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  1. james miller added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Repair of flapperon hangers on a Kitfox
    Anyone familiar with repairing the flapperon hangers on a Kitfox 2
    Wanted to buy 12 ft flapperons for the Kitfox 2
    Thanks
    Contact Jim @ 404-409-5308
     
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  2. james miller added a topic in Forum How-to's   

    Repair of flapperon hangers on a Kitfox
    Found an older Kitfox 2, had an accident on the ground and broke all flapperon hanger tabs.
    Looking for suggestions on making this repair.
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. james miller added a post in a topic avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale   

    Thanks for all the phone calls, but now the bird has been sold.
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  4. james miller added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale
     avid mk iv Speedwing,   $ 13500.00
    built 2017 a/w certificate October 2017.            
    built first as a tail dragger.
    Converted to tricycle, with Grove main gear. ($3000.00)
    Rotax 582 gray head 65hp  
    Warp drive 3 blade 72" prop with taper tips.
     whelen strobes and wing tip lights. 2 halogen landing lights.
    White with Black Avid Eagle Logo and striping. Call me for info and pictures.  stewart systems paint .
    Jim @ 404-409-5308

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  5. james miller added a post in a topic Nose Wheel Rigging   

    Steve,  message me with your phone # and I will send you pics of how I rigged my nose wheel steering. works great.  You are almost there!  jim @ 404-409-5308


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  6. james miller added a topic in Two Strokes   

    ellison throttle body for 582
    Does anyone know anything about the Ellison throttle body ??
    I understand they have discontinued the efs2 for the 582.
    Did this work?
    Would appreciate any info about this product.
     
    Thanks
    Jim
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  7. james miller added a post in a topic EXPERIMENTAL AMATEUR BUILT data plate locations   

    My DAR said to put mine inside the cockpit behind the pilot. (left side)  So it could be seen without opening the door.
    Just what I was told.  Don't know if he wrote it down anywhere.
    My 2 cents.
    Jim
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  8. james miller added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    Thanks for your answer.  I flew today with the vent closed. Had no problems and no fuel vented and sprayed out.  
    Would like to hear your thoughts about both tanks to a tee.
    Thanks Again
    Jim
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  9. james miller added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    Please explain "never leave the header tank vent open".  
    I just built a mk iv and trying to learn all i can about operations.
    I ran both tanks to a tee and then to the header tank.
    Then I ran a vent line up and out of the aircraft.
    Thanks in advance.
    James MIller
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  10. james miller added a post in a topic My mk4   

    Marshawk,
    What degree pitch are you set ?.  What is degree of your prop hub ?
    What rpm's static are you turning and takeoff and cruise rpm's.
    My reason for asking I'm tweaking my MK IV and looking for starting points.
    I also have the 3 blade 72 in taper tip prop from Warp Drive.
    What is empty weight of your aircraft?
    Thanks in Advance.
    Jim
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  11. james miller added a post in a topic avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale   

    Thanks EDMO
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  12. james miller added a post in a topic avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale   

    Nose gear mounting tube was in , all I had to do was fabricate a tube with a fork for the tire and wheel.
    What kit did you buy. just being nosy.lol plus added steering to rudder pedal.
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  13. james miller added a post in a topic avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale   

    When I figure out how to post the pics , will do. until then if interested call or pm me and I will send pics to you.Not out of phase 1 yet.
    To change back to tail dragger, just remove grove gear, install original main gear and bolt on tailwheel. remove nose gear.
    The trailer is a converted boat trailer. load aircraft tail forward, secure it and drive off.
    the phone is from Atlanta area, but I now reside in Ocala, Fl
    useful load 539
    engine has 19 hours.
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  14. james miller added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    I too removed the oil injection, lines, pump and gear.
    fabricated a block off plate. took about 2 hours, but I'm slow.
    rotax rick suggested to remove everything.
    Jim
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  15. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    per daryl at warp drive, this is the prop I needed.
    Have since flown 2 hours, much better performance.. seems like airspeed indicator is off about 10 mph, replaced it and still the same. now to check out pitot/static system.
    Suggestions appreciated.
    Jim
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  16. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    gross is 1150, where should I be?
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  17. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    no
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  18. james miller added a post in a topic Need help with something on the forum? Ask it here   

    my new avid mkiv built 2017, was a barn find in Nebraska in 2015. (never built) was a taildragger, converted to tricycle.
    first flight October 14, 2017
    Jim Miller
    Ocala, Florida

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  19. james miller added a post in a topic Avid tricycle gear   

    I just built and received a/w cert in October 2017.
    Is your plane flying now.?
    Reason for asking, I would love to see it and measure different parts of the flight system.  like flapperons etc.
    I'm in Ocala, keep the aircraft @ marion county x35
    Phone is 404-409-5308
     
    Thanks  Jim
     
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  20. james miller added a post in a topic flight testing avid mkiv help wanted   

    the prop is a warp drive 72" taper tip 3 blade
    6300 rpm static, only had 6000 rpms in the air
    egt unknown at this time, tiny tach (verified with 3 other tachs)  gross weight was  1100#  speed wings, 582
    max gross is 1150 /   max rpm per rotax is 6800
    thanks in advance
    jim
     
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  21. james miller added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    flight testing avid mkiv help wanted
    built my avid in two years, received a/w cert in October 17.  First flight was uneventful, was sluggish but flyable.
    bought a new prop from warp drive set pitch at 13 degrees.  hardly flew, 200 ft per min vsi.
    have re-pitched prop to 11 degrees, hoping this will help with climb rate and flight ability.
    if anyone has numbers or suggestions for better flight , I would appreciate any help you may offer.
    thanks,,
    jim
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  22. james miller added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    the plane would not climb, maybe 200 fpm, felt like near stall, rpms at 6000 using tiny tach. had static of 6300.  I thought rpms would increase when in the air.
    The aircraft had a definite shudder like it was going to stall.
    Finally got near pattern altitude and landed.
    This was third flight.
    Only difference between 1st and third flight was the prop and adjustments to take slop out of aileron mixer box.
    I was too busy flying to look at egt's.  lol
    Still looking for help.  thanks all.
    jim
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  23. james miller added a post in a topic Removing Old Injection Lines   

    I removed the pump and lines for the oil injection. I feel safer in mixing my own.
    Jim
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  24. james miller added a post in a topic What pitch to use on a 582 3 blade 68" Kiev 2.58 gearbox   

    Hey guys, I'm new here.
    Just built and got a/w cert in October 17.
    Installed Warp Drive 3 blade composite prop.
    Set Pitch at 16.5 degrees, static of 6300 horrible first test flight.
    Just barely flew the pattern and landed.
    Re adjusted pitch to 15 degrees and static of 6500.
    What should I expect of next flight?  Any thoughts ?
    Thanks and any help is surely appreciated.
    Jim
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  25. james miller added a post in a topic Need nose gear or plans   

    Does anyone know of anyone who has or will fabricate a nose gear for a mk14?
    my #  404-409-5308  Jim in Florida
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