1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   

    I could put you into some Matco MHE6B wheels with the 6" turf glide tires and brakes for a good bit less, but if it was me, I'd leave them as they are.  JImChuk



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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    That is a common spot for bent tubing,  likely it can be straightened once the fabric is removed.  If you look at my fuselage photo again, you can see that I added some  tube to stiffen that area.  Basicly, a tube comes down from the top of the seat area to the mid point of that section of longeron, goes across the fuselage to the other side and then goes back to the top of the seat area.  Here is another picture showing that area of the fuselage.  Maybe you can pick out the tubes I'm referring to.  JImChuk
     

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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    I was thinking about having handle bars, and an easy way to control it then.  Might be doable with the twist grip anyway.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    Now I can see some possibilities in one of these.  Might not be to hard to make a taildragger dragger with one.  Maybe a throttle grip that twists both ways for forward or reverse.... (look out Patey brothers with the airtugs buisness)    Seriously though, you got me thinking.  I can put my hands on one of those three wheel chairs.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic What brake do I have?   

    Those are Airheart brakes.  Used on go carts and stuff.  Google them and you will find them.  They were used on the Kitfox 1s.  I have a set of them JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Jabiru 2200 inspection: Engine Damage?   

    I believe the hole in between the spark plugs is for attaching a CHT probe.  Is it drilled just a bit to deep and you are getting some leakage from the valve train in the head?  Maybe pull the valve cover and blow some compressed air into the hole??  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wing tanks for Mk4 Speedwing   

    If it was mine, the first thing I would consider is a fuel tank sealer.  I imagine there is a product in Europe, but here in the States, I've used KBS coatings several times.  Least amount of work also.  If it works that is.  If it doesn't, you're just out the cost of the sealer, and the effort of applying it.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Snow landings   

    Nice!  But I'd take a chainsaw to a few of those trees that are messing up your approach.  And if they are in the neighbor's land, maybe a $100 or something would make him agreeable if he needs a bit of coaxing.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    I forgot to get the dimensions again today, so I just now walked back out to the hangar and did some measuring.  Here is what I come up with.  "A" dimension is 4".  "B" dimension is a center to center dimension, and it is 6".  I ran a straight edge under the front and rear carry through tubes and the tube that is parallel to them is 1 3/4" higher then they are.  That is  center to center dimension as well.  I did not get a dimension for C or D, because the 8" tube (parallel to and about 5" behind the front carry through tube determines all the other lengths.  I would make up that 8" tube and the two short ones that come off it going forward and meet in the center of the front carry through.  Position it so it's 1 /3/4" C to C above the carry throughs and centered side to side, tack in place, and then fill in the rest of the tubes at the length they need to be to reach where they need to go.   Hope that's clear and understandable.   JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    I forgot to check when I was out in the hangar this evening, but I'm almost positive the bracing/cross tube stuff is 1/2" and most likely .035" wall.  I suppose you could jump up 1/8" from what you had for the carry through, and then it would fit the cut out from the hole saw better.  I would use the same thickness as what was there before.   JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    Found this picture of my fuselage after painting.  It shows the birdcage area better.  JImChuk
     

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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    Looks like the front is bent to the right. The door posts could be cut and spliced if they are beyond straightening.  When  TJay replaced his front wing carry through with a slightly larger one, he used a hole saw that was just big enough to go over the carry though tube.  That cut away the welds and about 1/16" of the tubing over the top of the doors where they meet the carry through tube, and the larger carry though tube fit right up to be welded in.  Maybe he will see this, and put up some pictures.   Probably be a good time to replace the diagonal cross tube with the newer design as well.  Gives equal headroom for both sides.  You can kind of see the newer style cross brace in these pics.   JImChuk


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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid A: Plans for the fuselage, particularly the Cage   

    Sorry about you bending up the plane.  There really never were public drawings for the Avids that I'm aware of.  If the damage is just on one side, perhaps you can measure everything on the opposite side to get the dimensions you need.  On the positive side, repairing a steel tube fuselage is nearly always possible.  Cut out and replace, or straighten bent tubes, and do a good job of welding.   It started out as a bunch of small pieces, so most things can be fixed.  Got a picture?  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Talked to Ed today   

    Got a call from Ed today, he said to say hi to everyone.  Said he's praying for you, and wishing you all the best.  He said he has to have more tests in January that will tell how things are going.  He did sound better then other times that I talked to him, so that's encouraging.   JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wider gear options for the IV   

    The Avid main wheels are about 3/4" in front of the leading edge of the wing...  JImChuk
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