1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Thanks Brett.  Very helpful info.  It would be interesting to see what his set up looks like without the cowl on as well.  Any idea if any pics are out on the web somewhere showing it?  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    The right side will have a space for the passenger warning decal, and a 7 or 8" tablet running that super expensive Avare GPS software...  No expense spared with me.....  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Today's efforts.  Hope I didn't forget anything....JImChuk
     

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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Jabiru FWF Weight.   

    I think they would be up around 135 lbs, complete with radiator and coolant.  I had an Avid B with a 532 that was 445 lbs, but it had a rope starter and no battery.  My Kitfox 1 with 582 and electric start was 496.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    I think it will be a keeper.   It should do what I need for a good long while hopefully.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Jabiru FWF Weight.   

  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Wow, is this the plane that will never be finished?  Well I hope not.  Got back to working on it in the last week or so, firewall, oil cooler, radiator were all done last fall.  Got most of the fuel lines done, and today started laying out and drilling the instrument panel.  Good to see some progress being made.  Forgot the trim indicator light, and trim switch, but they can go to the right of the last row of holes (circuit breakers)  Hope fully I'm not forgetting something else big.  Don't want to do another if I don't have to.  Nice for me to see the progress.  Hopefully it will motivate me to stay at it.  JImChuk
     




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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Thanks for the info Brett.  The guy I'm helping is going with the Apex with Teal's gearbox.  Wonder how much difference that will make from the RX1 with a C gearbox?  I've been trying to find a sideview drawing of the engine and Teal's gearbox, that a person could make a full sized cardboard cut out from to get some idea how far forward, and how high it would be on the plane, and what it would take to put a cowl over it.  No success yet.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Sent you a PM.  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl
    Hi all.  I may be in the market for a pre model 5 Kitfox round cowl.  In fact, maybe just the front two pieces.  Anybody got any bits and pieces gathering dust?  Thanks,  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel System Schematic   

    Thanks Doug.  My system is pretty much like that.  I did put in a return line.  From checking on line, I found that Rotax says use a .035" opening in the return line.  I took a barbed fitting, drilled into the mouth of it in 4 places at an angle, and then soldered that end solid.  Once it cooled, I pounded the solder in some more in case it had shrunk.  the 4 holes make it impossible for the plug to fall out.  Then I drilled a .043" hole in the solder for the bypass.  Smallest size bit I had.  I am leary of overpressuring the system.  I had issues with my Jabiru when my fuel pump was putting out to much pressure and overpowering the float valve needle.  That lead to one of my dead stick landings...That was with a type 94 Bing which is just a larger version of the type 64 used on the 912.  In talking to the tech guy at Bing, he said those carbs are not meant to have much pressure.  I now run my Jabiru with gravity feed except for takeoff, and I have a feeling I wouldn't need it then either perhaps.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Shouldn't be in the joke section (Covid activities)   

    If that didn't work for you Mark, it's a list of allowable activities.  They are:    Working on your plane, Polishing and cleaning your plane, FLYING  in your plane, Looking at and admiring your plane, Upgrading your plane, Sitting in your plane and making airplane noises.  
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  13. 1avidflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    Shouldn't be in the joke section (Covid activities)
    Maybe it will make some smile, but personally, I think its just good medical advice.  If the moderators want to move it to another section that's fine with me....

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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Tailwheel wiggle   

    I did check a couple of other tailwheels today, and they all had some wiggle front to back, but probably not as much up and down as yours has.  Not sure I have a new one now after all.  Maybe a Matco 8" pneumatic is in your future.  They are about 1/3 of what Maule wants for the 6" hard tire, and they seem to work quite well.  JImChuk
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