MnAvidFlyer

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About MnAvidFlyer

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Interests Flying my Avid Flyer model A. I enjoy working on it too.

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  1. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer pilots at OSH19?   

    I will be driving in Wednesday night (for the STOL Demo!) and staying through Saturday. If you could save me a car/tent spot next to the fence...that would be great. Thanks, Brooks
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  2. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Avid Skis for sale on Ebay   

    Did they come with the extended axles?
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  3. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Avid Model C - Gross Weight   

    I found this online.
    https://avidflyer.fandom.com/wiki/Models
    Model C (serial numbers about 250 to about 900)
    The Model C's fuel tanks moved to the wings. Matco wheels and hydraulic brakes were used, and a castoring Matco tailwheel with 1-1/4 inch tailspring. The radiator was mounted inside the cowling on the passenger's side. Tubing replaced the wood stringers along the fuselage sides, but a wood stringer was still used on the bottom.
    The single diagonal piece of tubing across the cockpit ceiling was changed to a stronger triangular structure.
    The Heavy Hauler wing rib spacing was changed to 12 inches. The Aerobat wing had the same features as the Heavy Hauler but was 6 feet shorter (24 feet vs 30 ft). The Commuter wing was a short STOL wing.
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  4. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Classic WW2 training airfield in Stanton Mn   

    Here is the website.
    http://www.stantonairfield.com
    Taildragger central!
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  5. MnAvidFlyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Classic WW2 training airfield in Stanton Mn
    This is my favorite airfield to visit in my Avid Flyer. It is the historic Stanton airport in Stanton Mn. It was originally a WWII training facility operated by Carleton College to train pilots for the war effort. It is now owned by a group of aviation enthusiasts.
    It is rare in the fact that it is a privately owned, public airport with a grass airstrip. It has both a North-South and East-West runway. Of course the Avid loves the grass!
    I feel fortunate to have such a jem close by and thought I would share it. If you're flying through the area on the way to Oshkosh it is worth a stop.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_Airfield

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  6. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Big Boy   

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.twincities.com/2017/07/01/looking-for-st-paul-look-for-the-giant-concrete-arrow-in-cottage-grove/amp/
    There is one left in Cottage Grove,  Minnesota near me. I plan on flying over it some time this week.
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  7. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Big Boy   

    Thanks for sharing!
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  8. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Funny airplane video   

    Went flying tonight too. Awsome evening!

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  9. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Rotax 670   

    I have read the only the 1993 or 1994 Rotax 670 engines will work with the Ducati dual ignition and also have Provision 8 case for mounting the gear box.
    Who is the pipe builder you went with? Cost?
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  10. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic YAMAHA RX-1 (140 HP) install in Kitfox 5   

    Subscriber...thanks for taking the time to produce the vids. I would like that same setup one day.
    Brooks
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  11. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic First Flight   

    It is a relief to get that first TO and landing accomplished safely. Great job!
    Now it gets fun!
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  12. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    Jim
    I feel your explanation is correct. The first thing I would do is to set the static RPM as stated and also check the carbs and jetting.
    Brooks
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  13. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic What model is it?   

    I see in the second pic it even comes with a hanger! Great deal! Haha
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  14. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    Could it be an Airdale Backcountry? 
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airdale_Backcountry
    Brooks
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  15. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP SITE GOING   

    Leni,
    Contribution sent through PP. Thanks for your hard work with the site!
    Brooks
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