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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airdale Spring Gear   

    The FEDs are coming next week. It'll move to the airport in the next day or two...


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  2. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Happy Birthday to Greg n Avid67
    Hope you guys had a great one! :bday:


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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Insurance   

    I'm at $1200 annually with $40k of hull.
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Insurance   

    I wish I could get your rates up here! My quote was triple that for liability only. They laughed at me when I asked for a quote for 15,000 hull.. That was with 400 hrs in type.
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  5. Orphan added a post in a topic Insurance   


    I just got a quote from my insurance company for 850.00 per year for my Mark IV i just bought. I also have another aircraft insured with them so I dont know if it makes a difference in the price or not. But you can call my agent, his number is:

    Jeff McClaran
    877-353-1047 office
    816-309-4104 cell

    He will answer anytime his cell phone and is very helpful. They have monthly rates or yearly which ever you prefer. A good bunch of people. The company is Aviation Solutions, Lee's Summint, MO
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Guy about to be hit with a baseball..   

    hahahahahahahaha

    Thats awesome!


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  7. Tim Tophoven added a post in a topic Insurance   

    Thanks for the replies,I think I will try EAA and AOPA for insurance pricing. Thanks Ed for the suggestion on the IP, thought of that as I was putting on the design. I cleared the IP with a satin clear so will have to see when we get flying. Your probably write about the glare though.
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  8. EDMO added a post in a topic Insurance   


    No suggestion on insurance, but one suggestion on IP: Nice engine turning on IP - LOOKS GOOD, BUT, You may hate it later on when the sun glares on it. Better to paint it or cover with leather or wood, IMHO. Good looking paint job on plane. What system did you use?
    ED in MO
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  9. Av8r3400 added a topic in Jokes   

    Guy about to be hit with a baseball..
    Uh-oh.


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  10. John_L_Seagull added a post in a topic Insurance   

    I have insurance with Marsh
    there a reasonable rate,no hassle aviation insurance agency

    There Low time pilot friendly
    you can apply online,
    and have insurance papers sent immediately by email
    print them out and go flying

    They then send official papers by snailmail to you
    They have also been in the industry for years

    EAA and AOPA members etc. can get discounts on insurance

    For USA
    http://usa.marsh.com/ProductsServices/MarshSolutions/ID/441/General-Aviation.aspx

    For Canada
    http://www.marsh.ca/_bin/insuranceProducts/Associations/copa/overview.cfm
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  11. BryceKat added a post in a topic Insurance   

    I use Avemco
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Insurance   

    Contact EAA's insurance service. They treated me very well when I started out. I'm with Falcon through them.

    I have also heard the some people have good luck with AOPA's insurance brokerage too.
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  13. Tim Tophoven added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Insurance
    I am nearly finished with my Kitfox lll build and need to start looking for insurance. Being a low time taildragger pilot I know it is not going to be easy. I do want to get some dual time in a Kitfox to knock off the rust, anyone in central New York with a Kitfox interested? The anticipation builds for the maiden flight the closer I am to being finished, sure others know what I mean. Any suggestions on a company for insurance?


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  14. herman pahls added a post in a topic 10 inch wheels from Matco   

    I realize this topic is over a year old but I recently purchased Matcos 12 inch wheels to use 27 inch tall ATV tires.
    This was a $500. experiment to see how my Kitfox would handle the taller and heavier tires over my current 22 inch ATV tires.
    These wheels and tires would be similar to what Greg Swindle from Ohio Bushplanes was using till he went to Alaskan Bushwheels.
    I went from 13#'s to 19#'s per side for each wheel and tire for a total of 12 pounds weight increase.
    On pavement landings I can definitely feel the increased resistance to spining up heavier and taller tires but not an issue.
    On gravel bars they roll over rocks so much easier and give me confidence to land where I would not before.
    The added tire diameter also gives desireable increased wing incidence.
    Because of the 12 inch wheels they will not have the shock absorption that a 6 inch wheeled ABW would have.
    Also, the 12 inch wheels just do not look right compared to the 6" wheels on my sons 31" ABW.
    Since I want to land on rocks, this experiment was a success for the ABW company.
    All I have to decide now is how much extra weight I want to add and spend for either 26 or 29 Airstreaks not to mention drag to an already slow airplane.
    Herman
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  15. EDMO added a post in a topic Flapperon hinges?   


