lv2plyguitar

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About lv2plyguitar

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  • Birthday 02/05/1967

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  1. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    hershey bar wings
    Good Afternoon,
    I just damaged my fiberglass wing tip on the original Avid C wing.  I want to square the wing tips and install an air dam.  Wondering if you guys know of any pre-made kits for that?  How should I go about this?  Also what is the maximum safe length I can extend from existing wing spar.
    Thanks
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  2. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    Yes that's my next plan.  I just tow it to the airport 3 miles away at 35 mph.  However I do intend to haul it to Valdez so the gust locks are a good idea.
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  3. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    That's a good idea.  Get that done this Sunday.
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  4. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    Yes that's my next step.  Also need to put something smooth under and in front of wheels because the grating will wear a hole in tire.  Do you have a picture of your strap setup? 
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  5. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Avid Trailer
    I put my hand to first big welding job.  Turned out pretty good.  Bought a Jon boat trailer with 1000 lb capacity at Sportsmans warehouse and customized to fit my Avid.  Pretty simple to do but time consuming. 

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  6. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Wanted: Rotax 912 Engine Mount Avid Flyer   

    Those are very rare at this point.  You may need to get one manufactured.
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  7. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    26" Ultralight Bushwheel
    Morning Friends,
    I am considering purchasing the 26" ultralight bushwheel for my Avid C.  they weigh 9.5 lbs less (each tire) than my existing 26" Alaskan bushwheel.  So my total weight savings would be 19 lbs.  Do any of you have feedback on this particular tire?  Below is a link with more information about tire.
     
    https://www.airframesalaska.com/26-Ultralight-Alaskan-Bushwheels-p/26126.r2.htm
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  8. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Selling Parts   

    It seems like financial powers are consolidating for something.  Definitely need to be watchful to protect our freedom before we become like the European union.
     
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  9. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Model "C" 912ULS Conversion   

    I have an Avid C with the 912 ULS.  The best option is to use the Rotax ring mount.  The mount from firewall to ring mount will need to be custom made.  Leni on this forum can make a mount for or somebody local.  Kitfox has the isolator mount.  In all your probably looking a 2k or more.  So In summary there are three different mounts involved.  1. the mount from firewall to isolator mount.  2.  the isolator mount that comes from Kitfox and 3. the ring mount for engine.  You'll want to hold mount 1 as close to firewall as possible because if its to long you will get CG issues with the short avid c fuselage But you want it long enough so the air filters clear the firewall. 
    Best of Luck.
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  10. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Selling Parts
    Hey a lot of us use paypal to pay for parts, etc.  Please read the attached and consider never using paypal again.
    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/paypal-has-politically-weaponized-the-financial-system-by-aligning-with-hard-left
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  11. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Lake George Ice Cave Trip
    Last week has been fantastic flying weather.  Virtuallly calm all over Mat-su Valley.  Took advantage and flew three trips to lake George.  During the summer, part of the glacier broke off and floated in the lake.  Winter came and froze it in place and waaa laaa an ice cave.




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  12. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Take off Angle   

    Okay.  Glad to help anytime.
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  13. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Take off Angle
    Randy Tyler got his new rotax 912 uls with Zipper kit 115hp installed.  Shortened his takeoff distance to a quarter of what it was.  I have the same engine setup in my AVID C.  Below are some pictures that show take off angle.  I can hold the AVID C at that angle with 50 mph climb until my nerves give up.  Randys take off climb is greatly improved.  I think he dropped 64 lbs by going with Rotax instead of Subaru. 


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  14. lv2plyguitar added a post in a topic Kitfox IV 912 exhaust   

    Looks good Randy. 
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  15. lv2plyguitar added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    2018 7.0 Alaska Earthquake Damage Vine Road
    I took the Avid for a stroll on Sunday to video tape the Vine road damage.  My house was hit hard with nothing left on shelves.  Amazingly stuff was flying over my airplane in garage but it was not damaged.  Fast forward to 1:38 to see vine road damage.
     
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