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  1. dee added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    TJay
    One more question, where did you get that long circular bit from?
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  2. dee added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    TJay
     
    Thanks for the video
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  3. dee added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    TJay
    What was the size of the new cross member you put in (OD and wall thickness)?
    Also are you willing to lend me your jigs you made up?
    thanks
    Dee
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   

    I could put you into some Matco MHE6B wheels with the 6" turf glide tires and brakes for a good bit less, but if it was me, I'd leave them as they are.  JImChuk



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  5. rafterjg added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   

    Do you think it would be worth the $700 to convert to the black max brakes and trim some weight. 
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    That is a common spot for bent tubing,  likely it can be straightened once the fabric is removed.  If you look at my fuselage photo again, you can see that I added some  tube to stiffen that area.  Basicly, a tube comes down from the top of the seat area to the mid point of that section of longeron, goes across the fuselage to the other side and then goes back to the top of the seat area.  Here is another picture showing that area of the fuselage.  Maybe you can pick out the tubes I'm referring to.  JImChuk
     

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  7. dee added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    Chuck
    I forgot to mention, I also have a kink on the left longeron that really concerns me
    Any comments

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  8. Doug123 added a post in a topic Avid Stretch (Mini Plus)   

    Looks great, and once the welding is done it should just as strong.  I have an unrelated question you may be able to me with on my Model C.  The plane has a Subaru EA81 NSI engine with the CCW Prop.  When I took it out for the taxi trial after the tail (elevator/stabilizer) repairs,  the plane will easily turn left and will reluctantly turn right while sitting in the cockpit. Light to no brakes used.   I have checked the rudder pedal rigging compared to rudder.  With both pedals even the rudder is slightly left a degree or so.  The vertical stab is welded offset to the left as to compensate for a CW propeller. I get full throw on the rudder to the stops left or right, and she has a  Matco 6” inner tubed tailwheel.  
    I thought the tail wheel chains to the springs were to tight, but adding one link to both chains made it worse.  She’ll always turn left not right with full right rudder.  No flying until this gets corrected.  Any thoughts and suggestions are welcomed as I am humbled to find the solution.
    Avid Model C 
    at KMYF San Diego
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  9. dee added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    thank very much
    dee
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    I was thinking about having handle bars, and an easy way to control it then.  Might be doable with the twist grip anyway.  JImChuk
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  11. Buckchop added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    This one has a joystick for the control to drive it. 

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  12. TJay added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   


    Jim is right but I think they they are discontinuing the 150 series which is probably what you have. But I do think you can still buy pads for them on ebay the last ones I bought were called the soft pads and I found them to work way better.
     
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    Now I can see some possibilities in one of these.  Might not be to hard to make a taildragger dragger with one.  Maybe a throttle grip that twists both ways for forward or reverse.... (look out Patey brothers with the airtugs buisness)    Seriously though, you got me thinking.  I can put my hands on one of those three wheel chairs.  JImChuk
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  14. Buckchop added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020
    Ok folks? Whatca workin on beside airplanes this winter?  Well im doing the re-rebuild of the pa12 and have 4 months left till spring mining season is back knocking at the door.  Course u guys know my Dad at 82yrs old had an elevator accident 3 yrs ago and it shattered both his ankles, one into 6 pieces, other into 14 pieces,  so hard to walk for him, and for me well i hate to say i have to take meds everyday to keep my legs and feet usable, they swell up, bruise up Turn black and blue and cant even touch them sometimes without pain, and its headed to my knees and elbows now, So anyways i decided that not only is a towbar an awesome thing to have to hook to 4wheeler or side by side is great. Ive always wanted an electric aircraft tug,  ran across this other day for free, its beatup, scratched up, upolstery ripped, but it works awesome.  So now for some brainstorming to have a seat, tail wheel pickup and lockin arm, 12v air compressor, and a 12v jumpstarter for the planes. 


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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   

    Those are Airheart brakes.  Used on go carts and stuff.  Google them and you will find them.  They were used on the Kitfox 1s.  I have a set of them JImChuk
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  16. rafterjg added a post in a topic Fabric repair   

    Fortunately I got by without needing to redo my fabric and got the truss beefed up and back in shape. 

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  17. rafterjg added a topic in KitFox General Forum   

    What brake do I have?
    So I am in the process of building my wide gear and want to get a better brake setup using the upgraded pedal geometry and intensifier kit. Looking at all the matco calipers I have not seen a setup like mine and don’t know what pads or replacement parts I need for these brakes. Can anyone help me out with a part number or model etc. Also are they worth keeping or should I go a different route. 

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  18. Supermotive added a post in a topic Jabiru 2200 inspection: Engine Damage?   

    Thanks TJay. Are you connected with Jabiru? I think this motor is pretty decent. I am happy so far. The image below is the overhaul slip. They updated the motor a good bit. If there are any other mods you recommend, please share. Thanks again. 
     

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  19. Busdriver added a post in a topic Brand new Avid floats and amphib kit   

    Thank you!!!
    That is exactly what I needed!!
    Much appreciated. 
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  20. TJay added a post in a topic Jabiru 2200 inspection: Engine Damage?   


    The oil is probably somebody set the engine upside down or leaned it one way really far just a guess.  Im sure the engine is good to go because if I had 200 hrs smoh and there was an issue I would not sell the engine I would send it back.  And I think Pete who would have been in charge at that time would have taken care of it.  Compression checks are really only accurate on hot engines. Your finger over each plug hole will tell you alot. Good luck these engines are built really well And I sure do like mine.
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  21. Supermotive added a post in a topic Jabiru 2200 inspection: Engine Damage?   

    Here is a little more to view. 


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  22. marksires added a post in a topic Brand new Avid floats and amphib kit   

    These pictures may be more what you are looking for


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  23. skelly added a post in a topic Kitfox Mk2 wing rebuild   

    Interesting stuff,
    Please keep us posted,
    Cheers
    Skelly.
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  24. marksires added a post in a topic Brand new Avid floats and amphib kit   

    Here are a couple of pictures I acquired somewhere.  I have a set of Avid non-amphibious floats, and I found these when figuring out the rigging.  I still haven't installed them, would prefer amphibs, but I bought the non-amphibs when I found them.
    Hope this helps.


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  25. Busdriver added a topic in Files and Forms   

    Brand new Avid floats and amphib kit
    I have a brand new set of Avid floats along with the amphib kit on Model IV rigging.  I have the drawings for the amphib installation, however I do not have the install instructions for the floats. Specifically, I am trying to figure out how to secure the crossbars to the floats. I have seen pics of them secured with two bolts of some sort per attach point. However I don’t know what kind of bolt, length, or how one would access the end to install a nut. Any help would be appreciated. I might be interested in selling the whole setup as it seems like a large task to install the gear for me. 
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