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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Arab airplane for sale.   

    Is there still factory support for parts on this?  What about STCs?  If you can't put Bushwheels on it, I'll have to pass.
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  2. Bandit added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    That's where I attach mine also. I don't think there is such a thing as an" approved attach point."
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  3. Bandit added a post in a topic First Flight   

    I would not crow hop it. Good way to break things. 
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  4. nlappos added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    The biggest problem with ties is they get brittle after a few years, and lose a lot of strength. Steel wire, not so much.
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    No
    No but it will not look good.
    If your set on using zip ties I would at least make a small groove with a dremal tool so they don't bump out the fabric.
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  6. Logtrucker added a post in a topic First Flight   

    Don’t forget the p-factor if you have a left turning prop. It got my attention fairly quick!
     
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  7. Brodstol added a post in a topic First Flight   

    I wish grass was an option here. It use to be until our airport started to favor the regional airline. 
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  8. Browning added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    Is this something that would be an airworthyness certificate problem  
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  9. Torch added a post in a topic First Flight   

    I second the sod strip recommendation. 
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    If you drill a small hole in the center of the stringer and use wire, you will never see the tie. The zip tie will leave a fair sized bump.  If the epoxy holds by its self, you could probably get by without the zip tie as well, cause the coats of poly brush will glue it to the fabric if that's what you are using.  I would go with the wire though just to be sure.  YMMV  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic First Flight   

    Find a grass runway if possible.  They are a lot more forgiving for untrained feet.  JImChuk
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  12. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic First Flight   

    7000' runway, you can crow hop a good ways to verify control operation, even practice landings with that length. You can verify a lot by short hops and test the ground handling. If everything checks out, including you, then eventually you'll have to bite the bullet.
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  13. Browning added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

  14. Brodstol added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    First Flight
    So I'm getting ready to take my Kitfox 1 for it's first flight since it's I've had the project. It's been a while since I've regularly flown so I'm hoping to get to some suggestions and advice in how to knock off the rust and prepare for flying the Model 1. My tailwheel experience is 20 or so hours in a Cessna 140 and another 10 in a Glasair Glastar/Sportsman. I know the Kitfox is a different animal being high lift/high drag so I'm expecting it to be different. I'm memorizing the airspeeds given in the POH for the Model 2 since they should be similar.
    My plan is to fly solo in a different airplane and rehearse the actual first flight, i.e. emergency procedures, stalls, and maneuvering. My airport is KEAT and we have an uncontrolled 7,000 ft long runway with another inactive intersecting runway as well so I'm confident this will give me lots of options if something goes wrong. I'm also looking at receiving some dual instruction in a Wag Aero J3 as well.
    Let me know your suggestions and insight, I want to be prepared as I can.  Also I'm using the Advisory Circular on Phase 1 test flying as reference as well.
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 100 years ago today, pilot invents new sport called bare footing.   

    Very good movie.  Those Magnificent men in their flying machines.  Funny and good for all ages.   I saw it when it first came out.  I think my dad split a gut that night.  Especially at the German pictured above.  JImChuk
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  16. Cloud Dancer added a topic in Jokes   

    100 years ago today, pilot invents new sport called bare footing.
    Today the trend still continues and is popular with Paramotor pilots who refer to the sport as foot dragging.

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  17. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic 2 Stroke A&P in or near North GA?   

    I never found an A&P or IA knowledgeable about two strokes. I did find an AI who inspected my plane and signed off with me explaining to him what to look for with regard to the two stroke. We both gained from that deal and he ended up doing my annuals for years on my first Avid. We did it together which gave him someone to hang out with while doing the inspections. I learned things to look for WRT air frames and landing gear and he learned two strokes from me. It worked well and he was always willing to sign off when the process was over.
    You may end up having to develop a relationship such as this.
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  18. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic certificate of conformity   

    I have never hear of such documentation. The original factory is no longer in business and the company has changed owners several times. The best you will do for documentation is finding someone with a kit parts list issued by the factory and delivered with a kit. 
    I wish you luck 

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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Covering started.   

    I do like covering an airplane, but the finish tapes can get a bit tedious after a while.  When using polyfiber system, they want a good bedding of poly brush under the finish tapes, and that is a lot of brush work.  I do draw pencil lines where ever the tapes will go, and in the last couple of covering jobs have used a small spray gun to spray the bedding coats.  The gun will shoot a 3/4" wide pattern, and it's easy and fast to do.  Fewer brush lines then as well.  JImChuk
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  20. Gilutm added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    certificate of conformity
    I am the proud owner of a beatiful Avid. It was built from kit SN 566. Is currently identified in Romania as primary ultralight. The national aviation regulation provides that this category is not allowed to carry passengers. So I have to taste the pleasure of flying alone. To register the plane in the advanced category, I need a Declaration of Conformity on the kit bought from Avid . The Declaration of Conformity refers to the condition of the kit up to the point of departure from the factory, no more. The quality will be determined by the inspectors here.How can i have this document ?
     
    best regards
     
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  21. Cloud Dancer added a topic in Jokes   

    Arab airplane for sale.
    Flying carpet for sale. Currently out of annual. Has not flown for several years due to camel flea infestation. $1000 dollars or best offer.
     

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  22. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Covering started.   

    Good Luck! I just finished covering mine up thru the filler coat. Now, 40 miles of masking tape and paper before painting. Just all part of the game.
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  23. Browning added a topic in Kitfox I   

    Covering started.


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  24. Browning added a topic in Kitfox I   

    -40 rated zip ties
    I'm doing my stringers on the fuselage and I'm using epoxy and I want to use -40 rated zip ties to secure it instead of the wire. I've actually already used them. Do I need to redo with stainless wire or am I ok. 
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  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Bush Gear options for Avid Model C   

    I believe that when a seat truss bends, it starts with one of the inner webbing tubes buckling.  Anything that resists that buckling strengthens the seat truss.  No doubt the plywood does just that, and that is why the factory recommended it.  JImChuk
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