Aaron Steines
  • Houston, TX
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Landing Light

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Niendorff Apr 14, 2017. 5 Replies

Regarding the landing light wiring out from the slat, do I make the splice/connection inside the leading edge of the wing or in the rear of the slat?Thanks, AaronHappy BuildingContinue

General Hole Repair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Steines Jul 18, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello Fellow Builders,I incorrectly drilled the first hole #40 through the nose elevator skin when mounting..then realizing it was misaligned. I made the correction, Now I have all other holes…Continue


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Rotax 912iS
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Commercial / CFI
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United Airlines Pilot, Boeing 777 First Officer
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Conroe Texas

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Elevator Trim Tab

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 7:35pm 2 Comments

Hello All, simple question, how did you guys debur and corr X the inside of the pre-molded elevator trim tab?? It's tight.
Secondly, should I prime the hinge barrel too?
Thanks Aaron

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At 4:53pm on November 5, 2015, Jon Crew said…

Aaron:  I found several of the same problems with my 750 right at the ed 2-3 version.

I found that many of the ribs were bent wrong, and many of the baggage department pieces had the bend in the wrong place.  This is one reason for all the issues with warpage on the air control surface pieces.

With regards to the seat underpans, I had to move the bend a bit.  Zenith does not give a dimension for the overall width of the fuselage at the junction of the rear and forward pieces.

Their match hole does not work there in my version of the kit.  I told Zenith about this, about the flap motor bracket mount misallignment, I see you had the same issue, and the rear torque tube degree problem.  I assumed they would have corrected this.  But don't know.

Had the same problems with the root wing surfaces that go over the upper skylight and around the nose.  They were the first production pieces for edition 3 and were totally off base.  I used the originals and then made new ones in less than a 1//2 hour apiece.  No prob.

They offered me new metal but for 10 bucks of sheet aluminum, I declined.

So some times, you have to try to figure where the problem is and correct it.  Takes some thinking and time, but that is what makes it fun.  


At 5:52am on April 2, 2014, Sherman F. Childers said…

Congrats Aaron! I hope to start building mine later this year.

                               Blue Side Up!



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