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#1 Boat

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

I need either a new nose gear or plans to build one for my Avid Flyer Mark IV

 

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#2 Jim Chuk

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

If you don't have the nose gear tube welded in, you might consider this nose gear.  It is the later Kitfox style nose gear.   It was mounted on an Avid MK IV.  I never flew with it, it came with my last MK IV that was set up as a taildragger when I got it.  Jim Chuk

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

Boat,

      There has to be more to the story?  Did your plane have one?  What happened?

ChrisB is the one with most experience.  I sent sketches of the spring-loaded attachment to Steve N166???, I think -

Chris had one on his old plane, and now has a custom-built on his new plane.  I have one.  They are no longer made.

For the stock Avid, I donno.  I have parts and plans for two different custom ones for my Foxy, but wont fit yours.

EDMO 

Do you have the mains set for nose gear?

Amienoel put one on her plane.


Edited by Ed In Missouri, 15 April 2014 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

Perhaps the picture didn't come through on the post.  I may need to replace the nose gear on the Avid - the gear worked fine and I would like to replace it with the same gear if either one is available someplace or someone has the original plans to build one from


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#5 Ed In Missouri

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

I see the photo of a normal-looking Yellow nose-dragger - Why do you need to replace the nose gear if it works fine?  These nose gears are fairly scarce.  Just trying to help.

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Edited by Ed In Missouri, 15 April 2014 - 09:19 PM.


#6 Jim Chuk

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:14 PM

I didn't realize you were showing a picture of your plane.  Thought it was just a picture of an Avid to illustrate what you were talking about.  Jim Chuk



#7 Ed In Missouri

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:42 PM

Jim,

      Is that a custom cover on the yellow Avid, or does someone sell them?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:57 AM

Ed,  I don't understand what you are asking me... Jim Chuk



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:05 AM

Guess I should have asked the owner about the cover on the yellow Avid - wanted to know if it was commercial or homemade.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:53 AM

It looks just like my Bruce's Custom Cover I have for my Kitfox.

https://www.aircraft...g-single-engine

They have them listed under Avid and SkyStar (for Kitfox).
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

The cover is a "stock" "lightweight" (5 lbs) cover from Bruce's Covers for the Avid.

 

I need the nose gear because the one on the Avid was bent while towing it through some grass that had a deep rut from a mower.


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#12 Ed In Missouri

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:22 PM

Only advice I can give is to remove yours and fix or make a duplicate, unless someone has one for sale. 

  ChrisB bought a RANS Tundra fork and made his.

I've got a fork and pivot shaft for a Cessna 172, and a complete Piper TriPacer setup, and no idea of how close it would be to yours.

Thanks for the info on the cover.

EDMO


Edited by Ed In Missouri, 16 April 2014 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Since I'd like to make a nose gear for mine (and also new main gear, since they are different for a nose gear configuration), depending on where you are at I'd be happy to help get the measurements and maybe make some drawings.

I'm in central illinois, but travel for business a lot, so wherever you are may work at some point.

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:00 PM

The "Builders Manual Part 3" online in the forum has a drawing for the front fork and mains on page 5.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

I should mention that my nose-gear is not sprung, but is steerable by a bell-crank attached to the rudder peddles.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for the tip on the manuals. Unfortunately, they won't open after I download them.  Adobe complains the document root is missing or invalid.  Sigh, it has been that kind of day.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

Mark,

     Maybe someone can get it and post it for you on Files and Forms?

EdMO

I just tried and it wont open for me either!


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#18 ChrisB

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

my friend Max has a couple of original Avid Nose forks. He might be willing to let one go. I need to get him on this board.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:45 PM

Does your original nose fork have the doubler installed? That was something everyone was supposed to do that strengthened it considerably.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:09 AM

ChrisB,

      What is the diameter of the pivot tube - Not the support tube -  I am still looking for a chrome tube.

EDMO






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