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  1. EDMO added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    I figured that Avatar was from your retirement flight!    EDMO
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  2. EDMO added a post in a topic YAMAHA APEX (EFI) 150HP 118# Engines   

    Yamma-Fox,  Sounds good!  Are you through swapping handles?  I was getting dizzy - Don't take much to confuse me. 
    Leni did a real job on that when the site changed and most everyone went back to handles they had before I got on here - The site changed all the posts to the new-old handles.  Still don't know who is Mikesk now.  Was he the one with the big tractor as an Avatar?  I think he was the one making the better pedals?  Took me a day or so to figure out which one was Jim Chuk.  How can I refer someone to buy Mike's pedals if I don't know his handle?  EDMO
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  3. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Agree - Maybe a shield to deflect exhaust heat in area in front of belly radiator?  EDMO
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  4. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Great info Fred.  Looks like with that exhaust you would want to use front radiators instead of a belly radiator?  EDMO
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  5. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    Fred,  Does anyone make mounts for that engine for Avid and Kitfox?   What about exhausts, props and other stuff?  EDMO
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  6. EDMO added a post in a topic Moving wings east to west   

    Kitfox wings are only a foot shorter and the tips are better, and lots more of them around. IMO.   But, I agree with TJay - Vancouver, Bellingham or Seattle should have tubing suppliers and wood ribs are easy to make - Buy better spar inserts from Just Aircraft, or pay more from Kitfox.  EDMO
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  7. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    I was just about to ask the same question TJay - He shows both engines that would be mounted plugs down, like Avids - Kitfox mounts theirs plugs up with the gear box rotated 180 degrees.  EDMO
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  8. EDMO added a post in a topic Moving wings east to west   

    How about one of the Nationwide furniture moving companies - "United Van Lines?" - If there was an 18 wheeler going from Indiana to Seattle, or Vancouver, and had room on his load, that might be a possibility?  Dispatchers know where all the trucks are coming from and where going to.  They pack good too.  Just a thought.  EDMO
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  9. EDMO added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    TJay,  I guess it all depends on how touchy your Jab engine is with rpms - I like the button type with Vernier - I twisted a lot on throttles for constant speed props.   EDMO
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  10. EDMO added a post in a topic Happy Thanksgiving Avidfoxflyer   

    Me Too!  Happy TD.  (My wife got upset because I was saying, "Happy VD" for Veterans' Day!)  Just don't understand women, I guess.  ;<)  EDMO
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  11. EDMO added a post in a topic want to install HKS700E int Kitfox IV   

    Make something simple to mark where your prop flange should be, remove your 503 and set the HKS on the mount and see where you need to be from there.  Maybe some spacers or a new plate is all you need?  EDMO
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  12. EDMO added a post in a topic 1999 kitfox IV engine change   

    TJay,  Was the mount shown above originally for a 503?  Did you have to make a new mounting plate for it, or just put new engine bolt holes in it? 
    My 532 mounts are supposed to fit the 582.  The Kitfox 1 manual had drawings for both the 532 and 503 mounting plates like the one shown under your engine above, but I think they moved the 503 farther forward than the 532.  I believe the rubber mounts were all in the same location, so I was thinking that they only used one mount with different plates.    EdMO
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  13. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    The cowl, I think covers your windshield bottom and air pressure is pushing it towards the plane -  I was talking about the front of the doors, especially with some kind of tape underneath, might be in a high-pressure wind stream that could get under them, or suck them outward? - That is why I thought they should be more secure in the front.  "Anything that can come loose, will come loose, sooner or later."   Who knows what the tape will do in the future? - I trust bolts.   EDMO
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  14. EDMO added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    10 pound Brown trout!  Small by Canadian and Alaska standards, but huge here - My sister-in-law and her husband go trout fishing a lot - they weigh their tiny trout in ounces - guess that is something in minikilos!  ;<)    Is that the same weight stone as in Curling?  Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Day.  Maybe you have Trout instead?  My Thanksgiving meal used to be Alaska King Crab legs, Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, Beer-battered Halibut and Scallops.   I was very Thankful to get to live in Alaska for about 11 years!  EDMO
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  15. EDMO added a post in a topic Wanted: Kitfox GSC Aluminum Spinner Backer Plate   

