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  1. zadwit


    What parts do I need to remove my Rotax 503 air cooled and install a Rotax 582 liquid cooled engine? Can I reuse my engine mount?

    Where do I get a radiator, the hoses and parts and pieces to install a new 582. I think I will buy a new 582, any suggestions where to buy one???

    My 503 has 154 hours sine new and about 2 hours since decarbon so after I get the 582installed, Ill sell the 503 I think...Any comments or suggestions welcome please!!!

    Thanks, Mark Smith in Davenport, Wa.

  2. EDMO


    The cowl, I think covers your windshield bottom and air pressure is pushing it towards the plane -  I was talking about the front of the doors, especially with some kind of tape underneath, might be in a high-pressure wind stream that could get under them, or suck them outward? - That is why I thought they should be more secure in the front.  "Anything that can come loose, will come loose, sooner or later."   Who knows what the tape will do in the future? - I trust bolts.   EDMO

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  3. NorthIdahoAvidflyer


    The top picture is Joeys plane. I like how the doors look. 

    The bottom picture is my plane. The lexan has a painted border on the outside. Some of the paint has chipped off and makes it look like hell.  I plan on cutting the painted border off and using the clear inside preice as a template. This time I will paint it on the inside. 

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  4. EDMO


    Ed, you are close. A Stone is 14 pounds. We changed to metric measurements in the 60's and 70's. Fishermen and young Mothers still tend to use Imperial to brag about their latest catch/ addition to the family. A 10 pound New Zealand Brown Trout sounds better than the same fish weighing 4.54 kilograms!!    

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    Ian

    10 pound Brown trout!  Small by Canadian and Alaska standards, but huge here - My sister-in-law and her husband go trout fishing a lot - they weigh their tiny trout in ounces - guess that is something in minikilos!  ;<)    Is that the same weight stone as in Curling?  Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Day.  Maybe you have Trout instead?  My Thanksgiving meal used to be Alaska King Crab legs, Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, Beer-battered Halibut and Scallops.   I was very Thankful to get to live in Alaska for about 11 years!  EDMO

  5. EDMO


    Vance,  Regarding the doors - I would use the same attachments you used on the windshield plus some of the other ideas the guys posted.  The bolts take more time and trouble to put in, but with the cushion I think they are less apt to make the Makrolon crack than rivets pulled too tight.  Possibly, you could drill bolt holes all the way through the tubes between the old rivet holes and the tape and/or paint should hide them.  I think most put too many rivets in the doors.  EDMO

    EDMO, you guys definitely have the creative juices flowing. I’m thinking about the white double sided foam or the 3M adhesive with a bolt like I did on the windscreen in the corners. I’m worried the foam thickness might expose the front edge of the lexan to the wing on the top edge. The lexan sets the doors frame depth on the bottom but the hinges set the top of the door frame depth. Does that make any sense? I guess a trip to the hardware store would tell me a lot more. 

     

    I believe I would use a few more bolts on the front - a piece of lexan could do some major damage to fuselage, wings or the tail if it comes loose, not to mention the extreme discomfort to the pilot.  ???  EDMO

  6. MN Kitfox 2


    That new windshield looks damn good man!  Makes me want to do it too.  Thanks everyone for the tips.

    But help me here... this is all new to me, difference between Lexan and Makrolon.  Which is best and why?

    Thanks!

  7. Chris dahl-Bredine


     I have been talking to Teal for the last few years about the Yamaha on my Tanarg. I now have the Yamaha RX one on my tanarg  and it is a game changer for me!  

     We have become friends during the course of this engine install and Teal has  bent over backwards to make sure everything is working right and anytime I have a question he’s there to help me out.   I have nothing but good to say about my buddy Teal and he has come through for me in every way during this process.  He is a man of good character and I’m glad to call him a friend.  These rx-1 engines are great on a trike!!  

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  8. Richard Smith


    I thought it was time to take out the old panel and install a new one so the avid will be out of action for a little while but I will post a picture with the new panel before it goes in Screenshot_20171122-212151.png

  9. NorthIdahoAvidflyer


    Vance,  Regarding the doors - I would use the same attachments you used on the windshield plus some of the other ideas the guys posted.  The bolts take more time and trouble to put in, but with the cushion I think they are less apt to make the Makrolon crack than rivets pulled too tight.  Possibly, you could drill bolt holes all the way through the tubes between the old rivet holes and the tape and/or paint should hide them.  I think most put too many rivets in the doors.  EDMO

    EDMO, you guys definitely have the creative juices flowing. I’m thinking about the white double sided foam or the 3M adhesive with a bolt like I did on the windscreen in the corners. I’m worried the foam thickness might expose the front edge of the lexan to the wing on the top edge. The lexan sets the doors frame depth on the bottom but the hinges set the top of the door frame depth. Does that make any sense? I guess a trip to the hardware store would tell me a lot more. 

