1avidflyer

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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A   

    I have been under the weather lately, so couldn't measure my MK IV fuselage for you.  Maybe this drawing will give you an indication of what you were asking for.   
    Avid Drawing for Inspection?? - Avidfoxflyers General Hangar - AvidFoxFlyers Forums
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic avid model A   

    A model is 36" wide at the top of the seat.  Others are 39 1/2" wide.  Gross weight is much less as well.  Originally had a welded in motor mount, not bolted on like later models.  
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  3. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Kitfox 3 or 4 Grove main landing gear
    The title tells it all, I'm looking for a grove gear and brackets for my Kitfox 4 project.  I do have a never used factory Kitfox cabane gear if someone wants to trade, but I'm willing to buy one outright as well.  Private message me for starters.  Here is a picture of the Kitfox gear and another after I faired and covered the gear legs.  I'm keeping the axels though if I sell or trade this gear.  Thanks,  JImChuk



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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    The resin I used was polyester resin, the stuff made by bondo.  Was just looking at it on line and a number of people were complaining about it not hardening up, I've never had that problem.  Made lots of stuff with it.  I did buy the gallon cans of resin.  Not that that should matter???  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    The Kitfox tanks had kreem fuel tank sealant in them, and I used acetone to try to get it off.  Not sure how many layers I used, but the new rib I made was about 1/8" thick.  Probably used three or four layers of fiberglass cloth to join the ribs back to the bottom of the tank.   I think I made the rib on a piece of old lexan windshield.  Thinking now, and I may have done that, I would lay another piece over the layup of fiberglass, and screw down a piece of plywood over the top to squeeze it all flat while it sets up.  I used the fiberglass resin like you find at walmart.  
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Dumb stunt....   

    Just a follow up on this repair.  It's been fine now for the last 2 1/2 years.  Hope my saying this don't jinx it.  JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Fuel tank issues   

    I had an issue with my Kitfox 4 tank when I did something dumb.  I cut the part of the top off the tank, and refiberglassed things back together.  Has been fine since.  I added one more rib of fiberglass for good measure.  I may have posted a thread about it on here a couple of years ago.  JImChuk
    PS  found it     Dumb stunt.... - Close Call's and dumb stunts - AvidFoxFlyers Forums
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parting out Kitfox 2   

    Fuselage, seat, fuel tank, rudder pedals.   Joy stick and mixer controls behind the seat I think.   One landing gear, wings and flaperons (such as they are) lift struts.  Brake master cylinders and slave cylinders, and rotors, wheel hubs.  Aluminum rims are not in very good shape.   Send me a private message with your phone number and I'll give you a call if you like.  JImChuk
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Parting out Kitfox 2   

    I've still got a lot of parts to it.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox flaperon position question   

    TJay Larson has a youtube video where he shows making new kitfox hangars I believe.  He converted his Kitfox 1 to Kitfox 4 style wings.  
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox flaperon position question   

    the two piece one is the original type.  Kitfox changed to a steel one that is just on the top.  
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox flaperon position question   

    I snapped this picture today of my Kitfox 4 flaperon hanger.  Maybe that will give you the info you are looking for.  I believe that Avid flaperon is a good bit lower.  JImChuk

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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 stutters on bumpy airstrip   

    The type 54 carb in the top of the Bing carb page has two cables coming into the top of the slide it looks like.  That of course is not the carb used on the 582.  Lot of the other parts shown are interchangeable though.  And actually the 912 type 64 and the 582 type 54 carbs use the same floats.  
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 stutters on bumpy airstrip   

    That is very heavy.  Would almost wonder about your scales.  Rotax says one should wipe the floats off, and let them air dry for a couple of minutes before you weigh them.  Bing says it sells only for motorcycles on their website, but I've bought from them and used these floats in my 912.  I've always been tempted to try the white single piece floats they show, my type 94 on my Jabiur engine had that float from Jabiru, and it worked fine for 20 years.  At least it looked to be the same looking at the pictures.  Like I said, I've been tempted to try, but haven't.  JImChuk
    PS,  Leading edge airfoils, and Lockwood aviation sell them as well for more money I believe.  
    Bing Carburetor Home - BING AGENCY INTERNATIONALSOLE DISTRIBUTORFOR BING CARBURETORS AND THROTTLE BODIES IN THE US, CANADA,SOUTH AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA
     
    Floats Pair (Qty of 2)861 189$100.98PS PS  got curious, and looked on Leading edge, and they were actually cheaper.  
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic NR prop bolts concern   

    My NR hubs do use drive lugs.  They are not threaded, but rather have a 5/16"/8mm hole through them.  I think the bolts where the deformation shows were not tightening up correctly or enough.  Even though the torque wrench said they were tight enough.  Might be that the galvanizing (if there is any) was being squeezed off the bolt threads and galling and binding up.   
     
