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  1. little rocket added a post in a topic Landing in the rocks   

    THANKS
    No it is a rotax 912 ,no reason for it to be a single seat.Empty weight is only  675 lbs and gross is 1200.
    Top speed is still around 100mph with the IFA prop.Still will climb over 1000 FPM.Gets off short because of the steep AOA.The big tires just allow you to land in places like these rocks and help suck up the bumpy stuff.
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  2. little rocket added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Landing in the rocks
    Couple pics of my Kitfox lV on 31 inch bushwheels landing along the river.


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  3. little rocket added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Gross weight increase for floats
    A friend just sent me this ,don't know where he found it or anything about it .This gross weight increase mentioned  below ,is it what most people on floats are accepting as the rule when it comes to the AVIDS?
    It is widely accepted that when adding floats to an aircraft rule of thumb says "increase in gross weight = to weight of the Floats added" within reason--Amphibs not quite... Assuming Avid Straight floats weigh about 55lbs EACH an increase in gross weight of 90lbs is how the Factory advised Safely the increase to original gross weight. Just to cover their --s. The assumption is based on the fact that the floats, with their aerodynamic shape etc. when flying, add Lift to the airframe thus reducing the wing loading---i.e. the average float generates their own equivalent weight in lift in cruise... So if an Avid is placarded with a gross weight with floats then it is ONLY when floats are fitted... Remove the floats and the Gross weight should revert back to original Avid number... Which on an Avid C model, without any airframe modifications, is a MAXIMUM of 1050lbs. (Hauler Wing). Less for STOL wing, Less for Aerobatic Speedwings and even Less with the ordinary Speedwing. BUT being "experimental" the Builder is classed as the designer and can literally stipulate the gross weight he wants REGARDLESS of what the kit manufacturer recommends... a way of covering Their --s when flying "overgross" for insurance purposes... Hope this makes sense... Checkout a J3 Gross weight and then Gross weight with Certified floats--- Don't try justifying something to yourself that isn't there! Hope this understandable. Steve at Airdale
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  4. little rocket added a post in a topic How much do 26/27/29/31 inch tires slow you down   

    So next question is what kind of cruise speeds are you seeing and with what engine /prop combo ,at what RPM on what model of avid or kitfox ,just out of interest.
    I have 31 inch bushwheels on my Model 4/1200 with Rotax 912UL 80 hp and the IVO inflight adjustable prop,also have 12 inch tailwheel and yesterday was my first flight with this setup and cruise at 2500 ft at 5400 RPM on GPS was 97 MPH which I was very happy with. Climb rate at 2000 ft elevation was around 1000 ft per minute myself [150 lbs] just over 1/2 tanks and 30 pounds baggage OAT 60 f.
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  5. little rocket added a post in a topic Bush Trimming Alaska Style   

    How about the tailwheel ,are you guys using a larger tailwheel to go with the bigger mains for the rocky stuff ??
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  6. little rocket added a post in a topic Bush Trimming Alaska Style   

    Thanks for the Quick reply.
    Keep these types of videos coming ,that is what these planes are meant to do!!!!
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  7. little rocket added a post in a topic Bush Trimming Alaska Style   

    NICE!!!
    What 3 bladed prop are you using and how do you like it?
    Also how big of tires are you guys running and how much speed did you loose compared to say a 600"s or 850"s.
    THANKS
    Great video.
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  8. little rocket added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    How much do 26/27/29/31 inch tires slow you down
    Just wondering how much the big tires would slow a guy down.
    If a guys was flying on say 600 or 850 tires and went to 26/27/29/or 31 inch tires how much speed will be lost.
    THANKS
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  9. little rocket added a post in a topic front and rear C of G envelope for a Mark 4 heavy hauler   

    THANKS Jim for the quick reply,just what I needed.
     
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  10. little rocket added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    front and rear C of G envelope for a Mark 4 heavy hauler
    Hi
    A friend bought an avid heavy hauler Mark 4 from an estate and can't find any weight and balance paper work or owners manual .We weighed it this weekend to start to get a weight and balance document done up for it . Anty help would be appreciated as far as the Cof G envelope number ect.
    THANKS
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  11. little rocket added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    Here is a link to K&N clear filter with stainless mesh   
               https://www.speedwaymotors.com/K-N-81-0241-Stainless-Mesh-Fuel-Filter-1-5-in-OD-1-75-in-Long,200334.html
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  12. little rocket added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    If you are wanting to clean the carbon and junk out of the engine,you can put MM in your cylinders overnight .I had 2 cylinder in my lycoming that had low compression , On compression check I could hear the air coming out the exhaust on one cylinder and the intake on the other low one. I had read that you could put a spoon full in the spark plug hole and pull the prop threw by hand a bunch of times to get it moving threw the engine and leave it overnight .So I did that ,next day pulled it threw by hand some more then put the plugs back in and started it and let it run up to operating temp.Checked the compressions on the 2 low cylinders and both had come up by 10 pounds but were still a little lower then the 2 good ones .So I repeated the process and next time the 2 low cylinders were up around the same as the rest.After that I added 2 ounces per 5 gallons when ever I went flying.Marvel Mystery oil made me a believer.
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  13. little rocket added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    prop flange question
    Found the answer .
    THANKS

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  14. little rocket added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    Herculiner is just like rubber and I can take my 31 inch bushwheels that have to coats on them and let the air out of them and push down on them till they go flat and the herculiner flexes with the rubber of the tires.

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  15. little rocket added a post in a topic Better Avid Gear   

    Have you considered using a hydrasorb with bungees like the supercub use .They provide the tunability with the bungees and the dampening of the shock.They are not cheap new ,but you can usually fine them used for a lot less. The piper PA 20 and 22 also use them but in a different configuration but will work the same way as they do in the supercub if installed in the strut.
    They bolt into the the strut and form the top section of the strut on the supercub gear.

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