Richard Smith

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  1. Richard Smith added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Few things wanted
    Hi guys 
    Does anyone have a starboard landing gear, 912 engine mount and aluminium drag tubes for a tailwheel mk 4 avid and willing to send it to the UK ? 
    Thanks 
    Richard 
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  2. Richard Smith added a post in a topic BIG NEWS: Avid is BACK IN BUSINESS!   

    I can't seem to get on to the avid kit plane website, have they stopped trading again ? 
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  3. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Unmolested stock Avid wide gear   

    I'd be interested but not to sure on the cost of posting it to the UK 
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  4. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Got a call from Edmo   

    This is great news and it would be nice to get him back, I'd be willing to chip in 
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  5. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    I had the same thing happen to me with a 582 and I wouldn't fly behind another 582 again ( sorry if it affends anyone but once bitten twice is shy ) the r100 conversion wasn't easy but it has well over 200 hours on it and I haven't had any issues and runs like a dream.
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  6. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Facet fuel pump   

    I have 2 facet pumps on my avid and 1 runs continuously and the other is for take off and landing.
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  7. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Thank you very much, I got the idea for the seats from kitfox then I had them made, the fabric is heavy duty cordura.
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  8. Richard Smith added a post in a topic New build flight test HELP   

    Hi Ken 
    I'm in the UK as well and have an avid but if you go to the laa website and look through the inspectors and find Simon goozee he is based in Bournemouth and has hundreds of hours on avids with 582 and kitfox. Very good guy and friend of mine and he will take you up in yours.
    If you want to my number then inbox me and I'll send to you and if you need anymore help. 
    Kind Regards
    Richard
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  9. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi turbo 
    Thank you very much, I have the fiber glass seat thats from the kitfox, I've never been on a sling back seat so wouldn't know what it's like.
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  10. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Sonex Tail dragger   

    Hi guys 
    Thanks for responding, the aircraft is already build and flying but loss of medical forces the sale but the panel isn't that great so not a big project and it's a good deal. I love flying the avid and have done for 4 years so won't be selling her BUT I have a sports crusier that I don't really fly that much but should do, decisions decisions.  
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  11. Richard Smith added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    Sonex Tail dragger
    Hi guys
    I've been looking at a new project aircraft and I'm thinking about the sonex Tail dragger with the aerovee and as there are only a handful of them flying in the UK and I wanted to see what you guys think of them ? 
    Richard
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  12. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Wing tanks Avid flyer   

    I have full sized aluminium wing tank and all the cad drawings to go with it as we had to get it approved in the UK and it's been in my avid for many years now without any leaks 
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  13. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Solid Lexan Turtle Deck   

    I would be interested as well if you get one 
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  14. Richard Smith added a post in a topic Bmw powered avid   

    Hi guys 
    I thought I would post a few more pictures of the progress with the new seats and panel as I haven't been that active here for a few while 


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  15. Richard Smith added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    far to many or just don't tell them lol ( I don't recommend the last suggestion). You will have to fly at least 25 hours in it to get the approval once installed. 
     
    You should speak to Fredstock on here as he has the  Simonini Victor 2 
    Weight, size, engine mount as 532/582, 92 HP and seems to be working very well.
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