Av8r3400

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    The landing path shown in this video turns a very short right base to final, over a tree line, through a narrow cut and finally landing downhill.  It's a challenge.
    The strip is 1200' length in total, including a 200' over run on each end.
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    yup.  Thats the Mangy!
    The guy with the red and white biplane was grounded because of shear incompetence.  He had no idea how to fly it.
     
    At 14:00 I don't look any better...
     
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Water Skimming   

    Kitfox IV
    It's not much different than doing a ski pass on unfamiliar snow.  Carry a bit of speed (60 mph) some flap to keep the nose down and let it sink to a light touch down.  Push the stick forward a bit to keep it on the water and have fun...
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Anyone running a Viking/Honda 110hp engine in a Kitfox or Avid?   

     
     
    Yes.  Jan Eggenfeldner.  I would not give this criminal a penny. 

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  5. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    Looking Awesome, Jim!!
     
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic ACLJ Petition > Defend a Memorial Cross to Honor Vets   

    Make sure to stay pissed off enough to vote in November.  The democRATs take over again and this will be the tip of the iceberg...
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    Started from scratch.  The complete Avid/early Kitfox design is crap IMO.

     

     
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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    What did you do to keep the fabric from pulling the wood toward the rear of the plane as it is shrunk?
    Or do you think the angles of the pieces to one another gives enough strength to resist the rear pull?
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic engin   

    Where, what is the condition and how much?
    If you can buy it right you can re-engine it with a usable engine.
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Latest project. Kitfox 3   

    Overall how were they, Jim?
     
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    NIce...
     
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic AVGAS vs MOGAS   

    I have a hangar neighbor who runs mix all the time in his Champ.  25-75% av to auto.  Runs great and lots less lead to cake things up in the C85.
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Sabaru vs Rotax 912 UL   

    I don't know what you are including to get 215 pounds for a 912.  Maybe with a prop, engine mount, all fluids, battery and a sand bag you can get there.  165-175 with radiator, exhaust and fluids is realistic for a ULS.  198 is what Continental advertises their lightweight O200-D at, not the "standard" O200-A.
    Engines are a very personal choice.  There are plenty of Subaru's flying.  They work, no argument.  It's all what you want.
     
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Sabaru vs Rotax 912 UL   

    After parting out a buddy's Subaru powered Kitfox, the weight of his setup was closer to 260#. 
    I don't know the brand of the conversion, but it used a Ford planetary gearbox.
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Going through the Bing Carbs   

    Gotta be a Subaru.  Never heard of a Holly on anything else...
     
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  16. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rotax 582-90 Parts for Sale   

    I have a friend (non-computer guy) looking for 582 - Avid components.  I will forward you list to him.
    If you've been on the Yahoo forum for a while you know that the VW will be a long, frustrating uphill battle.  I can't name a single successfully flying VW in the Kitfox/Avid community.  I can name several who have tried and either given up and parted out their total project or went with a different engine after much frustration and expense.  
    I wish you luck with it.
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  17. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Subaru Turbo   

    What model Kitfox?  A Subaru is heavy enough.  Adding a turbo to an early plane could mean adding ballast to the tail.
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  18. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Custom Header Build Option   

    Will you add a tail pipe and muffler outside the cowl, like Steve does?
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  19. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    The Green and Silver Super STOL that pancaked in was last year's Silver Lindy Winner.  A total loss. 
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  20. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox FWF parts   

    Gittin' me some 912 action....
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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic How much do 26/27/29/31 inch tires slow you down   

    Specs:
    Classic IV-1200
    105 hp Zipper 912
    78" x 48" Prince fixed pitch prop
    26" Airstreaks
    700# empty weight
    I cruise about 100 mph at 5200 rpm.  I can get 115 at 5800.
    With the large tires I can sustain climb at 1700+ FPM, solo with half fuel.


    With my 21x800-6 tires I am seeing about 3-5 mph more speed at the given power settings and 200 FPM more climb.
     
     
    My old plane, IV-1050, 650#, with 80 hp 912 and 68" 3-blade Warp taper tip, would easily see 15 mph more speed across the board, with a max of 1200 FPM climb when very light.  Takeoff distance was substantially longer.
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    This photo is a friend of mine, Joe "The Point Man" Mapes.  He had an engine-out (Snowmobile 503) with this plane a week earlier.  He flies this Ridge Runner like a Boss!  Window open and elbow in the breeze every time...  So Kool!

     
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  23. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rear view camera   

    By the time you see something on the screen it will be too late.  
    Take the camera and put it on the front for ground taxiing visibility.
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2018 picture thread   

    Flying his fat ass five would be as fun as a root canal...
    @Real FreedomFox
     


    LOL
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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    FIrst:  Glad you are not injured or worse!
    Second:  Crap!
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