1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic HKS Install   

    Don't despair Allen.  Maybe it's just a drip of oil from a spill or something.  Think positive!   JImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic stock round rudder   

    If I remember, I can measure the one on my MK IV tomorrow.  I do have an earlier squared off rudder like what was used before the MK IV rounded rudders.  Just remembered, I had some pics on my phone.  The rudder is 18" at the widest from front to back on my MK IV.  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Seats   

    My eat is just tied off in the center.  It's worked for over 600 hrs like this.  JImChuk

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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Wanted: Round cowl   

    I talked to a guy a few days ago that had one to sell.  Never did get a price.  Here is the add he had on barnstormers, and in talking with him about planes, he mentioned the cowl and a Kitfox 582 motor mount he would be willing to sell.  JImChuk
    ROTAX 447 • $500 • FOR SALE • I have 2 Rotax 447 500 apiece call for more info 5743006167 • Contact Bob Gerencser , Owner - located South Bend, IN United States • Telephone: 574 3006167 • Posted September 19, 2020
     
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Getting ready   

    Thanks, but I already told Avemco to start my policy on Wednesday.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Getting ready   

    I found that the best price I could find for insurance on the Avid was through Avemco.  So when I wanted to insure the Kitfox, I got a quote from Avemco again.  Not the same policy.  Today, I got an email from them asking when I wanted the insurance to start, so they accepted what I did with the Flight advisor on 'Friday.   I think they just had to make me jump though at least one hoop before they could let me go ahead.  Not a big deal as it turned out, and the EAA got another $40 out of me.  I rejoined again before I call the Flight advisor, but he never asked for an EAA number or anything, so I could have gotten by with out joining.  I figured I owed them their $40 anyway, so it was money well spent.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Got an email from Avemco today in response to my email on Friday asking if they needed any information from the EAA Flight advisor, and that I had talked with him and he was sending me an info packet on setting up a first flight game plan.  They said they didn't need anything from him, and when did I want them to start the insurance.  I told them Wednesday, so it looks like I have crossed that hurdle as well.  Getting closer..... JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Propeller protection tape
    Hi all,  a guy on the Team Kitfox forum posted a picture of his IVO prop were he had replaced the SS protection tape with a 3M product that is made for helicopter blades.  He says it has stood up better then the SS tape IVO supplies.  I have several props I would like to put the tape on, so I got looking and found where I can buy a larger roll of the tape.  The bigger roll would be more then I need however, and so I figured I would throw this out  there.  Does anyone want to try this tape on their props?  If I get the roll, I could sell three 1' pieces for $10.50 shipping included.   IVO gets $8 each plus shipping for the SS tape.  Anyone interested, send me a PM.  Here is a picture of his plane with the tape on the prop that I borrowed from the Team site.  JImChuk

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  9. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Propeller protection tape
    Hi all,  a guy on the Team Kitfox forum posted a picture of his IVO prop were he had replaced the SS protection tape with a 3M product that is made for helicopter blades.  He says it has stood up better then the SS tape IVO supplies.  I have several props I would like to put the tape on, so I got looking and found where I can buy a larger roll of the tape.  The bigger roll would be more then I need however, and so I figured I would throw this out  there.  Does anyone want to try this tape on their props?  If I get the roll, I could sell three 1' pieces for $10.50 shipping included.   IVO gets $8 each plus shipping for the SS tape.  Anyone interested, send me a PM.  Here is a picture of his plane with the tape on the prop that I borrowed from the Team site.  JImChuk

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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Seats   

    Yes it ties back to the tubing in the center that holds the mixer controls.  Maybe at the ends of that back tube as well.   I'll try to remember today and get some pictures of mine.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic HKS Install   

    4 strokes run way higher EGTs then the two stroke, but you probably know that.  What does your manual call out for EGTs with the HKS?   JImChuk
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Bing carb jets   

    Same thing.  Idle jets for a 582 are most likely 50 or 55, with the 64, more like a 35.  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    I've got Avemco insurance on the Avid now, and that is who I was dealing with for the Kitfox.   They quoted me $390 for liability only, $500,000 coverage.   He also told me that if I had 2 hrs. flying time by myself in it they would insure me.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    FAA told me today to go fly.  I didn't argue.  Insurance company said I had to have 2 hrs dual with CFI in same make and model.  After some discussion, they said an EAA Flight Adviser program would do it as well.  I think I got that done in one phone call today.  He is about 90 miles away in Superior Wl.  He was surprised the insurance company gave me any grief at all considering what I have been flying.  He will send me a packet of info to help prepare me for the first flights.  Getting closer.... JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 on barnstormers.   

    A bit to far for me, and I have 3 other projects already waiting for me.  I just called him so I could add some info to the add when I put it up on hear.  JImChuk
    PS, I forgot about the B1RD ultralight.  Make that 4 projects.....
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  16. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 4 on barnstormers.
    Saw this on barnstormers, and figured I would give a call.  It has a Subaru EA 81, registered, but never flown.  JImChuk
    KITFOX CLASIC IV • CLEANING OUT THE BARN • Due to health reasons I am offering a Kitfox Classic IV for $18,000 or best offer • Contact Robert Harris - MOUNTAIN EMPIRE AVIATION , Owner - located Saltville, VA United States • Telephone: 276-780-1748 • 276-496-5377 • Posted September 17, 2020
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  17. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Getting ready   

    I talked with my insurance company this morning.  They want me to get 2 hrs with an instructor in same make and model.  Thats after almost 700 hrs flying 4  Avids and my Kitfox 1..... They will accept EAA Flight Advisor program instead as well.  Have to look into that.  JImChuk
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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Bflight Adventures IV   

    I have the same color in my other Avid MK IV project.  I have the floor and door carpet as well.  Never used.  JImChuk
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  19. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Still waiting for the FAA, but did get a video uploaded to utube today showing the plane.  Few bits and pieces still left to finish, glare shield not completely fastened, little stuff like that.  Anyway here you go.  JImChuk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWh5kq4ox60
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  20. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Still waiting on the FAA to return my calls.....  Insurance company hasn't returned my call either.  JImChuk
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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid heavy hauler on barnstormers   

    I'm not sure, but I texted him and asked.... JImChuk
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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ignition modules on barnstormers   

    Well I got his invoice and wrote out the check.  I did tell him this afternoon that  I would take one, and my word is worth more to me then $60.  One plus is I probably will have an easier time getting info out of him when I go to install it then I could from the company in the Czech Republic.  I see they have a 15% discount if you buy two of them.  JImChuk
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ignition modules on barnstormers   

    Well I guess mine is going to cost me $60 more then it would have if I had known about this site.  Sounds like the same ones that the guy on barnstormers had.  He said they were built in the Czech republic.    Oh well.  JImChuk
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ignition modules on barnstormers   

    I talked to this guy today.  Seems to really know his stuff.  The modules can also be powered with 12 volt, so they will then make spark at almost no rpm.  I'm ordering one module for now.  JImChuk
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  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid heavy hauler on barnstormers   

    Why?    JImChuk
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