1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Stretching an airplane question?   

    I think the biggest reason for stretching the Avid was when they hang a heavy engine on the nose, like a Subaru.  Avids tend to be a bit on the nose heavy side even with a 582.  Probably help the ground handling as well cause the Avid is pretty short coupled.  The early Kitfoxes, ( 3 and 4 at least) are about 9" longer than the Avid so maybe they need it less.   JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic ArkanSTOL 2022   

    Wow TJay,  Pretty nice.  Now I see why you were wanting a bit faster cruise speed. Video to follow?  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Mark4 Bush Gear   

    Some on this site have bought this gear.  Perhaps they will pipe up.   
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic AVID HEAVY HAULER 1991 For Sale   

    I would say you just did it.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic AVID HEAVY HAULER 1991 For Sale   

    You can contact the FAA and see what they say.  Most likely, if you are the heir, they will want you to complete an heir at law form.  I'll put a link to one below.  I'll try to find the phone number for you to call the FAA.  Do it when you have some time to kill, cause you may wait an hr or more on hold.  Try this one...   (866) 762-9434    JImChuk
    AFS-750-HEIR-1, Affidavit of Heir-At-Law (faa.gov)
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    Trailer it there, fly it home?  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic AVID HEAVY HAULER 1991 For Sale   

    Not bad price,  If you could get the registration reinstated, it would be better.  That is not real hard to do if one is the legal owner such as an heir.   JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox model 1   

    I think TJay has a post or video of where he made some for his new Kitfox wings.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox model 1   

    .040" thick x 3/4" wide should be fine I would think.  
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox model 1   

    Tailwheel spring has a 3/16" bolt on each side going through that tab with the holes in it.  A piece of strap is under the spring and the bolts go through it.    The windshield is sort of cut to fit.  If I could find the windshield I had in the Kitfox 1, I could trace out a pattern.  Been a few yrs though and it's probably gone now.  Might want to consider a better supported engine I would say.  There is a Kitfox 1 build manual in the files and forms section of this forum.  Feel free to ask questions.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic lost another one   

    Bummer.  He seemed like a good guy in the experiences I had with him.  This getting old and what comes with it stinks.  Condolences to his friends and family.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Added 1 degree pitch to my prop   

    Interesting to see the performance changes.  Glad you like the changes.  Have you seen my laser prop adjuster?  I figure in 20' one degree will move the laser 4" on the wall.  I usually get within 1/8".  Funny how you can actually see the laser move as you tighten.  If you tighten one bolt first, it twists the blade one way, tighten other bolt first and it twists the other way. JImChuk
    laser prop setting tool - YouTube
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parts manufacturing for Avid + Mark IV   

    Quite the project.  Welds and fitting leave a lot to be desired for sure.  I don't think this fuselage came out of the Avid factory jig.  
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parts manufacturing for Avid + Mark IV   

    I just looked at your pictures again.  I see it's 1.02 meters wide, not 1.2, so it's about 40" wide.  I'm not sure what you are asking for with the distance between the leading edge pin and the spar pin.  The distance from the front wing attachment point to the rear attachment point is 27 1/2" center to center.  Looks like yours was close to that.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parts manufacturing for Avid + Mark IV   

    The stock Avid B, C, and MK IV were 39 1/2" wide at the elbows.  The 1.2 meters seems pretty wide.  About 47"   JImChuk
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