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  1. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Airstreaks and Matco wheels?   

    I use one spacer with my 26" Bushwheels and it works fine. I think that makes them about 5.5" wide. Matco also sells the spun aluminum wheels and they may be wider.
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic Rib question   

    Yes they are the same rib without the tails for the flaperon hangers.. But as Larry said, it is pretty darn cheap to get them from Airdale. It would have taken me more time and money to get the wood and make them myself than just ordering them. Brett should have some siting on the shelf so he can get them out pretty darn quick.

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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Airstreaks and Matco wheels?   

    No, it uses the same disk that the KF wheels use. Well, actually, it depends on in you buy internal or external calipers I guess. So the correct answer Larry would be yes and no

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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rib question   

    Why not just get them from Brett? They're not that expensive...
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  5. High Country added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Rib question
    Im missing some ribs for my model B speedwing. Does anyone have a template so i can make my own. Currently im needing to make the butt ribs and the center rib. I do have one root rib that i thought i could use to possibly draft up a template with. i believe they are the same just that the butt ribs have the ends cut off is this correct. does anyone have any pictures of a butt rib with a root rib by chance? Im working on fitting the cowel which needs the windshield fitted with it but i need these ribs installed to do it.

    Thanks Robert
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Airstreaks and Matco wheels?   

    Do the Matco wheels use a "hat" style brake disc, like a "normal" aircraft wheel?
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  7. High Country added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    Thanks for all the great info. I just spoke w Boise rigging and they want 85.91 per cable. but i guess i have to have them and at least i can get them local. I still have to weld everything in i just wanted to have all of the parts to fit up before i start welding so once i get it all done i will post some pics. still working on figuring out the flap handle as my airframe is much narrower than the fat avid thus making for some tight areas where the elevator push/pull rod comes through the bungee truss and where the two linkages go forward to the flap handle, but i should be able to off set the F-1 mixer just a bit to the left without making any difference as long as the cables are mounted so as to still get equal push/pull... correct me if I'm wrong on this.

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  8. herman pahls added a post in a topic Airstreaks and Matco wheels?   

    Thanks for the spacer imformation
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  9. dholly added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    @ Robert-

    The teleflex cables are secured along their length at two hard points each. The mounting tabs are located just aft of the mixer assembly under the seat and on the inside of the fuse just under the flaperon horn. Both are shown in the pics above. The cables have adjustable Heim joint rod end bearings at each end. The forward end of the cable connects to the mixer assembly flaperon control horns, aft end directly to the flaperon horns (my pic above shows a red plastic thread protector cap on the aft end, I didn't have the Heim bearings on yet).
    Post a pic of your homemade mixer so I can see what you're up to.
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Airstreaks and Matco wheels?   

    Matco sells 1" wide spacers that go inside the wheels. I had to use 2 spacers in each wheel for my goodyears I had on mine.

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  11. High Country added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    -PERFECT- This is just what im looking for. My call to Boise Rigging was to late today they were closed so i will try again tomorrow. I tried cross referencing your part number on their website but could not find it-
    If you get a chance could you please take some pictures of where the cables attach to the frame and to the flapperons

    I may have been wrong that this was the airdale style i just knew i have seen it somewhere and liked it.

    Thanks Robert
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  12. FoxDB added a post in a topic A heater core that WORKS!   

    Thanks for the info Dave. I have planned to do that for a while but have not got to it yet.
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  13. dholly added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    Ed- I believe you can see pics of the whole setup in the Avid+ Forum > Flight Controls thread. If not I can take and post some more... still trying to measure the turtle deck. My Mom passed last week so I've been busy with other priorities.
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  14. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic That hits the Spot   

    I have the "new" Spot. The one that can send text messages as well as do all the tracking and SOS stuff the original does. Uses wifi to talk to a smart phone. Works as advertised with the exception that sometimes is is a pain to get the I touch to mate with the spot. Although it is not sophisticated enough to receive text messages, being able to send them provides additional ability to communicate over and above pressing an I'm ok button.

    The messaging works very well and have never experienced one not going out. The new spot seems to suck batteries down real fast, but I only use alkaline batteries, not the recommended lithium. it probably wouldn't suck batteries down as fast if I didn't ust the tracks function which drops breadcrumbs along the way.

    I've never had to use the message capability for an emergency, but it is nice to be able to send actual messages to those on your spot email list. Especially like "We arrived safely and are at the beach having a blast. Sucks to be you."

    I understand you can update facebook and other social networs sites too, but I haven't done that either.

    All in all good peace of mind for not a lot of money.

