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  1. Turbo added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Pappa Bravo in the Gorge
    Hi Guys.  Just thought i'd post a few pix from my home stomping grounds - the Columbia River Gorge.  My Avid C, N23PB, is in good health, and although she's a little on the plain side, she's got the magic.  Got in about 1.2 hrs today 9/18/2018.  Overflying a friend's house I thought I'd call him on the cell.  Took off the headphones and YOW, it's way too noisy!  Oh well.  I'm getting about 80 mph indicated at 4500 rpm, low altitude.  Not bad!  - Turbo




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  2. Turbo added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    Very cool, Vance!  Your bird looks so nice!  It's hard to just practice landings when there's so much sky beckoning!
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  3. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    That area looks like a hell of a lot of fun.  Just wrapped up a week at the Reno Air Races, and as much as I love seeing guys blow their hard earned money and putting their lives on the line, I think I’d rather be at a light sport/ultralight event.  
     
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  4. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    It sucks but the power supply Icom sells will likely fix your issue. https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-icom-a24-a6-transceivers.html?utm_source=google_shopping&m=simple&mrkgcl=596&mrkgadid=3208669406&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Avionics+%26+Radios&adpos=1o2&creative=295428070003&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhuH8gZbG3QIVAb7ACh3hxQLaEAQYAiABEgJkX_D_BwE
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  5. Goldenhands57 added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    Not on Craigslist anymore or Barnstormers. Maybe this one flew the coop??
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  6. Bandit added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    Better move your table and chairs next year!
     
     
     
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 7 on barnstormers   

    Some would say I have 4 or 5 to many projects now.  And maybe they are right.... Naw, I'll leave this one for some one else.  JImChuk
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Kitfox 7 on barnstormers   

    Yeah wow!  Jim grab it and put an Apex in it.  Some big tires, a $5k panel and you could flip it for big bucks!   
    That is, If you still want to sell after you find how much fun flyimg it is!  
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  9. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    You guys are definitely good for one's motivation!   As long as there are groups like this, older Avids and 'Foxes' will still be flying off into the sunset. I tip my hat to you!
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  10. MnAvidFlyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Posted my Avid Flyer A for sale
    AVID FLYER A • $11,500 • FLY RIGHT NOW • Avid Flyer A airplane N#990MP has recently had a "Conditional Inspection" completed. Currently flown 4 hours since 9/4/18 inspection. Has a current A/W Certificate, Current W&B, Current Registration and Phase 2 Operating Limitations. Airframe 975TT Engine 229SOH. Times will rise as it is being flown. Also includes up to date airframe and engine logs. Includes maintenance docs on airframe, engine and SB's AD's. Rotax L/C 582 grey head 65HP w/C box electric start. Warp Drive 3 blade Carbon fiber prop Std hub Hyd brk. 8x6 tires. Folding wings like a Kitfox! Flys and performs Great! $11,500  • Contact Brooks Letourneau, Owner - located Farmington, MN USA • Telephone: 612-460-8487 • Posted September 18, 2018 
     

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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Terrain ahead. Pull up!  Pull up!  Just curious does Leni always fly sideways????  JImChuk
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 7 on barnstormers   

    Unless he screwed something up real bad while building he is gonna take a massive hit on that one. Ouch. Good start for someone else but to much money for me this year.
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Yeeaahh nice work boys.  Keep the dirty side down.
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I tried mine toe out at first didn't work.  What started to happen (on pavement) the tire was trying to pull to the outside and that would pull my gear out and compress my springs not cool.  So I set them toe in and that helps hold the gear in the full up right position.  I also figure there is give in all the pipe on my landing gear so being toe in when you start rolling your pushing against the tubing which is really setting the wheels at zero.  Remember I am only border line Genius so do what works best for you. 
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  15. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well i tried to put a two short videos on with those pic but guess it not work, hahahhaaaaa should to figure that out. Mmmmmmmm
    Thanks Jim was an awesome day, and is cramped but to much fun so u forget all about that, then we took it for another short spin a few days later while Leni was still here playin in the dirt with me.  Hahhaaa
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  16. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    John M. I have a 20,000 MFD capacitor on the way. The other day while flying, one of the local instructors told me that all he could hear was a "click" when I tried to transmit. I finally figures out that it was the battery pack I have been using. It's one of the type that you add alkaline batteries to. Once the batteries get so low they don't have enough deep cycle capability to maintain a transmission.
    I have one of the battery packs that has a cord running to a cigarette lighter plug. Ir works great to power the radio but they I have to put up with the whining from the engine. 
    I will take some pictures of my ground and and power buss and post them tonight. I have my 12 volt auxiliary/cigarette plug port connected right to the battery and use them to power my intercom and radio. maybe you or Chris could give me an idea on where to install this noise filter.
     
