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  1. FoxDB added a post in a topic Electric Trim   

    I don't know what phase of building or flying your in but FYI I added a manual trim that  just spring loads the controls since my plane was at flying stage. Have been happy with it.
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  2. FoxDB added a post in a topic 670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?   

    Did not have the egt working that's why I have not flown it again. It has a 72" diameter. Don't remember the static but it would rev up to say 6500 then gradually drop while still at full throttle but that was with the modified 582 pipe. So Mike Hair built a 618 version he was providing for Rotax Rick but I have not flown it yet.
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  3. FoxDB added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    670 with 3/1 C box and IVO 3 blade UL?
    I am wondering what experience 670 drivers have had with this combination?
    I recently put a 670 in my KF mod 1. I have been told it is not enough prop for this engine. I have only flown it once but had an exhaust concern. Have not tried it yet since having a new exhaust built (618 style).
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  4. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Not enough to know about, I get to many projects going. Hope to get back to it before to Long.
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  5. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    I also changed to premixing, partly to insure I always had enough oil and partly weight and the engine and exhaust system is heavier. Mike Hair is my neighbor and helped me build the 670. I then helped him with the build of a 720 (670 bored to accept Polaris pistons). I ran my 582 for 700 hours trouble free but was getting concerned about the high time. I also had a leaking oil injection check valve for the latter part of that and thought this is a way to eliminate this problem.
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  6. FoxDB added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Are you going with oil injection or premixing.
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  7. FoxDB added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    Sorry nlappos, I see your picture is prior to modification of the exhaust and your plane is an avid. Please disregard my prior comment.
    PS Mike developed the 582 pipe modification on my 670 engine
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  8. FoxDB added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    I hope you realize that is not the correct manifold for your 670. If your plane is a Kitfox you will need the shortest version of the Rave engine manifold to keep the elbow from interfering with the cowling.
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  9. FoxDB added a post in a topic Another dumb question   

    Kitfox 1, 13600 @ 300fpm Arctic Sparrow mixture control
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  10. FoxDB added a post in a topic Bad fuel line warning   

    I believe your tygon tubing is Vinyl Tubing because I have seen the same thing. I now use Urethane tubing from snowmobile shop (blue stuff). Caution never use Urethane tubing in a coolant line the hot coolant degrades it quickly I have seen 2 cases of failure 1 lead to a forced landing!
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  11. FoxDB added a post in a topic Takeoff and Landing styles   

    Well all comments were very good. Now to change the subject slightly. I watched a demo years ago of a super cub doing cross controlled one wheel landings and switching from one wheel to the other. I had to try it which I did first in a C150 just had to keep the nose wheel from touching. I later did it in my Kitfox 1 which was easier. I was showing off (now you know where this is headed) with a rider one day doing this. I herd a scraping noise. The right droop wing tip lost a little fiberglass. DON'T Try this at home. Hey these are toys aren't they!
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  12. FoxDB added a post in a topic Hurst Airheart 150 brake calipers   

    I had them on my model 1 before I built my bush gear. The only problem I had was a shacking of the puck when it was worn a bit. The only other problem is puck replacement availability.
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  13. FoxDB added a post in a topic Blocking off the Oil Injector 582   

    First off with help from my neighbor (who builds exhaust systems and parts for Rotax Rick) I converted a 670 for my Kitfox. We did not use oil injection. You also need to plug the injection nipples. We just put a dab of solder in each they can also be pinched off.
    The engineer issue is close to my heart. I worked as a tooling and equipment designer at Thiokol for 31 years. The operations folks saw me as an engineer. Thou I was was not degreed I worked as an engineer. The biggest issue was being able to understand what was really needed. Yes people are human. But bad mouthing usually comes from not understanding each others point of view.
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  14. FoxDB added a post in a topic New gear   

    At least there is a horizontal tube between the cabane mounts. This should help save your longerons.
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  15. FoxDB added a post in a topic Stator problem again?!?   

    Hey Joey for what it is worth a Friend and neighbor of mine has the snowmobile stator rewound to have 2 ignition circuits as the 582 does but uses snowmobile CDIs, Triggers and coils. The spark is much hotter and it starts easier. He just put one on a 720 (Big Bored 670). The problem is alot of radio interference and alot of shielding is required. Just a thought as Snowmobile Parts are cheaper.
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