Supermotive

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  1. Supermotive added a post in a topic Mountain Graphics / Cowling   

    What is the color code of that orange? Looks great!
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  2. Supermotive added a post in a topic Drag tube brackets   

    May I ask, what is the exact color of this plane. Mine looks the same, and I am trying to find the right product to touch up.
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  3. Supermotive added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    Is there an instruction set for the Avid wing extension floating around?
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  4. Supermotive added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    Are the extension drawings/instructions stored anywhere on this sight?
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  5. Supermotive added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Aluminum Tubing for Wing Extension
    Does anyone have any 2.5" OD, .083" wall spar tubing that they would be willing to sell? I need enough to do 2 wing extensions. Please PM me if you do.
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  6. Supermotive added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Aluminum Tubing for Wing Extension
    Does anyone have any 2.5" OD, .083" wall spar tubing that they would be willing to sell? I need enough to do 2 wing extensions. Please PM me if you do.
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  7. Supermotive added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Wing extensions DIY
    Does anyone know what is on the shopping list for a speed wing extension. So far, I am thinking 2.5" .065" wall 6061 T6 tubing, some type of internal doubler for the joining of the new spar material to the original spar, wing ribs, Hysol, fabric, other covering supplies, material to extend the flaperons, and rivets. I am assuming an additional brace rod would be needed for the added length. I left out the leading edge cuff and the wing tips as they will likely be a custom setup anyway. Please chime in with any helpful knowledge or drawings that may be helpful. Thanks
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  8. Supermotive added a post in a topic Setting Fuselage Attitude with Nose Wheel Trike Configuration   

    Jim, many planes sit nose high just a smidgen. You are correct about the gust risk, so I do want to be careful about that. I am thinking a slightly negative AOA would be smart for taxi Attitude to protect against unintended wing lift issues. I also want to make sure I have tall enough gear, and the correct main gear axle location for weight balance on the gear, to maximize ease of rotation and achieve the best AOA when I rotate for takeoff. 
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  9. Supermotive added a post in a topic hi there   

    macusofcotton, you are right, I moved the conversation to: General Category /Avid Flyer General Hangar /Avid Model IV /Setting Fuselage Attitude with Nose Wheel Trike Configuration
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  10. Supermotive added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Setting Fuselage Attitude with Nose Wheel Trike Configuration
     I am configuring a nose wheel setup on my MKIV, and I need to set the fuselage angle (stance). I just receive one of the castering nose wheel setups, and I am getting ready to configure a main gear setup. I have some flexibility on the main gear. If I wanted to set the attitude of the fuselage, at rest on the ground, what would be the attitude (the angle of door sills [or floor] to level ground). Would the door sills be parallel with the ground, or would the front of the door sills be a few degrees above level giving a  nose up attitude, and if so, how many degrees nose up? I can't find this information in any manual.
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  11. Supermotive added a post in a topic hi there   

    I have a question. I am configuring a nose wheel setup on my MKIV, and I need to set the fuselage angle. I just receive one of the catering nose wheel setups, and I am getting ready to configure a main gear setup. I have some flexibility on the main gear. If I wanted to maximize the attitude of the fuselage, at rest on the ground, what would be the attitude (the angle of door sills [or floor] to level ground). Would the door sills be parallel with the ground, or would the front of the door sills be a few degrees above level giving a  nose up attitude, and if so, how many degrees nose up? I can't find this information in any manual.
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  12. Supermotive added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Front frame upgrades
    The front frame is finished up. I corrected a small area that deviated from the blueprint, reinforced a couple of areas,  primed and painted. A 3.2 lb gain, but for that price, it is now superior MKIV front end, compared to what I had, and with all of the latest Serial Number corrections. Next, weld her up.

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  13. Supermotive added a post in a topic Aluminum Spar   

    While you may not need anything, I would consider Alodine. A lot of the Vans RV guys treat their aluminum with it. 
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  14. Supermotive added a post in a topic Updating the MKIV for nose wheel   

  15. Supermotive added a post in a topic My Avid MK Aerobatic Speedwing build advice   

    Hey Norm, what if one removed some of the washout, via the helm joint (and another on on the other side), then added say 2 feet of wingspan per side, and topped off with really good wing tips? Coupled with a decent catering cost wheel setup (maybe with a Grove gear), I am thinking, if kept light and balanced, this could be a cool cruiser under the power of a Jabiru 2200. What do you think?
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