1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Flapperons   

    I agree, pick a good day before flying.  I'll see if I can schedule some good weather for you and send it your way.  The better the conditions are  when you're not real used to it, the better chance there will be for a second flight.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fire wall fuel tank   

    I think you should use both outlets and T them together.  If you are slipping and low on fuel, you could run out of gas if you were only drawing from the one outlet.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Flapperons   

    Not to change the subject Allen, but when are we going to hear some flight reports?    JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fun Steps   

    Very nice TJay, it seems that you are quite a craftsman.  I've also enjoyed working with wood and made my living building things.  It's nice to see someone who knows what they are doing.  And it is obvious that you do.  I for one will like to see pictures of the finished product.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Ski Day   

    Looks like you had lots of fun.  In a couple of weeks, I'll get to try it myself.  it was 60 here today, but I do miss the ski flying.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Never started Kitfox 4 speedster kit on craigslist   

    Wow! how did I miss that.  Must have been blind or something Allan....   I corrected my first post.      JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Never started Kitfox 4 speedster kit on craigslist
    Was doing some searching, and found this add.  $20,000 Twin Falls Idaho I believe.  JImChuk
     
    https://twinfalls.craigslist.org/avo/d/jerome-marl-iv-speedster-kitfox/7059872136.html
     
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Amateur video of me replacing the Spar Carry thru Tube   

    I think the way the Kitfox 1s from the factories standpoint got 950 gross weight, was to use the Kitfox 2 wing spars that had the full length stiffener in the spar. I think that Kitfox started off suppling the standard .065" wall thickness spar tubes, and when they started buying the spars that had the built in stiffener, they sent those out instead of the plain tubes.   JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Amateur video of me replacing the Spar Carry thru Tube   

    Very nice TJay, nice idea on the hole saw as well.  Wish I had your welding skills... JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel line   

    I always used 1/4" ID line on the 582 and Jabiru also.  I run gravity feed on the Jabiru except for takeoff, and have no problems with fuel flow on it.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 912 hp increase   

    There is a never used 912 ULS 100 HP on barnstormers for $14000 right now.  I emailed for details and pictures but have not heard back yet.  JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Broken springs   

    A few years ago, I bought a new Aeronca Chief spring, and the guy had a never used three leaf 1 1/2" wide experimental tailspring that he threw into the deal.  I think it came from aircraft spruce, for an Acro Sport if my memory is right.  When I needed a new spring for the Avid, I used 2 leaves from that spring, maybe rebent it a bit in my press.  I think they sold that spring for about 55 or 60, although when I just looked for it on their site, I didn't find it.  Works fine for me.  What I have found is if you want to make your own, you can find 1 3/4" wide springs pretty easy, seems that's the width used on light trailers often,  but the 1 1/2" or 1 1/4" width is harder to come up with. JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 912 hp increase   

    I believe Larry recently commented that he had over 400 hrs on the 105 HP zipper kit in the Mangy Fox, and is very happy with it.  I've thought about sending them an engine as well, but haven't done it yet.... Tempting though.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Magnum weight and balance   

    Can't say for the Magnum, but as I recall on the Avid MK IV and earlier ones, you level the one closest to the lift strut attachment, and that is the third rib tail out from the fuselage.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Glue for Struts   

    I would think either hysol 9460 or scotchweld 2216 would do the job.  Both are structural epoxies.  I also think that the better the strut is painted, the less likely that rust would develop on it and the wood fairing.  I would seal the wood with epoxy varnish.  JImChuk
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