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  1. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 5 kit on barnstormers
    Just saw this, looks like a reasonable price.  I would guess a new Kitfox kit is $20,000 or so.  JImChuk
    KITFOX MODEL 5 KIT • $8,750 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Kit S/N S9412-0078, includes the firewall aft kits; fuselage kit, wing kit, landing gear kit, covering kit and builders manual. It has a tailwheel and both the bungee and Grove main gear. speedster tail, wing lift strut fairings, builder's tool kit, wingtips and wheel pants. Here is what we know isn't included in the kit: Firewall forward kit, cowling or prop you get to choose your engine & prop Upholstery and seats Baggage sack Almost all of the current options for the SS7 can be done on the model 5, except to convert it to a nose wheel. Hardly any work done on the kit. • Contact Gerald W. Dafoe, Friend of Owner - located Morristown, AZ USA • Telephone: 810-516-9122 . • Posted March 27, 2017 • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad • View Larger Pictures

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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Hey Doug, not sure if you meant me in your last post, but if you did, this is an Avid MK IV I'm showing.  I scratched built the fuselage widening myself.   If you look at the bare fuselage pics I posted above, you will see that Avid doesn't use standoffs like Kitfox, the 1/2" side former is welded right to the side of the fuselage.  My door widening tubing angeled back to the side former and is welded to it.  I would have gone further back, but that's where I run into the baggage compartment door.  I agree with your comment to Ed that he could maybe just move the wood former out to meet the fuselage widening tubing. 
    DutchWillis,  I haven't gotten to attaching/fitting the doors yet.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Maybe you have a skinny butt Ed.... Not saying that I don't, in fact, not saying anything at all ;-)   JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    Home brewed is right!  Here is the fuselage with fabric.  Notice the wide door frame opening.  On a stock fuselage that would be about 1/2" wide.  JImChuk

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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    I guess I would call it a stringer or former??  I used steel because I could weld it to the existing tubing, but if wood was strong enough originally, I would imaging aluminum would be as well.   I suppose your could epoxy steel into place as easily as wood or aluminum also.  It would be stiffer between the supports with the steel.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello From Canada Mark C Avid Project   

    I would also widen the fuselage.  7' of 1/2" tubing on each side and it isn't really a structural change.  JImChuk

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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    You mention stewarts systems covering, and then mention polytone or aerothane.  Maybe that's not what you are saying, but I don't believe you should mix the two systems.  I will say this, polytone is very simple to apply, as well as the rest of the poly fiber system.  And the painting is the fun part.  The tedious and time consuming work it getting to the point where you can spray chemicals on it.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic made a 1000 days and still going strong   

    When I read the title of your post, I thought you meant that was how long you had been working on the kit. ;-)   JImChuk
    PS  a good wife is worth her weight in gold.  (and a bad one will cost you her weight in gold  :-)
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here   

    Well now I'm going to have to drag out my tape measure and do some double checking on the landing gear.  I know I tried to put the Avid gear on the Kitfox 1 and had to switch back to the old Kitfox  gear.   Reason for the change was the Kitfox had the early smaller style brake disks that bolted onto the inner edge of the hub, and I wanted to go with the later design that Avids and Kitfoxes use. Ended up using the Kitfox gear with a different plate welded on to hold the newer style brake cylinder.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here   

    I tried to put a set of Avid gear legs on a Kitfox 1 last summer, and they wouldn't work.  The bungees are further apart on the Kitfox if my memory is correct.  The brace tube that angels back was in the way of the bungee.  Until then, I thought that the gear were interchangeable, and said that in a post or two.  They will bolt on either plane however.  Maybe the Kitfox will work on the Avid, but not the other way around.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here   

    You need different gear for taildragger verses trike configuration.  It doesn't seem like Airdale is in business any longer.  I actually have a set of Heavy Hauler wings from a C model.  They need new rib tails put on.  Some day I may get to that project. ;-)  I'm sure there must be others around as well.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here   

    It would have to be a C model.  MK IVs serial # started at about 1000.  It doesn't have the rounded rudder of the MK IV either.   Empty weight of 498 is very, very light.  Also,  I didn't think the C model speedwing had a gross weight of 1100 lbs, but I've been wrong before.  Seems like a nice plane though none the less.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid kit on Barnstormers
    Just saw this on barnstormers.  JImChuk
    AVID BANDIT KIT W/ENGINE • $11,000 • AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • Avid Bandit w/ mark I/V upgrades, heavy hauler wings, duel tanks in kit form you build. • Contact Lawrence R. Stapleton, Owner - located Chetopa, KS USA • Telephone: 620-423-2976 . 620-423-2976 • Posted March 18, 2017
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  14. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Rib tail repair post
    A couple of years ago, someone posted pictures of Avid's (Brett's) rib tail repair part.  It was the center of the rib behind the rear spar, with cap strips that ran about a foot forward of the rear spar.  I've looked in the archives and on  Brett's site, and can't find those pictures.  Can anyone help me find them?  Or for that matter, did or does anyone else build them?  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic DAR appointment   

    I was just looking through the list of airplane kits, and see that it does not list the Kitfox 1, 2, or 3.  It starts with the Kitfox 4.  Maybe the updated list is for currently produced kits and/or from companies that are currently in operation.  The company that produced the early Kitfoxes is gone and so is Avid.  TJay, did you list your Kitfox 1 as built from parts or as a kit?   JImChuk
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