Sam Rutherford

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  1. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Big wheels and upgraded gear wanted for Avid 4   

    ditto!
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  2. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Big wheels and upgraded gear wanted for Avid 4   

    Anything I built would either double the weight of the aircraft or fall off! 
     
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  3. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic More Avid/jabiru videos   

    "The Nanco N800 Slick is the perfect choice for personal water craft beach launching."
     
    Excellent!
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  4. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid 4 HD gear and BIG wheels   

    Yup, but his contact form is inop!
    I'll give him a call tomorrow.
    Thanks, Sam.
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  5. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic More Avid/jabiru videos   

    What size wheels do you have on there?  Normal gear?
     
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  6. Sam Rutherford added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Big wheels and upgraded gear wanted for Avid 4
    As per the title!
    Cheers, Sam.
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  7. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid Wide Gear w/4" of travel and 27" Desser bushwheels   

    So, can he source all the bits and send them to me?  :-)  Cost of bits plus his time?
    As you can see, I mostly fly, rather than wield a spanner!
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  8. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid Wide Gear w/4" of travel and 27" Desser bushwheels   

    Thanks!  Is the kit for sale 'complete' or is it a case of finding the components separately?
    How are the landings, can you drop her in 'harder' and more slowly now?
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  9. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid 4 HD gear and BIG wheels   

    Hi Barry, 
    Their contact form doesn't work!  Got any info here about your gear?
    Thanks, Sam.
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  10. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    MK4 STOL, average landing and T/O rolls?
    Going to do some testing early next year, but was already interested to get some 'best' numbers from others out there?
    TO rollTO roll to 50'Landing roll to stoppedPerhaps include weight and engine info, plus altitude/temp if applicable.
    Thanks!  Sam.
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  11. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid 4 HD gear and BIG wheels   

    thanks for the answers, great!
    Does anyone have a photo of an 800 wheel/tyre combo next to an 8.50?  I get the impression the difference is much more in reality than it seems in numbers...?
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  12. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Avid 4 HD gear and BIG wheels
    Anyone able to help me find a source for this?  Got some big plans for next summer, so looking to prep over the winter!
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  13. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Avid Wide Gear w/4" of travel and 27" Desser bushwheels   

    Any updates/photos on this?!
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  14. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    That'll do it!  Never even crossed my mind - expensive error!
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  15. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    hm, hadn't thought of that axis of movement.  More important than the wing tips moving up and down whilst folded?
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  16. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks.  Interesting you don't have any shock absorption there - but as it's at the hitch end the tractor will soften out the vertical movement.
    I think it is better to support the wings (also takes the strain off the wing attachments) but this is much more complicated to fabricate.
    Thanks for that though, very, very useful.
    Cheers, Sam.
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  17. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    Ouch - but, it does look a bit corroded??!!
    Anyone got a picture of 'jig' that they use?  Unsure as to whether I should be supporting the tailend of the fuselage (but with some shock absorption clearly) or the wings (given that the weight problem is caused by the folded wings).
    Thanks!  Sam.
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  18. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Broke tail wheel during road transit
    Seems  obvious afterwards.  Avid 4 all tucked up and secure in my trailer for a long drive.  On arrival, tailwheel springs had snapped.
    Then, the penny drops.  Weight on tailwheel in normal use - minimal (one man lift).  Weight on tailwheel with wings folded - much, much more.  So, support that sucker if you're going on bumpy roads with the wings folded...
     
    Safe drive!  Sam.
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  19. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic AVID Flyer Belly Cargo Pod   

    Hi, any news on this - I would love to have one for my IV Stol.
    Thanks, Sam.
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  20. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Forum How-to's   

    How to make signature image smaller??
    As per subject - see below!  :-)
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  21. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Easiest big wheels/tyres?
    I've a Mark IV, wheels are okay but I want bigger - cue penis jokes!  
    What have people done that:
    Doesn't involve new gearCan involve uprated brakesThanks, Sam.
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  22. Sam Rutherford added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Big wheels and tyres for Avid IV
    Um, as per the title...
    Thanks, Sam.
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