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Airwolf, 7 June
Posted 7 June
Looking good . I cant wait to start painting mine .
yeah it's a very big satisfaction when you see your aircraft takin' shape
I got mine as a flying project . It's ugly but it flies . Someone who owned it painted it with a brush and house paint at some point. Now with the new nose it definitely needs paint
Posted 8 June
Now with the new nose it definitely needs paint
So how does that work when its always hot, Usually I wait to do my airplane work when there is snow on the ground,
Mine was a flying project too, the only good thing was the blue 582 with 202 hrs since new and opened for inspection at 200 hrs personally seen from an official Rotax mechanic (prevous owner is a friend of mine so i was there).
Now with the new nose it definitely needs paintSo how does that work when its always hot, Usually I wait to do my airplane work when there is snow on the ground,
Depending on how hot and humid really . It's usually just drying faster that's about it. I have to paint often so I'm used to painting in the heat .
Posted 9 June
Looks great! I noticed that your Avid does not have the fuselage strengthening modification that was required in the UK. Would be good information for anyone with the fabric covering off to add, IMHO. Attached is the (rather crude) drawing I received from the UK Avid kit importer showing the changes mandated. Takes a bit to understand the drawing, but there were two additional struts from the behind the seat back cluster to the lower side fuselage longerons and vertical bracing on the tubing over the fuselage lift strut brackets. I also see that your flaperon control mixer does not have the adverse yaw reducing F7-a modification. That would be a relatively simple fabrication to add.
Edit: spelling + pic!
Posted 9 June
Where did you attach the drawing Doug? I don't see it. (with either eye) :-) JImChuk
I was too quick on the click!
Why that structural modification?
Posted 10 June
I believe the UK Civil Aviation Authority required the modification. I assume they were concerned about the fuselage strength or crumple tendency after investigating an Avid Flyer accident incident. I googled real quick for it but did not find any Airworthiness Directive, did find a Mandatory Permit Directive regarding an elevator stop that I wasn't aware existed.
Posted 14 June
ready for paint the livery
Posted 15 June
Looks good I can't wait until I repaint mine I'm jealous.
LOL you're going to use the same light blue or you change colour?
It's going to be a charcoal grey color with lime green stripes . Going with the old school hot rod paint job .
oh, like the new factory's Kitfox STI
Posted 15 June
No clue I haven't seen one I'll have to take a look. Just looked mine will be darker grey . I'll also have more green with my strut braces and stuff like that the powder coated purple my spinner is.
Posted 16 June
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