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  1. FoxDB added a post in a topic Airdale wide bush gear installation   

    Super avid,
    My Kitfox would be 60" to the center of a spinner like yours if I had one. The prop to ground clearance is 23 1/2". I built my own gear and designed it to be 4" taller than the original gear. I have the Nanco N800 tires.

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  2. SuberAvid added a post in a topic ED IN MO - OOS   

    Ed, sorry to hear about you tearing things up and hope the surgery and recovery go well and quickly. You might become pretty good at one hand typing; left hand to boot. Might be good practice for flying left hand stick like the Avid/KF. Get well fast!
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  3. dholly added a post in a topic ED IN MO - OOS   

    Ed - you have our sympathies, it's tough to be sidelined for any length of time when you are itching' to get on with something. But listen to the doc and don't push your recovery too hard, you'll be good as new before you know it. I'm guessing you could join back in the forum fun a lot quicker than you think. I still hunt and peck a keyboard so slow I don't know if losing one hand would even make much of a difference, just make my posts a lot shorter lol. In any event, best wishes and see you soon!
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  4. Russ. added a post in a topic ED IN MO - OOS   

    Hope the surgery works out for you. Get well fast and back on line. Russ. N844RS
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  5. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Flapperon hinges?   

    I laminated thin flat aluminum sheet to mine using structural adhesive. I made sure to roughen the bonding side of the aluminum and treated with alumiprep and alodine before doing the glue up.

    -- Paul S
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  6. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic ED IN MO - OOS   

    Ed, We're going to miss your posts and the perpective you bring. I'll bet you recover faster than you think so you can get back to work on your bird (and back online).

    -- Paul S
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  7. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Cariboo Mountains B.C.   

    Very cool pics and beautiful country Willis. How long of a trip was it and what elevation is it where you landed?
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  8. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Kenai Air Fair   

    Leni,

    Are you going to be at the Soldotna breakfast? Jack and I are planning to fly down if the weather permits.
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  9. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Airdale wide bush gear installation   

    Joey,

    The new gear looks great. Love those jacked up Avids. Mine is 65" at the spinner, just wonderering what others have?

    Gotta have big gear and big tires. With big gear and big tires you can take on any challengers! LOL. I thought this was pretty funny; this past Saturday they had the annual FAA pancake breakfast at Palmer and Elmendorf brought a C17 so I had to get a picture of my SuberAvid with it.

    Also, one of the guys in the Achorage EAA chaper just finished his Cristian Eagle last week. He flew it to the breakfast with 4 hours on it; pretty cool!




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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic ED IN MO - OOS   

    Ed - Sorry to hear of that. All my best for a speedy recovery for you.
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  11. Bandit added a post in a topic Flapperon hinges?   

    I fiberglassed mine.
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  12. EDMO added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    ED IN MO - OOS
    Sorry to say - i will be OOS for 6 months - torn rot5ary cuff and muscle in right shoulder while bending stainless sheet.
    will watch - cant type left handed. SURGERY COMING!~
    GOOD FLYING,
    ED IN MO
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airdale Spring Gear   

    "Sputzee" will be flying in the next couple of weeks.

    Avid Model "C" with Kitfox wings and control mixer, 15" stretch, "Airdale" rudder and fin, custom modifications: too many to list...

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  14. dholly added a post in a topic Bought an Avid Catalina kit.   

    Belchfire!

    Congrats on the new project, I saw that Catalina mentioned on the Yahoo group. Be great if you could post some pics when you get everything settled. While the Yahoo group is a great resource, I find it much easier to post progress and pics here in a dedicated forum thread than on an email list format. So how complete was the kit, and how much work had been done? Got an engine planned? Interesting comment on the gear mod, I'd not heard of that. Eliminating the wheel well humps in the sponsons seems like it would really clean up and make the lines much more modern looking. Please do share your progress and pics, lots of H2O pilots and water flying interest here.

    -Doug
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  15. dholly added a post in a topic Cariboo Mountains B.C.   

    Beautiful pics Willis! I went heli-hiking years ago in the Caribou and Bugaboo mountain ranges as a teen with my father, a rather spectacular treat at the time. Of course, it must be even more exhilarating to fly there in your own plane and camp amid Nature's splendor.
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  16. marshawk added a post in a topic Cariboo Mountains B.C.   

    Thanks ,I put a duplicate in there so took that one out and added a couple more
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  17. fokkerc1 added a topic in Avid Catalina   

    Bought an Avid Catalina kit.
    I am new to the group. I bought a Catalina kit from a gentleman in New Jersey. It has been in my barn workshop for 2 weeks. I have been organizing and moving my son's PT-24 parts to make room. Today, I finally started checking things verses the manual. The landing gear legs were cut off flush behind the vertical part where it is supposed to be drilled for the axle bolt. And, as I already knew, the sponsons were modified to remove the rear hump. They are deepened to allow forward retraction. The son of the deceased builder claimed that they saw this mod on a factory prototype. Any help here?
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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic Cariboo Mountains B.C.   

    Sweet pics! Looks like a great trip!


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  19. High Country added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Flapperon hinges?
    so I just got the last of my ribs from Brett and am preparing to start building my wings!!! my question is how strong are the standard rib tail hinge mounts, they seem a bit weak to me. I was thinking about adding thin aluminum pieces to each side of the wood tails but not sure if I should cut slits into the bottom cap strip so they go up into the web of the rib or just bend them and attach them right to the lower cap strip. what are some things others have done or should I just leave them alone. Pics would be awesome

    -Robert-
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  20. 4aplat added a post in a topic Post pics of your battery box behind the seat   


    there is something like a metal box with one
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  21. EDMO added a post in a topic Post pics of your battery box behind the seat   

    Spruce list 2 Odessy 680 batteries, same size - $50 difference in price: What is the difference?
    ED in MO
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  22. 4aplat added a post in a topic Battery placement   


    The battery is a enersys SBS 15

    http://www.enersysreservepower.com/documents/US-SBS-RS-005_0908.pdf

    the clamps are from my house (electrical parts) (don't have adel clamps the day I made it)
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  23. marshawk added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Cariboo Mountains B.C.
    Went for a cool overnight trip last weekend on Quenel lake B.C. and snapped a few pics,wish I would got a picture of the mountain strip but my hands were full for the first time in there










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  24. Av8r_Sed added a post in a topic Airdale wide bush gear installation   

    Joey,

    That looks like the ultimate setup. Nice work! Looking forward to the report and maybe some video?

    -- Paul S
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  25. EDMO added a post in a topic Battery placement   


    What kind of clamps are on the tubes in upper part of photo? They look expensive. Do they work better than Adel clamps?
    What battery is that?
    ED in MO
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