1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Wing Tanks   

    My own opinion, for what it's worth.  There was a good reason why Avid and Kitfox went away from aluminum tanks, and both tried them.  The wings do flex in flight, and the flexing causes cracks in the tanks that of course then leak.  If the tanks that were only 18" long cracked, what chance does a 6' long tank have?  Also, do you increase the odds of the tank's outlet unporting with the long tank?  If you were flying uncoordinated, will the fuel all end up at the outboard end of the tank?  What kind of baffeling do you plan?  Not trying to bash you, but these are some of the negative thoughts I had when I pondered your tank idea.  Glad you are advancing the Avid aircraft progress, would be nice to see you make a complete success out of all of this.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Remote control outlet   

    There are some kits that you can build, you use a cell phone that you call that lights up when it's ringing, and that signals the unit to turn on the switch.  There are much more expensive ones that you can buy though.  Don't have any links right now though.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Funny titles for country western songs   

    I had run across this a while back, and couldn't find it again.  Of course now that I've posted the titles, I found the video it came from.  There is a bit more to it than just the song titles.    Funny I think.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    Funny titles for country western songs
    I got a kick out of these, maybe you will to.  JImChuk
    How can I miss you when you won't go away.If the phone doesn't ring you'll know it's me.When you leave walk out backwards so I'll think you're walkin' in.If I had shot you when I wanted to, I'd be out by now.If you won't leave me alone, I'll find someone who will.I'm so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.I'm sorry I made you cry but at least your face is cleaner.Take me out to the cornfield honey, and I'll kiss you between the ears.The oil is all in Texas, but the dipsticks are all in DC.
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic stretching avid mk4   

    Usually a stretch is to offset a heavy engine.  And the last thing you need with a heavy engine is small wings.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic bottle of extra cooling liquid   

    Mine have been about 12 oz.  Never overflowed.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Model A Rebuild   

    If you drop one blade, (from 3 to 2) you probably don't have enough pitch adjustment without changing the gear ratio.  Ed,  an IVO uses the same hub, 2 or 3 blade.  Spacers are used to make up the difference between 2 and 3 blades width.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Got the skis installed today.   

    I have an extra set of 1500s with dolly wheels I picked up last summer.  :-)  Rigged for a Chief, but probably same as for a Champ. JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Got the skis installed today.   

    Bandit, did you put the Champ on skis yet as well?  (I'm thinking you got one of those recently) JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    Was trying to figure out what you were talking about, I'm guessing you mean the false ribs? (the little ones between the big ones)  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Solo bungee wrapping   

    The method shown in the video only works on a Kitfox.  Avid seat truss is different.    JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic check out this little plane   

    Kind of neat.  Kit is 25,500 without engine, prop, instruments.   Made in South Africa. 
    JImChuk      http://www.bushcatusa.com/  
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotory Valve Bleeding on Inverted engines   

    I know I've said it before, but will say it again.  If you fill at the top of the hose that goes to the lower oil fitting, the air will get pushed out as the oil level rises.  After the hoses are both full hook the hose back to the bottle, and fill the bottle.  You can still tip it up on it's nose, but probably wont get any oil out.  Especially important to get the air out on an inverted engine.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    That could almost double your yardage compared to a running yard.  With the 70" fabric I would have figured 35 yds.  I'm trying to remember if anyone who had done a complete Kitfox or Avid in Oratex posted what it cost them complete.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Seatbelts?   

    All of them I've done have used a bushing.  I would think it's better if the belt can swivel somewhat.  JImChuk
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