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  1. Chris added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    Finally have some good news to report.  It took a while due to the weather, but here are my results:
    I started completely from the beginning with the floats at the right height, then as described by Jerry Olenik of Green Sky Adventures.
     I rejetted the idle to 40, needle to 2.74, and main to 170.  
    I'm now getting 1100-1150 EGT in all phases of flight.  Over 500 ft per minute climb at 6000 rpm and 70 kts.  Max rpm straight and level at 1500 ft was 6100.
    I didn't check what my top end speed, straight and level, but it was approaching 100 kts when I pulled the power back from the max rpm run.
    I think I'm finally happy.  Thanks for all the help.
    Cheers,
    Chris
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  2. Chris added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    I finally had a rain-free day, so got to start tuning.  I set the floats so the bowl had the nominal 1/2.  Then I tried to set the idle mixture according to the directions from Green Sky's article.  I ran out of screw before I go the engine to stumble.  But I set it pretty lean and went onto the mid range.  1200 EGT at 4050 RPM.  and just under 1200 at WOT with 6000 RPM static.
    I'm thinking I don't want to pitch any more, but change jets.  
    With these jets now:
    11G2 jet needle
    165 main jet
    3.72 needle jet
    Where do I go next? I didn't look at the number on the idle jet, but I think I can just go up one size on the main, and down one size on the idle.  But I don't know weather to change the needle or the needle jet.
    What's the accepted procedure?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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  3. Chris added a post in a topic Help Rejetting   

    Thanks for all the info.  I'll go through the carb tuning procedures when it stops raining here, and let you all know how it goes.
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  4. Chris added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Help Rejetting
    I've recently purchased my first Avid, and am having a blast.  I did a thorough conditional inspection, and repaired several issues.  Most were very minor, the only biggie was the flaperons.  The bolt holding the right bell crank was frozen.  Had to cut it out, install a new one, and re rig the flaperons.  It flies great now.
    My current issue is the rather high (I think) EGT.  I'm running between 1150 and 1200 all the time.  I don't want to pitch the blades any more, as my RPM is where I want it - 6300 static and 6500 dynamic.  I'm thinking it's time to re-jet.
    I have:
    11G2 jet needle
    165 main jet
    3.72 needle jet
    I'm basically at sea level here in Texas.  
    I differ to the wisdom of the group.  What size jets should I goto and which slot not he needle should I start?  Or is there something completely different I should be doing?
    Thanks,
    Chris
    P.S.  Here's the shot of me taking her home.

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  5. Chris added a post in a topic Pretty help in Jasper AL   

    Thanks to all who helped, especially Jim!  With his help and advice, I went to Jasper over the weekend and purchased the plane.  It was a huge help to have someone knowledgable to discuss the issues we found.  We are now safe at home in Houston with a new plane.  Merry Christmas to me.
    Thanks again all.
    Chris
     
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  6. Chris added a post in a topic Pretty help in Jasper AL   

    What is the difference in performance for the speed wing?  Also, what is gained by adding the 2 feet to the wings, and what is involved in doing it?  Doing the work doesn't bother me, but I would need some kind of direction.
     
     
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  7. Chris added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Pretty help in Jasper AL
    I'm going to Jasper this Saturday to look at an avid for sale there.  Her his the Barnstormers post: https://www.barnstormers.com/classified_1230572_Avid+Flyer+Speedwing.html
    Anyone close that would be willing to stop buy and give it a look, help with the pre-buy?
    Cheers,
    Chris
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  8. Chris added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    So I took the advice of the group and looked for a plane closer to me.  I found one on Barnstormers in Jasper, AL and will be going there this Saturday to check it out.  Here's the link:  https://www.barnstormers.com/classified_1230572_Avid+Flyer+Speedwing.html
    Anyone close and free Saturday?
    Cheers,
    Chris
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  9. Chris added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    She also sent me these photos.  
    I'm thinking the engine for sure needs to be checked out since it has sat so long.  
    Any other thoughts?  All wisdom is welcome.  
    Thanks,
    Chris
     





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  10. Chris added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    Thanks all for the words so far.  I had her send me pics of the engine and airframe logs.  Nothing abnormal, and no mention of any resigning, so I'm assuming original 2000 Ceconite.  What's the collective wisdom on 11 year old skins?
    nlappos mentioned the serial number should end in D.  This one is N9032K.
    I found this on the web: and a couple pictures too.
    Folding Wing LSA: Manufactured in 2000, Professionally built and covered with Ceconite.
    Airframe: 124 hours TTAF
    Engine: 231 hours TTE Rotax 582
    Prop: 3 blade warp drive prop
    Avionics:
     Portable VHF NAV/COM radio with VOR/NAV
     Intercom
    Stick mounted push to talk switches
     Garmin Transponder with altitude encoding
     Instruments:
    AS, ALT, T&B, VSI, Tach, EGT, Water Temp, Compass, ELT, Strobe/Position/Nav and Landing Lights
    BRS chute
    Two 14 gal wing tanks
    Wheel Pants
    Wide Ldg Gear 
    Trailer included
    No known damage and no corrosion
    Nice Light Sport airplane
    Fresh Annual





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  11. Chris added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    Wow, great info and inputs from all!  I appreciate it, please keep them coming.  I think I'm ok with the gas, we have non-ethanol mogas available at our field here.  I'll ask about weights, and I've asked to see the logs.  Maybe I can figure out dates for recovering from them.
     
    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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  12. Chris added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    Absolutely right.  I'll take all the help I can get.  What other things should I bee asking about?  Are there certain "gotchas" on different models that I should be carful of?  
    Thanks for the help.
    Chris
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  13. Chris added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN
    I'm new to the Avid/Kitfox group, looking into purchasing one.  I've found one in Minnesota that looks interesting, but I live in Texas.  Is there someone in the Grey Eagle, MN area who could perform a pre-buy inspection?  That's a long way for me to go to look at a plane on the hope it's in good shape.
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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