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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Flaperons   

    Allen, I'm trying to wrap my mind around what you are saying, do you mean to twist the flaperon horn so it is more verticle?  That would have an effect of causing less movement of the flaperon as it gets closer to the top.  You would also hit the turtle deck most likely, although that could be worked around with a bump out or something I'm guessing.   I borrowed this picture to help with what I'm trying to say.  JImChuk 
    PS, now that I think about it some more, making the horn more verticle may have the same effect as making it shorter if it was less verticle and that would increase movement of the flaperon.  I need to get out to my work bench and find a protractor and stuff.   

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  2. skypics added a post in a topic Jabiru to Avid Flyer Engine Mount.   

    I have removed my Jab 2200 and it is on its way to its new owner in Canada.
    I removed the engine mount because it will not fit the new engine. I noticed and then remembered, the mount tilts the engine down at 5 degrees.
    I will keep this mount until I get the new one from Jabiru just to make sure they get it right.
    If not right I will spend the $600 to get my current mount modified by raising the top two mounts 15 mm.
    John M
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

    I went over all the connections and nothing seemed out of place. As most other things on this plane the wiring leave a lot to be desired for being neat and titty. It really needs a complete dash rewire. If this problem continues I will gut the intercom, install another set of headphone jacks in the panel and use the radios built in intercom system. 
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  4. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Flaperons   

    One would have to change the complete control system due to different linkages. Could be done but a lot of time involved and not on a covered  airframe.
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  5. FredStork added a post in a topic Flaperons   

    Is there no modified bell cranks for the KitFox like the F7A bell cranks for the Avid?  
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  6. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

    Those sport 200s have a fairly complicated harness. Someone violated the KISS principle.   Good luck on this one. 
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  7. 3CW added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    Yeah, kinda figured that. Haven’t even cut out the turtle deck. Didn’t know how much room I had. Must be pretty tight.
    Thanks Jim,
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  8. Allen Sutphin added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Have been studying the flaperon mechanism and come up with an idea to make them differential. I initially think all one has to do is rotate the flaperon horn to the rear approx. 10-15 deg and maybe add a control stop in the works. That way the down one would only move down so far and the up one would still have full movement. Say a 3/1 ratio. As far as using flaps, that is an independent control and would have little effect on the (aileron side) other control. Will probably do a little more research on this but it worked like a charm on my challenger and only had to make new longer control rods. This would only work on a model 1, 2 or 3.  Something to ponder on?
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    Raising the flaperon horn may cause it to hit the turtle deck, and limit your movement.  Just guessing as I'm sitting here.  Something to consider at least and look at.  JImChuk
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic New Kitfox 7 airworthy today   

    you'll shoot your eye out kid.
    Very nice.
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  11. 3CW added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    Hey guys!
    We kinda took a different tack and put together the flaperon control and saw what they were talking about in regard to the flaperon bearing. What kind of issues would there be if I raised the flaperon horn up off of the 3/8”? Coming off of the 2” washout to 1 1/4”  has came back to bite me again. By lowering the tip 3/4” and pivoting on the center hinge raises the horn. I don’t like it, but I can cheat it in. Raising the horn would help. In hindsight, 2” washout will help the build, maybe not performance. Should’ve stuck with the instructions.
    I also have conflict with the flap horn and the elevator push/pull tube. I guess just a little bend in it to clear. 

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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Dual radiator?   

    Must have a filler cap in there somewhere.... Also a catch bottle for expansion of the antifreeze when it gets hot I would think.  JImChuk
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  13. nlappos added a post in a topic Dual radiator?   

    the right hose goes to the water pump outlet and the left hose goes to the bottom of the right cheek radiator. I used 1” silicone hose which fit perfectly.
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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

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  16. TSoftware added a post in a topic New Kitfox 7 airworthy today   

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  17. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New Kitfox 7 airworthy today   

    Videos and flight reports next?  Looks good.  Congratulations!  JImChuk
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  18. Jaws136 added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    MI to AK. So some lower 48 and then some. Haha
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  19. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

    Thank you. I will start there. 
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  20. TSoftware added a topic in KitFox General Forum   

    New Kitfox 7 airworthy today
    Official airworthiness photos

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  21. flywise added a post in a topic Radios and intercoms   

    From experience, static most times comes from a bad ground. Check the radio grounds/radio rack grounded/headphone jack grounds/antennae ground and intercom system ground. Also try to ground all vhf related systems on one ground spot to prevent ground loops. I don't think your radio is toast.
    Hope that gives you an idea where to start....
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  22. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Springtime in the Rockies   

    Nothing but rain and mud here. Temps in the low 90s. Freakin' gnats are driving me NUTS!!!
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  23. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Radios and intercoms
    I flew the Magnum to a local towered airport a few days ago and when I reported 10 miles out the tower said that my transmission has a lot of static. The radio is a Icom IC-A210 dash mount unit and it has worked great until the last flight. When I went to leave I attempted to call on the ground freq and got another report of a lot of static in my transmission. I had an extra headset so I switched them out and the next headset had no side tone and I got no answer when I attempted to call the tower. I switched the second headset plugs to the co-pilot side of the intercom with no change. I switched back to my headset on the co-pilots side of the intercom and was able to make contact but they still reported a lot of static. I think by now they wanted me gone so they cleared me to depart via 4R to the West. 
    When I got home I started checking out the radio system. It has a Sigtronics intercom with a dual headset plug mounted way up under the dash and a remote volume and squelch controller on the instrument panel.  the radio has a built in intercom which it not being used. There is one set of headphone jacks and a remote PTT button on the panel. When I plugged a set of headphones into the instrument panel jacks you can hear noise/interference in the headphones when you plug in the big plug but you can not hear any radio transmissions or side tones. The PTT works but I didn't try to transmit with it when I was having issues.
    I have never played with an in dash radio system. I've always used a handheld system. I do not understand why someone would install a second intercom when the radio has its own and the panel was wired for it. I also hate the location of the remote intercom headphone jacks and would love to change that. 
    So I'm coming to you guys for advice on where to start. I'm not the best with this stuff but I have a installation guide downloaded and can figure out how to check the pin connections and such. I will post some pictures of the various parts of the system. 
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  24. marksires added a post in a topic Springtime in the Rockies   

    Hot and dry here in Florida.  Supposed to hit 100 over the weekend, which is unusual for this part of Florida any time, but really odd in May.  We'll probably have big forest fires before long.
    Then a hurricane will come through, everything will flood, and all the worthless water oaks will fall down....  Summer is a great time in Florida! 
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  25. krazycanuck2011 added a post in a topic High country Wide gear   

    Love the gear - do you have a phone number / contact information for High Country? I am looking to get this gear made for my Avid - really appreciate the info!
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