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  1. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Interesting.  Do you know where you can get this tape?
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. TJay added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    I not sure I would do 2 coats unless the directions say so. I would worry about the second coat letting loose from the first.
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  17. tx_swordguy added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    sloshing-again
    Ok I have decided to try the caswell stuff on a 15 gallon FG tank in the wing of my avid. My questions, I figure there are baffles in the tank is there any special way to get the epoxy around the baffles to the end of the tank? I bought a qt which is supposed to do up to 20 gallons should I get more to make sure there is enough being moved around? It has been in the 50-60 degree range will that be a problem in setting up? I do have a kerosene heater that I could aim at the wing as I turn it . What about doing two full coats? The leak was showing up at the pivot pin area for the wing so I am thinking it is in the trailing edge area of the tank, 
    THanks guys would have been better if it happened during warmer weather I guess just wondering if it is doable now.
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  18. jared payne added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    motor cycle brakes?
    Does any body know why you could not use rear back brake slave for toe brakes, maybe off a larger bike. Maybe  you cant plumb them in line? The larger bikes are around 4-600lbs and they have a mechanical dis advantage with the large rear wheel.
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  19. flywise added a post in a topic Float install   

    Hi, have  a look here, this has been already discussed on this forum...
    My experience is that the landing gear is a little fragile, especially if you're landing on grass...
    Cheeers
     

     
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  20. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Yes Jared it is a 912. :)
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  21. 959 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Float install
    I saw these floats on barnstormers for sale there aerocet 1100 for a Kitfox never mounted.
    I wanted to know how hard it would be to mount on a Avid MK IV
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  22. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I don't like it either.  Just trying to counter some bad info.  Somebody had to say something.
    But I'll sign off on this one now.
    I've said my piece.
     
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  23. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    You can see here that whomever put these doors together had a hard time staying center of the tube. If I put all lexan on these doors that’s not going to look good 

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  24. NorthIdahoAvidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    the plan is two uncover the lower half of the doors and make them full Lexan. It this center support bar common?
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  25. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Yep - Guess "Too many Pixies" whatever that is!  Ha!  EDMO
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