Richard Smith

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  1. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

    I have full sized aluminium wing tank and all the cad drawings to go with it as we had to get it approved in the UK and it's been in my avid for many years now without any leaks 
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  2. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Solid Lexan Turtle Deck   

    I would be interested as well if you get one 
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  3. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi guys 
    I thought I would post a few more pictures of the progress with the new seats and panel as I haven't been that active here for a few while 


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  4. Richard Smith added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    far to many or just don't tell them lol ( I don't recommend the last suggestion). You will have to fly at least 25 hours in it to get the approval once installed. 
     
    You should speak to Fredstock on here as he has the  Simonini Victor 2 
    Weight, size, engine mount as 532/582, 92 HP and seems to be working very well.
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  5. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi guys 
    Thought I'd post some pictures as I have now made my new seats and instrument panel so will need to fit them. Here they are what do you think ?   


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  6. Richard Smith added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Instruments forsale
    Hi guy 
    I have a load of instruments forsale as I'm having a clear out, see picture attached and let me know if your interested l.
     
    Thanks
    Richard 

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  7. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Nose Dragger wheel shimmy?   

    As soon as I touch the throttle i can lift my nose wheel off the ground 
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  8. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Nose Dragger wheel shimmy?   

    Mine stalls between 46 and 50 mph 
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  9. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Nose Dragger wheel shimmy?   

    I also agree
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  10. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Nose Dragger wheel shimmy?   

    Ive never had this issue but at what speed is the shimmy starting 
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  11. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Fuel pump   

    Hi 
    I have two facet pumps in line ( see picture below) one is on continuous and the other is a back up for take off and landing 

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  12. Richard Smith added a post in a topic 912s for sale in england   

    We have all been told to take the engine numbers down but it is a massive problem in the UK and they are just cutting all the wires, pipes and taking the engines, props still attached to the mount at night and there have been a huge amount gone missing 
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  13. Richard Smith added a post in a topic 912s for sale in england   

    There have been a lot of rotax engine stolen in the UK so just be very careful 
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  14. Richard Smith added a post in a topic My STYLUS... certain Avid/KitFox heritage   

    yeah just the bare kit with out avonics is around £50,000 so that's nearly  $70,000 but our avids and kitfox have a higher stress rating with +6 -3 and the bristell is +4 -2 so we have one up on them lol. 
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  15. Richard Smith added a post in a topic My STYLUS... certain Avid/KitFox heritage   

    yes you are right as out of the 60 odd that we have sold in the UK over the past couple of years only 2 have been tail dragger one with a rotax and the other with 6 cylinder jab. I help the guys out at bristell UK so I'm extremely familiar with the aircraft and aso know the guys from that states and been in the red one.what a beautiful birds they are to fly and have thought about selling my jab powered sportcruiser  many many times to upgrade to the NG5.
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  16. Richard Smith added a post in a topic My STYLUS... certain Avid/KitFox heritage   

    That's a bristell and I help build and test fly these in the UK and what  lovely birds they are and we have build the first super charged one in the UK using a rotax 912. This I one we built end of last year 

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  17. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Landing gear drawings   

    No problem ak just keep me updated for when you are ready to sell but In the mean time do you have the drawings for the original gear 
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  18. Richard Smith added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Landing gear drawings
    Hi guys do any of you have drawings for the standard tailwheel gear and also cabane gear as I would like fabricate a set so I go back to a tail wheel aircraft  
    Thanks
    Richard 
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  19. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    This is the final panel layout so now it's ready to be prepped and painted so the next pic will be with the panel installed.

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  20. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    Welcome to the club and yes the speedwing does full fast and I'm glade you and the aircraft are in one bit.
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  21. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi Mike thanks for that and it is a great little plane but im not to keen on the colour. I have lots what do you want to see ? This is me doing the annual service on the valve clearance. 

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  22. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Engine failure in my first avid   

    Yeah the 532 is a crap engine and I'm not to keen on the 582 but believe it or not the engine wasn't at fault it was the spring in the radiator cap had broken and it popped off. I did read your report and you are one very very lucky man. I like the videos and keep up the good work 
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  23. Richard Smith added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Engine failure in my first avid
    Just going through some of my old pictures and have come across my first avid which I rebuilt and had a rotax 582 engine failure after take off on my first solo flight (800 feet) and it was a little bit exciting.  Very sad times 

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  24. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Taking out the old seats and making some new ones.

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  25. Richard Smith added a post in a topic I'm still here   

    I have a aluminium tank which is bespoke made and haven't had any issues with it in the 6 years it's been in. My header tank is behind my seat with a double facet pump system just in case one fails. 
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