1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic List of DARs   

    Thanks Paul.  That is the list I looked at a while back. Don't know why I couldn't find it now.  I did call the two guys near Duluth, neither of them does experimental aircraft.  I know some DARs work with Cirrus aircraft in Duluth.  I'll have to talk to the guy in Sauk Rapids, Mn.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Well this thread has been dormant for a long time, about time I updated it.  Finally started to put some clothes on this baby.  At this point, maybe we would just say underpants..... Hopefully I can do the sides and top tomorrow afternoon/evening.  The wings have been done for almost 2 years, so the plan is to get the rest of this ready to spray and paint it out.  Then as long as I have the spray booth set up, I'll spray out the Kitfox 3 I picked up a week ago.  It's a plan anyway, we'll see how much life gets in the way of that.  Weather starts to cool around here in late September, so that's a bit of a deadline for my painting.  JImChuk



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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic List of DARs   

    Thanks Bandit, I know there was one in Duluth as well, but he has moved away.  I even talked to the FAA in Minneapolis a week ago, and the gal told me to look on the FAA web site, but I didn't find it there.  I know I've seen it before, just cant find it now.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    List of DARs
    I know I have seen one somewhere, but can't find it now.  Does anyone have a link to a list of FAA approved DARs?  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing hoses on a Rotax 582   

    The hardware store stuff is not any good.  At least not for your purpose.  Get the 3/8" shock cord from Aircraft Spruce.  JImChuk
    www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/shockcord.php
     
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    So sorry for you Fred,  I've been there myself, and know how you are feeling.  No doubt lots of could ofs, should ofs going through your mind about now.  The important thing to keep in mind though is:  You're ok, and the damage is much less than it could have been.  Fix it, and fly again.  Again,  sorry for you.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing hoses on a Rotax 582   

    Don't really have any pictures or vids of it.  Kitfox Dave had one on utube, it's for a Kitfox, so the seat truss is a bit different, but maybe you'll get the idea.  JImChuk
     
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 grey head   

    Just a couple of days ago, I took a never run grey head in to a local shop that does my work.  I told them to put in new seals and gaskets, and do a complete inspection of the engine inside and out.  As far as worth, that probably depends on whether you are asking a buyer or sellor.  New blue head is $5612 in my new LEAF catalog with no gearbox.  That adds another $1000-$2000 onto the price.  Add more for the B box with electric start.  Interestlngly, they no longer show a C gearbox for sale.  Just the B and E.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    The tanks do add to the structure.  If there is no tank, then there are aluminum braces in those bays.  Also, when removing it, be careful not to damage the spars.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    I have some Kitfox aluminum tanks, but as long as you went through the effort of opening up the wing, I would find a fiberglass tank to put in.  Aluminum tanks were subject to cracking from the flex in the wing.  I would run an add on here, TeamKitfox and barnstormers for a fiberglass Avid wing tank.  Kitfox tanks are slightly different but would probably work as well with some slight fairing.  I think Doug H had a post where he showed the differences in the wing ribs between the Avid and Kitfox.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Northeast Nebraska Aerobat speedwing   

    Welcome to the group.  What's that they say, only dumb question is one that doesn't get asked.... I've been know to come up with a dumb answer on occasion.   So feel free to fire away.  :-)  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tank leak   

    Are they aluminum or fiberglass tanks?  Either way, I would try to slosh them first with KBS coatings fuel tank sealer, or something like that.  It would cost you  some dollars, and be a waste of time if it doesn't work, but maybe it will seal up and be well worth it.  JImChuk
    https://www.kbs-coatings.com/
     
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Just incase any one is following this thread, and not the rest of them, I have a C gearbox, 3-1 ratio with about 200 hrs on it that I might sell.  Send me a PM if interested. JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Catalina on barnstormers
    Just saw this on barnstormers.  Doesn't seem like a lot of money.... JImChuk
    AVID CATALINA • $13,000 • ACCEPTING OFFERS • Avid Catalina 40 hours TT on Rotax 582 excellent craftmanship all books Warp drive nickel edge prop • Contact Lloyd Weatherly, Owner - located Wittmann, AZ USA • Telephone: 6025683845 • Posted July 16, 2018
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  15. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    C gear box for sale
    Hi all,  a while back, I acquired a C gear box.  3 - 1 gear ratio in it.  200 hrs time on it.   If anyone is interested in it, send me a private message.  JImChuk
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  16. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Ronin's KFIII Build Thread   

