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  1. EDMO added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    I don't know about temperatures - use it according to directions.
    Just turn the tank every way but loose, and take time to let it run everywhere.  When you finish, and set the wing level to dry, be sure and wipe around the top inside of the filler neck - We had a job trying to put the cap on once because of the stuff being there. 
    For the first few hours after use, be sure and check your filters and gascolator - we had tiny bugs of it show up in the gascolator in an Ercoupe - looks like tar specks.   Maybe ours didn't cure good?   Maybe sloshing a gallon or two of gas and draining it out of tank before hooking it up?    EDMO
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  2. neflyer15 added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Avid Update:
    Raw materials for flaperons are in! It won't be long before a few sets are built and ready for kits or parts orders! Materials for STOL wings are on order as well. 
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and safe travels to those on the road or in the air this week.
     
     
    Mark Mendick
    mmendick@avidkitplanes.com
     
     
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    I not sure I would do 2 coats unless the directions say so. I would worry about the second coat letting loose from the first.
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  4. tx_swordguy added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    sloshing-again
    Ok I have decided to try the caswell stuff on a 15 gallon FG tank in the wing of my avid. My questions, I figure there are baffles in the tank is there any special way to get the epoxy around the baffles to the end of the tank? I bought a qt which is supposed to do up to 20 gallons should I get more to make sure there is enough being moved around? It has been in the 50-60 degree range will that be a problem in setting up? I do have a kerosene heater that I could aim at the wing as I turn it . What about doing two full coats? The leak was showing up at the pivot pin area for the wing so I am thinking it is in the trailing edge area of the tank, 
    THanks guys would have been better if it happened during warmer weather I guess just wondering if it is doable now.
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  5. jared payne added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    motor cycle brakes?
    Does any body know why you could not use rear back brake slave for toe brakes, maybe off a larger bike. Maybe  you cant plumb them in line? The larger bikes are around 4-600lbs and they have a mechanical dis advantage with the large rear wheel.
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  6. flywise added a post in a topic Float install   

    Hi, have  a look here, this has been already discussed on this forum...
    My experience is that the landing gear is a little fragile, especially if you're landing on grass...
    Cheeers
     

     
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Yes Jared it is a 912. :)
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  8. 959 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Float install
    I saw these floats on barnstormers for sale there aerocet 1100 for a Kitfox never mounted.
    I wanted to know how hard it would be to mount on a Avid MK IV
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  9. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I don't like it either.  Just trying to counter some bad info.  Somebody had to say something.
    But I'll sign off on this one now.
    I've said my piece.
     
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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    You can see here that whomever put these doors together had a hard time staying center of the tube. If I put all lexan on these doors that’s not going to look good 

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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    the plan is two uncover the lower half of the doors and make them full Lexan. It this center support bar common?
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  12. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Yep - Guess "Too many Pixies" whatever that is!  Ha!  EDMO
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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Apprently I fixed the camera issue. My camera had a HDR on the screen. I turned that function off and now they load fine. 
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  14. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    One of our members had that problem a while back - I can hardly turn on or know almost nothing about the puter or site, but one of our other members got one of his photos somehow and discovered that they had too many "pixels" - anyway, too big for site - so he reduced them in order to post them.  Donno if this helps or what to do about it.  EDMO
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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

  16. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

  17. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    She already flew TJay. I’m just replacing the windows because the previous owner covered it with a tarp and ruined the windshield. I accidentally painted the side windows too. Tried cleaning them but made it worse. 
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  18. TJay added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    You folks are turning this into a yahoo forum
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  19. TJay added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    No idea on the photos, never had that issue. Nice work on the windshield. The way it looks you will be flying before me.
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  20. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Remember here guys, I'm just a Yamaha enthusiast.
    I have no alterior motives here.  I don't make money in this business.  I am just a guy that enjoys helping others who have an interest in Yamaha power options.
    I have tried to support Greg and REALLY WISH that I could continue to do so, because the more good people who help develop Yamaha power in aircraft the better!
    But he has forced my hand here, and I do not like it a bit.  You guys see what I normally post!  I am the positive easy going and supportive guy!
    But when someone puts out bad, slanted, and fake news that doesn't help anyone.
    When someone says their part will last thousands of hours, doesn't test it, and then doesn't warn others when a problem is found!!!  Then continues to pick on the other guys product that has been working virtually flawlessly..
    Really?
    Not cool... and not good for furthering Yamaha power.
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  21. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    The windshield is done. I’ve tried to post photos last night and this morning and for some reason they load then it throws up an error. This has been happening a lot lately. Sometimes I try it several times they all of a sudden the photo will load. Any ideas?
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  22. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    His (Greg Mills) data is concocted from picking and choosing numbers and estimates while sitting behind a computer.
    He has never extensively ran a c box with a Yamaha.  Never put these paper estimates of his to a test.
    The same is true for a line of sprag clutches he recently came out with.  He came up with TBO estimates with the same engineering slant (this time slanting towards his product) of thousands of hours TBO and a limetime guarantee from Mohawk Aero.
    Real world testing on those sprag clutches showed: 2 tested and entirely destroyed within 2 hours each.  Copro's testimomy in the post above describes this.  Greg sent these clutches out (to people I know and talked with at the time) UNTESTED. The worst part of that sprag clutch debacle is that he didn't even notify other customers that the failures had occured.  I actually had to contact one of them (overseas customer), who planned to fly the clutch soon, and I advised him to stay on the ground because there were problems.
    So what were dealing with in these engineering calculations is plain and simple:
     "Garbage in..... garbage out"
    Like Akflyer says... proof is in the pudding (real world empirical test data).
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  23. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Grove landing ger????or something else??   

    HighWing LLC is still building bush gear here and there. Less than half that cost and everything from the axles out is bolt on. I've posted on here that I'm not a fan of the metal springs but there are gobs of them out there flying that have no issues during "normal" ops. I pushed mine to the limit and found it. Lowell also makes a really nice removable aluminum fairing for his version.
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  24. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    My E gear box is on it's 3rd owner, 6th engine, and 3700 hrs. Original bearings and 2nd donut. I replaced it just because it was convenient the last time my engine was rebuilt......just sayin....I know your data is for a Yamaha set up but overall I'm comfortable saying that the gearboxes themselves are pretty bullet proof.
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  25. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    It it truly is a C on the serial number then it's a number that someone made up when they did the paperwork. You can make that part whatever you feel like during the process. The Heavy Hauler wings and spars only had minor changes over the years such as the solid leading and trailing edges. Many people slapped a MK4 cowl set up and tailfeathers on B models and called them a MK4 which is NOT the case. The true MK4's had a lot of other subtle changes to them mainly in the fuse to increase the Gross Weight. The changes are laid out pretty clearly in Dougs Post. I see a lot of potential buyers getting wrapped up on the gross weight. In 9 years and 500 hrs I've flown my airplane at gross twice. With a 582 at gross in any kind of elevation they are pretty weak in the power dept.
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