Avid Randy

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  1. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid Magnum project with floats on barnstormers   

    Sounds Like A Great Idea!!!  You can Finish it and then I'll pick it up!  Actually I would enjoy working on it!  Cheers Randy
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  2. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid Magnum project with floats on barnstormers   

    I could always try not to!   She's got a very keen eye though!  Don't think I could get away with its the same one Honey!  Much larger between the 4 and the Magnum.  But boy I'd love to have it!   Randy 
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  3. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid Magnum project with floats on barnstormers   

    I seen that....If I could figure out how to get it past my Wife, it would be in my garage tomorrow!    Randy
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  4. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Mr. Myers   

    Congrats Mr. Myers!  Spending time with family/kids is a precious time and can be missed with the blink of an eye!  Enjoy it!
    Thank you for your service!  Cheers Randy 
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  5. Avid Randy added a post in a topic First Try At Water Skipping   

    You need to get yourself a set of floats!  That's some crazy S**t right there!  Great Job though...... plane is still flying.       Randy
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  6. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Trimming out the plane?   

    Glad to hear things are coming together for you!  Looks like that Belite gauge is working well.  How do you like it so far?  I was thinking about ordering one when I get to the panel.    Randy
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  7. Avid Randy added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Great to hear from you ED!  Hang in there and keep pushing through!  We're cheering you on and praying for ya! Look forward to some posts in the near future.....Randy 
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  8. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Speed fairings   

    See attached photos of the original stock fairings from Avid.  I traced the fairing for a quick drawing hopefully it makes sense.  Would be rather easy to make.  Notice the parts list basically tells you the size depending on which fairing you are doing whether lift struts or landing gear.  Mine are anywhere from 1"-2.5" longer from factory than what it shows on parts list ( I would assume to trim down to fit at roughly the dimensions listed on parts list)  Hope this helps.....Cheers Randy




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  9. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    You are Rocking this Out of the Park Sir!  Making the rest of us look Bad!  Love It!  Looking Great....truly does give us inspiration to push on!  Randy 
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  10. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Speed fairings   

    I could get some measurements for you off of mine if you wanted to make some.
    Also I believe TJay had made a post of the ones he had made for his plane.  Cheers Randy 
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  11. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    That's Awesome! After all the trying times you pushed through and finally made that First Flight!  Congrats....gotta be a Hell Of A Feeling!  I think that Grin will be stuck for a little while.  Randy 
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  12. Avid Randy added a post in a topic ACLJ Petition > Defend a Memorial Cross to Honor Vets   

    Absolutely Ridiculous!!  Signed
    FREEDOM is the Greatest thing in this Country but that still does not give anyone the right to Remove, Deface or Destroy property that is not yours!  Totally amazes me the total disrespect of others these days! 
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  13. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Wingtip damage repair   

    I'd say!  I know what I'm going to do with some of my scrap pipe now!    Cheers Randy
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  14. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Wingtip damage repair   

    dav8or, Sorry to hear of your mishap.  Wish you the Best on your repair!
    Jim, is that PVC pipe cut into clamp rings?  Pretty slick!  Cheers Randy
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  15. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    That does amaze me that the wood is holding that well.  Obviously by calculation it makes sense but I guess the wood is attached to each other too which helps with the opposing forces.
    I think I'm going to give it a try.  Makes sense in the fact that it is a solid surface that the fabric is attaching to.  With the tube version the open space between the tubes would increase the chance of puncturing the fabric while getting in/out possibly!  Great Job Jim.....Thanks for another Great option!
    Great People, Great Site and Great To Be Experimental!  Randy 
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  16. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    Absolutely!   Totally agree with cr125r847!
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  17. Avid Randy added a post in a topic first off airport landing   

    That's Awesome! I have to agree with CSCameron "I can feel the smile on your face..."  Glad your out having Fun!   Randy 
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  18. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    Looking Good!  I'm' curious how this works out for you.  It could be done by almost anyone without any welding.  I want to widen mine but haven't done it yet so this could be an option.   Cheers Randy 
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  19. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Another broken flaperon hanger   

    Vance....Sorry to hear about your mishap!  Well I guess not really yours but for you to deal with!  I guess at least the guy was honest enough to tell you rather than finding out the wrong way like in the air or something.  Looks like you are well on your way to getting it operational again though.  
    This brings up a Great point since I'm hoping to start my wings in the next few weeks.  I guess it would be a Good idea to do the ribtail reinforcement/cover while doing the actual build to strengthen that area ahead of time?
    Wish you the Best at getting the bird back in the air!  Cheers Randy 
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  20. Avid Randy added a post in a topic ISO/Trade Avid mk4 wings   

    Shoot Jim.....at the rate we've been watching your projects you should be on to these by December! 
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  21. Avid Randy added a post in a topic A little kitfox flying   

    A New Airport!  You surely don't hear that often these days!!!
    Great Video and the plane looks Great too!  Glad to see your getting some hours on it and hopefully having some fun along the way too!  Cheers Randy
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  22. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    The cost for a speedwing extension kit is $2090. This includes all materials including speedwing ribs, 6061T6 spar extensions, 6061T6 circular I-beam spar splices, fiberglass wing tips, aluminum stringers, two part epoxy, rivets/hardware, and covering material - this is not a complete list of included items.  (Copied response from Mark at Avid)
    Mine was $1950 less the wing tips since I already have them (unused).  Not sure what it cost previously.  Hope its worth it!   Cheers Randy
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  23. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Avid re-opening the doors?   

    As Joey "C5Engineer" mentioned he is working on producing parts.  I just ordered my Speedwing Extension with no problems so far.  Except parts were to be here yesterday but that is not his Fault!  The tracking number said yesterday but USPS is dragging their feet as usual!!  Cheers Randy
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  24. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Part number for Avid 6' wheel seal   

    Jim, My Mark IV wheel bearings look like this as described above with the seal attached.  The part number on it (LM11900LA) is a Timken Bearing number but if you just search the number it will come up very easy.  Hope this helps.....Cheers Randy


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  25. Avid Randy added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    That's Crazy!  Awesome Progress!  Keep up the Great Work and the posts.... Cheers Randy 
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