1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Cowl/muffler interference   

    Another thing you could do is hang the muffler off the firewall.  The factory mount it prone to cracking, both of mine broke from the vibration.  Here is a picture showing a heat muff on the muffler, but if you look at the ends of the muffler, you see plates welded on that rubber mount to angels on the firewall.  JImChuk

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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Matco Fat Tailwheel trashed   

    I'm part owner in an 11 BC Chief as well as the other stuff, and we started getting a tailwheel shimmy at times.  It's got a Scott 3200 so it's a real good tailwheel.  The shimmy went away when we put a new tail spring on that made the castor correct.  The old spring had sagged over the years (or hard landings it experienced).  Probably lots of different reasons why a shimmy can start, but I think ours was from the sagging spring.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New Play Toys   

    How do I get a job like yours?   JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Making a new set of skis   

    The fourth picture down from the top, wheel penetration Avid skis sitting on a wood cabnit with blue paint on it were mine.  I got them with a project, and ended up selling them to a guy way up in Canada.  I had a set like the ones I'm building, and didn't mind staying away from cleared runways, so I had no need for them.  Actually had a hard time selling them.  Got $450 finally, and then the shipping ended up being $160 cause he was way up north in Canada.  UPS didn't go that far, and he got burned by the second shipper that took them the final 100 miles or.  I think they tacked on $60.  Maybe should have kept them.....  Got this set ready to mount on the plane, I'll make up the limiter cables then.  JImChuk


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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    One other thing here, is the owner's  widow is selling the plane.   Owner passed away a few months after he bought it.  I talked to her, not interested in the plane myself, I took it on myself to call in Chris's behalf.  She did say I should contact the AnPs that did the conditional inspection, as they knew way more about the plane then she did.  As far as the plane being sold a few times, any of us who have flown these planes and larger certified planes know they don't handle the same.  How many pilots have bought these small planes and found out they were more of a handful then they were expecting, and sold it soon afterwards.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    If you can get non ethanol fuel, or run avgas, I don't think the tanks are that big of a problem.  Mn does have non ethanol premium available.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    Ouch, that's a bummer.  Sorry for you.  Grove gear is supposed to be real nice, but does add a bit of weight.  $ also.  Tuff choices.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Very important thing with the rib spacing is that the long tails (flaperon hangers) line up with the flaperons.  What is the rib spacing on your plane?  How many flaperon hangers on each wing?  (still wondering about those "Kitfox 4" wings for sale)  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic WINGS ON EBAY (???)   

    I'm not sure what they are, Magnun looks different at the tip, looking at Barry Cole's pictures, looks like 7 flaperon hangers, and lift strut attachment isn't that far out from what I can tell.  These wings look like the strut attaches about 10' out from the fuselage.  I wonder if it's the result of someones  "better idea"   Was going to ask the seller a question, but his add doesn't allow questions.  That's unusual for ebay.  JImChuk
    I thought I had seen them before.  Maybe I'll call him in the morning....

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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    FAA site says it's a MK IV heavy hauler.  It started out it Florida, then Pa. then Mn. then Mi. now back to Mn.  Michigan guy had it 5 months, rest of them longer.  I remember when the first Mn guy had it for sale, although I don't know what he was asking for it.  It stuck in my mind, cause it was about 100 miles from me then.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic WINGS ON EBAY (???)   

    Something rather odd about these wings.  Didn't we see them before?  They look like Avid wingtips, but when I looked at the pictures, I see there are 6 flaperon hangers on them.  Also looks like double jury strut brackets.  Plus it looks like the strut attachment point are a long ways out on the wing.  Looks like the ribs are on 18" centers.  Odd.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    Did some more digging, it's had 5 owners, no official reports of accidents or incidents.  Got it's airworthness cert in 2006.  JImChuk
    PS  just looked closer at some pics of it, and it has the MK IV door latches.  My bet is it's a MK IV.  Serial # is made up so it's no help
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Please keep us informed on how this stuff stands up to scratches and such compared to regular lexan.  Sounds like a real good price.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Making a new set of skis   

    Thanks, TJay,  seems like it takes a lot longer to get anything done these days.   You doing anything on the Kitfox?  Ran the Jabiru a bit today, but was getting mist on the windscreen at 1000', and it was about +27F so I came back and saved the fuel for a better day.   JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Wow, that is thin.   Should be able to roll it up in a 6" diameter roll if it's that thin.   Just looked, and ACS doesn't even sell it that thin, they start at .060" thick. (1/16")  I see their prices are a good bit lower on it than they used to be. I'm sure the last time I looked at getting some from them it was $98 for a 4x8 sheet.  Now it's $62.  http://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/me/lexan/202  http://seelyeplastics.com/4_leadedge.php    I bought mine from a more local source, Seelye Plastics, they have dealers around the country.   I paid $52 after sales tax a few years back.  JImChuk
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