TJay

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  1. TJay added a post in a topic Fixing the cowl   

    9460 worked for me
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  2. TJay added a post in a topic Fixing the cowl   

    I did that same thing holds them nice and tight
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic VGs/ uncambered airfoils and drag   

    I would like to know what wing doesn't stall at 45 degree bank flying  50mph? That is a pretty steep turn in slow flight be careful doing that stuff.
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  4. TJay added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    There is no question about it if you want to run any sort of cooling devices under the cowl you need to have the cowl installed or you will hit the red line soon. My Jabiru uses cooling ducts to cool the heads. I tried to run it with the cowl off thinking the air from the prop would cool that engine. Ha Not a chance with in 5 minutes My head temps were close to red line. Installed the cowl and they stay nice and cool.
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    That doesn't look like the standard 670 muffler? Are you gonna try it with the 582 muffler?
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

    Your limited to 6 gallons with aluminum. Flexing happens with the bigger ones.
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  7. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    looks great Mr. Keep plugging along
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic matco TW cam releases   

    Is there a way to make them not release? I have the 45 and they seem to release quite easily.
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic Progress on the extended wings   

    Looks like you did a really nice Job Randy
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic soft brakes?   

    Now that you talk about that I do have a set of mc-4 laying somewhere Ill see if I can find them somewhere. And if they work. I bought them through Wentworth aircraft. If not ill let you know. Which are better Matco of Grove?
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  11. TJay added a post in a topic soft brakes?   

    They are 1/2 ED
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic Model 1 Kitfox   

    Thanks Jim that is real close to how I did mine I just didn't have any more pictures
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic Model 1 Kitfox   

    You are so so dead nuts on. One thing always leads to another. Seat pan, your making new doors, Fabric work is way more time consuming, Cutting tubes out and changing angles means transferring loads in different directions, but it does make it more roomie. The Model one is really bad had that tube right up against my hip,
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic soft brakes?   

    Ok got the brakes apart Don't see anything wrong with them other than lots of assembly grease left over inside. Also they don't look anything like the MC-1 rebuild kit shows? Any thoughts?


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  15. TJay added a post in a topic Model 1 Kitfox   

    door bottoms are a little different but not by much. I have about 30minutes taxi time in it now and It feels plenty wide for me. Thing goes nice and strait down the runway I sure do like that. Gonna head to the airport soon here and pull the master cylinders apart, See what I can find.
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  16. TJay added a post in a topic I've got it covered......   

    26 hrs nice work Jim. I cant wait to say that.
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  17. TJay added a post in a topic 1986 XT600 Survivor   

    That's so cool I was 5 years old in that year ha. I bought my first bike when I was 12 years old.  I had to spend 6 days a week all summer long on a roof shingling.  After I made my first 350 bucks my dad took me to purchase my first bike it was a DT175 I bet I put 30 thousand miles on that thing. Good Memory's  thanks for the flash back ha.
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  18. TJay added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    60 dollars a Piece what a load of crap. Any motorcycle shop should be able to get you any jet you want for 5 or 10 bucks a piece
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  19. TJay added a post in a topic Starting my kitfox 1 build pictures here   

    TJay
    Dihedral is  set to 1 degree. Its just where I think they look the best.
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  20. TJay added a post in a topic Model 1 Kitfox   

    Once all the bugs are worked out I will do some flight testing. My home brew widening is nothing special

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  21. TJay added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Model 1 Kitfox
    Thought I should snap a few pics before I muddy it all up.





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  22. TJay added a post in a topic soft brakes?   

    No Idea what they are here is a pic.

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  23. TJay added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    soft brakes?
    Ok as stubborn as I am its time to ask for some help
    what I have done so far is
    new soft brake pads and bled brakes from the bottom up and again top down and changed the geometry of the pedals 
    definitely have great breaks when they work but this is what I am having.
    When I take my feet completely off the pedals and then put them back on and press the brakes the stopping power is awesome. But when I press the pedals then release  them just a bit then push on them hard I have no brakes at all.  I must let the masters completely come all the way back to work. Is this a sign of masters that need to be rebuilt or still air in the lines? What do you guys think?
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  24. TJay added a post in a topic HOw to bend the gear   

    You guys ever notice its always the drivers side getting bent. Good chance there all flying in with the nose of the bird a little off to the right.
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  25. TJay added a post in a topic Control Column Chaos   

    I'm with Fred on this one. I know Kitfox had an AD to remove it from the front and place it on the rear but no matter what way I tried mine would bind and would for sure bent the rod end. So I installed it on the front anyway I shove the stick I can wiggle the rod end with my fingers. As far as hitting the bottom the easy fix is file a little material off the top of that red control arm where it meets the seat truss and put a washer under it. That should raise it up a bit . And the inside you should easily be able to shorten the rod and re tap the inside of the tube. By the way that is a really nice paint job.
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