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  1. dav8or added a post in a topic Throttle control for 582   

    Does anyone have or has anyone flown an Avid or Kitfox with a throttle quadrant instead of a push/pull cable?
    Dan
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  2. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi turbo 
    Thank you very much, I have the fiber glass seat thats from the kitfox, I've never been on a sling back seat so wouldn't know what it's like.
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  3. dav8or added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Throttle control for 582
    I would like to simplify the throttle control setup in my Avid with a 582 oil injected. Currently it is setup with a vernier/push pull cable in the panel that connects to the end of a throttle arm type arrangement on top of the engine. From that arm a single pull cable is connected with a cable combiner to the carbs and oil injection. My Avid does not have the cable quadrant setup welded to the fuselage frame in the cockpit under the panel. I would really like to eliminate the throttle arm that is bolted to the top of the engine. The factory type combiner under the panel would be great but for my plane but that would seem to be a major project involving welding in the cockpit area. Does anyone have any other setups or ideas that I might try?
    Sorry, I should have taken pictures but everything is disassembled right now with the engine off and engine mount removed to paint. I did not think of this change until I started to reassemble everything.
    Thanks,
    Dan
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  4. Cloud Dancer added a post in a topic In flight adjustable prop for sale   

    Yeah, it does look just like my ground adjustable Ivoprop. I remember seeing an in flight adjustable from Ivoprop at Oshkosh many years ago that had a tiny electric motor in the spinner so maybe it's one of those or he's got something wrong in the listing. Too much money for a used ground adjustable but cheap if it really is one of the in flight adjustable.
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  5. krazycanuck2011 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Bush Gear options for Avid Model C
    Hello everyone, I am purchasing a very low time, indoor always in heated enviroment, Avide flyer model c. I am interested in replacing the gear while I am re-certing the aircraft for here in Canada as airworthy.
    I have seen pics of Lowell Fitt's of "Highwing LLC" that look pretty nice. I am open to other alternatives though as well, the most important thing is that its a good solid gear that is not going to break, is wider and stable and may be higher than stock. I don't expect to be giving the gear an exceptionally hard time, but I do think there could be a bad landing every now and again as I get familiar with the aircraft. 
    I look forward to your reply as well as other options you may know about for me to checkout. Price is a concern, so it has to stay on the normal side of things, not ludicrously expensive.
    Also I don't have Lowell Fitt's contact details if any of you have them that would be great!
    Please feel free to list off options for gears as well as ballpark pricing. Pics always welcome! 
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  6. Wyonate added a post in a topic In flight adjustable prop for sale   

    Looks just like mine and is not in flight adjustable 
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  7. Wyonate added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Yamaha RX-1 with Skytrax
    Selling a 2003 Yamaha rx-1 with brand new skytrax adapter. engine has 2400 miles, came out of a federal forest service sled. Includes all wiring, throttle cables, carbs, ecu, coolant hoses and more. Skytrax adapter is brand new in the box. Accepting reasonable offers. I also have this listed with an avid project, it will not last long! 307-797-6511


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  8. Wyonate added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 2 with lots of new stuff
    Selling my kitfox 2 I bought a little less than a year ago. Aircraft was taken apart for cleaning and lots of new gear was added. New Marco tail wheel, new efis,  new dash in full, new bungees, new elt,  new adsb in, iPad mount, new door coverings, new gsc prop, new wing tip strobes, all new electrical system, rebuilt brakes and much much more. Powered by a rotax gray 582 with c gearbox. 42 hours tt. Taking offers, I also have a avid project for sale! I'll give an epic deal on both or would be willing to trade both aircraft for the right cessna 150. 307-797-6511 for information. located at kcpr 


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  9. Cloud Dancer added a post in a topic Don't need no flying lessons   

    I noticed the last comment below the video was mine from 7 months ago! I must be getting old, I don't remember watching it back then.
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  10. Wyonate added a post in a topic Avid MK IV with RX1 yamaha project   

    Unfortunately the forum system will not let me upload anymore pictures. This is an avid project that has good covering on the airframe and wings. No wing tanks, only the dash tank. Originally had a 582, many 582 parts are also included. I will sell the airplane and engine separately or together. My phone number is listed above if anyone has any questions. I also have a kitfox 2 for sale, I will give an amazing deal if someone buys everything at once!
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  11. Wyonate added a post in a topic Avid MK IV with RX1 yamaha project   

  12. Cloud Dancer added a post in a topic Avid motor mount on barnstormers $150   

    I'm curious how he shoe horned a VW engine on the front of an Avid Flyer and how it's working out for him.
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  13. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Three blade GSC prop for sale
    Three blade, 64" ,Tech 3, GSC, ground adjustable propeller with around 100 hours since new. This has been a great propeller. I changed to a C gearbox and went with a longer three blade Warp. This is a left turning prop and was on a Rotax 582 / C  2.58:1. This prop would also run great on a Rotax 503 with a C box. $400 OBO. Also have the AN mounting bolts if needed for another $10.

