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  1. saskavid added a post in a topic Matco 6" tailwheel spring   

    I would have to say I don't think there is a "set /correct" angle for the tail wheel pivot bolt to be at. Everybody has their own ideas where it should be. I personally decided to set my caster on my tail wheel to be close or near to the angle of the rudder hinges for ease of steering. With the shorter factory landing gear think the caster ended up around 5 degrees positive. The angle of the bend in the spring around 33 to 36 degrees. Went with the ACS homebuilders spring and shortened it and re drilled the holes to better fit what I thought would work best for the plane. May even have changed the arc angle a tad in a press. It is actually standing up better then any spring I had custom made from a spring shop, even though the latest acs iteration is a bit thinner then the original which is what I believe I am seeing in your facebook post. 
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  2. saskavid added a post in a topic 582 stutters on bumpy airstrip   

    So I looked at the link Jim posted about the bing distributor web sight. The carb slides they show are very different from the original items so I am wondering if anyone has a set of these custom fabricated ones and how they work and assemble to the existing carb hardware? They look like fully machined pieces from solid aluminum stock to my eye. 
    I was just looking and is this slide even compatible with the carbs our planes are running?it lists the slide as being for 54-1 carbs and I have no idea what model of 54 the 582 has....
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  3. saskavid added a post in a topic NR prop bolts concern   

    So what markings are on the heads of those socket head bolts? From what I've read online they are supposed to be made to a better tensile standard then grade 8.
    They are supposed to be on par with ISO metric standard of 12.9 or better which makes them a cut above grade 8. 
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  4. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    Well if your kit is mostly complete, if you have .083 spars then you should have lift struts that are 7/8 inch in diameter, and this is what is on my heavy hauler plane. The heavy hauler wing and aerobatic speed had more ribs in them then the "lighter" models.
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  5. saskavid added a post in a topic 582 stutters on bumpy airstrip   

    As Jim had said start looking over the fuel and electrical. That it sputters with dual ignition on rough ground would imply its not ignition.... but you obviously had the plugs out and the caps off if it has been sitting that long. 
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  6. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    Next thing to check is the thickness of the aluminum wing spars. This will point you in the direction of what your gross weight will be with the stol rib configuration. 
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  7. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    The "kit" that went on to become the plane I now have was invoiced and delivered in late january to mid febuary of 1991 with a serial number a bit over 800 and is referenced in all documentation as a "c" model. 
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  8. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    The earliest record of mention I have reference to for the mk4 is the july 1991 avid comm news letter. All they show at that point is a covered and painted airframe on saw horses. The august news letter shows a finished plane. John Larsen did a series of articles for kitplanes magazine in which he cronicled the building of an avid flyer. First article was in may 1991.The plane he built at the avid factory for these articles was a "C". The first issue of kitplanes to have an avid flyer advertisement featuring the mark 4 was December 1991. 
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  9. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    I just glanced at the article and the D model was called a mark 4 simply as a marketing condition. earlier mark 4's will have the same engine mount as you will have for the 582 rotax. Later on they developed a mount they called dyna smooth. They also change the air frame at some point as well in the lower floorboard firewall area to accomadate heavier engines. Avid sold the change as a welded add on for existing airframes as well. the december 1995 issue of the avid news letter shows the install of this add on. the news letters are in the same files section as the article you are referencing.
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  10. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid Memorabilia   

    Compliments of John.

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  11. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    So if you have the serial number of the kit listed somewhere it will be a place to start.Numbers in the 800's are C's. You do have the taller landing gear that was standard with the mark 4. Looks like an unpainted air frame and engine mount so that is just how they came unless it does have a flat black paint that doesn't show up in the pics. there is a tab on the passenger side of the air frame which is used for the side mount radiator, which is typical of a C model. You have the nose gear weldment which is a plus in some peoples books. As a kit my plane was delivered early in 1991 and is a "C".
    So what kind of flying machine is that aluminum wing in the back going to become?
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  12. saskavid added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Avid Memorabilia
    Saw this shirt on ebay a number of years ago and thought it was cool and should give it a home. It is a medium and won't fit me but still think it is cool and worth preserving and sharing. I am guessing this was part of the avid team wardrobe back around the late 80's early 90's. I am thinking an avid historian like John would know better then me as to the time line of it to avid history. Any one else have clothing hats or other avid promotional merchandise they have collected over the years? I know they did coffee cups. Denny had a fair bit of stuff promoting the kitfox as well. 

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  13. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid Air Force patches   

    Thanks for the effort! Looks like it would be probably 3 5/8 inch long and the rest of the dimensions could be ratio calculated from a scan I have. 
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  14. saskavid added a post in a topic Gas’s springs for door closures   

    I have looked at the wicks steel that is $.50 foot. It all has a C on the end of the part number, which designates it as being of chinese manufacture. Have you ever worked with it or handled it? Would be interesting to hear opinions of someone that has worked with it or seen it. I remember hearing a number of years ago some less then flattering opinions on it. 
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  15. saskavid added a post in a topic Avid Air Force patches   

    Just for fun I was thinking I'd take a scan to an embroidery shop and seeing what they would need to do a few. If I remember John had a few left and Steve Winder had gotten them from him. Don't know what happened from there with the remainder or ever where Steve is now...
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