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  1. EDMO added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    I can read those dimensions - What's wrong with this one?  EDMO
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic 670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?   

    If you have enough pitch to be able to keep the RPM and EGT in check then I don't see why it wont work.  I love my IVO, runs very smooth but with the talk about the kool prop I am close to pulling the trigger on that one.  I have heard from multiple people that the warp pulls harder than the IVO but the IVO runs smoother.  At this point I want the most pull I can get.
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  3. FoxDB added a post in a topic 670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?   

    Did not have the egt working that's why I have not flown it again. It has a 72" diameter. Don't remember the static but it would rev up to say 6500 then gradually drop while still at full throttle but that was with the modified 582 pipe. So Mike Hair built a 618 version he was providing for Rotax Rick but I have not flown it yet.
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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    What you have is nicer than the ones I've seen. Just fill in the dimensions.
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  5. wypaul added a post in a topic Avid Nose Wheel Steering Push Pull Tube   

    When I was building the F7a I found some weld nuts to make the pushrods and then used some 10-32 long set screws to make those pushrods. I tried to find where I bought the weld nuts but I just don't recall. I do have a few of the long grade 8 set screws that I can send you if you find the weld nuts.   My guess is that the original tube that you have had cap screws welded onto the end of the tube before it was chromed. That wil make them prone to break and don't recommend that method.  Also there is a modified setup with better geometry that should be much better on the Yahoo Avid flier site in the files section there is a drawing and somewhere there is a more complete set of instructions for this mod but I am not sure where but someone on this site my have them. 
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   


     
    Sec III page 29 has a decent drawing of the MK IV but no measurements on it.
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  7. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    The inspection that requires a new registration, builders log, W&B, three views of the airplane, and application for airworthiness and a program letter.
    I may have to do what you suggested EDMO and write in the measurements. Attached is a photo of what I have.


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  8. TJay added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    That was interesting thanks for posting it.
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  9. EDMO added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    From what I understand, they will accept even a hand-drawn picture - Cant you write in your own measurements on the drawing?  EDMO
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  10. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Electric Trim   

    Both my Avid’s have Ray Allen Systems. One came with the kit and the other my Dad had from a different project. I’m not sure of the specs. Have you tried calling them? I’m sure they could tell you what model they sell to Kitfox and Avid. 
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Drawing for Inspection??   

    What inspection you need a drawing for?  I think the only ones I have seen are the older mods

     
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  12. C5Engineer added a post in a topic 670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?   

    What diameter prop?
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic 670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?   

    What were your RPM and EGT looking like?  They run the IVO UL prop on the 912..

     
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  14. FoxDB added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?
    I am wondering what experience 670 drivers have had with this combination?
    I recently put a 670 in my KF mod 1. I have been told it is not enough prop for this engine. I have only flown it once but had an exhaust concern. Have not tried it yet since having a new exhaust built (618 style).
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  15. Avid Randy added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Electric Trim
    Interested in any information on electric trim for the Mark IV. 
    Curious what electric trims any of you may have used and what length of travel works best with the Mark IV style trim tab?
    I would looking at ordering a Ray Allen but was not really sure what travel would work best.
    Randy
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  16. akflyer added a post in a topic Remote control outlet   

    be careful where looking at these and make sure the network is supported in your area.  A lot of the really cheap ones are NOS that use a 2g network and most cell companies no longer support!  For around 100.00 you can get a newer one that uses 4G or LTE networks. 
     

     
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  17. Buckchop added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 1 exhaust needed
    Looking for the last section of the 3peice exhaust for a KF1 w/582, i have the exhaust Y and the Elbow.  Thanks bucky
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  18. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well still no Oratex 6000 for the PA12,  (Paid for it on Sept 15 2017) so ill work on the KitFox 0038, (Which dont hurt my feelings)  Better Aircraft Fabric in anchorage said once my order shows up they goimg to send a represenitive from anchorage up to my place in ester to show me the ropes on the install and to put together a show-and-tell on the install for anyone eles interested in the product. So if ur interested and in or around fairbanks all r welcome. 




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  19. nlappos added a post in a topic Remote control outlet   

    akflyer knows his stuff!
    https://www.amazon.com/KiaoTime-GSM-AUTO-DC-US4G-Output-Control-Contact/dp/B01N5LGJLA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1519092278&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=GSM+4G+remote+switch
    First user comment on the page: "Using it to turn on a heater in airplane hangar. Turns on and off immediately on phone call, and sends a confirming message within a few seconds that I have programmed to tell me that the heater has been turned on, or off. I was also able to program it so it will only react to phone numbers I have pre-authorized. I had to connect it to a relay that will switch the current required for the heater."
     
    I swapped to a better listing, akflyer is right, must make sure the device is at least 3G, (the listed unit is 4G) because the cheaper 2G units are being dumped in the US for low prices, and the ATT cell network won't talk to them.
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  20. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Gas Turbine Engine   

    That sure would take care of the typical nose heavy Avid problem!
    Prolly use up half the available fuel taxiing to take off, half flying around and half taxiing back to the fuel pump too!
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  21. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    Spring gear with big soft tires being the other.....:)
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  22. akflyer added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    Read the MS Word doc that Bob wrote up and I linked to here.  Moving point C is one of the critical errors.
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  23. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Gas Turbine Engine   

  24. TJay added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    I you were to build it you should move. point C up a bit. Gives guys the option to run skis that attach there.
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  25. nlappos added a post in a topic Bush gear failures   

    This is a great conversation! To add fuel to the fire, here is a sketch I found that supposedly matches the J3 gear, it is also the EAA Biplane cabane gear.
    Please note that the dimensions are quite close to the gear I am installing, any differences are due to the Avid's much wider side by side fuselage.
     
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