1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Uncertified fabric deal
    Hi all,  I saw this on barnstormers last week and after talking to the seller, I ended up getting a 28 YD long piece.  It came today, and I'm happy with it.  I did try to shrink one corner of it, and it acted just like regular aircraft fabric would.  It's the same stuff as aircraft spruce used to sell according to the seller.  I covered several airplanes with that stuff over the years with no problems.  Sort of a no brainer for me, $4.25  a yd, verses about $17.00 for the stuff with a stamp on it.  Anyway, I thought it was a good deal.  He did take it off of a roll and ship it folded, but not in such a way that it got wrinkled.  I put it onto a roll tonight and it's not at all wrinkled, shipping probably would have been twice as much in a 6' long tube verses about a 12x12x16" box.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox IV Standard Gear for sale   

    The Kitfox gear should bolt onto the Avid attachment points.  Same dimensions.  I tried to put some Avid Flyer gear on a Kitfox 1 once, and the 1/2" brace tubing was in the way of where the bungee fit over the seat truss.  Kitfox on an Avid would probably have cleared in that area.  Here is a picture of where we put my spare Avid gear on a tricycle geared Kitfox 4 so it would fit on my taildragger style trailer when we hauled it home.  It was tied together at the axels so bungees were never used.  Once we got it home and the repairs were done, we put the nose dragger grove gear back on.  JImChuk



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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A door modification,   

    On every Avid and Kitfox I widened I had to taper the lift strut fairing to make room for the wider fuselage.  This is my last Kitfox 4 lift strut.  JImChuk

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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A door modification,   

    HKS may be am option as well.  Friend has one in a Skyraider 2.  60 HP 4 stroke.  Enough power in a light enough plane.  Guy used to post here who had one in a C model.  He has youtube videos of it flying.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A door modification,   

    I had a 2200 generation one Jabiru in it.   Worked pretty good.  I would do another again.  I have another MK IV project, and I'm debating between a 912 and the Jabiru for it.  I sold my Avid about a year ago, the new owner loves it last I heard.  He had about 50 hrs on it by then.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A door modification,   

    I'm sure some have.  I know someone here who did it on a Kitfox 1 that had the same style door.  He also widened the fuselage at the same time.  I think it would be pretty easy to do for someone who has the proper skills.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wingtips Hoerner style   

    Yes, keep us informed.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox down   

    Bummer for sure,  At least they will recover.  Hopefully it will be very soon.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    They were maybe 1/8" thick.  I laid up some fiberglass on an old lexan windshield.   I used some of my polyester resin a week ago, and it hardened up just fine.  It's a few years old.  
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A   

    I have been under the weather lately, so couldn't measure my MK IV fuselage for you.  Maybe this drawing will give you an indication of what you were asking for.   
    Avid Drawing for Inspection?? - Avidfoxflyers General Hangar - AvidFoxFlyers Forums
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A   

    A model is 36" wide at the top of the seat.  Others are 39 1/2" wide.  Gross weight is much less as well.  Originally had a welded in motor mount, not bolted on like later models.  
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  12. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Kitfox 3 or 4 Grove main landing gear
    The title tells it all, I'm looking for a grove gear and brackets for my Kitfox 4 project.  I do have a never used factory Kitfox cabane gear if someone wants to trade, but I'm willing to buy one outright as well.  Private message me for starters.  Here is a picture of the Kitfox gear and another after I faired and covered the gear legs.  I'm keeping the axels though if I sell or trade this gear.  Thanks,  JImChuk



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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    The resin I used was polyester resin, the stuff made by bondo.  Was just looking at it on line and a number of people were complaining about it not hardening up, I've never had that problem.  Made lots of stuff with it.  I did buy the gallon cans of resin.  Not that that should matter???  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    The Kitfox tanks had kreem fuel tank sealant in them, and I used acetone to try to get it off.  Not sure how many layers I used, but the new rib I made was about 1/8" thick.  Probably used three or four layers of fiberglass cloth to join the ribs back to the bottom of the tank.   I think I made the rib on a piece of old lexan windshield.  Thinking now, and I may have done that, I would lay another piece over the layup of fiberglass, and screw down a piece of plywood over the top to squeeze it all flat while it sets up.  I used the fiberglass resin like you find at walmart.  
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Dumb stunt....   

    Just a follow up on this repair.  It's been fine now for the last 2 1/2 years.  Hope my saying this don't jinx it.  JImChuk
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