Av8r3400

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic 26" Ultralight Bushwheel   

    The 27” Desser tires are for 8” wheels. 
    This is not the only time I have heard the 26” ultralight tires are prone to damage.  I think it depends greatly on how heavy your plane is.  If you have a 4-500 pound light plane you’d probably be okay.  More than that, I would say go with the Airstreaks.  If you have one of the fat-assed late model 900 pound planes, the “standard” heavy carcass tire would be better. 
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    If it has extended rib tails to hang the flapperons from, it is not a Kitfox-Riblett wing.  These have separate aluminum brackets that the flapperons are attached to.
     
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic anybody knows this guy? (possible scamer)   

    Smells like a scam to me.
     
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    Some photos of the situation may help.
    I sincerely hope it works well for you.
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  5. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    This is getting really frustrating.  
    Every day I have time to go flying, the weather is crap. When the weather is good, I don’t have the time.  
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Arab airplane for sale.   

    Is there still factory support for parts on this?  What about STCs?  If you can't put Bushwheels on it, I'll have to pass.
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    Settled.  Model 2. 
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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

     
     
    The black mount still appears to be a bed mount for a 582, only with the side provision to attach the cowl.  
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox identification   

    Those are definitely undercambered wing ribs. You can see the extended mounts for the flapperons and the undercambered shape clearly.  These are not model IV wings. 
    The doors are flat bottomed so it’s not a 1.  
    This is is either a 2 or 3 model depending on the lift struts. 
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Engine   

    Has throttle body injection (like the Rotec system) ever been tried?
     
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic E-Tec or Polaris 800 conversions   

    Yes there is.  It’s a 582. 
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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    I have an opportunity every year of being involve at the AirVenture UL area.  I’ve seen many of these alternative engines in person.  I see which ones fly and which ones do not.  The last Hog-Air powered plane I saw there was a Pietenpal.  These fly reasonably well with a 40 hp model T or a 75 hp Corvair engine.  With the HD engine it was barely operable on the field.  The next year the plane came back with a Corvair. 
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    It was first flown a couple of times a year ago then abandoned.  I’d bet because it is seriously underpowered.  It was flown, found to be a complete dog, now being dumped for a fraction of what a good flying plane would get.
    I dont buy the comment that after building this plane he all of a sudden decided he needed a twin. 
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic E-Tec or Polaris 800 conversions   


    Ive seen this now a couple of times. Where is this coming from because it is not true.  Rotax still makes the 582 and fully supports it.  They stopped 503 production several years ago, parts can be a challenge, but can be found. 
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic E-Tec or Polaris 800 conversions   

    I've seen several Kitfox 1 airframes successfully fitted with the 912UL engine.
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  16. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Fiberglass wing tanks removal   

    Wingtanks.com is Airdale Sportplane and Supply.  Good luck.
    They are roto-molded polyethylene.
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  17. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic 100 horses in a 4 cylinder with fuel injection. Antique   


    This quote from the website tells you everything you need to know on this engine.  It is a race engine.  It is designed for maximum performance output, not longevity.  Definitely not something that I would fly behind even if the company would sell you one.
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  18. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    The V-Rod engine like most other ATV and Motorcycle engines are integrated with a transmission.  This eliminates them for aviation conversion.
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  19. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Airdale with Harley engine on barnstormers   

    I see why it's only flown a couple of times.  That motor will not make enough power to go anywhere with that plane.
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  20. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    I showed a bottom out last night of -30F.  Wind chill was close to -60F.
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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic 100 horses in a 4 cylinder with fuel injection. Antique   

    Wouldn't be my first choice to trust anybody's life with, a 80 year old two-stroke, with no parts availability, designed to fly a gunnery target - ONCE.
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  22. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    I'd be willing to bet you have an alignment issue.  The larger, softer, smooth tires are allowing more slippage which masks the problem.
    The photo with the 21x800/6 tires on the plane even looks like it has quite a bit of tow out.  With the geometry of that gear, as it moves through it's travel it will make it worse.
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  23. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Coolant   

    I used one of these on my first plane and again on the Mangy when I re-did the firewall forward.
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Coolant   

    The coolant (DexCool) should be changed every 200 hours or so.  Over time the coolant gets more acidic as it reacts with the aluminum.  This slows to near zero the degradation of the block.
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  25. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic YAMAHA RX-1 (140 HP) install in Kitfox 5   

    Wow.
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