1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Thought this showed up the first time I posted it.  :-)  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Not really just then.  just taxied him around in it.  The friend of mine that passed away a year ago did fly with me  a few times though, and he was about 6' 1" and weighed about 240.  We filled up the space for sure.  Maybe that's why I like the idea of widening the fuselage.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Spiit lock washers are not the same as bellville washers.  Here are some pictures of each.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Murphy aircraft and others have used fiberglass tailwheel springs.  I also made one for an Avid, but it cracked when I was taxing with a 275 lb guy in the other seat.  Picture is not of mine, but one I pulled off the web.  JImChuk

     
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  5. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 912 SS muffler on ebay
    Just saw this on ebay.  Richland Wa.  Isn't that close to you Chris?  JImChuk
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitfox-SS-912-Exhaust-System/264081402236?hash=item3d7c7a697c:g:qrUAAOSwEp5cDaqJ:rk:4:pf:0
     
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox IV 912 exhaust   

    I just ran across this ebay add for a Kitfox muffler.  Maybe the pictures will show what you need to see.  Or maybe someone wants it and buys it.... JImChuk
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitfox-SS-912-Exhaust-System/264081402236?hash=item3d7c7a697c:g:qrUAAOSwEp5cDaqJ:rk:4:pf:0
     
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Little Progress   

    Looks like quite a bit of progress!  Keep at it!  You'll get it flying if you don't quit.   JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic F7 part for differential ailerons on Avids   

    Me to.  My MK IV had them when I got it, and it was built in the early 90s.  He flew it a few hours and got scared of it and it sat in a hangar after that.  Didn't think he put the new style in, but maybe he did.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox Newbie   

    If it's never been gone through, then that engine is about 30 years old.  Even if it doesn't have any corrosion in it, the assembly lube Rotax used will be dry and gummy by now.  Went through that recently myself.  I would definatly have it gone through and get it inspected and have new seals and gaskets put in.  And if there is any corrosion on the bearings, you  will have saved yourself an engine out for two reasons.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Becoming a rejuvinated bird   

    I flew that tail spring in the picture for over 500 hrs, and lots of bad, bouncy landings.  I did break it last spring though.  If you get some that's only 1/4" thick, I would for sure go double.  This one was 5/16 or 3/8" thick.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid C HH wing build 101   

    I think I  would maybe slosh them with KBS coating gas tank sealer.  That would help to protect them from leaking.  It will cost maybe $75 or so, but may buy some peace of mind on them leaking at some later date.  Easier to do it now before they are in the wings, although that is fully possible as well.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox Newbie   

    Welcome to the group!  Questions, comments, and pictures are certainly welcome.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    If the tail spring is bent straighter then it should be, the tailwheel can shimmy because the caster angle of the tailwheel is wrong.  I'm half owner in an Aeronca  Chief that had the tailwheel spring flattened somewhat.  The Scott 3200 tailwheel started to shimmy, and we cured it with a new tail spring that had the right amount of bend in it.  JimChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Scimitar Propellers   

    I think Fred said something like abra-cadabra and snapped his fingers 3 times.  Maybe that will work for you.  JImChuk
    PS  seriously though, it will be interesting to see how that prop performs on the Jabiru engine
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    www.ivoprop.com/images/PDF%20Ultralight%20Quick%20Adjustment%20Instructions.pdf
     
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