    Would think that a complete wrap would be stronger and more weatherproof.
    ED in MO (ex SD & Caliber Press grad. too)
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  16. dholly added a post in a topic Visability over and around the cowl   

    Most parts, not all. Re: engine mounts...

    The Avid A had a fixed engine mount vs. removable, and was set up for a Cuyuna engine. I don't think KF1 copied that. All later Avid and KF have removeable mounts. All Avid B-MkIV use the same firewall mount bushings and locations, with different mount configs for different engine applications. KF 2-4 use the same firewall bushings and locations, with different mount configs for different engine and cowl combinations. Ie., 2-pc vs. 4-pc round cowl, round vs. smooth cowl, 582 vs. 912 vs. Soob vs. ?? The bushing locations for the Avid B-Mk-IV are not the same as KF 2-4. Avid B-MkIV uses a 6-point mount vs. 5-point for KF 2-4. I *think* the KF 5-7 use the same firewall bushings and locations (edit: between themselves, I believe they are different than the KF 2-4), again with different mount configs for different engine and cowl combinations. For the KF7 only, there is also a early short mount/cowl version vs. current long mount/cowl version.

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  17. akflyer added a post in a topic Visability over and around the cowl   



    I can check on Wednesday. The KF I was a direct copy of the avid and most of the parts will swap out on it.


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  18. dholly added a post in a topic Visability over and around the cowl   

    I'm not so sure about that...
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  19. akflyer added a post in a topic Visability over and around the cowl   


    I know that the visibility over the nose on mine with the model C and the MK IV cowling is MUCH better than over the nose of my buddies KF I (we both have the Avid wide / Tall gear) Even when I had 24" goodyears and he had the Nanco tires, my visibility was about 100% better! The thrust line should stay the same or very close if you use the inverted mount for the Avid. I am 99% certain that the Avid mount and the KF I fuse will bolt right up.



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  20. herman pahls added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Visability over and around the cowl
    Recently I removed the Jabiru 2200 and Skyfox cowl and went back to the 582 and and Kitfox round cowl.
    For the backcountry flying I do I prefer the 582 but I miss the visability I had with the Jabiru Skyfox Cowl which resembles the Avid cowl.
    I was considering trying the Skyfox cowl with the 582 but the spark plugs will not allow lowering the cowl much.
    This must be the reason Avid 582's are spark plugs down.
    Would it work to use a Avid motor mount and cowl on a Model 1 Kitfox and do you Avid owners feel you have good visability for landing between rocks?
    Does anyone know if the prop thrust line is lower on an Avid with a 582?
    Thanks Herman
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  21. EDMO added a post in a topic LEADING EDGE EXT PHOTO   

     
    Doug, I just copied the profile of the original rib on top, blending it down from 2 1/2 inch spar to 1 1/4 leading edge which is near the profile of the plastic KF leading edge I removed, except 3 inches longer. 
     Will do some weight calculations and post them later on.(probably 10 lbs total, but that is optimistic?) Whatever it is, will be better than adding 50 lbs or more to tail to make up for my Soob with redrive.
    ED in MO
    NOTE: This is real close to Harry Ribletts recommendations and drawing of Eppler rib modifications that you posted.
    The .035w 1.25 tubes weigh about 4 lbs for 26 feet. The plywood another 6 lbs, but that could be left off. Maqybe another 2 lbs for ribs and glue. I dont have any idea of what the extra fabric and paint will add. This adds 8 SF to my wing area, if I have figured it right.
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  22. dholly added a post in a topic LEADING EDGE EXT PHOTO   

    Hi Ed- Are you modeling the ordinates of any particular NACA airfoil? What do you think the overall weight gain will be?
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  23. Dave B added a post in a topic Made it to Idaho   

    Ya know, I'm always tickled when one of our Military Types (active or retard) gets a chance to scarf up on a flying dream.

    Keep truckin!!

    Dave
    Ret. Army Chopper Jock, now flyin LSA/Experimental
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  24. EDMO added a post in a topic LEADING EDGE EXT PHOTO   

    Puter Dummy got Photos added - see original post.
    ED in MO
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  25. dholly added a post in a topic Best way to measure for VG placement?   

    tcj-

    Yes, KF does list the wing chord in the M4-1200 POH both with and without flaperons, 42" and 51" respectively. I never had an Avid POH with my Mk-IV and don't recall seeing those specs in the construction manual, but I do have the following attachment in my files.

    Avid Specs.short.pdf
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