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  1. jared payne added a post in a topic motor cycle brakes?   

    The motor cycle slaves are $50 bucks I need 4, The mc4 are 175 each ouch. I don't know about plumbing the back pressure from one to the other.
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  2. dholly added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Haha, Joey beat me to it. If you go this route, another neat trick is to paint a black edge on the inside of the window face maybe 1" or so in from the frame edge all around under where the frame tubing will mate. Also under the horizontal brace tube. This will literally make the tape disappear, provide a nice sharp outline and eliminate any aesthetic uglies like inadvertent wiggles due to less than straight tape application or other install difficulties. That tape gives you one shot at positioning the plastic, it is very sticky.
    [edit] Or I suppose you could use white paint, dunno if the tape would show thru though.
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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Checking out an Avid   

    Joey, I figured you would respond before I told you....lol. I never know when to text you when you are out of town. 
    Adam, Joey is correct. I bought an Avid from California last June. I had another friend do a prebuy inspection on it and it was determined to be in close to flying condition. I hauled it home and set in to cleaning and inspecting. To make a long story short I finally got that plane in the air three weeks ago after four months of fixing little stuff I found. There are a lot of factors to consider when buying what we refer to as a “Barn Find or Hangar Queen”. 
    Ill shoot you my email and phone number. If you want to know more send me an email or call me. 
    Vance 
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    When I mounted the windows on my recent Avid rebuild, I put some foam weather stripping on the tubes and then attached the lexan.  I have a few extra holes in the doors, and they were hidden by the foam.  Foam was 1/8" x 3/8".  Probably cost me about $5 to do both doors.  I drilled the holes in the lexan, clecoing the holes as I went along, and when all the holes were drilled I chamfered the holes, applied the foam to the doors, and then put the windows in place.   I just used gray foam, but maybe you could find white.  They do sell a double sided white foam tape that is made sticky on both sides, but it cost a good bit more than the weather stripping.  JImChuk
     

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  5. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Thanks Joey. 
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Are you planning to keep avid original or are you gonna update to the kitfox style wing along with the sleek look of the newer planes (kitfox and justaircraft) ? just curious
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  7. C5Engineer added a post in a topic motor cycle brakes?   

    What's the advantage? Cost? Pretty tough to beat a Matco MC-4D with an intensifier kit. George Happ is pretty smart dude!
    Heres the set up on my two Avid's. The correct geometry is key to proper working pressure at the caliper. Both of these birds will do full power static run ups with no creep using just brakes. 


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  8. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Checking out an Avid   

    Please post a link. Beware of pics! You have a lot of homework to do if your seriously considering buying an experimental plane. Unlike their factory built counterparts every single Avid out there is unique and has an unlimited amount of variables. First question. What is it you want to do with the plane and hope to accomplish by buying it? This will set the stage for many other questions. Sorry I'm not trying to make the process too intimidating but your initial post is very very vague. We need to know year built, engine, hours, model, speed or STOL wing, etc in order to help. 
    Joey
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  9. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=7450
     
    3M 06382 Automotive Acrylic Plus Attachment Tape https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSCMFDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_PWPeAb6AYGVCC
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  10. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    All great stuff Mark except that pic of my plane is old as heck! Please use one of it on 27s without that hideous side scoop. Big tires are all the craze right now. Here's a couple pics that you are free to use of my true MK4 that shows the trailerimg capability. 




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  11. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Interesting.  Do you know where you can get this tape?
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  12. dholly added a post in a topic Float install   

    There was a SB to strengthen the main gear legs, basically a piece of SS to turn the 'C-channel' leg into box channel. Not hard to put under your Avid, you will need to do the CG and CB calcs for your Avid, I posted all the install info but that was for a KF3.  There should be more info and pics in the thread linked.
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  13. dholly added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    If you wanted to cheap out with less work, you could just repaint the frames and use the two-sided black tape Kitfox recommends for installing windows. A rivet in each corner and you're done, the tape would cover the holes and nobody but you would know!
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  14. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic motor cycle brakes?   

    I don't see why not. Ultralights are using Mountain bike brakes now. 
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  15. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Checking out an Avid   

    Adam, Joey Myers lives near you and knows a ton about these planes. He is out of town right now but I will let him know you are looking at an Avid. He has two. He most likely knows of the bird you're looking at.  I'll have him post here and you guys can take it from there.
    Good luck and welcome. 
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  16. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Gas door strut   

    I put the ones posted above by Chop. They are much better than the 40's I took out. 
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  17. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Checking out an Avid   

    Avids are nice sporty airplanes.  They are light and nimble.  More like a sports car compared to a family sedan when compared to a heavier GA airplane.  They will make you pay attention on the ground, especially on pavement if it's a taildragger.  Obviously look at over all condition.  Look to see if there is any indication of rot on the extended ribs that act as flaperon hangers.  Is it a 2 stroke? What model?   JImChuk
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  18. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tanks for sale   

    I have two plastic tanks for a speeding if anyone needs them. 
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  19. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    I plan to fit the old lexan and outer aluminum skin together with clecos and use that for a pattern. Once I get the new lexan fitted and drilled with new holes I will take the frames out and tig weld the old holes shut. Once that done the frame will go out the powder coater for a new shiny white coating. It should look good when finished. 
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  20. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Turns out that center bar was aluminum and it was glued in place. I was able to knock both bars out easily.
    The holes around the bottom of these doors are so bad out of alignment that I'm going to weld them up and re-drill new holes. I guess since he could not see through the outer metal skin that he just drilled whoever he saw fit. 


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  21. AFlyer added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Checking out an Avid
    Hi there,
    I am interested in an Avid which I found on Internet. I plan to check it out sometime soon. I am mechanically inclined, but I have never built an aircraft, and have never flown an Avid. I plan to bring a pilot friend with me, but he hasn't flown an Avid either, nor is he a builder. The aircraft looks good on photo, and is flying. Is there any particular areas we should pay attention to?
    Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
    Adam
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  22. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    That's good news Mark. Thank you for the update. 
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. 
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    Oh yes - take your screens and drains out of tank and replace them with plugs before sloshing - make sure holes are clear before installing them again,   EDMO
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  24. EDMO added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    I don't know about temperatures - use it according to directions.
    Just turn the tank every way but loose, and take time to let it run everywhere.  When you finish, and set the wing level to dry, be sure and wipe around the top inside of the filler neck - We had a job trying to put the cap on once because of the stuff being there. 
    For the first few hours after use, be sure and check your filters and gascolator - we had tiny bugs of it show up in the gascolator in an Ercoupe - looks like tar specks.   Maybe ours didn't cure good?   Maybe sloshing a gallon or two of gas and draining it out of tank before hooking it up?    EDMO
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  25. neflyer15 added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Avid Update:
    Raw materials for flaperons are in! It won't be long before a few sets are built and ready for kits or parts orders! Materials for STOL wings are on order as well. 
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and safe travels to those on the road or in the air this week.
     
     
    Mark Mendick
    mmendick@avidkitplanes.com
     
     
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