1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    I'm scared of adatives, can't really give you a reason why, but that's how I feel about it.  If I was worried about cleaning things out, I would do it manually.  YMMV  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid mk iv tricycle and taildragger for sale   

    Is this the one that went to Grand Rapids, Mn?  The new owner called me last week looking for advice.  About 45 miles from me.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Repair of flapperon hangers on a Kitfox   

    I've never done a Kitfox, but the Avid is almost the same.  Here are some pics of rib tails I built to Avids.  With the repair parts in the pictures, you remove everything of the rib behind the spar, and part of the cap strip ahead of the spar.  Glue in the new part, and that fixes it.  Another method I used on my Avid MK IV is shown in this bunch of posts.  Maybe this will answer some of your questions, or produce more of them..... :-)  JImChuk
    PS  it seems I've answered this same question earlier in the week.  Did your read my reply?  
    www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/3373-broken-rib-tail-repair/
     



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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic need advice   

    On the Avid, pulling in just a bit of flaps will cause the nose to go down.  Actually, the more flaps you pull in, the more the nose wants to go down.  I'm sure it's the same on the Kitfox 4.  I trim my Avid that way all the time.  I've also noticed that with several Avids, pulling just a bit of flap made the plane fly better, more stable.  Not sure why.   As far as the size 14 shoes, I see that Trent Palmer is flying barefoot in his latest video.  :-)  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    CFI list
    A guy in a nearby town bought an Avid, and called asking where he could get instruction in it.  I know I have ran across a list of CFIs somewhere, but can't find anything now.  Anyone know of the list I'm talking about.  I looked on FAA and EAA sites, but didn't find what I was looking for.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Lexan vs Acrylic - help!   

    I wouldn't consider plexiglass at all.  I don't believe you could ever bend it around for the windshield without it breaking.  Unless it's melted in a mold to the right shape.  Then the windshields are 1/8" thick.  Had one for a Kitfox.  Went to install it, lifted one corner up about an inch, and heard a plink sound.  Crack just like that.  That was about $500 went right out the window there.  It came with a partly finished kit I bought, sure am glad I didn't buy it myself, I would have..... I don't know..... not been happy. Others have had similar experiences.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Repair of flapperon hangers on a Kitfox   

    Here are a couple of topics on how it's been done  before.  I was looking for the posts showing how I made the long rib tail repair parts in the second link, but didn't find them.  Just to be clear also, the Kitfox ribs are just a little different from the Avid ribs, but not by much.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 for sale on Barnstormers   

    Looks like you got a good deal.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Need a 10 MM helicoil installation kit   

    Hi Ed,  welcome back!  The site has been quiet with out you.   I got a couple of boxes of stuff with that Kitfox 4 from Texas, and although most of the stuff isn't of much use, this helicoil set was in there and looked like it's never been used.  Why didn't I find it before??  :-)  No doubt I saw it other times, but I didn't have any need for it then.  Oh well.... JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Need a 10 MM helicoil installation kit   

    The rest of the story (as Paul Harvey would say)  Nobody came through with one I could borrow or buy, so I got one off of ebay for less than half what I expected to pay at Mc Master Carr.  Actual Helicoil brand and everything.  Did what I had to do with it, and that worked out fine.  Today I'm up in the hangar, and looking for some stuff for the Kitfox 4 I'm rebuilding.  What do I find in the box I'm looking in but a 10 MM 1.25 pitch thread helicoil set.  And not a cheap set, it has taps for bottoming holes as well as through holes.  Real good installation tool as well.  Ain't that the way it goes.  I probably will never need the one I bought again, and now I have 2 sets.  Why didn't I remember that was there before?  I'm sure I saw it at one time when I went through those boxes......Not sure if I'm happy that I found it or not  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic engin   

    I know of one in Wisconsin on a Kitfox 4 that never flew before the builder passed.  (maybe you do to)  Can't say if it would have worked out or not.  To say the least, they weren't wildly popular.  That often says a lot in itself.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic VGs/ uncambered airfoils and drag   

    Maybe a Quicksilver MX    Although I never had mine in a 45 degree bank, or maybe never got to 50 MPH either.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotax oil pump   

    The oil supply line hooks on there. JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 for sale on Barnstormers   

    Ya, almost as good as that Kitfox 1 I listed.  It's only 300 miles from me as well.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 for sale   

    Not sure how much of an expert I am, but thanks for the compliment.  Was just going to add some more info to the add that I forgot to mention.  Gross weight on this Kitfox 1 is 950 lb.  Empty weight is 494.  Bit over 450 useable load.  Also,  one 6 gallon wing tank, and 9 gallon header tank.  Oil injection, oil tank holds about 4 quarts.  Hydraulic brakes.  JImChuk
    PS  annual conditional inspection it good till Sept 1.  
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