1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Not so much fun for the bear though!    Sorry, I couldn't resist.  Nice pics as always.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    I was curious about if the seat pans would interchange, and so I grabbed a seat pan from the Kitfox 4 and set it into the MK IV fuselage I have.  It was close but not quite.  Then I measured from the seat truss top tube to the tube the top back of the seat sits on.  The Avid measured 28 1/2", and the Kitfox was 29 1/2".   Don't know if the dimentions on the Kitfox 1 is the same as the 4, but it would be about 3" narrower at the top for sure.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MGL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS sale or trade   

    Check this guy out.  I've ordered from him, and his prices were way better then what I could find in the USA.  He was very helpful, and I would deal with him again.  Shipping wasn't much different then if I had bought in the states either.  MGL stuff is actually made in South Africa.  JImChuk
    https://www.parts4aircraft.com/PBSCCatalog.asp?CatID=3560108
     
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MKIV for sale on Barnstormers   

    Jaws 136, Was the plane worth what he was asking for it in this add in your opinion?  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MKIV for sale on Barnstormers   

    Didn't know anything about a trailer, are we talking about the same plane?  Owner didn't mention a trailer when I talked to him.  He did say he only had it for about 18 months though, and by searching the net, I found that he bought it in 2010 or 2011.  He kind of stammered and stuttered a bit when I told him that.  One thing is for sure, if it seems to good to be true, it usually is.  Still and all, $7500 is not very much money, maybe even if it needs a recover.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MKIV for sale on Barnstormers   

    Must have sold quick.  I talked to him this morning.  Think he was getting deluged with calls.  I would have grabbed it if it wasn't 1610 miles from me....(why do I know exactly how far away it is??? :-)  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic fuel tank sealing - sloshing   

    I've sloshed tanks with KBS coatings and it seemed to flow very well.  I put the wings into wing rotators and was able to spin them around fairly easy. JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Aluminum wing tank repair   

    I think if I was going to cut the covering open, I would put in a fiberglass tank.  I sloshed some aluminum tanks once, and they held  for a while, but eventually they started to leak again.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Looking for Avid MK IV or KF IV   

    You could buy them both and spit them up yourself....Continental makes for a pretty heavy engine in our airplanes... JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid C model on barnstormers
    Avid on barnstormers..  JImChuk
     AVID MODEL C • $10,000 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • 1991 Avid Flyer Model C Speedwing. Set of STOL wings included. Rotax 582 grayhead. 2.58:1 gear box. 2 blade ground adjustable prop. 1211 TTAF. Has ASI, ALT, WTMP, HOBBS, LVL, TACH, dual EGT, compass, and handheld ICOM radio. Has been in indoor storage since 2003. Due for overhaul. There is some storage damage to the underside fabric and a rib near the tip of the right wing (Speedwings currently installed, set of undamaged STOL wings included in sale). Lexan windscreen has cracks in the corners. Other that, the airframe, fabric, and engine are in good condition. • Contact Richard Glista, Owner - located Bangor, MI USA • Telephone: 2692870480 • Posted June 9, 2019 • 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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  11. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 4 on barnstormers
    Here is one in Ct.  JImChuk
    KITFOX CLASSIC IV 1200 TD • $19,900 • AVAILABLE • 65HP 582 Rotax Only 120TTAF&E, Conditional Inspection done 4/15/19. Text or call for more info. • Contact Len Ally located Canaan, CT USA • Telephone: 860-866-6104 • Posted June 10, 2019
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Looking for Avid MK IV or KF IV   

    Not Texas, but I'm copying a couple from barnstormers to the for sale section on this forum.... JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Cheap priced Kitfox 2 on barnstormers
    Just saw this.  JImChuk

     1992 KITFOX MODEL 2 • GREAT OPPORTUNITY • $8,500 -This is a BARN FIND 1992 Kitfox Model 2 w/appprox 500 TTAF that has been sitting in a hangar collecting dust and bird droppings for the last 10 years! Rotax 582 UL (65hp) Est. 200 SNEW with a centrifugal clutch. (the prop engages around 2500 rpms I think). It will need the rudder pedals and brake master cylinders re-installed. Full price offer gets new brake cylinders. (ordered new, but sitting for years) There is some surface rust on the fusalage tubing and would need some attention and touch up paint. Exterior paint is awesome. Email for lots more info and video. • Contact Levi B. Noguess, Owner - located Belton, TX USA • Telephone: 2546814275 • Posted June 7, 2019 • Display Specs Page • Display Inventory Page • 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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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Windshield   

    Keep it light, and it will give you lots of fun.  If you wanted a speed demon, probably a Kitfox is not the best plane to have.  Mostly at least for me, I fly around fairly close to home, so what's the rush I figure.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Windshield   

    My friend that had the A model Avid had the same engine as you.  It really didn't compare to any 582 or 532  I had.  And his plane was lighter.  This motor started off on his gyrocopter when he replaced the 503 he had on there with the Hirth.  He didn't see much if any improvement in performance with the new Hirth on the gyro.  Later he went to fixed wing, and put the Hirth on the A model Avid.  It did get him up off the ground and that was a good thing.  JImChuk
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