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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    Trouble with knock off brands verses name brands.  I bought a KnN fuel filter like yours and if was junk.  I don't know if KnN has gotten that bad or if it was a complete knock off with brand name and all.  It looked like complete Chinese junk and low grade junk at that.  buyer beware!   JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Jab on Barnstormers   

    I've put over 500 hrs on mine.  It's been good to me.  Early solid lifter engines are better than later hydraulic lifter engines.  Supposedly, the third generation engines are good as well.  I would ask what the serial # is on this engine.   JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    They were on 
    They were on my B model, and also on both MK IVs.  I think it's a standard feature.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Header tank   

    Here are a couple I pulled up on ebay.  3.5 gallon, and 2.5 gallon.   Seems that the 2 1/2 gallon tank has a fuel level sender in it as well.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic F7 part for differential ailerons on Avids   

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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Throttle linkage and firewall   

    I found a picture in my manual showing this and there is no spring.  In the wordage with the picture though, it says a spring can be installed to offset the pull from the carb slide springs.   JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Building New Wings   

    I agree with you on that TJay,  but also if he builds the flaperons himself, then the hinges could be modified to fit the Kitfox 4 style hangers.   Of course,  the more things that get changed, the more one is becoming an aircraft designer.   That's all well and good if the design turns out to be good, but what if what seemed like a good idea at first turned out to be not so good later on.  The further we stray from the original design, the more we start to get into uncharted territory.   JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Building New Wings   

    I don't believe there are any drawings available for the flaperons.  Some guys have built them though.  Basicly they are an aluminum tube, foam ribs, aluminum skin, and the flaperon hinges.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Building New Wings   

    The Kitfox 4 and later wing rib is a faster flying wing than the earlier undercambered wings that Avid and Kitfox used.  It also does pretty good for STOL performance, so most would say it's a better design then the earlier one.  Problem is that the flaperons on early wings doesn't match up with the Kitfox later style flaperon.  The Kitfox 4 and later also use aluminum angles riveted to the wing top and bottom to carry the flaperon.  Here is an Avid STOL wing with the Kitfox 4 brackets next to them.  Note the difference in mounting of the flaperon hinges.  The Avid Speed wing rib isn't that bad really, some who have put wing extentions on have liked the results.  Also some have built long wings using the speed wing ribs, and claimed to have a faster wing then the Stol wing with nearly as good of climb.  

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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer C Model   

    Latches are different, but I believe the door frame is the same from the B model to the MK IV.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 2 project on barnstormers
    Just saw this pop up on barnstormers.  JImChuk

     KITFOX 2 • $8,500 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Almost ready to cover. Workmanship great. Everything included to finish. 1991 NIB Rotax 582 • Contact Jeffrey D. Blanton, Owner - located Valley Center, KS USA • Telephone: 316-253-0650 • Fax: 316-946-4369 • Posted October 11, 2018
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Nice October   

    Skis are in the hangar.  Hope it's to early for them yet....  Here is how I built mine.  JImChuk

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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Nice October   

    This is what I woke up to this morning.  Wife and I were about 30 miles from home last night visiting grandkids, and ended up driving home in it.  3 or 4" of sloppy, slushy, very slippery snow.  Cars were driving 30 mph.  Made it home fine though.  Snow flakes looked as big as golf balls.  JImChuk

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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wide Gear   

    I sent you a PM.   JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wide Gear   

    No welding required.  How easy?? How thick is your wallet???JImChuk
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  16. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Best prop for STOL, Jabiru 2200   

    Well it will be hard to advise you if you don't provide any info to compare to.   Figure out what prop you have on now.  Brand, length and pitch.  Static rpm is the rpm you can get to at full throttle if the plane is tied off.  What rpm are you seeing at full throttle climb out also.  Another important thing is this:  What are you flying and what is your gross weight?  Those things will make a big difference in how your question gets answered.  JImChuk
    PS  I should have also mentioned, what is the altitude or density altitude you are flying at where you are having the 700' take off run.  Huge difference if you are at sea level or 10,000' in performance.
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  17. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    couple of 582s for sale
    Hi all,  I've still got a couple of 582s for sale.  Both were just gone through at a shop and had a complete internal inspection plus gaskets and seals.  One has about `160 hrs on it and got new rotax pistons, wristpins and wristpin bearings when it was gone through.  Right now it has electric start, and a B gear box with 2.58 gears.  Other engine has never run, and has electric start and a C gearbox with 3-1 gears.  I can sell with or without electric start or gearboxes, or for that mater switch the gearboxes to the other engine if that was what some one wanted.  218-two five four-24 zero four.  JImChuk

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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic For Sale FREE KF I stuff   

    If Bob's stuff is gone, contact me.  I have some Avid parts as well.  My # is 218-two five four-24 zero four.  JImChuk
    PS  It's his add though, so try him first. 
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Greeting from Ohio   

    Welcome to the group.  We will try to help with any questions your come up with as well.  JImChuk
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  20. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Grove gear pics   

    The yellow landing gear leaning against the garage door look familiar for some reason.... JImChuk
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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Just in case you misunderstood, I was just getting you the lengths of my cables from a MK IV.  These are not for sale.  I thought you were going to make up your own, and needed the lengths.  Hope this is of some help. :-)  JImChuk
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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Here you go Steve,  I got around to measuring the cables today.  I measured all three cables, (two carbs, one oil injection pump)  Carb cable housing were end to end 18 1/16" and 22 7/8".  With the cables pulled tight against the belcrank end of the cable housing, I had 4 1/8" from the end of the elbow going into the top of the carb to the closer end of the ball that engages the slide in the carb.,  Both throttle cables were the same in this regard.  The oil pump cable stuck out 2 7/8".  Maybe if your not to confused yet, these pictures will help.  :-)   The first three pictures are of the pump end of the oil pump cable.  JImChuk
    PS  those carb cable housing lengths were for the cables only, and didn't include the elbows that go into the carbs, and the spacer the elbow screws into that you see in the sixth picture 

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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Not an airplane anymore   

    Looks good.  But a warning, if you are used to landing a round nose Kitfox now, this cowling may cause you problems.  You will have to get used to being able to see over the nose in a three point landing. :-)  Kind of joking there, but  I'm really not a fan of the Kitfox cowl and the way it stuck up 6" higher than it needed to.  I'm bouncing ideas around in my head on what I'm going to do for a cowling my self.  I'm inclined to make a mold and make a nose bowl and then use aluminum for the rest of the cowl.  Kind of like a Chief or Champ did, although, the original nose bowls on them were aluminum as well.  I'm going to need 4 of them eventually if I ever get all my projects done.  I did figure out that the Avid Jabiru cowl will cover a 912 in a Kitfox very nicely, and is only 1 1/2" above the prop flange at the front.  Maybe that's the way I'll end up going.  It doesn't match the back at the doors or windshield however.  JImChuk
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Powerfin prop on a 912   

    Yes Mark, they are the F blades.  Long as I'm answering to you Mark, I changed the oil pressure sender on my Jabiru, and now the oil pressure in the MGL agrees with the mechanical gauge I temped in.  (alarm lights are scary, even when I don't believe them)  JImChuk
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  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Powerfin prop on a 912   

    Nobody else have any experience good or bad with Powerfin?  JImChuk
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