1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Flapperons   

    Patience is a virtue.  It will get better.  I'm heading north on Sunday, so I'll be back in the snow soon as well.  JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Near miss with fuel line.   

    Several years ago, I bought some of the yellow tygon fuel line from a local Farm and Fleet type of store.  In a year or less, it had hardened up, and shrunk in length.  Never caused problems, but I changed it out when I saw what it had done.  What caught my eye was I have the fuel line running under the door in a 1/2" aluminum tube that curves up in front of the door.  I had left a good loop there at the top of the line where it turns and goes under the panel to the fuel valve.  I noticed the loop was gone, and the line was in a more or less straight line from the aluminum tube to it's first tie off point.  Glad I saw it.  Never had trouble with the blue line I've bought from Leading Edge, but also had problems with blue fuel line I got from a local snowmobile shop.  Here is a link to the post I made when I had the bad tygon tubing.  JImChuk
    avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/5277-bad-fuel-line-warning/#comment-46527
     
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Broken springs   

    I tried to talk him into making a main landing gear for a Kitfox or Avid, but he wasn't interested.  He said he maybe would have if he had the plane.  Worth a shot though.  Maybe he will say how to do it yourself???  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    1050 GW Kitfox 4 project
    Was watching this one, to bad it's in Canada.  Has 582 engine.  Price is under $5000 in US dollars (6500 Canadian)  Not sure how much trouble to import into the USA, but it's priced right.  Not sure if you can see the pictures if you aren't a member though.   JImChuk
    https://teamkitfox.com/Forums/threads/10435-FS-1993-Model-4-Project-Parts?goto=newpost
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Broken springs   

    A guy I know also had a fiber glass spring for his Murphy Rebel.  I did make one for my Avid B model once, but got a bit of a dry spot in it, and it broke fairly quickly.  Might have been ok if I had done a better job of making it.  I did have a fiber glass main gear for my Himax that was very nice.  It was built by someone who knew what he was doing, and I never had a problem with it.  Here is a link to his site.  His gear was for a 300 lb plane, so don't copy it exactly....   JImChuk
    www.curedcomposites.com/gear.html
     
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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