    Chris Bolkan
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  15. TheDeltaFox added a post in a topic That hits the Spot   

    At the last tower I worked at, one of the pilots had the new version of the SPOT with is online access in his flight plan details. He had it set to track every couple minutes and we could watch him do his wildlife surveys. I thought it was a great idea especially if he ever went down we'd be able to see his last position and if it was still operational they'd find him rather quick.
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  16. TheDeltaFox added a post in a topic Two Avids are better than one   

    Thanks for all the replies. Over the weekend and a 6 hr car trip with the wife, i came to the decision to sell the J3 project and when that's gone get the Airdale kit. I really like the idea of having a 4 stroke and 100hp up front with the extra baggage room.

    The "outlaws" moved to southern British Columbia this winter and it would be nice to go visit them for a couple weeks a year with the bigger plane and explore the hills and lakes around there.

    I'd like to hold on to the MKIV while I build but not sure if that'll happen. Sure is a fun toy to have though.

    Brett should hire you guys as his advertising team. Some of those photos of your plane sitting on a beach with the supercubs is awesome. It's like having a supercub at a fraction of the cost and you can do all the maint yourself in the bush or your front lawn. I'm sold.... Now off to find someone looking for a J3.
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  17. FoxDB added a post in a topic Kitfox belly pod   

    I am considering adding a cargo compartment in the fuse under the rear half of the Turtle deck with an outside door on my mod 1. You might consider that as well.
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  18. bdavies added a post in a topic That hits the Spot   

    I've had one for about 5 years now. I live in a remote area and do a lot of ski flying in the winter. SPOT not only keeps my family and friends up to date, as to my whereabouts (very accurately) but also gives me the peace of mind in knowing I can summon help if something should go wrong. There is no cell phone coverage on most of the lakes I land on. A friend used his on a trip into the Arctic and I was able to track his progress on my PC and even estimate his ground speed. I don't leave home without it.
    And btw, I don't sell them or work for the company.....
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  19. 6320012s added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    A heater core that WORKS!
    Have seen some discussion on the forum about heaters and thought I'd share my experience. The heater core in the pictures was installed when I bought the plane, but I quickly found it was mostly useless. So to fix the problem, I machined up a spacer to put the thermostat out far enough to take the heater hose off the engine side. Now the only drawback to it is that the computer fan doesn't move enough air. I need a good squirrel cage fan. I haven't flown in really cold weather with it yet, but when it was about zero F on the ground, I was able to fly without gloves. ( about 40-50 F depending on where in the cabin you measure)
    Hope somebody finds this useful.

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  20. 6320012s added a post in a topic That hits the Spot   

    I've had one long enough for it to be an "old" model, and it has worked pretty good for me. My wife likes to see where I'm at, and I like to have a little insurance. The only down side of it is that it only reports position every 5-10 minutes, and sometimes it will miss the connection for several transmissions. I have never tried to call for help with it, but by looking at my track, I'm pretty sure it would do the trick. Worst case, it might take 15-20 minutes to transmit the call. I've used it on some backpacking trips in the mountains, and even in those conditions it has performed surprisingly well. That said, it's my understanding that if it cant see a satellite, it will have to wait till it finds one.
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  21. EDMO added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    OK, Thanks. I can see now that they are push - pull enclosed cables. Not like the flimsy Cessna cables that go around corners and across pulleys, etc. Better opinion now that I have seen photos. Guess I just wasn't tuned in to them on the Airdale. Do you have photos that show arrangement from stick column back?
    Ed in MO
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  22. dholly added a post in a topic Parting out KF-III   

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  23. dholly added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Kitfox Radiator Scoop
    What you need to know.

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  24. dholly added a post in a topic Flaperon Cables   

    This is the setup on my Avid+.

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  25. herman pahls added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Kitfox belly pod
    I need advice on the Kitfox belly pod that a attaches to the floatplane attach points before I buy a used one.
    This is not the torpedo design.
    This pod came off a model 4 with a Jabiru so there was no belly radiator like my 582 has which interferes with the front compartment of the pod.
    Is moving the radiator forward 8 inches an option to clear the front section of the pod or do I put the radiator in that front section and seal off the rear section and trim the pod to get air to and from the radiator?
    This idea would lose storage space but could be an esthetic surrounds for the radiator.
    Does this pod require a new FAA inspection or just a new weight and balance?
    Does it add significant drag.
    My model 1 does not have front float attach points. Any suggestions on how to attach the front part of this pod without having to weld on attach points to the longerons?
    How about bolting thru the floorboards like the radiator is attached
    I will appreciate your sharing your experiences.
    Thanks Herman
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