Got your photos. I'm impressed with the way you've customized your 750 ! I'm almost jealous. I haven't had the chance to test the wing fences since they were installed late last year. I did however remark that the tendency of the nose to drop in a turn was somewhat less pronounced (less rudder applied). We'll see how that goes. Good thing you left the slats off BUT I would recommend adding VGs to the main wing. They sell cheap at Aircraft Spruce (aluminum ones) and they replace those slats very well.
By the way, can't wait to see your engine compartment !! Zenith used to have a header tank (CH701) in front between the firewall and the instrument panel, so yours ins't something new and is a proven thing.
hi Brian how are you ? I got your message about the rims...
I'm really pissed at these things.
i got those split rims and way back then they were meant to be used with a tube so I did, but the nosewheel tire rotated on the rim on landing and cut the valve off the tube. Result was a flat tire and closing the runway for half hour to remove the plane
I bought the tubeless option and installed it on the 3 tires but they leaked so badly that I bought a compressor to refill the tires every second week...Last year I had to change the tires (old) so I redid the tubeless thing. 2 out of three rims did not leak ... the third one went flat over the winter. I have to unmount it and redo that tubeless mount over again. I bought the tubes for the mains and still have them but I'm not sure that the flat tire from the tire turning on the rim would not happen again...
I dont know what I'm going to do... If I could go with Matco brakes and 1 piece rims I would, for now I'm redoing the tubeless thiong over again next weekend
I don't think it would be very difficult to make this change. The door could easily be opened like a car door. Simple modification. Things to watch for : when the door opens it could rub against the struts or the top could rub against the fuel tank drain. Mine did !
It's just a matter of placing the hinges at the right place.
If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico, Mo. just a couple of miles from them.
Take care and good luck,
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