Av8r3400

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About Av8r3400

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  • Birthday 01/31/1971

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  1. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Another neat trim idea   

    The concern for flutter comes from the engineering of that cable is such that it's designed to pull, not push.  
    So that being a given, putting a spring around the cable to assist in pushing  on the trim tab rather than relying solely on the cable would be very advisable.
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  2. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Grove TW gear wanted   

    Unfortunately a Kitfox (1-4) spring will not work on an Avid without modifications to the fuselage.  
    The Model 5-7SS spring will require major, serious, reengineering and modifications to work.
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  3. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic AVID 1988 B/C   

    Huh?
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  4. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Merry Christmas   

    Merry Christmas back at you and your family, Leni!
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  5. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic What is this all about?   

    Not meaning to be argumentative.  Just sharing some of the information that I know on the subject.
    The original Avid company was so fractured in it's demise and so many copies of their equipment and products have lead to several people saying they have something they really don't have.  I believe most of the true "original" Avid tooling was scrapped and destroyed.
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  6. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic For sale, hate to see, again   

    See the other thread...

     
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  7. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic What is this all about?   

    Brett McKinney does not own Avid.  He owns Airdale.  The jigs he has are NOT the original Avid jigs, they are copies and reverse engineered jigs for the Avid product line.  The Airdale (Pursang) jigs are original.
    The original Avid Jigs were "Lost" or scrapped according to all the "experts".
    I don't know what Mark Mendick has.  Maybe his are the "lost" Avid tooling.  Maybe not.  According to people in the know, the original jigs were uniquely hinged to open and allow the completed fuselages to be removed.
    There was talk of other sets of jigs and "original Avid" equipment out there in Montana, somewhere...
     
    Who really knows at this point.
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  8. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Looking at fabricating allumiium fuel tanks.   

    Which means you'd have to build them like a Piper with  tubes through them for anti-drag cables to pass through.  In the Kitfox (and Avid) the tanks are structural to the wing.
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  9. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rotax 912 slow cranking   

    Change out the Left-Right-Both-Start switch to a separate starter and two toggles for the ignitions.  You need to be able to crank the engine without ignition for maintenance and proper starting technique.  These LRBS switches will cause kickback and damage to the spray clutch and ignition modules.
    When the contacts start to go bad, this can cause slow cranking, too.
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  10. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Rotax 912 slow cranking   

    How old is the battery?
    What is the amp rating on a PC612?
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  11. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Mn ski flying   

    It'll be time soon...

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  12. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic ArkanSTOL 2021   


    A local guy wanted to do one of these competitions at his home-field as a EAA-Chapter event.  I chose not to participate, as did many others, and it was finally cancelled, because I just didn't get a warm-fuzzy from the prospect of tight, low altitude, low airspeed maneuvering like this.
    One of the guys, who crashed the highlander, is a high time, experienced bush pilot with Reno STOL-Drag competition experience.
    The moose-hunter turn is a real danger to even the most experienced pilots.
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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic New Viking 90hp engine   

    There was an older ULS for sale at Park City Aviation at KRRL.   I think $8500 with about 200 hours.  
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  14. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Flyer on floats spotted in an old movie.   

    Hahahaha!
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  15. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Avid Flyer on floats spotted in an old movie.   

    Love the sound over-dubbing of the Avid.  Must be the worlds only early Avid with what sounds like a Pratt & Whitney in it….
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