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Can anyone tell me what model Avid this is? I have just purchased it for £500 as I thought at that price it was worth a punt!

There can't be that many unfinished/not started kits around still?

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Looks to be a Mark IV by the airframe and cowling. 

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It has full sized doors, so it's not an A model.  Doesn't have some of the gussets around the rear spar carry through, so it's not a MK IV although it does have a MK IV cowl.  That leaves a B or a C model in my opinion.  I think the landing gear is worth the 500 by it's self if it will clean up.  Any idea on the serial #?  JImChuk

PS,  I typed this about 1/2 hr ago, but got a phone call before I could post it.  

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Thank's guys, not seen it in the 'flesh' yet as I have purchased it blind! It was the landing gear that made me purchase it though, 'Hen's teeth' here in the UK!!

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I see in the second pic it even comes with a hanger! Great deal! Haha

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It has full sized doors, so it's not an A model.  Doesn't have some of the gussets around the rear spar carry through, so it's not a MK IV although it does have a MK IV cowl.  That leaves a B or a C model in my opinion.  I think the landing gear is worth the 500 by it's self if it will clean up.  Any idea on the serial #?  JImChuk

PS,  I typed this about 1/2 hr ago, but got a phone call before I could post it.  

I don't know Jim none of the models I've seen have a place to hange your jacket while flying.:lmao:

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It has full sized doors, so it's not an A model.  Doesn't have some of the gussets around the rear spar carry through, so it's not a MK IV although it does have a MK IV cowl.  That leaves a B or a C model in my opinion.  I think the landing gear is worth the 500 by it's self if it will clean up.  Any idea on the serial #?  JImChuk

PS,  I typed this about 1/2 hr ago, but got a phone call before I could post it.  

I don't know Jim none of the models I've seen have a place to hange your jacket while flying.:lmao:

I think that's an aftermarket owner installed option.  :lmao:The MK IV also has the added tubing above the back of the seat that the gas shock absorber (door hold opener) attaches to.  Don't think I see it on this plane, although there is the tube for a nose wheel.  The B model came with the fuselage tank, not sure the C did, and pretty sure the MK IV didn't.  Not that it means much in and of its self.  Things get added by owners as we all know.  Like closet space...:lmao:  JImChuk

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I have just spoken to the owner and he knows nothing about it. His brother purchased the kit thirteen years ago, made a start but then sadly died. The aircraft is one of three left abandoned in a barn from then until now. Hopefully all or most of the parts are there but I figure even if it is what is shown it was still a good deal. 

The weight limit for microlight aircraft in the UK is set to be raised to 600kg later this year, this would mean the Avid would qualify to be registered as such making it a much more desirable aircraft here.

Thank's for the comments and information, is there a definitive list anywhere detailing model differences? 

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This post has some great details on model differences . . .

http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/931-model-airframe-differences/#comment-5419

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It has the offset vertical stabilizer. Didn't all model IV's come with the straight tail?

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C models had wing tank(s), no fuse tank.  They also featured the offset fin, discontinued on the Mark IV.   Really silly if your prop is right-turning!  Kind of silly period, as P-factor varies with AoA and forward speed, and there's plenty of yaw authority.

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I did not see any fuel tank in the picture, did I miss something.  I do see the panel and dash cover blanks.

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I think it is a virgin dash, not seen it yet but I'm picking it up later this week. I'm in the process of making a list of parts that would have come with the kit. The issue I have is the guy selling it is clearing his late brothers estate, there are several aircraft all partly built and a stack of spares all belonging to one aircraft or another all mixed up! He hasn't a clue what he is selling with regards to what goes with what!! 

I'll post more photographs one I have collected it. Cheers for the comments thus far.

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