Looks like this has cable brakes on it, so not what I was looking for. I was hoping, with the bigger wheels, that this had already been converted. From your description of the tailwheel assembly, it sounds like it is like the one that I already have.
I might be interested in the full tailwheel assembly and rudder pedals with brake master cylinders and brake lines if the price is right. I would need measurements on the rudder pedals to ensure that they would fit mine.
The radiator shop mentioned that possibility, but was unsure about how much it would cost or if their supplier would create a core that small and that it might end up costing as much as a new one. I was unsure, initially, about the material, but the radiator ship said that this one is brass and bronze, someone before me just painted it.
EDMO, understand, I was just having issues finding a local radiator shop, as many radiators have transitioned to plastic with a replace rather than repair mentality. I did find one and unfortunately, they weren't able to get it air tight...attempting the repair was causing other issues due to age and condition of the current radiator. Whether it is liquid tight is yet to be seen. I just really don't want to end up spending more on repairing the old radiator for more than I could pick up a reasonably good one for.
I have recently purchased a 2008 Kitfox SS kit that was originally purchased with the nose gear option. Unfortunately, they didn't select the option to also keep the tailwheel, which is my preferred configuration. What tailwheel is suggested? I am leaning toward the more economical Matco 8" pneumatic tailwheel kit that Kitfox sells? Ideas? Thoughts? TIA
Well, it is a 2008 Super Sport kit, with a speedster tail, dual brakes, factory build wing, tricycle gear (although this will change quickly), with a 912 firewall forward and select fairings. The kit was originally owned by Mike Bigelow and I purchased it from him this weekend and brought it home. I am still on the hunt for a good 912 ULS to put on it, but if I don't find one by the time I need it, I will likely buy a new one. I am still on the fence about using the original covering kit that comes with it. I have no experience covering or painting. I am considering Oratex and may make a pilgrimage to Sun N Fun this year to see if I can see other planes covered in it and to talk to the Oratex people so that I can make a more informed decision. The things that are on the short list, that I still need to buy are the engine, the prop, the cargo kit, the tailwheel kit, avionics (considering starting with the Dynon system) and potentially an alternative covering system. I currently have an Avid A/B/C model, but its gross weight is at 850. If you put me and the wife in it...that leaves enough for 5 gallons of fuel. The wife has seen some of the places that I have been taking the Avid and wants to come along. That was the original driver behind this project. I want to use this aircraft to go off airport with and to use it for more than a conveyance to the vacation, but to make it part of the vacation as well. I am hoping to have it completed in less than a year, so we shall see how that goes.
Got your email right after I got back from the airport, bad timing. The engine that I bought was not really set up for my Avid. It had a side loading starter, where mine is to the rear. Here is basically the system that I have: http://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/2strokexhaust2.php?clickkey=407759
If you are still interested, let me know and I will take pictures the next time I am out, otherwise, I am perfectly happy to keep the parts for spares.