birddog486

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  1. birddog486 added a post in a topic Splicing spars to extend wings   

    I added three feet. I think that makes it the standard long wing length. If your wing is already built it wouldn't be the best idea to extend it more than 3' if you've built in the washout that the plans call for. The 2" of washout adds a lot of drag and extending beyond 3' could make the negative performance outweigh the benefits of the longer wing
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  2. birddog486 added a post in a topic Splicing spars to extend wings   

    I used Avids instructions when I extended my aerobatic speedwing. Use a 12" piece of .083 spar with about a 1/2" strip cut out lengthwise. mark a line at 6"and put a slight taper on both ends. squeeze with hose clamps and insert into the spar 6" I found a drill pattern online but there wasn't anything special about it. Pay attention where the slot is located and don't drill to close to those edges.




     
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  3. birddog486 added a post in a topic Avid Interior fabric & Sling Seat   

    yes, I still have them
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  4. birddog486 added a post in a topic Avid tricycle gear   

    Here's the fix if your breaking the bolt for the steering rod.
     
    Travis

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  5. birddog486 added a post in a topic Building question- Mark IV   

    Nope, not fuel. Those are oil lines that run between the engine and oil tank that's fitted under the baggage area.
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  6. birddog486 added a post in a topic Building question- Mark IV   

    here's a couple pics. just make a template from cardboard and cut a notch that will fit under the rear brace tube. I have about a 1/2" overlap in the center and there attached with some 1/4 long sheet metal screws into the tubes
     
     



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  7. birddog486 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    How to decide value on 912ULS Avid
    To make a long story short, after a recent diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, being 6' 2" tall and having joint pain issues in the knees I'm considering selling my 2014 Avid model C approx. 60hrs. with raised skylight and turtledeck. 912ULS(350ish hrs.) extended aerobatic speed wing.
    The plane is setup as a Tri gear now but I have the complete setup for tail dragger including a set of main gear and matco 6" tailwheel. The conversion to tail dragger was complete and approved by the local FSDO after I completed phase 1 and is noted in the logbook, including W&B.
    The Kit was purchased new from Avid by my father in DEC. of 1990 and stored after a couple years. I started construction in 2011 and first flight around June of 2014
    IVO medium 3 blade prop
    Dynon D60 glass panel
    GTR 225 comm
    Garmin GTX 327 transponder
    PS engineering intercom
    GRT 4000 engine monitor 
    ACK E-04 ELT
    AeroLED landing light and Nav/Strobes
    I know the value will be nowhere near whats been invested but I'm looking for opinions on how to value this.
    Travis
     
     

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  8. birddog486 added a post in a topic Avid Nose Wheel Steering Push Pull Tube   

    Here's a simple mod that solves this problem.
     

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  9. birddog486 added a post in a topic IVO Props on 912's?   

    I'm not sure how it compares to other Avids but I have it adjusted for max 5500 climb RPM at 1500FPM solo and cruise at 100 at 5000RPM.
    I've used two different wood props, a Warp and Powerfin on other light planes and the Ivo seems to be the smoothest.
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  10. birddog486 added a post in a topic IVO Props on 912's?   

    I've got the 3 blade 72" Ivo medium on my Avid with 912ULS and it's smooth as glass.
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  11. birddog486 added a post in a topic wing aluminum 12"x12' only one   

    $50
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  12. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    wing aluminum 12"x12' only one
    I only have one piece (enough for one wing) originally from Avid. 12"x12' .016 or .018 thick
    Travis
     

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  13. birddog486 added a post in a topic wing fiberglass   

    I'm not sure which came first, the aluminum or the fiberglass but they served the same purpose which was to make a smooth surface over the false ribs on the top of the wing.
    This sold almost immediately via PM.
    Travis
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  14. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Chrome brake pedals
    These came with the Avid SE kit and add some bling..$30 shipped to the lower US
    Travis

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  15. birddog486 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    wing fiberglass
    This fiberglass sheeting came from the Avid factory in the early 90's
    I have 6 pieces 15"x48" about .032 thick
    Any interest?
    Travis

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