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  1. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB Aluminum tubing Spar Material
    Want to extend a speedwing. I need:
    1. Four pieces of 2 1/2" .083 wall Aluminum tubing 36" long each
    2, Four pieces of 2 1/2" .083 wall Aluminum tubing 18" long each
    I can find tubing in .062 and .125 but nobody seems to have the .083
    If you don't have all do you have any?
    Bob McCaa 
    717 363 seven five five two
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  2. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB - Kitfox Instrument Panel Fuel Tank   

    Fou7nd the tank. Early Kitfox. $25 plus shipping whizzers@verizon.net
     
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  3. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB - Kitfox Instrument Panel Fuel Tank   

    I believe I have one at the airport. I'll have a look later today
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  4. whizzers added a post in a topic Hangar Cleanout   

      Bob McCaa
    April 28, 2018 Speedwing Avid Flyer Project$2,500Lewistown, PAThis is an assemblage of parts I collected while rebuilding several Avids. There is enough good stuff here to make up a speedwing Avid if you want to. It needs a good cleaning and inspection and some minor repairs, but nothing major. Fuselage, wings, ailerons, landing gear, doors, controls, engine mount empennage
    Central PA 717 363 seven five five two
    whizzers@verizon.net
      
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  5. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Hangar Cleanout
    Still have an Avid Speedwing airframe for sale $2500
    Complete less engine
    Bob McCaa
    717 363 seven five five two
    Central Pa.
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  6. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB 3/4" Axles   

    Dunno. All the Avids I have (five) had axles made from 3/4 OD x 3/8 ID round stock. Why?... because that's what Avid furnished. I can't address what Kitfox might have done, and the axles that I had which were pre-made to bolt onto gear such as the Grove gear I doubt would satisfactorily bolt to the back plate on stock Avid gear.
    IF you're a welder and machinist you can make anything fit.
     
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  7. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB 3/4" Axles   

    I have a number of loose sets but:
    1. The length may vary with the wheel and spacers. What overall length do you need?
    2. The mounting holes may not be in the right place, depending on who drilled them.
    3. They aren't hard to make, Aircraft spruce has 3/4 x 3/8 tubing, and any machine shop can thread them. Castle nuts can be had from      an auto parts store and faced to the correct thickness.
     
    Bob
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  8. whizzers added a post in a topic Avid B Sheriffs Auction on 10/2/18. 10:30am.   

    The first Avid I bought was an early speedwing. Inside the fuselage running from the seat back to the tail was a length of 2 inch or so PVC pipe, with a pulley at each end. Inside the pipe was a lead slug about ten inches long threaded on to a continuous loop of sash cord which ran around the pulleys  By working the sash cord you could move the slug as far forward as the seat back and as far aft as the leading edge of the elevator. I have no idea how well it worked because the A&I who did the return to service on the airplane took it out, but I did see it written up in some Avid History I have.
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  9. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Heavy Hauler Project
    I bought this as a project with the intention of finishing it, but it isn't gonna happen, so I want to move it on.
    *Avid unfinished kit. Conventional gear only
    *Fuselage stretched 16 inches, workmanship good
    *Gear attached points reinforced
    *Heavy Hauler wings
    *MetaLlized leading edge
    Kitfox type rib tails
    *Nav/Strobe lights
    *Cowling for Jabiru or Rotax
    Located Lewistown Pa
    First $2500 takes it.
    717 363 7 five five two
    Bob
     



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  10. whizzers added a post in a topic For Sale FREE KF I stuff   

    All the KF stuff is pretty much gone now.
    I'm going to have a hangar cleaning party soon. May be some Avid Stuff
     
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  11. whizzers added a post in a topic Engine mt for sale   

    I have a set of radiators, mounts, rods, and header. $100 plus shipping from Central Pa.
    Bob McCaa 717 363 7 five five two
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  12. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    For Sale FREE KF I stuff
    I have the following KF I stuff. If anybody wants any of it FREE, call or e mail me. Most of it doesn't weigh much, but size makes shipping prohibitive.
    I'm tired moving this stuff around, and if it isn't gone by Oct 31, it goes to recycling. You pay shipping or pick up.
    Rudder
     
    Elevator push rod.
    In cowl fuel tank
    717 363 seven five five two
     
     
     
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  13. whizzers added a post in a topic Doors   

    have a set in central pa.  Make an offer Shipping may be costly.
    Also have turtle deck, engine mount, horiz stab, elevator, and rudder. Control sticks Mixer. pushrods,
    717 363 seven five five two
     
    Bob McCaa
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  14. whizzers added a post in a topic avid model A for sale   

    It's also a "Speedwing"
     
    Bob McCaa
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  15. whizzers added a post in a topic In search for rudder pedals   

    I  have a set of pedals and control sticks out of a B model. They were set up for cable brakes though.
    Incidentally the brake geometry on stock avids sucks anyhow.
    Bob McCaa 
     
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