    Yes, 7" - Your friend got lucky.  Sending you a PM.   EDMO
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  16. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    I believe I would use a few more bolts on the front - a piece of lexan could do some major damage to fuselage, wings or the tail if it comes loose, not to mention the extreme discomfort to the pilot.    EDMO
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  17. EDMO added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    Stone is an old English measurement used for weight - a man weighs x many stones, and was x axe handles tall - I think a stone weighed about 16 or 16 1/2 pounds?   That may also be the weight of the stone they use in Curling games?
    A horse was so many "hands" tall.     A rod is about 16 1/2? feet long. 
    A cubit was the length of an arm from elbow to fingers - how is that for accuracy for building an Ark !  ;<)
    And now I have to use a caliper that reads both in inches and sillymeters, and keep two sets of wrenches in my truck!
    "Old English" EDMO
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  18. EDMO added a post in a topic Wanted: Kitfox GSC Aluminum Spinner Backer Plate   

    I will look late today or after Turkey Day - I have an old 3-blade GSC (KF 1 or 2) (532) and the spinner is cracked - may have the plate?  My spinner was not large - guessing 6" or 8" ?  If I have it I will give it to him.   I've got a couple of 12" undrilled, unused spinners with minor dents in them with new front and back plates I would sell.  EDMO
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  19. EDMO added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Vance,  Regarding the doors - I would use the same attachments you used on the windshield plus some of the other ideas the guys posted.  The bolts take more time and trouble to put in, but with the cushion I think they are less apt to make the Makrolon crack than rivets pulled too tight.  Possibly, you could drill bolt holes all the way through the tubes between the old rivet holes and the tape and/or paint should hide them.  I think most put too many rivets in the doors.  EDMO
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  20. EDMO added a post in a topic How to tell if it's a MKIV   

    Has the site gone nuts on this, showing 46,996 views?  really?  I SEE NOW, that this thread was started in 2010,  maybe so, and the number keeps going up.  WOW Leni, you really have amassed a following with a great site!  Thanks again, EDMO
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  21. EDMO added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    No worry Doug, and I think maybe in Dustyland they measure in Kilos or some silly "moon-distance" measurement, which turned out to be incorrect?  How did descendants of King Artherland ever get so divided? (The Russians and Trump did it!)    Just kidding Dusty - How many "Stones" does your bird weigh?  Ha!  EDMO
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  22. EDMO added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Anyone building want some new Kitfox Quarter windows in frames?  I tried one of them in Kitfox 2 fuselage and they look like they fit.  Also have some heavier quarter windows from a factory bird with mounting hinges and a old-style auto/truck smoking/vent window lock so you can pivot open & closed that could work.  Donno what new prices are from Kitfox - check it out if interested.  I couldn't get to the shop today for photo - maybe after Turkey Day?  EDMO
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  23. EDMO added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    As usual, you are correct Doug - I guess I had a brain fart while typing, or wife must have said something to distract me, or dog barked?  What can I say?  18" rib centers for Avid STOL, and all Kitfoxes 1-4.    EDMO
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  24. EDMO added a post in a topic "beefing up / modifying" structures a BAD idea???   

    Totally agree Jim - "it's MY ass"!  Not all of us are Aeronautical Engineers, or even Engineers, but most have enough common sense to see that something could be made stronger when it has failed so many times before. 
    On the more professional side, as an AMT/A&P, just look at how many ADs, STCs and changes have been made to factory and experimental planes.  If there was no dream or scheme, then how would the Stits Playmate have ever become the Van's RV - How would Avid become Kitfox and so many others that have been modified?  How would John Larsen ever made the Pursang and Airdale which brought the Fat Avids, Avid+, etc, and started the idea of me trying to put separate flaps and ailerons on my bird?  Keep on changing, IMO. 
    I am sure that Budd Davidson had some valid points, although I wrote this without reading his article, but after reading what Jim Chuk wrote - Got to be honest in writing this.  EDMO
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  25. EDMO added a post in a topic Wingtips discussion   

    If I remember from reading the Riblett letter long ago, I think he said the chord should be about 1.5" or 3" longer, but could be mistaken on that?  Thicker could give more lift, but slower cruise - maybe?  Look at Zenith.   
    I don't think that tips mean as much for STOL as they do for decreasing drag for cruise, although squared tips add more wing area / lift than rounded tips, such as Kitfox tips compared to Avid tips - the Short-wing Pipers have proved that with their aftermarket Hoerner style squared chord tips. 
    Not to sound at all like picking favorites, but I think that Dean made the rounded Avid tips like the Pipers as an economical way for the homebuilder to make them without having to buy fiberglass tips.  The Kitfox tips can be put on any Avid and should improve STOL a little by adding wing area and lift, but is it worth the expense and weight?  The droop tips are heavy - The Hoerner tips are lighter.
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