     

  10. kiwi3


    Ed, you are close. A Stone is 14 pounds. We changed to metric measurements in the 60's and 70's. Fishermen and young Mothers still tend to use Imperial to brag about their latest catch/ addition to the family. A 10 pound New Zealand Brown Trout sounds better than the same fish weighing 4.54 kilograms!!    

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    Ian

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  11. dholly


    ^ I think that is exactly right!

    Buyers should also keep in mind that many of the improvements associated with a particular model did not necessarily occur with the model rollout. Light Aero, Avid Aircraft and [old] Airdale all operated more like a campaign of ongoing product development and improvements. I cited an example earlier where my 1150lb. MTOW Mk-IV s/n 1127D did not have the spar carry thru gussets mentioned in the list.

  12. 1avidflyer


    I wouldn't be surprised if a C model was cheaper than a MK IV, and some people wanted a lower priced kit and requested the C model.  The factory could have then said, sure we will sell a C model to you, and then built it to the C model specifications.  That would account for C models being built way after the MK IV came out.  JImChuk

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  13. EDMO


    Larry,

    Stone is an old English measurement used for weight - a man weighs x many stones, and was x axe handles tall - I think a stone weighed about 16 or 16 1/2 pounds?   That may also be the weight of the stone they use in Curling games?

    A horse was so many "hands" tall.  ???   A rod is about 16 1/2? feet long. 

    A cubit was the length of an arm from elbow to fingers - how is that for accuracy for building an Ark !  ;<)

    And now I have to use a caliper that reads both in inches and sillymeters, and keep two sets of wrenches in my truck!

    "Old English" EDMO

  14. Av8r3400


    Pounds, KGs...  I get these.  I don't like it, the communist metric BS, but I get it.  :flamegun::flamegun:

     

    Then WTF is the weight measurement "stone" I keep seeing?  Where the hell did that come from???

  15. Av8r3400


    I think we can all agree on two things:

    1 - This site IS awesome.  Thank you Leni and all of the contributors.

    2 - The Avid Flyer company became an unorganized disaster after Dean Wilson's departure.  IMO, one of the many reasons for it's demise.

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  16. EDMO


    Looking for an older Kitfox (Model II or III) aluminum backer plate for the prop spinner (the stamped plate that goes between the prop shaft and prop) that the large aluminum spinner attaches to.  If you have one please let me know what it is worth to you. This is an original Kitfox kit supplied item for use with the GSC.

    Friend of mine just picked up a Model II, he has the spinner (loose) but unfortunately he is unable to locate the backer plate and was hoping someone had one laying around there shop/hanger that they were willing to part with.

    Larry

    I will look late today or after Turkey Day - I have an old 3-blade GSC (KF 1 or 2) (532) and the spinner is cracked - may have the plate?  My spinner was not large - guessing 6" or 8" ?  If I have it I will give it to him.   I've got a couple of 12" undrilled, unused spinners with minor dents in them with new front and back plates I would sell.  EDMO

  17. wypaul


    I went with the Warp 72 for my 912 Zipper for a few reasons, would love to have the IFA Warp but at my age I may want to go with LSA? Also at the time delivery on the Ivo was poor and the cost was a factor.  All the said I sure would love to try one, I liked my Ga UL Warp. So that was a long way around to not answering your question.  If I see one at a good price I might pick it up.  I do have a Warp 72 UL for sale if any one is looking for one for a 912 80 Hp. Ok, no answer and an attempted thread jacking sorry Randy.

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  18. LSaupe


    Looking for an older Kitfox (Model II or III) aluminum backer plate for the prop spinner (the stamped plate that goes between the prop shaft and prop) that the large aluminum spinner attaches to.  If you have one please let me know what it is worth to you. This is an original Kitfox kit supplied item for use with the GSC.

    Friend of mine just picked up a Model II, he has the spinner (loose) but unfortunately he is unable to locate the backer plate and was hoping someone had one laying around there shop/hanger that they were willing to part with.

    Larry

  19. EDMO


    Vance,  Regarding the doors - I would use the same attachments you used on the windshield plus some of the other ideas the guys posted.  The bolts take more time and trouble to put in, but with the cushion I think they are less apt to make the Makrolon crack than rivets pulled too tight.  Possibly, you could drill bolt holes all the way through the tubes between the old rivet holes and the tape and/or paint should hide them.  I think most put too many rivets in the doors.  EDMO

  20. Av8r3400


    I know several 80 hp 912 owners running 3-blade ultralights with good results. 

    In the 100 hp range, I only know one medium operator.  A manual adjusting 3-blade on a Sea-Ray.  That's such a terrible performing plane that I don't think any propeller model would help it.