    Funny thing that you mention this.   About an hour ago, I measured my Kitfox 4 classic fuselage and the new Kitfox 3 project I just picked up.  Hooking on the rear wing spar pin, and measureing to the rudder hinge, I had 10' on both of them.  So at least in mine they are the same length.  the rudder is larger on the Kitfox 4, so if you measure to the back of the rudder, then the 4 is longer..  I've proved my self wrong again  :-) JImChuk
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  17. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    The other site
    Wondering what happened to TeamKItfox forum.  It seems they are off the air for the last few days.  JImChuk
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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanted: big tires for 6" wheels   

    Picture doesn't show up for me.  JImChuk
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Foggy Morning   

    How many hours now TJay?  Got some more performance info for us?  Nice pictures by the way.   JImChuk
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  20. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank markings/ inspection soon   

    Can you show how you did the LED light's?  That sounds like a good idea.  JImChuk
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  21. 1avidflyer added a topic in Kitfox III   

    Latest project. Kitfox 3
    A while back, Larry advertised a Kitfox 3 project that was located near him in Wi.  I ended up buying it, and went down there yesterday to pick it up.  It was at Larry's hangar, so I got to meet him there.  Wow, everything was nice there.  Nice airport, nice hangar, nice Champ and of course the very nice Mangy Fox parked in it.  Oh what am I forgetting.  It was very nice to put a face to some one from the AFF forum, and he also was very nice!  Thanks again Larry for being so helpful in all of this.  Picked up a nice trailer while I was there to haul the Kitfox home on.  Only things not so nice was I left home before 6 AM, drove over 600 miles round trip and got home about midnight.  Saw lots of deer in Wisconsin, one from way to close.  It was getting foggy, the windshield was hard to see out of and all of a sudden my friend who went with me starts yelling.  "deer. DEer, DEER!.  Don't know how I didn't hit that deer, he was standing right in the middle of my lane, and didn't know what to do, but finally started to run away from me.  That gave me just enough room to not run him over.  Good thing that trailer pulls so nice and follows so well.  I was on the brakes for all they were worth.  At any rate,  I didn't feel like moving all that fast this morning.  Got everything unloaded though and got the plane in it's new home.  Here are a few pictures of the plane, one as we are driving down the road, another parked in my yard this morning, and then finally in the hangar.  Not sure what engine I will put on this plane, if I can keep it light enough, I'm tempted to put an HKS on it.  Or maybe a 912.  It came with a never ran 582 that I will have a local shop go through, for a complete internal inspection and new seals.  I have the mount for the 582 as well.  Any way, been a busy couple of days, but at least they were NICE!  JImChuk



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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank markings/ inspection soon   

    Tried to find a picture, but didn't.  What I did was run a piece of 1 1/2" wide tape  on the tank, up the center of  window you show.  Marked flying on one side of the tape on the top of the rib, parked on the other. Add 3 gallons in parked position.   Put a short line on the fuel level, and marked 3 gallons on the tape.  Set the tail up on a stand to get it in flying position, marked that on the other side of the tape.  Add 3 more gallons, marked 6 gallons on flying side, lowed plane to parked, marked other side of tape at the 6 gallon amount.  Kept going like that until I had marks all the way up to 12 gallons.  Did the other tank the same way.  Not the prettiest, but worked.  But using that method, you can get as fancy as you want.  JImChuk
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Reduced Dihedral   

    Ya, your right.  It's 12:30, I drove over 600 miles today, and picked up a Kitfox project.  Just winding down before I try to go to sleep.  My brain must be a bit muddled.  I suppose if you removed one of the doubler plates the wing bolts/pins fit through, redrilled and reattached a new one, that would work, but lots of work for a little looks, and probably reduced stability in the airplane for the effort??  JImChuk
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rib tail reinforcements   

    Service bulletin was for a Kitfox.  Their rib is a little bit different on the back end.  JImChuk
    PS search feature is my friend.  Here it is.  www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/1200-flapperon-hinges/#comment-7286
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  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Reduced Dihedral   

    I would guess that the fastest way to do it would be to shorten the lift struts.  But why do you want to?  JImChuk
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