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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Do I have the correct gear?   

    yep, it's a tricycle gear.  With your gear, you see the wheel is centered between the upper mounting points.  The taildragger gear has the wheel slightly ahead of the front attachment point.  Notice this picture.  JImChuk

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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Was able to bring my Avid home   

    Very nice.  Keep us updated on your progress.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Compatibility Avid MK4 and Kitfox   

    If it's a sling seat, it should fit.  I was measuring a Kitfox seat and Avid fiberglass seats recently, and it seemed like the back part of the Kitfox was 1" longer.  I do have a spare Kitfox fiberglass seat from a Kitfox 2.  Depending on what motor you were using in the Kitfox, the Avid cowl may work.  582 is spark plugs up in a Kitfox and inverted in the Avid, so for that the Kitfox cowl is a lot taller.  With a 912 though, it would be a lot closer.  I was actually going to use an Avid cowl on my Kitfox 4 with 912 build.  I have since sourced a Kitfox smooth cowl and will go with it.  If you meant elevator and horizontal stabilizer, it could probably be made to work with some modification, the MK IV elevator had a built in trim tab and I seem to remember the elevator is larger than earlier Avids.  This is my Kitfox 4 with Avid MK IV cowl.  It looks short because I have a modified longer motor mount.  The standard Kitfox 4 912 mount puts the engine about 4" further back.  JImChuk

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  4. 1avidflyer added a topic in Files and Forms   

    Avid STOL and Heavy Hauler rib sketch.
    I traced out a rib on 5 pieces of copier paper that were taped to a table,  Also will try to post a few pictures showing the exact length of the rib.  That way if you copy and print off the sketches and tape them back together, you can double check if yours are the right length.  If your printer isn't printing full scale, it could be wrong size.  JImChuk
    PS  not sure if this will work if you copy the images and then print them out.  If someone tries, let me know how it worked.  

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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid C Stol Rib Profile   

    Good idea Nick.  I'll see if I can do it.  Only problem may be if some one prints it out and their printer is not printing exactly to same size/scale.  I did measure the rib for an end to end length, I'll see if I can post the pictures I took as well.  JImChuk
    PS  I did post them in the files and forms,  not sure it will work if you copy the images, and then print them out.  If some one tries, please let me know if it worked.  
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid C Stol Rib Profile   

    Just a few days ago, I traced out a rib on 5 sheets of printer paper taped down on a table.  Scanned the sheets and sent them to some one on facebook.  They could print them out, tape them back together and have a rib pattern.  Private message me your email and I'll send them to you.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Main gear technical drawings   

    Here is some info on the gear.  I do think he has modified his design somewhat though.  As I recall, the tube between the cabane and the gear leg attaches lower down, near the end of the axel.  JImChuk
    Build your own Avid Spring Gear document - Files and Forms - AvidFoxFlyers Forums
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Plane stuff for sale   

    The radio and Sky Com headsets are sold.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here just bought an Avid   

    Good catch Chris on the trike gear in the tailwheel spot.  Sharp eyes.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Plane stuff for sale
    Hi all,  a flying  friend of mine passed away and I am helping his widow sell off some stuff.  I have a bunch of more pictures of each item, but will just post one of each for now.  
    2 Skycom ANR headsets with cell phone or music connection.  Aircraft spruce sells them for $240 each.  They appear to have never been used.  $140 each
    2 Sigtronics S 1M headsets, also appear to be unused.  $100 each.
    Garmin GPS Map 295 with extra mounts, antennas and case.  Manuals. Works good.  $225
    Bendix King KX 99 hand held radio. Spare rechargeable battery, battery pack for AA batteries, charger, headset patch cord, case, manual.  Works good.  $125
    Private message me and we can connect.  Thanks,  JImChuk

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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New here just bought an Avid   

    Welcome to the group.  And we welcome questions!  Pictures always are nice as well.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Helicoil repair   

    There was an interesting video on youtube where a guy does pull tests on aluminum.  Amazing how much more it took to pull out the helicoil threads compared to just taped threads.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic EDMO   

    Sad for sure.  Always difficult for the family to get rid of stuff as well.  And not get robbed in the process.  Just yesterday I was at a friends place to figure out what he had and to help his widow dispose of it.  Nearly finished Murphy Rebel that he put years into.  At least he enjoyed working on it.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic NEWBIE   

    Sadly, it seems that not many people on the site have experience with the Catalina.  Myself included.  As long as I'm here though, I'll make this comment as far as engines go.  I'm a real fan of the 912 Rotax.  I'm flying with an 80 HP in my Kitfox 4 and have the 100HP in my new Kitfox 4 build.  They are very nice engines and pretty light for the power they produce.  There are more used ones out there all the time, especially as people move to higher HP Rotax engines.  I would really look into them rather than an auto conversion.  In the end you probably wont spend any more money, and will have a lighter better performing airplane as well.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Nice Avid. for sale   

    That is a nice looking Avid.  Has it been inspected by a DAR and got it's airworthiness certificate?  JImChuk
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