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  1. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I have a set of Nancos that are sitting on the shelf.  Don't really like the way they wiggle on pavement though.  And I'm way to cheap to buy the bigger ones.  But if you decide to give yours away, put me at the top of the listJImChuk
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  2. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    Do you have 80 or 100 HP?  What did it do to your cruise speeds?  And what are they now?  JImChuk
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  3. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL   

    Wow, nice.  I won't post a picture of my lathe....  JImChuk
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  4. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic hi there   

    I have no experience with tricycle gear on the Avid, but it does look like you have the Avid factory gear set up.  I think the Avid designer of the tricycle gear knows more then I do, so if CG is right, I would think things are as they should be.  Hope that doesn't sound snarky, I don't mean it like that.  JImChuk
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  5. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic hi there   

    Looks like tri gear set up to me.  Did you actually do a proper weight and balance?  May not be wise to just guess at it, cause it feels right.  JImChuk
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  6. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic 80 HP 912 on barnstormers   

    The new Avid out fit seems to be hit and miss so far, at least from what I've observed.  Hope they do get it all set up.  It would be nice to be able to get what one needs in a timely fashon.   JImChuk
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  7. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox Mk2 wing rib repair   

    I would imagine you can do as you are thinking.  It would be far easier then removing all the ribs that don't need to be addressed.  JImChuk
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  8. 1avidflyer added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    80 HP 912 on barnstormers
    Saw this today, call Art and he said it was on a 701 that got flipped over by wind.  Engine wasn't running at the time.  2 blades broke off.  (if that was tips, then less pressure on things then if they broke at the hub).  Anyway, oil tank and regulator go with engine.  He said the prop flange was within .001".  I get the impression that Art is an ok guy.  Never heard otherwise either.  Might be good for some one.  Now if we could just get Leni to start making those 912  motor mounts for Avids.  JImChuk 
    ROTAX 912UL (80HP) ENGINE • $4,900 • FOR SALE • 2002 Rotax 912, SN 440522, 314hrs TT, complete standard configuration engine • Contact Art Skolinski , - located Naperville, IL United States • Telephone: 630 854-0780 • Posted April 29, 2021 •
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  9. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Not a crash, but still a dumb stunt   

    Thanks for the advice Pascal.  It does make sense. The fan is almost as big as the heater core, and I'm also limited by how much room I have there.  Warming up now anyway, so maybe I'll remodel things over the summer.  JImChuk
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  10. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing hks700 for rotax   

    I will probably part with it.   Also have the cheek radiators that are usually used on the MK IV.  Some guys use the Kitfox style radiator under the belly, though, especially if they have an older style cowl.   What do you have for a cowl now?   I'll send you a PM with my contract info.  JImChuk
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  11. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Replacing hks700 for rotax   

    Just did some guessing on numbers and some quick math, and if center of engine mass is 25" ahead of the datum and if the 912 adds 35 lbs weight over the 582, about 6 lbs of weight on the tailwheel would offset the extra 35 lbs for the 912.  Say 40 lbs more at that rate for the 912.  Better engine though, but what will that do for your usable load?  JImChuk
    PS,  I do have a newer style 582 Avid motor mount
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  12. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Avid service bulletins   

    These are in the files and forms section.  Avid AD's in one place - Files and Forms - AvidFoxFlyers Forums  JImChuk
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  13. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic wanted   

    I have a Jabiru in my MK IV, and CG is not a problem.  I do have the battery mounted as far back as I can though.  Where is your CG at currently when you are flying with pilot and half fuel?  I do still have the Maule tailwheel though if that's what you want to do.  JImChuk
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  14. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic Tall Fat Mods For A Short Skinny Airframe   

    Guessing you have the 912 in the Rans.  I rode in an S6 once that had a 582.  It was roomy as was mentioned, but seemed like about 65 was the cruise speed.  Seems like you have been flying the Avid.  That's good!  And for our sakes, a flight report or two would be good as well.  JImChuk
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  15. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic trim lever   

    Actually I saw someone else had used a bike shift lever on their joystick, and a cable from it pulled on a spring.  That gave me this idea, and I also kind of copied the Avid trim lever with the leather washer.  So I can't take all the credit.   JImChuk
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