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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(   

    Oh wow!  what a shame.  So sorry to hear this.   JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Offset Vertical Stabilizer   

    I do know that one guy had a B model and installed a Jabiru engine on the plane and left the VS as it was because the plane was covered and all he did was add a trim tab to the rudder.  He flew that plane for well over 1000 hrs before a mishap that wrecked the plane.  I would center the VS myself and adjust from there if needed.  YMMV.. JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    Here are links to this topic and some pictures I posted of rib tails I made.  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    I probably don't want to sell the flaperons seperatly.  I think the new avid outfit said they were making flaperons.  Not sure if they are though.  JImchuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Firewall   

    I was meaning to go measure a firewall I have from a MK IV with a 582, but I keep forgetting about it when I'm in the hangar.  I'll try again.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Offset Vertical Stabilizer   

    I doubt that you would have to offset the mount that much to over come the VS being at an angle, I'm sure the fuselage has some effect on where the plane points, but if seems the easiest thing to do would be to move the VS to being centered.  Then maybe all you will end up needing is a small trim tab.  And it's anybody's guess which side of the rudder you will be putting it on. The Avid MK IV had the VS centered, and lots of them (most probably to start with) were fitted with a 582.  (Left hand prop.)   Mine was, and I went to a Jabiru engine (right hand prop) and never gave the VS a thought.  I did have a factory built motor mount though.  Never shimmed it and I do have a trim tab on the rudder, and it flys just fine.  Little over an hour this evening in fact...  :-)  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Clogged jets   

    Might not be a bad idea to have a filter right after the fuel pump, at least for a while till you get the junk out.  I always run my fuel through a Mr Funnel, but I'm always filling up at home from cans.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    I have a set of HH wings that need the rib tails repaired, along with the flaperons.   Keep saying I'm going to get to work on them, but haven't so far.  UK is a long way from Minnesota though.   Worst thing to make I would think would be the flaperons.  A router table and patterns and one could make the ribs fairly easy.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    The plans in the build manual show the spacing of ribs and such.  The ribs and flaperons were prebuilt, and part of the kit.  Where are you located?   JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Cheap Kitfox 4 on barnstorms 912   

    I'm thinking I would make the deal in person, no sending money and hoping it's all good on this one.  ...  Just had an interesting experience a few days ago.   Someone posted an engine for sale somewhere, at a bit on the low side for price.  Got his phone # and called him.  He said he had sold his plane to someone who didn't want that engine as they had one of their own. When I asked about how many hours, there was quite a pause as if he was asking someone else what to say...  Finally he said less then 300 hrs.   I asked a few more questions, and then asked him what the N #  of his plane was.  (who wouldn't know that)  Seemed like he didn't know what I was talking about.  When I mentioned the registration number, he said no one ever asked that, and he never answered me.  Finally I told him I would like to see the exhaust manifold removed and pictures taken of the pistons.  He said he would get them to me by that evening.   "I promise"  he said.   Course I never got them, but about 4 days later he texted me asking if the payment had been sent.   Then he texts saying his wife has terminal cancer and he needs the money for medications.   I had never made any commitment to buy at all.  Don't know if he had me mixed up with someone else, cause he said why did you ask for info on wiring the money.   I never did ask for any of that info, Finally I told him to not bother me again unless it's to send me the N # of his plane.  Haven't heard back.  Pretty sure that was a scam, and it makes me mad when there are those kind of people around, cause it makes it hard to trust someone who is deserving of trust.  Have had several other apparent scams on people answering adds on barnstormers in the last few months as well.  Usually if one can have a longer conversation, it starts to become apparent if the person knows anything about aviation or is a scammer.  Always be suspicious if they want to give you more money then you asked for as well.  Red flag for sure.   JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Cheap Kitfox 4 on barnstorms 912
    Just saw this one, seems to good to be true, and wonder if it is?   JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic New Fox 2   

    There is a guy in SW Mn that I've talked to that has a HKS in a Kitfox 3.  He likes it, not a real speed demon but it's been good to him.  I've been on the HKS forum for  a while, and the dealer for them in NY state can supply parts.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Firewall   

    I would temporarily mount the engine and the muffler, and then make the foot well as big as you can going from there.  No point going much above the cross bar where your toes hit when working the pedals though.  Different engines will allow more or less room,  are you going with a 582?  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Eliminating the nose wheel tube   

    I don't think the nose wheel tube gets in the way of one's feet any more then on a regular MK IV.  I wouldn't remove it if it was me.  Might make the plane more valuable down the road if it ever gets sold.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Clogged jets   

    I'd have a heart to heart talk with you fuel filter... As far as syncing the carbs, I just went through that with my 912, and used a single vacuum gauge.  Lines going from each intake manifold to a T, with valves in both of those lines.  The other line went to the vacuum gauge.  One valve open, one closed and then reverse the valves to compare the difference and adjust accordingly.  I ran across something on youtube that will probably do even better once you are close.  JImChuk
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