MnAvidFlyer

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  • Location Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Interests Everything with an engine...my CI is high!

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

    Posted my Avid Flyer A for sale
    AVID FLYER A • $11,500 • FLY RIGHT NOW • Avid Flyer A airplane N#990MP has recently had a "Conditional Inspection" completed. Currently flown 4 hours since 9/4/18 inspection. Has a current A/W Certificate, Current W&B, Current Registration and Phase 2 Operating Limitations. Airframe 975TT Engine 229SOH. Times will rise as it is being flown. Also includes up to date airframe and engine logs. Includes maintenance docs on airframe, engine and SB's AD's. Rotax L/C 582 grey head 65HP w/C box electric start. Warp Drive 3 blade Carbon fiber prop Std hub Hyd brk. 8x6 tires. Folding wings like a Kitfox! Flys and performs Great! $11,500  • Contact Brooks Letourneau, Owner - located Farmington, MN USA • Telephone: 612-460-8487 • Posted September 18, 2018 
     

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  2. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic First Flight Avid Flyer A   

    Yeah, you and Trent Palmer better watch out! Haha
     
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  3. MnAvidFlyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    First Flight Avid Flyer A
    Hi guys,
    I finally flew my Avid Flyer A for the first time today after owning it for 2 years. After alot of work and alot of research my dream has come true. I would like to thank everyone on the forum for taking the time to give your input with your own perspective regarding these airplanes.
    While everyone may fly them a little different, one can mold his own techniques from all the information shared.
    They are incredible machines that are very challenging and will greatly develop ones flying skills. The CC Sport Cub I just got my BFR done in seems so tame now.
    The wealth of information available here is invaluable. Thanks to all who have uploaded  documents, because buying an airplane and getting zero supporting documentation makes maintenance a challenge...
    The plane flew great. I trimmed with the flapperon setting. Hands off! For a couple seconds anyway...haha
    Tried a wheel landing first. With the extra speed and power that was interesting. It took some time to get it slowed down.
    Tried a full stall next and that worked better because of the slower speeds. I'm still crossing the threshold at 60mph and it wants to float for quite a while. I may come in a little slower next time.
    15 TOs and landings so far...
    It was a great day at a classic grass strip airport...Stanton, Mn.
    I love grass!
    Brooks


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  4. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    ED, Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your contributions are missed.
    Brooks
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  5. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    I prefer to use a basic compression tester on a 2 stroke because the is only two places for the air to escape, past the rings or head gasket.
    On a 4 stroke a leak down test is better because it has four places for the air to leak by. Intake valve, exhaust valve, head gasket and rings.
    You can open the throttle to listen for air leaking past the intake valves. Exhaust pipe for exhaust valve issue. Oil cap for a ring problem. Bubbles in the coolant for a head gasket failure.
    Brooks
     
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  6. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    The pic link doesn't work. My bad...
    Do you have a picture of the damaged gear and fuselage?
    Thanks, Brooks
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  7. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    Looks great Jim!
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  8. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    That's a nice setup! Those springs look stiff...what is the rate? Have you calculated your total wheel travel? spring travel?
    Brooks
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  9. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Wicks 10% off Paint and Coverings   

    Thanks for posting! I was about to order some Randolph colored dope. Unless...someone has some Randolph Z-7245 SUN VALLEY IVORY they are looking to sell.
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  10. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    I really like the secondary bungee setup. I was thinking of doing something similar to lessen the load on the seat truss in a hard landing.
    The off road race trucks use a hydraulic damper on their bump stops to gradually slow the suspension travel rate when bottoming out. It reduces broken parts. Unlike our limit cables which try to immediately stop suspension travel at full travel.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Brooks
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  11. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   


    Engine Options
    90 HP Engine: $9,995.00
    130 HP Engine: $10,9995.00
    180T HP Engine: $16,995.00
    It doesn't look like they are building the 110hp anymore.
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  12. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

    My neighbor/friend/pilot/older gentleman was building a Just AC Highlander when his health deteriorated..  He sold the partial completed kit a few years ago and still has the engine in his hangar.
    He has most of the fwf parts for a Highlander, so it would be best if was sold for a Hylander project. I told him I would help him sell the engine because his health has been his primary challenge.
    I just wanted to know if anyone has some personal experience flying behind one of these engines or knows of anothers experience. I had never heard of the honda based engine before.
    Thanks for the help...Brooks
     
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  13. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

    Rotax 912s 100hp
    Weight     kg     lb
    Engine with propeller speed reduction unit i = 2.43     56.6     124.5 lbs
    Overload clutch     1.7     3.7
    Exhaust system     4.0     8.8
    External alternator     3.0     6.6
    Engine mount     2.0     4.4
    Air guide hood     0.4     0.8
     
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  14. MnAvidFlyer added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

    178-210lbs? For just the engine? I haven't found the exact number yet.
    I found an old post on Google relating to this subject. It doesn't sound like there were many flying in 2015. Has anyone seen one flying yet?

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  15. MnAvidFlyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?
    Is anyone on the forum running a Viking/Honda powered Kitfox or Avid? It is the 110hp 4 cylinder with a gear drive setup. It has an aluminum block and head. It is fuel injected with coil on plug.
    It may be a more resonable alternative to a 912.
    Is there any downside to this setup?
    Brooks
     

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