finally click on attach this file.

    If you want them to show up in the post as an actual picture and not a thumbnail they have to be hosted somewhere on the web with a web address to the picture.

    Follow the instructions here on how to post pictures into your post. http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?showtopic=1421


    I'll Start

    C5Engineer AKA Joey

    Avid #279 C Model w/B model front end, Rotax 582 Blue Head

    Restored after it sat for 16 years First Flight Sept 19, 2009



    Mods include 21" Nanco Tires, VGs, Matco TW

    Couple of pictures







    My ugly mug


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  15. C5Engineer added a topic in Forum How-to's   

    Need help with something on the forum? Ask it here
    Have something you would like instructions for on the forum? Post them here and I will do my best to make it clear as mud for you understand. Just have a question you don't want public? Send me a Private Message by clicking on my User Name (C5Engineer) and then hit send me a message.
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  16. C5Engineer added a topic in Forum How-to's   

    How to post photo's so that they show up in your text and not as an attachment
    I said I would do this a while back so here you go. If you would like for your photo's to just show up in your posts rather than having to upload them as an attachment here are the instructions.

    Step 1. Go to www.photobucket.com and create a FREE account. Once you have an account log in.

    Step 2. Click on the green upload tab.



    Step 3. Click on select Photos and Videos and go to where the pictures are saved on your computer once the box pops up. If you want to upload a bunch at one time hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard and click on the pictures you want. A blue box will surround the pictures you have selected. Once you get all the ones you want hit save and the upload will begin.




    Step 3. Once they are done Click on View Album



    Step 4. Your album will appear. Run your mouse over the picture you want to post and it'll bring up a box with some codes. Click the one at the bottom that says IMG Code. It will automatically copy the text that you need for the forum.



    Step 5. Go back to the forum and right click your mouse and hit paste. It'll put the code in for you. You have to do each picture individually with a separate code for each picture. Add text just like any post if you like above the code to describe the picture. Here's what the code will look like.



    Step 6. Alternatively you can upload a picture from other sites as long as it's on the internet. Copy the link and click on the icon the arrow is pointing at and then right click and hit paste and it'll put the tags on it for you and put it into your post.




    I hope this helps. It is really quite simple and the pics turn out much better than they do as attachments. If you have any questions feel free to post up in here and I'll do my best to answer them.
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  17. High Country added a post in a topic Fabric Covering wing?   



    that's for sure I'm in need of a bigger porch.
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  18. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Fabric Covering wing?   


    Looking good! It's amazing how much bigger the wings become once they have some fabric on them!
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  19. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Tail Wheel Options   

    The dual spring and 8" Matco is a great set up. The 8" is overkill of your only flying off of pavement but the big advantage it has is no tube. You could probably run it flat and not even know it. I had the 7" one for a while and kept on getting flats on a regular basis. I got tired of changing out the tube to get out off of a backcountry strip. The dual fork TW is their newest version. It's shorter than the single arm one and keeps your tail lower to the ground for better AOA on your wing during takeoff.

    http://www.matcomfg.com/TAILWHEELDUALFORK8PNEU-idv-3727-13.html

    Here is the thread where I did the conversion with some pictures.


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  20. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I got redirected to another site and then it came to the forum just fine the second time I tried.
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  21. larr added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   



    THANKS !
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Tail Wheel Options   

    Guys, you need to leave a message (with your name and number!) when calling. Grinding, welding and fabricating (90% of what he does) usually doesn't allow him to answer the phone.

    I don't know how many times he as told me how frustrating the frequent hang-up calls are.
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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Forum Problem   

    I just got an email that there is an update I need to do. I will get on it when I get up to the room and on the laptop.


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  24. High Country added a post in a topic Fabric Covering wing?   

    update- My original concern with gluing the cap strips before laying down the fabric is that i assumed (yea I know never assume) that it would cause the fabric to stick on me as i tried to get it adjusted so I decided to just put glue on the tailed ribs but once I started laying out the fabric I found no problems so I pulled it back up and glued everything. any place that you want it to stick put the glue down first and let it dry then put the fabric onto it when you paint on the new glue through the fabric it re-wets the first layer of glue and they mesh together real well. I got the bottom piece of fabric on and preshrunk to 250* its a little bit of a learning curve but so far I'm happy with it.

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  25. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Forum Problem
    Anyone else having problems with the forum. Looks like some form of attack.
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