1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Tru Trak Digitrak single axis auto pilot
    I'm curious if anyone here has any experience with one of these A Ps.  Thanks,  JImChuk
     


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  2. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Kitfox plane doing glider tow
    Wonder if this is a Kitfox or Eurofox.  Seemed to work though, dispite the title.  What country I wonder as well.  JImChuk
     
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  3. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid MK IV with RX1 yamaha project
    Just saw this on barnstormers.  He has another add for just the engine is as well.  JImChuk
    AVID MK4 YAMAHA RX1 PROJECT • ACCEPTING OFFERS • Avid flyer mk4 project. Yamaha rx1, skytrax, ivo prop and much more. $5k obo 3077976511 text only • Contact Nathan Lanham - 1985, Owner - located Casper, WY USA • Telephone: 3077976511 • Posted February 18
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    Matt, were you able to figure out what model Kitfox you had by the clues we gave you?  Curious minds would like to know....  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    I don't know Allen, not that much difference between the 2 and 3.  100 lb gross weight difference, but you are pretty light so that shouldn't be much of an issue.  Also if you run an aircooled 2 stroke, they are pretty light as well.  I'm guessing that for you, either one would be fine.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    There are some things you maybe shouldn't wish for...…..  Unowho :-)
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    When I first saw the four sockets where the rubber mounts go, I thought of the 912 mount, but looking closer, I see they aren't facing forward, but rather point up. So I went and looked at my Kitfox 1 pictures, and looks like the bed mount there.  Not saying it's a Kitfox 1, I know it's not going by the shape of the door, and the width of the fuselage.  The picture below is of the Kitfox 1 I had.   JImChuk

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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    It's not a model 1 cause it's to wide.  To me the wing ribs look like they are undercambered.  Did you measure the liftstrut?  That will tell if it's a 2 or 3 if the wings are undercambered.  If the wings are more or less flat on the bottom, it's a 4.  JImChuk
    PS  pictures are of a Kitfox 1 strut.  Kitfox 2 are same length.  3 and 4 are about 10" longer
    PS PS at first glance I thought the the black motor mount was a 912 mount.  Should be 4 arms and rubber mounts that come off the four sockets that hold the rubber mounts.  Now that I study it some more, I'm not sure.  Set it off by it'self, and get some more pictues.  


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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    Kitfox 1 has a 36" wide fuselage at the top back of the seat, 2,3, and 4 are 39 1/2" wide.  Kitfox 1 and 2 have 98" long lift struts center to center of bolt holes on front lift strut.  Kitfox 3 and 4 are 108" if my memory is correct (but way longer then the earlier ones).  Kitfox 1,2,and 3 have undercambered wings, Kitfox 4 is more or less flat.  That should narrow it down fairly easily.   JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    If you take a piece of 1/8" brake line about 3/4" long, can you put it on the tail of the rivet and grab the remaining part of the tail with the rivet gun?  Basicly making a long nose on the rivet puller.  I've done that before when it was hard to reach a rivet.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Speed wings extended with old short flaperons   

    I don't have any first hand experience, but I'm guessing it would make for a slower roll rate.  I think I remember reading about it being done.   Probably wouldn't hurt all that much in most situations.  Another thought would be to move the flaperons out to the ends of the wings and add an aluminum tube at the butt end to make them the right length.  The further out the flaperons are, the more leverage they would have. JImChuk 
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  12. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid motor mount on barnstormers $150
    Just saw this on barnstormers.  Maybe some one can use it??  I'm guessing it's not the dyna smooth mount being its from a C model??? JImChuk
    AVID FLYER ENGINE MOUNT • $150 • FOR SALE • Factory mount for Cmodel Rotax 532/582 not used with project went with VW have pics • Contact Tommy W. Waymack - AIRCRAFT SERVICE, Owner - located Pine Bluff, AR USA • Telephone: 870-267-0543 • Posted February 13, 2019 •
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello from Utah   

    A model Avid had a welded in motor mount originally.  If you have a VW on there now, no telling what it's like.  Suggest you get some pictures of the firewall.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello from Utah   

    I've heard some people who stutter, but never seen anyone who typed stuttering.  :-)  Just kidding, something must be doubling up your words as you type.  Few if any have been satisfied with a VW in an Avid or Kitfox.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Dash redo and organize   

    Wow!  there are a lot of gauges there.  Usually the A model had an 8 or 9 gallon header tank and the panel was about a foot wide and sat in a notch of the fuel tank.  I guess I would redo it completely and use some thing like the MGL E 1 engine monitor to replace most of the gauges you have with one 3 1/8" gauge.  JImChuk
    www.mglavionics.com/e1.pdf
     
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