1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Very nice TJay.  Looks like you guys do some real nice work!  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    Great cross country flight though!!?? JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid for sale on Craigslist   

    Looks like the add has been up for 22 days.  He should be willing to deal by now if he really wants to sell.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic FYI: Kitfox IV 1200 rotax 582 for sale Missoula Montana   

    I had to change the test area on my Avid MK IV when I first got it.  Had to have the FAA inspect the plane, because it had a pre 1991 registration.  They changed some of the regs than and I know that later major changes were not such a big deal as they had been before.  Probably the same with moving the test area.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacement rotary valve hose   

    I believe this is less critical on the Kitfox with a plugs up engine than an Avid with plugs down, but I always filled directly into the lower hose and as the engine cavity fills up, the air is pushed out the upper hose fitting.  Bleed them also just to be sure, but I've never got any air out when I filled at the top of the hose going to the lower fitting.  After both hoses are full of oil, I hook the hose back on to the little bottle.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic FYI: Kitfox IV 1200 rotax 582 for sale Missoula Montana   

    Paperwork issues.  JImChuk   http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=103gm
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic ANR Hedset - is it worth it?   

    I have a Lightspeed 20 3G, older set, but it works real well.  You can probably find one used for $200 or less.  I've used it with both 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines.  JImChuk    http://www.blueskiespilotshop.com/lianr20.html
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 Burn Rates   

    If I kept the rpm at 5000, I would burn about 3.5 gph. with a 582.   JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Airdale   

    Looks good TJ,  I did notice the prop though.  Maybe it was before he set it for pitch, but I noticed that the Warp Drive serial # tag was on the outside of the blade.  They are always on the inside from what I've seen.  I think that would cut down on the thrust a bit if they were backwards???   I did see a guy from Hog Air with a Harley engine on a test stand at Sun and Fun in 2003.  Sounded good and it blew the brush around quite a bit.  Never saw anyone actually flying one though.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Better Avid Gear   

    I like the idea of the bungees for the reduced weight it would give.  I know you didn't mention it, but at the risk of hijacking where you wanted to go on your post, have you considered the rubber donuts (hydrozorb??) as a third alternative?  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic LEAF Shipping Cost   

    USPS if it fits it ships boxes can be a real deal.  A few years ago, I was selling a bunch of big truck parts.  I sold a couple of sets of brake pads that had to stretch the box to fit, but the post office took it.  That box probably weighed at least 40 lbs, and it still shipped for the set priority mail price.  I think it was just under $12.00 at the time.  And like you say, the boxes are free.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic LEAF Shipping Cost   

    Speaking is becoming a lost art.  Sometimes we pay the price for that.  Older guys are probably more comfortable with speaking than younger more computer savy guys.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avif vs. KitFox actual versions comparison   

    I would add this to the mix.  My Kitfox 1 gets off the ground quicker than the Avid MK IV did.  But then it weighs 85 lbs less and had 2' extra wing.  Both had adverse yaw, but if you lead with the rudder, and use the slip/skid indicator, you get used to it.  They are both short coupled and therefor are a bit squirley on the ground.  The Kitfox with the round cowl is harder to see over both on the ground and in the air.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic LEAF Shipping Cost   

    When I order from LEAF (fairly often) I always ask about the shipping costs and tell them I want the cheapest option.  Often it's been shipped in an envelope with USPS for less then $5.  I'm only in the next state over from them, so it always gets there fairly fast.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 912s for sale in england   

    I guess there is a chance they are legit, if you knew someone over there who you trusted to handle the money, shipping, and have a look at them, maybe.  But I would be scared of anything.  Although, I once sent a guy 2000 miles away that I had never dealt with $8000 for an engine, and it all worked out good.  You pay your dues and takes your chances...... JImChuk
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