1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid/Foxes?   

    I've had a mostly good experience with my Jabiru 2200 engine.  All up installed weight is about the same as the 582 with electric start and a C gearbox.  I've put about 550 hrs on it.  Takeoff and climb is about the same as the 582, but cruise is better, and better fuel burn then the 582 would give if you cranked it up to get to the speed I usually cruise at.  I usually run the Jabiru at 2800 rpm in cruise and will burn 4 gph or a bit less.  That gives me right at 85-87 mph, (verified with GPS) The 582 would burn more fuel if I pushed it hard enough to get to that speed. Usually I burned 3 1/2 to 4 gph at 5000-5200 rpm and that gave me about 75 mph.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid/Foxes?   

    I'm not hoarding them all, just have 2 Avids, and 2 Kitfoxes.  Three of which are projects.  Plus assorted spare parts.  Oh I forgot, half a Chief and soon a Colt.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Winter's Coming   

    It all melted by evening or so, supposed to be almost 60 for a high on Friday and Saturday.   Probably have to put the grandkids trampoline away soon.   Cause it won't be long before the snow comes to stay.   JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid MK IV 582 Motor Mount Needed   

    I have one that is in better shape then yours, but I better get a look at it and some pictures before I say much more.... JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Winter's Coming   

    Nice pictures as always Randy.  I think you are right about the change of seasons.  This was my view out my living room windows Saturday morning....JImChuk

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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???   

    Sounds like a ringing endorsement to me!!!!  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Oddball Question   

    Check on craigslist maybe.  Quite a few different kinds of 7" or so tablets that will do what you need.   JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Oddball Question   

    I have a Nexus 7 and use the free Avare aviation GPS software on it.  Works real good.  I have the Avare on my phone as well.  Can't beat the price for the software.  Here is a link to a Nexus 7 tablet on ebay.  New - open box.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Google-Nexus-7-2013-2nd-Gen-16-GB-7-WiFi-Android-Tablet-Charger-New/283637561734?hash=item420a1db986:g:JwcAAOSwSNddnR7z
    I also have a Samsung Tab A tablet that is a bit newer, but probably more $   JImChuk
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-A-8-0-2018-32GB-Wi-Fi-4G-LTE-GSM-Unlocked-Tablet/274038898628?hash=item3fcdfdbfc4:g:2gEAAOSwgGJdmAjF
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???   

    Gross weight is 1650.  Empty is supposed to be 940 or 985 depending on options.  Probably would be weighing about 1250 or so going out of my strip for the one time thing.  I'm sure there is quite a performance drop when you add the 400 lbs to take it up to gross weight, so I should be ok I'm guessing.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???   

    Page one where it shows performance says 1500'.  Where did you see the 1850?  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???   

    And why would you say that Leni??? Thanks for the comments guys.  JImChuk 
    PS  and for not telling me what I already know.  
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???   

  13. 1avidflyer added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    PA-22-108 Piper Colt experience???
    Hi all.  Wrong kind of plane and all for this site, and it even has the steering tire on the wrong end, but maybe some one will comment anyway.  I know they are not the best STOL airplane out there, but if you had 2000' of grass and trees on the end at 1500' MSL, would it be any issue getting out once it was rebuilt.  Not as a regular thing, more of a one time thing with not a lot of fuel and just the pilot on board.  Engine is a just overhauled 0-235 Lycoming.   I wouldn't think it should be a problem, but have no experience with them.  Mostly it's just swapping engines, and putting the panel and interior back together.... Any comments?  And I already know I'm crazy so you can skip that part...JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanted VW engine Mount and Cowl for Avid C model   

    If one has the stretched fuselage, that would help somewhat with the extra weight on the nose and CG issues.  I believe Neil's current project has the stretched fuselage.   If the engine is reliable, and you aren't looking for maximum performance, I suppose the VW would work ok.   May not have a lot of extra usable load or performance, but maybe that's not an issue in every case.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic How to contact a member.   

    Or if you are going to be near your phone in about an hour, he can call you!   U no who.  6:05PM CDT
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