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  1. Viper22 added a post in a topic Avid Flyer MK IV for sale   

    yes the trailer - thanks
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer MK IV for sale   

    About 12" C to C, front to back.  About 8' wide overall.   Would have to measure to be exact.  You are referring to the trailer I take it.  JImChuk
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  3. Viper22 added a post in a topic Avid Flyer MK IV for sale   

    Jim,
    What is the width (side to side) on the round tubes that the main gear sit in?  Thanks
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  4. luca1s added a post in a topic New member - looking to learn!   

    Thank you everyone! I've already learned a ton just by reading all of the threads on here, so many cool projects! 
    Yeah I signed up there too, glad to see that Facebook hasn't totally consumed either forum!
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  5. Avidventurous added a post in a topic New member - looking to learn!   

    Welcome to the flock. Farcebook has killed a LOT of forums. I once belonged to a very good local horse riding forum. It faded into oblivion.....
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic New member - looking to learn!   

    There's enough reading material and good educational information to keep your brain fed for a while.
    I'll say that www.teamkitfox.com also is a good resource for the general type of aircraft too.
     
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New member - looking to learn!   

    Welcome to the group.  Sadly, most of the members seem to have migrated to places like facebook, but this forum is far, far better for leaning about Avids and early Kitfoxes than anywhere else.  The search box will yield a treasure trove of information.  Congratulations on passing the check ride at such an early age.  Feel free to ask questions, a few of us old diehards are still around and will try to help.  JImChuk
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  8. luca1s added a topic in Introduce yourself   

    New member - looking to learn!
    Hey everyone!
    I just joined the forum after browsing as guest for a little while. I'm currently only 17, having passed my PPL checkride a few months ago. I did all of my training on a 160hp Citabria, and have fallen in love with tailwheel flying and off-airport operations (to that end I'm a bit restricted while renting though!).
    As one might imagine, I don't own an Avid or Kitfox yet, but I'm looking to learn as much as I can about building, maintaining and flying them. Depending on university acceptance and my own decisions on that front, purchasing an Avid or earlier Kitfox may even be on the cards in the near future!
    This forum has such a wealth of knowledge just from what I've seen already, and I'm looking forward to learning more from everyone here!
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  9. sioux201 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Floats for sale
    1150 aqua Floats for sale, 3000 for the Floats, thousand for the rigging, located in Eastern North Carolina, PM me for additional information




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  10. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Lost airworthiness certificate   

    Getting a replacement AWC is pretty easy if it's legally registered already.
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  11. wypaul added a post in a topic Lost airworthiness certificate   

    I would sure have him get that copy of the airworthiness certificate before making the purchase if it were me.
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  12. TresBurros added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Lost airworthiness certificate
    I’m looking to buy an avid heavy hauler that the owner said he lost the airworthiness certificate. Owner said getting a copy/new certificate is just a request from FAA. The N number shows registered on FAA site but hasn’t been been kept up to date. Plane looks to be in flying condition. I’m willing to have an annual inspection completed to have some assurance. 
     
     
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  13. TresBurros added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Lost airworthiness certificate
    I’m looking to buy an avid heavy hauler that the owner said he lost the airworthiness certificate. Owner said getting a copy/new certificate is just a request from FAA. The N number shows registered on FAA site but hasn’t been been kept up to date. Plane looks to be in flying condition. I’m willing to have an annual inspection completed to have some assurance. 
     
     
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid 40th anniversary EAA 2023   

    Great shot of my friend Paul Buss' Mark 4!
    He has since rebuild the fuselage to include an extended and lowered footwell.  I hope to talk him into brining it back again.
     
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  15. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Avid 40th anniversary EAA 2023   

    How cool is that?!?
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  16. wypaul added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Avid 40th anniversary EAA 2023
    Found this registration form.
    https://www.eaa.org/airventure/features-and-attractions/featured-aircraft-anniversaries/featured-ultralight-anniversaries/avid-flyer
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  17. sndye117 added a post in a topic Another broken flaperon hanger   

    I realize this thread is a bit old, but unfortunately it has resurfaced with paramount importance for me... I'll post pictures later, but long story short I found a broken flaperon hanger this spring when swapping over from skis to wheels. And this one broke right at the trailing edge of my wing, so I'll definitely be opening up some fabric to splice in a new rib tail
    A few years ago I had to do the same thing on a different flaperon hanger and this thread helped me make that repair! So thank you guys! But ever since then I've been meaning to go back and reinforce the rest of them with with aluminum, but... flying is just too much fun so naturally I procrastinated the project and now... well.. here we are... "another broken flaperon hanger".
    Durham66, I happen to have access to a waterjet and I like the idea of cutting a bunch of these aluminum covers out all at once. I admit I'm a little confused as to where the bend lines are on your template though. If you still have that dxf file, I would love to see it and maybe use it for my repair/reinforcements if able. Did you end up putting these on your Kitfox? If so how did you like them, and do you have any pictures?
    Here's a picture of my previous broken hanger from 2020. I'll keep you all updated and send more pictures of the current repair as it progresses.

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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 frame strengthening   

    Looks like the second time damage was done there.  Or maybe there was a crack at the bottom  that started with the first incident.  Infilling the area should strengthen it up.  Wonder if there is any other damage??
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  19. ricocb121 added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 frame strengthening   

    To co-sign on the need for this modification, here is what a gopher hole on the taxiway of a grass strip did to my seat truss.  Having 4130 Chromoly welded in throughout this whole section on both sides.
    v/r
    Rico

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  20. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic WTB Warpdrive 66" LH 2 blade prop and HP hub   

    I have a couple of two blade IVO ultralight model left hand props.  64"  and 72".  IVOs are pretty easy to cut down.   Do you need the hub to fit a 2 stroke gear box?  JImChuk
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  21. Charosenz@msn.com added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB Warpdrive 66" LH 2 blade prop and HP hub
    I am looking to buy a 66" 2 bladed warpdrive HP hub and LH prop....
     
    Charlie Rosenzweig
    Magnolia KY
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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 Down   

    Yes that is surprising that the nose gear doesn't appear to be bent.  And then if the plane goes all the way over without the nose gear flattening out, the whole plane will be that much higher in the air when it starts coming down on it's back.  The tail doesn't appear to be bent much either which I would expect to see.   Sad to see all the way around at any rate.  JImChuk
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  23. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 for sale HKS 700T turbo 80hp with intercooler   

    A really good looking airplane!  I'd bet it performs nicely!
    (Needs the rudder peddles reinforced)
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  24. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 Down   

    Sounds like they made a successful landing but tagged a road sign which spun them around and they nosed over slowly.
    I'm amazed the nose gear has no discernible damage.
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