1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic hershey bar wings   

    Didn't Chris B have extended wings on his Avid plus, and had to shorten them because of binding in the flaperons?  On the other hand, seems that Suberavid had longer wings as well, and didn't have binding.  Wonder what the difference was?? JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 performance   

    My Avids with 582s would fly at 70-75 mph at about 5100.  At that rate it should get off the ground easy, but of course take a good bit longer as was already stated.  As I've mentioned before, a friend of mine had the same engine as you in his Avid A model.  I flew it once myself.  No speed demon for sure, but it got him  and his 235 lbs off the ground and flying up to about 75 or so top speed.  I think his climb was 600 ft per minute at the best.  That was with a 66" two blade powerfin prop.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Been a while   

    Welcome back Joey,  good to hear all is well.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Weird idea   

    Pretty much like a lawn chair except looks like metal straps instead of the nylon strapping was used.  Could probably use the nylon straps in your plane as well.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    Well I got the hydraulic cylinder back today.  $140 and it's good to go.  The way the lock ring works on these cylinders is you actually tighten the gland nut up, and the lock ring gets pushed out of that hole in the side of the cylinder.  Once the lock ring is out, you unscrew the gland nut.  But at the price I had to pay, maybe I wouldn't work on the next one myself.  Road Machinery and Supply had given me a quote of $750, and so I would say it's best to shop around.  Anyway, it's back on the backhoe, and all is good.  Even got to go for a short flight after the cylinder was installed and working.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Taildragger Brotherhood   

    Nice video as always!  Just wondering though, when you clone yourself like that, how do you decide who gets to fly the plane?    JImChuk
    PS  sure wish I could clone myself when I need that third hand when I'm working alone.  (almost always)
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Any experience with Powerfin Props?   

    I think the largest powerfin is 74" diameter.  I would think that a 2 blade 74" on a 3-1 gearbox would work fine.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic A beautiful night to give my granddaughter a ride   

    I'm to busy to go fishing, only do it a little in the winter down south.,  
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic A beautiful night to give my granddaughter a ride   

    When I went flying Sunday, it was still somewhat hazy, but nothing like Saturday.  Yesterday, seemed clear, but I didn't fly.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic AVID PHONE NUMBER   

    Just looked on their site, and see they have flapeons for 580.  Ribs are 45.  Not a bad price considering how hard it is to find these parts sometimes.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Is this tail spring bent?   

    Actually, I think what you are seeing is a removable chain link that is connected to the rudder horn on the rudder.  And the Kitfox does use a clamp of sorts to hold the leaf springs together that is right at the end of the fuselage.  Nick, just looked at my picture again, and maybe you are referring to the clamp I just mentioned.  It is a factory part on the Kitfox though, not something I added.  JImChuk
    PS,  just dug through a bunch of pictures, and I see on my Kitfox 1, it doesn't have the factory clamp like later models.  Here is a picture of the Kitfox 4 showing the clamp.  

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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Is this tail spring bent?   

    The Kitfox and Avid springs are not the same.  The Avid has the single bend in it, and the Kitfox one is curved.  This picture is of my Kitfox 4 and it shows the shape the Kitfoxes use.  But either way, the angle of the pivot axis is the important thing, as Nick says in his post.  JImChuk

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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic A beautiful night to give my granddaughter a ride   

    Nice pictures.  The young lady is having a good time with her grandad.  She will remember those times for the rest of her life most likely.    Are you getting any of the smoke from the peat fires up in NW Minnesota?   We covered with it.  Airport said 4 miles visability, but their eyes must be better then mine.  Here was the view at 600' AGL over my strip an hour ago.  I've got 2 grandkids that are 4 and 6.  Got to take them flying one of these days.  JImChuk
    PS,  hope I'm not in any way hijacking your thread
     


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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    Serial # is 1677.  Bought in 2008.  JImChuk
    PS  at the rate I'm going on the Kitfox 4 it will be a long time before I need another project, and I have another one already in the line up :-)  
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    I took it over to a guy that does that kind of work in his machine shop.  While there, I looked at a Zenith CH 601 with Jabiru 120 HP engine that his dad was building.  Dad passed, and it 's been sitting there for a while taking up space.....  hmmmm  JImChuk
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  16. 1avidflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    Funny youtube videos
    Been laughing at these cartoons of late, there are a lot of them of the same two guys.  Cave men, and no English spoken.  The one guy always starts doing something, and the second guy tries to suggest improvements.  My wife says it's just guy humor after I showed her this one about bottled water.  If you like this one, there are lots more of them if you look.  Anyway enjoy.  (or not :-)  JImChuk
     
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  17. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    I had it still attached on the butt end to the backhoe, and had a pipewrench and 8' pipe for a cheater and it didn't move.  Should have maybe put some heat to it as well.  Maybe it's loaded up with lock tight.  JImChuk
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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    No holes for a spanner, just a 6 point nut shape on the end of the gland.  If you look at the first picture, you can just see the flattened areas.  I'm going to call a local shop tomorrow and see about taking it to them.  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    I have a manual for the tractor, but that's all it's for, doesn't cover the loader or backhoe..  Your right though, I should get the rest of the manuals.  JImChuk
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  20. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????   

    Nope, just the one hole.  Looked at it again, and still don't see any other locking bolts or anything like that.  JImChuk
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  21. 1avidflyer added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Pulling a hydraulic cylinder apart????
    Hi guys, I'm sure some one on here has done this sort of thing, I'm needing to replacing the packing on one cylinder on my Massy Ferguson 300 backhoe.  It has some kind of a lock ring it seems that keeps the end cap from unscrewing.  I've looked on youtube, and don't find any like it being taken apart.  Anybody ever run across one of these?  And disassembled it especially?   I always try to fix things myself rather then take them in, and it usually works.   Must be some kind of trick on this, but at the moment I don't know what it is.  Thanks,  JImChuk
     


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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hillbilly Fox   

    Right after I typed my post, I though about how if your AW was issued pre 1991, it required an FAA inspection for a major change.  Fortunatly that is no longer the case under the later rules.  Still need to go back into phase 1 and notify the FAA, but at least you don't have to wait for them to come and inspect.  JImChuk
    PS,  Nick, almost every time I've dealt with the FAA, they have been nice and didn't live up to the mantra we've bestowed on them.  Maybe I just got good ones and also, I was always polite and didn't argue with them.  
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hillbilly Fox   

    Curious why you have to call the FAA inspector....  JImChuk
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 2-stroker stuff... What's it worth?   

    I may be interested in the hydro balancer, but I'll let someone else suggest a price.  JImChuk
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  25. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 4 on barnstormers
    Here is another one.  582 Rotax.  JImChuk
    KITFOX IV-1200 • $24,500 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Rotax 582, built 1994,435TT 118 since rebuild. SkyBeacon & Stratus ADSB • Contact George R Thatcher, Owner -  located Asheville, NC United States • Telephone: 828.712.6064 • 828.665.0565 • Posted June 26, 2019
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