Avid Project for Sale


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This is an assemblage of parts I have collected in the process of rebuilding several Avids. The fuselage is a later model, as it has provisions for a nosewheel. I do not know the history, nor is there paperwork.

The wings are speedwings, with heavy walled tubing. Everything needs a good cleaning and inspection, but there is enough there to assemble an airplane. One wingtip needs repair. I have the pieces, I just didn't do it as I was considering extending the wings. There will need to be some cutting and fitting done at the horiz stab, and a new set of "v" struts made. That's all the major stuff. There is an engine mount and a rudder. I have the controls. Matco wheels and brakes.

It is on conventional gear.  I do not have the nose gear hardware. Everything firewall back, $2500. I have too many projects and not nearly enough time to finish them. Time to thin the herd.

Bob McCaa

Lewistown Pa.  (Aircraft at KRVL)

717 363 7552

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Bob, can you post some pictures of the rear spar carry through area?  Also, the diameter of the top tube of the seat truss.  Trying to figure if it is a MK IV fuselage.  Any idea what the N # was originally on that fuselage? Again, trying to figure out what model it actually was.   JImChuk

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Is this the same Bob McCaa (Retired Fire Instructor from State Fire Academy)?  Would you be willing to sell the mains for the nosegear config?  Randy

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I figured there can't be another Bob McCaa! Its been a long time my friend.  Sounds good! I'll give you a call this week and maybe stop up this week.  Cheers Randy Himes from Chambersburg Fire Dept.

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Bob, can you post some pictures of the rear spar carry through area?  Also, the diameter of the top tube of the seat truss.  Trying to figure if it is a MK IV fuselage.  Any idea what the N # was originally on that fuselage? Again, trying to figure out what model it actually was.   JImChuk

Front truss top rail measures .625. Top of seat back is .500. There is a metal plate welded in the rear carry through both front and back. Looks to be about 2 inches by three inches. The rudder pedals have a provision for a push-pull rod to the nose gear.

Something I found, the horiz stab was not off this fuselage. It is set up for the offset rudder, which this does not have. It will take a bit of hot work in that ares to resolve.

 

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Bob,  I would say that is a MK IV fuselage judging by the gussets on the rear carry through and the 5/8" OD tube on the seat truss.  Wish it was closer... JImChuk

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