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  1. EDMO added a post in a topic Mode C Transponder   

    There are no limitations just because you are "experimental" - however you should say that word with your number when you call in - I use experimental Kitfox N1234. It helps controllers, I guess, and I think is required?
    Merrill had not required a TSP when I flew there, but that was 10 years ago. I flew with a controller who worked there. I went to Av school on Merrill, but place is too busy for me, and no good place for an emergency landing when taking off toward downtown - prefer Birchwood.
    ED in MO
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic EGT Question   


    yes it is normal. My EGTs on take off run right around 1000. At cruise I run them up to 1100 or 1150. I think you should be setting the mixture right around 4000 RPM. turn it out till she starts blubbering, then turn them in one turn at a time till it cleans up. Keep an eye on the EGTs as they should be reading within about 25 degrees of each other. How many RPM are your turning at wide open throttle tied down on the ground?


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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Mode C Transponder   


    Mine had one in it when I got it, but I took it out. I avoid Atown like it is the plauge just becasue I hote Atown I go into birchwood and wassilla etc, but have not taken the Avid into Merril yet. It all depends on where you want to fly as to whether you would need one or not. I can do a little research and see if you really need one for Merril.


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  4. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    EGT Question
    I have a rotax 582 with the bing 64 carbs. Wondering if it is normal for egts to run a little hotter at 3500 to 4500 and then cooler at the higher rpm range. I also have the manual in flight adjustable carbs.

    Thanks
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  5. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Mode C Transponder   

    Do you see a need to have one in Alaska for an AVID.

    Thanks
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Mode C Transponder   



    Merril is not issue even without transponder unless they changed the airspace. I think for ANC you need to call ahead and get permission. Atleast, that is how it used to be.


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  7. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Mode C Transponder
    Just curious what the limitations are for an AVID flyer. Can this type of plane land at Merrill field if I have a Mode C transponder?

    Is there certain airspace it is limited to by law once I have a certificate of airworthiness because it is experimental?

    Thanks
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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Watch it boys, she found us!   



    hahahahaha... sorry Doug.. she is the one that wears the blind fold and cuffs not me She can tell you in a PM on the other.. I dont want to seem like I am bragging She may be a little to exhausted to post right now though hahahahahahahahaha


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  9. EDMO added a post in a topic Elevator trim   

    Robert,
    Check the Kitfox catalog and let me know if $100 is too much to ask. I will have to check mine to make sure it works before selling. Sold the RAC stick grip with switches. Would have to look at unit to see brand - but sure it came from Kitfox. I can supply photo for mounting if you dont have that info - think too, it may be in a couple of my Avid/Fox manuals. can copy.
    ED in MO
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  10. dholly added a post in a topic Watch it boys, she found us!   

    Hmm, surprised you can still hear him when he's way out on the couch like that. Maybe you should get him one of those new-fangled anti-snore mouth pieces. BTW, those cheesy little infomercial things don't work near as well as those ones with a big red rubber ball and black leather head straps. Don't worry, he'll do anythng for you. He loves you!


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  11. dholly added a post in a topic New Home for N844RS   

    Hey, get the hell off your phone and start packing already!
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  12. akflyerswife added a post in a topic Watch it boys, she found us!   


    While he may fly a 2-stroke air plane and he may ride a two stroke snow machine, I can assure you that he is not a "2-stroke" kinda guy. LOL
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  13. Russ. added a post in a topic New Home for N844RS   


    Truth be known the dealer made a mistake and built it with full v-nose. Only gave me 20' long I.D. He rebuilt to 23' I.D square nose with a corner closet space. The other truth is I get away from the Fat Bastard for 6 months.
    Thanks for the corner closet idea Doug. See you in April
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  14. dholly added a post in a topic Biggest Dumb Stunt Ever   

    Well, I voted for Love of Country this am.
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  15. dholly added a post in a topic Watch it boys, she found us!   

    Well first Christine, let me say welcome, congratulations and thank you for your willingness to join in with such unabashed enthusiasm! You have hooked a near legend, this #1Snakeoil Salesman, and I'm sure you will have ample opportunity in the coming months to reinforce or rebuke some of the rumors surrounding one of AK's more notorious reputations. For example, Leni always referred to himself as a "2-stroke" kinda guy. Not sure why he would want to broadcast that all over the Internet, but I figure you might be able to set the record straight.
    Thanks, talk again soon!
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  16. dholly added a post in a topic New Home for N844RS   

    Ok, I let this stew for a bit but I just gotta say... Russ is so damn cheap he refused to pay for an extra 2' of V- nose up front. He talked the trailer mfg into that "mini" nose so the plane would fit with the spinner on and his 2-blade prop set vertically. I told him it was a BIG mistake!!
    What's he gonna do when he wants to swap out to a 3-blade?
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  17. dholly added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   

    Avid Mk-IV manual says 8-7/8" min. axle length necessary for use of wheel penetration skis or wheel pants with 6.00 x 6 standard tires and 8.00 x 6 tundra tires. Leave long and cut to proper length after final ski design. I bought some 3/4" 4130 steel rod, cold finished MIL-S-6758A-normalized to make new axles and cut 3/4"-16 threads for retaining nuts. Cut a center pilot hole on ends of axle while in the lathe. You will need to drill min. 1" deep and tap 7/16" x 20. Will also need to modify axle nut for a spring retaining clip, as the end axle bolt prohibits the use of a retaining cotter key in the end of the axle.
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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   

    http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=250&showfrac=yes&step=2&showunits=inches&sortby=od&top_cat=0&print_this_page=1

    The .250 wall is what I have now. Bought a couple feet and had a buddy thread the ends on the lathe.


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  19. High Country added a post in a topic Elevator trim   



    Ed, how much are you asking for your electric unit, Ray Allen? and what all do you have for it ie switch etc. I'm still trying to decide how I want to run mine. Still have a little time to decide though, I'm planning to start fabric on the wings tomorrow.

    Robert
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  20. larr added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   



    I made up similar, but I have switch from Grove to tradditonal gear legs.
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  21. larr added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   



    Perhaps solid bar would be better.....
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic KITFOX 1 FOR SALE   


    I have 2 IVs with 912UL motors in them. One is my flyer and the other is my rebuilding project.

    If you watch and shop around they can be found for less than $25k. You need to act quickly if you find one, because they will go very fast at anything less than $30k.
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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Traveling to Alaska   


    Look at the thread that Russ just posted here. His new trailer looks like the ticket for these planes. Custom built, cheap and light.


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  24. akflyer added a post in a topic 3/4" axle   


    .120 will last about as long as a poprcorn fart in a whirl wind. The ID of the stock axles is around .250 maybe even less and I still bend those every year. I have to put on new ones every time I switch from wheels to ski's and again back to wheels. But I am a little rougher than most on mine


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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Bush gear   



    I know he uses the same jig to build both gear, so this is a possibility. Of course cutting and welding would be needed for this mod.

    He's just getting over a nasty case of walking-pneumonia the last time I spoke to him last Thursday. When you call - PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. He can rarely pick up the phone, but does return messages.
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