Brian Thomas
  • Angola, IN
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Brian Thomas's Friends

  • Chris Boultinghouse
  • Dan Pohle
  • Bryan Walstrom
  • Andrei Ungureanu
  • David Delegard
  • Gerry Winch
  • Stephen Aupperle
  • Paul Bonasera
  • Larry Zepp

Brian Thomas's Discussions

3/16 bend radius?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Johnson Nov 22. 3 Replies

The good news is that I now have access to *two* brand-new CNC-controlled bending brakes, and have the training to use them.The bad news is that the smallest bend radius in the tooling set is 3/16"…Continue

701 cowl SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Thomas Jul 7, 2017. 3 Replies

701 cowl.  Spent last 20 years safe in the original shipping crate.  Still in original wrapping paper.  Selling on behalf of the owner.$250 + shipping.  $200 + shipping if you buy before August 1.Continue

ID a hub?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Hoyt Jul 1, 2017. 1 Reply

Picked up some aircraft-building supplies at a garage sale today.Found this hub in with the parts.  No markings except for "H6" near the propeller holes.  May be of mid-'90's vintage.Anyone have an…Continue

Things you've strapped to your airplane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Tyson Oct 20, 2015. 11 Replies

I've seen plenty of pictures of (or from) cameras strapped to the outside of your aircraft.My question is, what have you (a) strapped to the outside of your aircraft, (b) wanted to strap to the…Continue

 

Brian Thomas's Page

Latest Activity

Brian Thomas posted a discussion

3/16 bend radius?

The good news is that I now have access to *two* brand-new CNC-controlled bending brakes, and have the training to use them.The bad news is that the smallest bend radius in the tooling set is 3/16" (4.8 mm).Since I am building from plans, can I substitute this bend radius? Are there any parts in the Cruzer that will suffer from fit and/or performance?Thanks all.See More
Nov 19
Brian Thomas posted a photo

CH 750 Cruzer horizontal tail

Tail closed up! Also got the garage cleared out so I can park inside through the winter.
Oct 13

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Plans-only
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KANQ

Brian Thomas's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers to add comments!

Join Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

At 8:31pm on November 24, 2019, Larry Zepp said…

Hi Brian, For fittings, I machined a .25" R on my Harbor Freight brake and used this on all jobs not included in my partial kits. All bends formed in 6061-T6 material without cracks. 3/16" R is getting tight for T6 material that is not really thin. Check the minimum bend radius for the size that are are bending.

Best Regards,

Larry Zepp

At 9:29pm on March 20, 2018, David Delegard said…

I will do that. hopefully flying is going to happen real soon!

At 10:05pm on March 14, 2018, David Delegard said…

let me know as soon as you get the shipping cost - ground, ironically. and i will get the payment headed to you.

At 7:32am on March 14, 2018, David Delegard said…

David Delegard

6481 35th St

Colfax, WI 54730        and thanks!

At 9:52pm on July 13, 2016, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Brian,

I got a King Industrial shear (model BB-F5216). 52 inches cut up to 16 gage steel.

The Box and Brake (hand brake) is made by Empire Machinery & Tools. Bend lenghts up to 8 feet.

They both were bought used but in really great shape. The shear weighs 1500 lbs and the brake is 2200lbs or more.

Regards,

Norm

 
 
 

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

                                                     

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:

 
 

West Coast USA:

Transition Training:

Pro Builder Assistance
 

Pro Builder Assistance

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2019   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service