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  1. Avidventurous added a post in a topic Whoze Goin' Oshkosh 2021   


    Hah. Same parking place as the previous time! Didn't realize it till I saw the picture again.
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic Whoze Goin' Oshkosh 2021   

    Found you!
     

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  3. Supermotive added a post in a topic Aluminum Spar   

    While you may not need anything, I would consider Alodine. A lot of the Vans RV guys treat their aluminum with it. 
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  4. Capfly added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    Jim,  Tj. Thank you for your knowledge about how the Jabiru engine performs in your mkIV's. Capfly 
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  5. Supermotive added a post in a topic Updating the MKIV for nose wheel   

  6. Supermotive added a post in a topic My Avid MK Aerobatic Speedwing build advice   

    Hey Norm, what if one removed some of the washout, via the helm joint (and another on on the other side), then added say 2 feet of wingspan per side, and topped off with really good wing tips? Coupled with a decent catering cost wheel setup (maybe with a Grove gear), I am thinking, if kept light and balanced, this could be a cool cruiser under the power of a Jabiru 2200. What do you think?
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  7. TJay added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   


    I have 106hrs on mine I think the power is ok but really nothing to compare it to. My Density attitude only averages 4000 ft so cant say I have ever been above that. I will say if your nervous about an engine before you buy it you will probably never really like it. Just saying something to think about.
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  8. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    I have put 600 hrs on a Jabiru in my MK IV.  My field elevation is 1500.   It has worked for me.  I have an early solid lifter engine, they seem to have been more trouble free then some of the early hydraulic lifter engines.  I don't believe they make as much HP as an 80 HP Rotax 912 and you can't run as large a prop, but they are about 25 -30 lbs lighter all up.  Rotex makes watercooled heads for the Jabiru engines, and those seem to have been very trouble free.  Of course then you are adding about 10 lbs of weight to the engine compared to the aircooled heads.  JImChuk
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  9. 72chevy added a post in a topic Flaperon hanger needed   

    I’ll pm you.
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Assembly Manual Help Needed   

    Easy way to make a router table is a small piece of plywood with a hole in it.  Screw the router to the plywood with the bit sticking up through the hole.  Set plywood on sawhorses.  Done.  How many ribs and false ribs do you actually need?  JImChuk
    PS,  welcome to the group!
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  11. Landcruisinmy93 added a post in a topic Assembly Manual Help Needed   

    1Avidflyer, I appreciate the post. I am hoping to avoid purchasing tools like a router table although I have considered taking my plans for a large format 3D printer and modifying the print head carriage, as well as, the print bed to work as a cnc router setup. I'm at the point in my career that I have less time than money which is a first. I was hoping to save the former using the latter. If it comes down to it and I can't find another way I will definitely use the router idea. Thank you.
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  12. Capfly added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    Is it powerful enough for high density altitudes and might I ask the hours? I have read the negative comments the Australian government spewed that seems a little critical of Jabiru.  I would also say good to meet you. Aaron (capfly)
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  13. Buckchop added a post in a topic Flaperon hanger needed   

    Hey 72 i believe have a couple of those in a draw in the shed for a model 1 which is same
     
     
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Assembly Manual Help Needed   

    I don't think you will find a complete hardware list anywhere.  Although Kitfox would have had it in their parts list paperwork when they were preparing a kit for shipment.  False ribs would be real easy to make, but use aircraft grade plywood.  Make a pattern and use a router table to make more of them.  A router bit with a roller bearing on the top works good.  The bearing rides on the pattern while the cutter cuts the new rib shape.  https://www.eagleamerica.com/product/v117-0402/ea_-_laminate_trim 
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  15. Landcruisinmy93 added a post in a topic Flaperon hanger needed   

    if you had a drawing for flaperon hangar with material requirements would that work? I have the plans file.
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  16. Landcruisinmy93 added a topic in Kitfox III   

