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  1. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    Hallelujah! Count me in on the next one. 
     
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  2. allonsye added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    I motion for the fiberglass tanks install with a kbs or caswell sealing.  Aluminum is less robust than fiberglass with respect to resistance to stress and resultant cracking.  That said, JB weld does wonders in a temporary repair or bandaid for awhile.
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  3. Jenki added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    New aviation marketplace ...WingSwap?
    It looks like new aviation marketplace for you, isn't it?
    https://www.wingswap.com/
    Too far for me probably but looks nice.
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  4. Jenki added a post in a topic Mountains flights on the trip - New Zealand   

    It was nearly standard trip, probably "everyday bread" for him, but I have complete record of track in may iPad/Air Navigation Pro app.
    I hope to go back in future to spend more time flying - beautiful country.
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic Mountains flights on the trip - New Zealand   

    Your pilot definatly gave you your money's worth on that trip. The lake that appears at 1:05 in the second video I believe to be lake Alabaster, there is a great gravel bar on the western end
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  6. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Inspection day is here   

    Thanks for all your input nlappos. I’m still thinking a 670 is in my future. How’s that going BTW?
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  7. nlappos added a post in a topic Inspection day is here   

    Beautiful Airplane, Vance. Nice work!
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  8. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    Oh yes. Bible study, prayer, worship all in the middle of beautiful creation. 
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  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Inspection day is here
    Well fellas the day has finally come. Tomorrow at 11:00 the DAR will show up to inspect my plane. She’s looking good and all the needed materials are ready. I’ve spent the last three days going over every inch of that plane cleaning and completing a condition inspection. I found four bolts installed backwards in the control mixture and the back of the fiberglass seat pan was not secured. Nothing major but the checklist I used was tailored for our planes and very helpful. 
    I want to thank a lot of you on here for helping me along the way. You guys are the best.   
    Wish me luck!!
     
     





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  10. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank markings/ inspection soon   

    Thank you everyone for the great response. 
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  11. TJay added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    Think Joey/ C5 installed them. Shoot him a message
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  12. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    Sounds like a Christian thing thats all. 
     
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  13. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    Spars still all in great shape with no damage even after having to cut out the tank. Has anyone delt with wingtanks.com ?
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic VG's on the flaperon   

    I've thought about this too.  I think the "normal" VGs for a wing may be too large for a flapperon, but the theory is sound on their operation.  They would help if you are having flapperon inversion issues...
     
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    The tanks do add to the structure.  If there is no tank, then there are aluminum braces in those bays.  Also, when removing it, be careful not to damage the spars.  JImChuk
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  16. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    Jim, since i didnt get a build manual with this plane and am not familiar with the wing construction, is the tank structural? Its riveted, bolted  and epoxied . Hoping i can get it out without replacing one of the ribs.  
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  17. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    What do you need clarification about?
     
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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    I have some Kitfox aluminum tanks, but as long as you went through the effort of opening up the wing, I would find a fiberglass tank to put in.  Aluminum tanks were subject to cracking from the flex in the wing.  I would run an add on here, TeamKitfox and barnstormers for a fiberglass Avid wing tank.  Kitfox tanks are slightly different but would probably work as well with some slight fairing.  I think Doug H had a post where he showed the differences in the wing ribs between the Avid and Kitfox.  JImChuk
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  19. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    Anyone here in Ak weld aluminum tanks ? 

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  20. Avidharleyflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Flying Alaska Mens Retreat   

    Men's retreat ?
     
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  21. Jenki added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Mountains flights on the trip - New Zealand
    Dear friends,
    this is not Avid or Fox flying but I decided to share this video I took in March at the end of my business trip through New Zealand. My job is ATC systems (Air Traffic Control Systems) development and support so I had opportunity to work for AirNav New Zealand shortly. I finished my trip there by excellent flights to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown. Beautifull mountains, clever pilot - strong memories for me. I have only iPhone video but still nice enough.
    and second part
     
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  22. chopndrag added a post in a topic VG's on the flaperon   

    I've never heard anyone putting them on the flaperons so definitely keep us posted . 
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  23. chopndrag added a post in a topic KitFox / Avid Transition Training Instructors   

    I couldn't find anyone near me so I ended up reading as much as I could about my mk4 speedwing and since it's a tri gear I picked a nice day and went for it. The plane takes of like a rocket but it's so much fun to fly. I wouldn't recommend what I did with a taildragger since they are a little squirly on the ground . I flew a ton of lsa planes so I kind of had a idea what to expect. Good luck with the transition training they are definitely fun to fly . 
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  24. BryceKat added a post in a topic KitFox / Avid Transition Training Instructors   

    Great! (615)294-0214 when your ready, Bryce
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  25. flywise added a post in a topic Avid Catalina wings and flaperons NEW   

    wing span measured from rear spar to wing tip is 197'in.
    width of wing is 42'in1/2.
    Front/rear spar attach bolt width is 27'in 3/8.
    Let me know if you need any other measurements..
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