    PS   When I submitted my first post on this topic, I put the pictures in the order I wanted them to be in, and wrote my description accordingly.  Just looked now and they are not in the correct order.   Picture one and three are the 80 HP with about 175 hrs run time, pictures to and four are the 100 HP with about 15 minutes run time.
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  16. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    NR prop bolts concern
    Hi all,  I have about 175 hrs on my NR two blade prop on my Kitfox 4 with 80 HP 912.  I've adjusted the prop a number of times between winter and summer, but never actually took the bolts out.  The other day I put a balance master on it, and got new AN5 bolts for the install.  Here is what I found.  I've always torqued the bolts to correct torque, but a few times it did seem like a couple of them acted weird.  Like not turning as much as I expected at the next torque setting.  I would say that apparently, they weren't tightening up to correct torque, at least some of them.  I'm back to working on my new built Kitfox 4 now, and I took the NR two blade prop off of it, so I could work on the engine and cowl install better.  I had ran this engine/prop about 15 or 20 minutes last summer, before I got side tracked.  Both times I used the bolts that NR supplied with the props.  Last prop I know of that came from them didn't come with bolts.  Maybe I'm not the only one who had an issue.  I like the prop, gives good performance, but if you are running their bolts, you may want to have a look.  First and third pictures are the 80 HP, the number two and four are from the 100 HP 912 with 15 or 20 minutes run time.  JImChuk




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  17. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic NR prop bolts concern   

    The bolts have an 8.8 marking on the heads.  JImChuk
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  18. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic NR prop bolts concern   

    I'll take a look for any head markings on the NR bolts.  I did replace them with AN5-36 bolts, so shouldn't have any issue with bolts going forward.  I'll have to change the clamp bolts out as well.  JImChuk
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  19. 1avidflyer added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Moved to general hangar
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  20. 1avidflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    New set of dolly wheels for the skis
    Recently I saw someone had made dolly wheels with two wheels and it looked like a good idea to me.  My single wheel ones sagged to one side and weren't the best.  Made a set of the duel wheel ones and finished them today.  Much better.  Pull the one 1/4" bolt and they come off.  They are a bit wider than needed for these skis, but I may make another set of skis, and they will be a bit wider.  JImChuk   
    PS  not sure how this ended up in the close calls and dumb stunts the first time.  Moved it now and will try to delete the other post.  



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  21. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic When to put skis on   

    I've flown on wheels with 4 or 5" of snow.  Heavy wet snow would be worse than light fluffy stuff of course.  Skinny tires will cut through the snow better than wide ones.  Try for three point full stall landings as well.  Don't wheel land it.
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  22. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic First flight on skis this winter   

    I built those skis myself.  I have a sketch somewhere that I was making and never completely finished.  Some one else was asking about it the other day, and I couldn't find it.  Here is a post I started a few years ago.  JImChuk
    Making a new set of skis - Forum How-to's - AvidFoxFlyers Forums
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid D Model?   

    The heavy hauler wing has two ribs between the ribs with the long tailed ribs that the flaperon hinges on.  The STOL wing has only one rib between the long tailed ribs.  
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  24. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 582 stutters on bumpy airstrip   

    The Bing floats shouldn't weigh over 7 grams for the pair.  If they are to heavy, your fuel level will rise in the float bowl.  
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  25. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Duc propeller   

    I was helping a friend of mine order an NR prop, and I had a hard time getting a response from him, so ended up ordering it from Meglin Propellers and fans for everyone - Home (mozello.com)  He has it on a Kitfox 4 with 912 ULS.   They are the same props as NR sells.  He just got a few flights with it, and now is snowed in so he hasn't really had a chance to test it much.  I'm running a 2 blade NR on my Kitfox 4 with 80 HP 912, and I like it.  Have one on the new Kitfox 4 build as well, but it's not flying yet.  JImChuk
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