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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Don't need no flying lessons   

    Ah that's just how them Challengers fly ha
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  15. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Yep the 300 HP testbed is great to do some overload testing!  I really like the idea of that.  Assuming it does well there it would give some real comfort zone for running in that 180-220 HP range.
    And for reference, the 300 is on OEM bore (998cc) and the stock crank as well.  The OEM crank is even used in the 600 HP Apex drag racing sleds.
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  16. HarbinAK added a post in a topic Don't need no flying lessons   

    Thought it was a joke til I saw the landing.... that guy flew the envelope and then shredded it with the prop.  Wow.... just wow!
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  17. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Heck, I'd be happy if they could beef up and balance the internals, stick a turbo on the Apex motor and tune it for 180hp continuous. I'd be elated if they could do that for 15-20k plus motor.
    I'm not sure what they have to do to get the APEX to 300hp? Perhaps they're having to do a lot of machining on the block to get bigger pistons in there? I don't think they have to weld the crank like they do on the Rotax? Also, the Rotax doesn't come with fuel injection or a turbo so they are adding both of those as well as a big bore kit. I think the 154hp is good for the standard one minute and it drops back to 135hp continuous?
    It will be very interesting to see how the APEX performs at 300hp and where the continuous output ends up. I hope it does well on both counts. I know many folks are sitting on the sidelines watching in great anticipation...
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  18. Shipl14 added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Very cool. Is that the approved attachment point for the bungees?
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  19. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    ^^  Hope you are right!  What you say makes sense.
    But I wouldn't entirely blame EP for seeking a premium for the big power they are offering in the EPeX.  220 - 300HP at a smidge less than 200 lbs total installed weight is pretty unheard of and probably worth a few bucks to the kind of people who really want that much power.
    In terms of $/HP I think they would have grounds to look for a bigger margin.
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  20. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Not sure why it would be that expensive considering you're starting with a 3-5K Apex engine? Edge Performance gets about 33k for their 154hp 912 turbo/FI motor. That's starting with a brand new crate 912 motor for ~20k. And they have to take it apart and do all the internals the same way...
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  21. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Don't need no flying lessons   

    Yeah well that was a long time ago...   I'm getting WAY better now.  

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  22. krazycanuck2011 added a post in a topic Finalizing a deal on an Avid Model C   

    Good to know, I was told by Mark at Avid to look over those wing rib tails as well. Is that the piece between the trailing edge of the wing and the flaperon itself? Is the trailing edge of the wing, tor just the joining section to the piece that connects the flaperon to the wing the problem child to look at? I will look at both, but is the trailing edge of the wing itself a problem child as well?
    Thx
     
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  23. 1avidflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    Don't need no flying lessons
    Just saw this on utube.  Don't think I would have wanted to stand down wind of him when he got out of that plane.  Bet the first thing he did after he changed his shorts is put a for sale sign on the plane.  JImChuk
     
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Finalizing a deal on an Avid Model C   

    I was referring to the main wing rib tails that the flaperons hinge on.  If exposed to weather and moisture, they can start to rot and that would be bad.  I always ran premium non oxygenated (no alcohol) mogas  in the 2 strokes at a 50 to 1 mix.  JImChuk
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  25. krazycanuck2011 added a post in a topic Finalizing a deal on an Avid Model C   

    Thanks for that 1avidflyer - I will take a look at the ribs in the horizontal stab and vertical fin ( as much as you can with fingers... - fabric is on ) - I am making sure the paperwork is in order for sure. Regarding the fuel, here in Canada we have Octane 87, Octane 89, Octane 91 - I cannot determine if any of these have Ethanol in them... I know when I visited the US sometimes you would see E85, but is there normally Ethanol in Octane 87, if it just says Octane 87 at the pump?
    Also for a Rotax 532, what is the recommended Octane 89, 91, or 93? to mix... Also I guess while I'm totally here asking questions, what is the mix ratio?
    Thx, keep in coming people, I need to know what to look for...
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