Flynd added a topic in Introduce yourselfI'm Scared!Greetings, new guy here. I've never been very active on forums, but hope to be here because I know I will need a lot of help. Eventually, I hope to be able to return the favor by contributing content or services after I get up to speed. I have some ideas for that I will share later...
Just picked up an Avid from Idaho and I'm afraid of what I got myself into! Not completely though, I like projects and know to expect more work than I expect. Avid factory serial #762 comes with a Subaru engine installed, another spare Subaru engine, a trailer, three build manuals, and crappy maintenance records:
After a long, slow, nervous drive back to Utah, it is now here in my garage. I plan to replace fuel lines, and start to work with local knowledgeable experimental builders/mechanics to help convince me it is airworthy and safe before trying to fly it. I will also need taildragger instruction, and am aware of the ground-handling reputation of this standard gear, so wider gear will be at the top of the list.
To start with a first question, What do yall think about this cut frame tube? Looks like this was done to give clearance for the brake cylinder linkage. It is in taildragger configuration, so hopefully those lower arms from the engine mount don't have frame structure tubes transferring force rearward through the nose gear large tube, like the upper ones do?
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