1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    I'll second what Paul says,  real nice work!  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Production date by S/N   

    Was just looking on there, and found that serial # 410xxxxxx was made on 10/27/1992   Your's is before that.  I also found that 4152xxxx was made on 2/10/1993.  Gives some idea of the production rate.   JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Minnesota "Skiplaning"   

    Thanks guys,  it was lots of fun.  I got some more time in the Kitfox this evening.  Hoping to fly down to Mille Lacs lake on Saturday for Iceport 2021 flyin.  Skis or wheels, land on the big lake.  Not much snow left on the lakes now, but I can't get off my strip on wheels yet.   link below.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Minnesota "Skiplaning"   

    Yes it was a fun day.  And when I got home, I went and flew for another hour.  Even played with the auto pilot a tiny bit, but couldn't really figure out how to set it up from memory.  And I didn't bring the paper work along.  Great day!  JImChuk


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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Brakes For Tundra Tires   

    Bucky,  can you post up a picture or what you did on your toe brake pedals?  Thanks,  JimChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Another Kitfox IV rebuild project   

    Looks good!  JimChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Tailwheel spring design   

    Not sure if its a plus or minus on longer spring for stress on fuselage.  Depends on how stiff the spring is I suppose.  Longer spring would put more pressure on fuselage, but if it's not to stiff would bend more also, so which is worse???  It's still more leverage though, so on second thought, longer may be the worse option for stress.   As far as the second bolt, I would put it as far back as you can just in front of where the two longerons meet.  Maybe a plate tacked on top of the longerons for the top of the bolt to set on.  On my Avid, I ground the head of the bolt, and it fits down in between the longerons.  The bolt will tie the lower spring to the upper one which is held in place by the channel it sets in.   JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Tailwheel spring design   

    The longer spring will probably give just a tiny bit more/better  leverage for ground handling, course it puts more leverage against bending it as well.  I think the second leaf is in order.  Especially early on before one is really used to the plane.  Some landings then may not be as soft as some later on....   Maybe it's just the angel things are at, but it looks like the center pivot is angeling just a bit forward.  With weight on the spring, it will perhaps lay over more.  Maybe just a bit of bottom forward can be built in.  Not a lot, but some??? YMMV.   JImChuk
    PS.  if you go with a second leaf, you will probably need two bolts holding the leaves in place.  At least that is easy to do without the plane being covered.  
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Brakes For Tundra Tires   

    The geometry on the Kitfox 1 brake pedals is far better then the Avid, so brake line pressure is higher.  Of course that then makes for better holding/stopping power.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello from Connecticut   

    The gear box reverses the direction of rotation on the engine.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Hello from Connecticut   

    I dont know, but looks like a left hand prop to me, so that is the right direction for a 582 with a gearbox.  The little I can see of the gearbox says it's a C gearbox, but then I can't see it very well
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Brakes For Tundra Tires   

    The leverage on the Kitfox is better then the Avid though... With the Kitfox, the top of the master cylinder is closer to the toe brake pivot, and you can develop more pressure in the brake lines.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Brakes For Tundra Tires   

    Some guys go to dual puck brakes, also cylinder intensifiers.  Mostly Matco for brand.  Another thing is to improve the leverage with the toe brakes to increase the pressure.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    A friend of mine had an A model Avid.  They are 36" wide.  He was about 6'1" and 230.  He rigged the plane up with a center stick, and used the two outside rudder pedals.  It became a single seater.  Actually he registered it as a single seater.   One thing about sitting in the center like he did, on the A model, the upper structure is supported with a diaganal cross piece so there was room for his head.  On the later Avids, there is tubing going straight back in the center.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid MK4 For Sale.   

    There are some more minor things that could maybe be accomplished to help you fit in the plane as well.  Sling seat, bubble doors,   raised skylight, perhaps those recesses in the floor boards that someone mentioned a few days ago.  When you start chopping out all the structure behind the seat, you better know what you are doing and be ready to carry it though to the end, other wise you may have a bunch of pieces cluttering up the place for years.  But like I said, it's yours and you can do as you wish.  What ever way you go, I hope it works out good for you.  JImChuk
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