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  17. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 7 on barnstormers
    This just popped up on barnstormers.  To much airplane for me.... but probably a good deal for someone.  No waiting for 6 months or whatever the lead time is.  JImChuk
    KIT FOX SUPER SPORT 7 • $20,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Partially assembled. Wings, tail feathers covered. Fuselage ready to be covered. Idaho. $20,000 obo • Contact Darrel L. Agenbroad, Owner - located Grand View, ID USA • Telephone: 2085985781 . 2088343077 • Posted September 18, 2018
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  18. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Thanks Jim for the pics and advice, I just took the prop off and there is nooo way i'm even thinking of trying it anymore!  
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  19. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Thankfully, The owner/passenger killed the engine before impact so I would be surprised if the engine or crank was damaged, nonetheless I'm still going to check the crank with a dial indicator. 
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  20. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    I talked to Hal from Zipper Big Bore this morning and he (along with my motorcycle mechanic/Machinist dad) said he runs the 912 without a prop all the time with no damage.  We checked the prop flange for run-out and it was .00005" or half a thousandth out of wobble which is almost nothing. 
    I'm still investigating but I know there was a Mandatory Service Bulletin on it in the UK. They appear to have de-laminated and then failed, as far as I know this is only one of three times this has happened. The service Bulletin calls for reinforcing the rib tails with aluminum angle. Here's the NTSB report https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180503X02040&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=LA
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  21. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I think the arguments go something like this:
    Use toe in because it is a more inherently stable geometry less prone to wander, therefore less prone to initiate a yaw generating landing, hence why it is done in automobiles.
    Use to out because if you are yawing, the tire will try and follow the yaw, giving you more time to respond with control input,  rather than tire going the opposite direction underneath you thereby causing a rapid progression into a ground loop.
    On my Magnum I set toe in to zero because I couldn't make up my mind which made the most sense as both arguments have merit. 
     
     
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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Like two sardines in a can.  But having fun!  Glad it's working out for you.  JImChuk
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  23. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Global Warming Hype   

    The problem with the U.N. is they think global warming must equal new world order to solve.  If they would just leave us alone the U.S. will continue to pursue clean energy which it is already the leader.  Carbon tax and import tariffs are nothing more than redistributions of our wealth to other countries.
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  24. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Only thing doing a runout test on the flange tells you if the flange is bent. Its the gear train that gets damaged usually on the rear of the engine with the drive systems. With a gearbox, damage to the engine is usually nil. Just a minor prop strike normally just damages the prop. A sudden stoppage can do major damage to the other parts of the drive train which can run normally for a while up to failure.  Any sudden stoppage SHOULD require a teardown at the least. That's why one should use caution when buying a used 912.  An engine turning 4-5000 rpm's gets stopped suddenly, its not rocket science as to what keyway's get sheared or gear bolts get overstressed including the accessories that are bolted to the rearend.  Bad thing is, teardowns are not cheap and are usually put off till its too late or the engine is passed on to the next buyer.
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  25. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well friends my BlackFox #0021 flys again!! Thanks to Leni, many many many thanks!!! He took her for a loop aroumd the valley and then took me for a ride the first day, and im definetly hook now!!!! THANKS LENI!!!!
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