    Assembly Manual Help Needed
    Greetings, I am Steve and I'm new to the Forum and the owner of a New (to me) Kitfox model 3 Kit. I picked it up yesterday. I am the 4th owner and a lot....a lot of parts are missing from the kit. I don't even know where to begin with that issue. However, I have plans to scratch build a Raven clone so some of the missing parts can be fabricated using those plans.
    To the point I need help with the Assembly manual. I was given a binder about 4" thick and was told there were 2 complete manuals contained within. Well, as part of my inventory I was using the manual to identify some un-labled parts. I noticed I am missing quite a bit of the manual according to the contents page.
    Does anyone have a digital copy or a spare they would part with?
    I am missing the: Introduction, landing gear, revision list- parts, I didn't see an electrical, and Engine sections. I am also missing F-8, 10,12,14,16,18 and 20, CF contents and CF-15.
    Could someone help me out here? Also, does anyone have leads on spare wing ribs and false ribs? I am missing a few ribs and all but 1 false rib. I appreciate any help in advance.
    Also, does anyone know where I can get a complete Hardware kit or do I just need to source everything individually off of the parts lists?
    Thank You
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  17. TJay added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    Love mine.
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  18. Capfly added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    Will do hopefully I will have progress on mine also but I am way behind you.  I have had nothing but positive interactions with this group.  I appreciate the knowledge that has been given. Good luck on finishing your bird. Aaron (capfly)
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  19. Supermotive added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Updating the MKIV for nose wheel
    Converting the fuse to the latest MKIV specs. This includes a nice Nose Gear weldment system that will also serve to stiffen up the nose for a small weight penalty. Big plus: I want a nose gear. So, as I ponder the rear gear legs, I am thinking a nice and light solution would be widening a stock set a small amount and reinforcing them , and the fuselage, appropriately. Please share pictures and thoughts on that idea. One note though: I will need a rear main gear bracket if I choose to go that route. It almost seems the builder wizzed off the tabs right under the strut mount. Thoughts on needed bracket? Also, a Grove gear is not out of the question. Thoughts there? Thanks.











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  20. Supermotive added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    Be happy to. I may forget though. Feel free to ping me in about 3 months. I may have some progress then.
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  21. Capfly added a post in a topic Avid MKIV Engine Mount for Jabiru 2200   

    If you would let me know what you think of the 2200 after you get going. Considering it for my mkIV when it is time.  Thanks, Aaron (capfly)
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  22. FireFoxIV added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB Kitfox 4 doors
    I'm looking for a set of doors for my model 4 Kitfox if anyone has some laying around. The ones I have on there are cracked and kinda ugly, so thought if I had some decent ones to work with. I would plexy the whole door and upgrade the latch design. 
     
    Thanks
                    Jared 
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  23. jbmaridon added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    Flywise, The manual I have also  does not include any weight and balance info, no control travel limits or rigging. Probably a lot more as I go. I tried to attach some pictures but the system says upload failed. Maybe the files are too large and with this new computer I can not find  how to reduce the file size. I could send them by email. My email is jbmaridon@centurylink.net. Looking forward to your ignition module install pictures.
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  24. flywise added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    I will take close-up pictures of my ignition module install. Most important is that they don't get too hot from engine or radiators..I also mounted them on rubber vibration mounts .
    I am surprised there is no info about the angles the engine has to have. My engine has a 1.5deg to the right as viewed from the rear. My catalina has a tendency to turn left (yaw) proportional with power. It flies perfectly straight without power at the same speeds. I did try a tab on the rudder but that did not help 
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  25. jbmaridon added a post in a topic Catalina engine replacement   

    Flywise, there is no information in the manual about thrust line. The engine mount that bolts to the engine appears to put the engine at a slight angle with the nose end of the engine down.
    The main issue that  i have now is where to mount the ignition control boxes.
    I have made changes to the engine mount bolts and rubber discs that at least get the engine mounted. My bolts are 3/8, AN6, as called out in the instructions. At least this will all be out in the open for easy inspection on every flight. As I have said before the manual leaves a lot to be desired.
    I have been taking pictures and will make an effort to post some. I think I should start a new subject if I do that. Joe
     
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