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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic A new baby coming home   

    Couldn't watch it, but heard it running.  Seems like some have rinsed tanks with acetone to get the cream out.  Have to be careful not to dissolve the fiberglass at the same time, as I think that is what the acetone will do if left in to long.  I would do a search on here and team kitfox to see what others did.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic A new baby coming home   

    Wow Bucky,  you got it bad.  There is no cure!  Hope you have fun with the new plane. JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

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    HI all,  was talking to someone this morning, and we were discussing the flaperon push pull tube rubbing on the bottom of the sling seat.  I found this drawing that addressed that issue, but didn't have any other info that gives a written description of what is involved.  Anyone have that info available?  Thanks,  JImChuk

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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Where is that emergency checklist when you need it?   

    Maybe it just moves the CG more "rearward" 
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  5. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Where is that emergency checklist when you need it?
    Or would this fall under "the importance of a good preflight"  Maybe even "never loose your cool no matter what".   JImChuk
    Hang gliding incident - YouTube
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Aluminum Tubing for Wing Extension   

    I was just looking at onlinemetals.com and they have the seamless .065 wall 2 1/2" 6061 for $8.29 per ft.  A 3' length is $22.39.  4' length would give the splice piece for that matter.  I don't imagine that this tubing would be under very much stress out on the end of the wing, so even if it's not drawn "aircraft grade" it probably is fine for this use.  The drawn tubing is 3 times more expensive.  JImChuk
    Buy Aluminum Round Tube Cut to Size | Online Metals
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    I thought someone had posted a set of Avid drawings on this site for the wing extensions.  I did a quick search and didn't find it though.  As I remember it, some .065" standard size wing spar material was used for the extension and the stiffening insert.  The insert had a slice removed so it could compress into a size that would fit into the wing spar.  Some strips of aluminum were wrapped around the one side of the insert to make up the difference between the ID of the .083" and .065" spar tubes.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic low fuel warning device for Avids with 2 1/2" header tank   

    The header tank on the Avid is a lot higher then the Kitfox one, so their low fuel warning tank would'nt  work as good as this one for the left wing tank.  With this one screwed into the top of the header tank, it's as low as possible, and that serves to mount it in place as well.   With the left wing tank, I have the fuel line running along the back side of the tubing at the top of the seat.  I still have to turn the line up a bit, but not near as much as it would be with the Kitfox one.  And it vents air from the header and it's self at the same time.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    low fuel warning device for Avids with 2 1/2" header tank
    Hi all, a while back someone asked (on FB) about what they should use, and that got me off my butt to finally build one for the Avid. Actually I built 4 as long as I was doing it.... I still have to drill out one of the holes in the header tank, and thread it for 3/8" NPT. Then the coupling that comes out of the bottom of my switch device will screw into the top of the header tank. That coupling is fairly stout, so I think that will be all that is needed to hold the switch device in place. I didn't have any 1/4" hose fittings handy, so just screwed these 3/16" ones in for the pictures. Small fitting on end is for left wing tank line. One top fitting is for right wing tank line, other top fitting is for header tank vent. I think it will work fine. If I had one in a plane a few years ago, I think I would have one less crash landing to my record. I put one of the float switches in my Kitfox a few months ago, but their header tank has a fitting near the top that I could screw the float switch into. JImChuk
    Madison M7750 Plastic Side-Mounted Liquid Level Float Switch, 30 VA SPST, 1/2" NPT Male, 100 psig Pressure: Electronic Component Liquid Level Sensors: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Setting Fuselage Attitude with Nose Wheel Trike Configuration   

    I really don't have any experience with the nose wheel Avids, but looking at the pictures of Avids and Kitfoxes I could find on the web, it looks like they sit pretty much level.  In a landing, once the nose is on the ground, if you were nose high, I suppose a gust may lift you up again when you don't want it to.  Guess one could look at other planes as well to see if any of them are nose high.
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Model c hh   

    The undercambered wing has a lot of drag when you get up to 100 or so.  It will kind of hit a wall at 100.  Probably hard pressed to get a whole lot more then that out of it.  Guessing you will find yourself cruising at 85 to 90 or you will be running lots of rpms with little to show for it.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Electrical   

    That is pretty much how my AnP explained it.  I will use it on any future projects I do.  I have a couple of new larger circuit breakers like are shown in the post just previous to my first one.  The AnP said no, go with the master relay.  You can't easily shut the circuit breaker off if you need to.   JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Electrical   

    On my Kitfox 4, my AnP convinced me to put a starter solenoid type of switch on the positive main line coming from the battery.  A toggle switch supplies a ground to activate the switch.  That way, all power from the battery can be cut off at the flip of the toggle switch.  This is what I got and put into the Kitfox 4.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox Trim Tab   

    Plane should want to fly level on it's own if it's rigged right.  Twisting the wing a bit will lift a heavy wing.  Sometimes a small rudder trim is needed if it doesn't want to fly straight.  I ended up putting a small one on my Kitfox.  Elevator trim becomes more needed though, cause you have the elevator in a way different position for cruise flight verses landing configuration.  That is when an adjustable trim tab can help quite a bit.  On our Chief, the elevator is pretty heavy if you aren't trimmed out.  On my Kitfox, I tend to float a good bit further without landing trim, and in my Avid, I don't use elevator trim at all except for level cruise flight.  Here is what I ended up with for a trim lever for landing on the Kitfox.  It works real good, way faster then cycling the electric trim back and forth.  Now it just gets used for cruise flight.  JImChuk

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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    Thanks for the info Bucky.  Just pick away on the plane when you can and take care of the more important things first.  Hope all goes well with your dad, and he flys that plane again soon.  Wings look nice.  I like the color.  JImChuk
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