Zenith CH 640

Taxied today for the first time with cowl...She sure wants to fly!!!

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Comment by Kay C Caldwell on October 5, 2017 at 5:42pm

Yes, I started with a nose bowl from aircraft spruce.  From the nose back it is just aluminum.  I attached it to the fuse with south co 1/4 turn fasteners on the top half and put nut plates on the bottom half of the cowl to attach it.  Down the sides I used a piano hinge.   Ill get some close up pictures tomorrow of it if you like..All the bottom cowl is sheet aluminum with a fiberglass section made where the air filter comes out and meets the nose bowl.  I goofed a little when I made the knob for the starter snout.  I got it all painted and mounted and then when I got to the airport to put the prop and spinner on it interfered with the knob......NUTS!!!.... so I just trimmed the knob off so there is a hole now where the end of the starter comes out..

Cheers

Comment by Scott Raynal on October 5, 2017 at 5:30pm

Tell us about the cowling Kay.  Did you make that as well?

Comment by STEVEN and TARA SMITH on October 4, 2017 at 7:06am
Gorgeous Airplane
Comment by Kay C Caldwell on October 3, 2017 at 7:14pm
It’s real basic old steam gauges. Wanted to get it flying for a year or two then up grade to glass of some kind. The new Lenil Aviation Beacon or BOM look really enticing... The I pad based stuff really appeals to me. All that stuff changes so fast, by the time you get it installed it’s outdated
Comment by Scott Raynal on October 3, 2017 at 6:44pm

Looking good!  What sort of instrumentation did you go with?

Comment by Kay C Caldwell on October 3, 2017 at 9:11am
I will be putting the n numbers on this week. I’m still fixing/adjusting/changing things. Right now I am working on a high speed engine miss. I think my carb goes a little lean when it transitions from the idle circuit to the main circuit. I’ve got a friend that is an A &P that I’ve been on the phone with. He has gave me some things th check. I’ll do that today
Comment by Geoffrey Alexander on October 3, 2017 at 7:37am

Very Nice! I like your paint colors and design. Ready to fly. I noticed the shape of the rear window is different from the kit. BTW, where are your N numbers?

Geoffrey Alexander

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