Activity Stream

Activity Stream

  1. Chris Bolkan added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Wow! glad everything worked out. i second (or third) the idea to at least pop the exhaust off and look inside the ports and inspect the cylinder walls for scoring before you fly it again.
    • 1
  2. Osprey220 added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Central California Strip Flying
     
    A little weekend strip flying in central California.
    The red and white airplane is a Kitfox Model II powered by a 65hp 2-cycle Rotax 582 greyhead engine.
    Starting from KDWA (Davis Woodland Airport - also known as Yolo Airport) we follow Putah Creek west past the town of Winters and Lake Berryessa to Hammonds Airstrip
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Hammonds is just south west of Berryessa atop a mountain ridge at ~2,500'.
    It has a significant upslope to the north and is one way in, one way out. I was joined at Hammonds by Steve in his yellow Aerotrek and Paco in his Rans S-7 (both with Rotax 912's).
     
    Kitfox: http://www.kitfoxaircraft.com
    Aerotrek: http://www.aerotrek.aero
    Rans: https://www.rans.com
    Then back to the central California valley for a bit of fun along the delta.
    Paco and I landed on a narrow raised raised access road along the Sacramento Deepwater Channel.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Warning, the road is narrow, the shoulders slope off quickly, and the road is raised ~10 feet - so its pretty important to stay centered on the road!
    (Kind off scary with the Kitfox since it has no forward visibility when the tailwheel is down.)
    Then off to Steamboat Landing for coffee and a snack. Steamboat Landing / Steamboat Acres is a great place to visit with a ~2800 foot grass strip, farm, restaurant, and beach.
    There a nice spot to pull the planes off to the side of the strip, but bring your own tie downs.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    http://steamboatacres.com
    Here's a great video from Alex with the first approach/landing coming in from the other direction (from the east) at Steamboat: https://youtu.be/BclF07PKuqI
    • 3 replies
    • 138 views
  3. RobS added a post in a topic Any one know how Ed is doing?   

    Jim - I don't have Ed's contact info, but if you check his profile it says he visited the forum this past Sunday.
    • 0
  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Any one know how Ed is doing?   

    I know I have it somewhere, but can't find it.  If any one has Ed's #, can you PM it to me?  Thanks, JImChuk
    • 0
  5. RobS added a post in a topic F7a Bellcrank   

    Found the thread where this picture was posted . . . 

    • 0
  6. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Any one know how Ed is doing?
    Haven't seen Ed posting lately.  I know he was going through chemo and such.  Has any one been in contact with him?  JImChuk
    • 11 replies
    • 263 views
  7. Avid Randy added a post in a topic F7a Bellcrank   

    I will forward that on for now and see if that helps at all.  Thanks Randy  
    • 0
  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Yep, and Steve I'm thinking about possible high EGT's here as well (skirt scuff/sieze and or piston dome melting), and not so much the coolant temps.
    You would likely see that damage through the exhaust port while cycling the piston past the port.  Guess that'd be something I'd check.
    Hopefully there is no problem but like Jim says it'd be something you would want to know about if it were.
    • 1
  9. akflyer added a post in a topic For Leni   

    Its all about the heat control.  Gotta have a pedal and patience!  nice work though for sure!

     
    • 0
  10. RobS added a post in a topic F7a Bellcrank   

    Someone sent me this drawing (or should I say picture) a few years back, but I can't remember who it was . . .
     
     

    • 2
  11. Ramos added a post in a topic For Leni   

    We used to play around doing stuff like this way back in college classes. NONE of us ever got even close to having the kind of control it takes to end up with what is pictured. Great way to practice when you get tired of sticking one piece of scrap to another.
    • 1
  12. akflyer added a post in a topic For Leni   

     
     
    This guy used to weld for us up here hahahaha..
    • 0
  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Exhaust side of the pistons would show scuff marks from excessive EGTs, I believe.  Might be worth it to pull the exhaust manifold to have a peak.  Peace of mind afterwards then if everything looks good.  JImChuk
    • 3
  14. cowlove added a post in a topic IVOProp IFA with 4 each 66" LH and 71" RH blades, mertacs, brushes, switch $500   

    Sold guys, thanks.   A local EAA guy snapped it up. 
     
     
    • 1
  15. chopndrag added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    I scooted around 180 and stayed in the pattern. When I was on the ground I could play with the throttle and the temps would drop. Same thing in the air , when I cut back the water temp came to around 160 . Pretty sure the engine is good have the carbs off and the pistons look good. 
    • 0
  16. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    For Leni

    • 3 replies
    • 84 views
  17. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Hey Chop,  thanks for coming back man.
    Just a thought here, if it was running lean enough to underperform that much it must have got kind of hot don't you think?
    I'm not sure what I would do about that but maybe someone else here would have an idea what to check over before you put it back in the air.
    I bring it up because I've seen sleds meltdown when the engine side carb boot has a cracks in it, and this scenario is kind of like that.
    • 0
  18. Avid Randy added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    F7a Bellcrank
    Does anyone have an extra F7a bellcrank for the upgrade?  Or doing a rebuild and could give one up for a short time.
    I've been in contact with Mark from the new Avid about getting my Speedwing Ext kit and also asked him if he could provide F7a upgrade.  He has searched and has not been able to find any weld notes on it.  So he currently can't make them.
    So if someone could provide one for a short time they can copy it and start to make new ones to help a lot of Avids in the future.
    Thanks in advance for any help!  Cheers Randy 
    • 3 replies
    • 90 views
  19. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Glad it worked out and you were able to get back!  What a find! 
    Great reminder for all of us..... to check and recheck everything!  Cheers Randy 
    • 0
  20. wypaul added a post in a topic Bing carb switch   

    Probably, they do use different jets
    • 0
  21. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Any Avids in Boise?
    Visiting Boise for a couple days. Like to see some planes and meet some people
    • 0 replies
    • 33 views
  22. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Welcome back Chop!! 
    • 0
  23. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic WTB - Rotax C gearbox   

    Tough to find new.  Let me know if you locate an outlet.
    Last I heard Rotax discontinued them (still making E boxes though)
    And BTW I think cowlove had a 2.62 listed here for sale a few days ago.
    • 0
  24. fusionfab added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB - Rotax C gearbox
    Hey everyone 
    I am looking for a Rotax C gearbox preferably a 1:3 or 1:3.47 ratio. If it has a clutch great, if not I am still interested. 
    Just wanted to check to see if anyone had a used one to sell before I purchase a new one. 
    Thanks
    • 1 reply
    • 66 views
  25. Ironman Al added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Bing carb switch
    Question! If I use Bing64 carbs made for a 914, would I need to rejet them to put them on a 80 horse 912?
    • 1 reply
    • 57 views