Matthewtanner

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  1. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Buying my first airplane, looking at older Avid/Foxes, some advice needed   

    If you get an early mk4 Avid, make sure it really is. Mine was marketed as mk4, and the paperwork reflected, however mine is likely a B or C
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  2. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Getting close for an engine choice   

    I’ll add I’ve been eye balling the yammy motor a bunch too...but super curious on firewall forward weight. I’m told the 582 fwf is like 156Lbs. No one has a fwf weight for the yammy. I’ve also seen some good reviews out of some on here about the Rotax 670. Simoni has a US distributer, which also can be an option. Hirth has an interesting 4cly 2 stroke that can be fuel injected, however I’m told the exhaust is a booger for a kitfox/avid. I just don’t know if our airframes could ever be maximized in terms of weight potential with a 4 stroke. 
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  3. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic To all new kitfox owners looking for parts   

    I can only speak for Jim chuk...everything I’ve bought from him was exactly as promised....not sure how he always has what I need :-p. I will also say every time I’ve had a question, this forum has been able to help. Hope things get better for you my friend.
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  4. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Cabin Heat   

    Can you showed where you “T’d” in? I’m curious as mine is getting close to flying and it’s starting to cool down
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  5. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic A simple, but worthwhile hack   

    Yea crappy English and I never re read what I wrote. Sometimes adel clamps can be a hassle if there is a big stack-up or precarious location. So you’d put the clamp on where it’s suppose to go, and use an awe to simulate a an3 bolt. Then you use vice grips to squeeze the clamp together, again the awe will keep the 3/16” holes of both sides of the clamp aligned. Take the awe out, and use waxed string to tie the clamp closed, then when you remove vice grips the clamp stays aligned and closed allowing you to easy navigate a bolt through it.
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  6. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic tank cap   

    Maybe it’s because I have a learning disability...but pictures?
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  7. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic tank cap   

    Maybe it’s because I have a learning disability...but pictures?
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  8. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic A simple, but worthwhile hack   

    For clamps an awe, vice clamps, lace time them shut for difficult ones 
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  9. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic 582 no spark   

    So...I fabbed up a pulley instead of just a pipe to change pull starter direction, new plugs gapped to 16, and she started! Obvi also ran the magneto kill switch properly...for some reason it bugs me that I just moved the switch wiring from power to ground, but I left the wires red... first world problems. Anyways, this validated my ignition and the new throttle linkage I fabbed, now time for final disassembly and assembly. Thanks so much everyone!
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  10. Matthewtanner added a topic in Two Strokes   

    582 no spark
    So i may have burned up my dual ducati ignitions. the trigger wire seems to still be working, i run a tone through it and turn the propeller and it seems to be triggering. However i had a 12vdc plumbed into the black and yellow, thinking thats how the kill switches work, however it seems as though the black and yellow wire is meant to be open, and when you kill it you ground the mag out. well now with the black and yellow wire open, i have a plug grounded out agains the case and am getting no spark. Looking forward to hear back on this. 
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  11. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Header tank   

    i've used the ebay ones to build derby and dirt track cars. Just as good as anything else, thats why i asked.
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  12. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Header tank   

    Is this an eBay aluminum fuel cell?
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  13. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic avid mkiv parts for sale   

    What prop?
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  14. Matthewtanner added a post in a topic Rudder cables and the seat   

    Brilliant, that was my idea, but it’s always nice when someone else agrees! I already have the tubing reading to go!
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  15. Matthewtanner added a topic in Avid Model C   

    Rudder cables and the seat
    seems like my seat interferes with the rudder cables, thoughts?


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