Carl Orton
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  • North Richland Hills, TX
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Sweat Corrosion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Orton Jul 20. 2 Replies

Sorry; I just have to gripe.It's been so bloody hot here in DFW; our backporch digital thermometer says 112 deg. When it's a bit cooler (AM), the humidity is high.  I hate working on aluminum when…Continue

Source for aerobatic breather vent (or make your own?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Pearce Aug 18. 13 Replies

Allegedly the Aerobat oil breather goes a long way to eliminating that oily smear on the belly of the plane.  A standard breather elbow is ~$15, and the Aerobat is anywhere from $190 to $500. The…Continue

Air/Oil Separator?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Johnson Jul 3. 3 Replies

While I'm still a long ways off toward building my O-200 let alone installing it, I was wondering if anyone's installed an air / oil separator in the breather line that originates at the right front…Continue

Barn Storage of Wings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Kelly Jun 11. 5 Replies

HI, All;I'd prefer to *not* hang my wings from my garage ceiling, so I was thinking about storing them in a pole barn on my property. No door, dirt floor, just galvanized panels on telephone pole…Continue

 

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Sweat Corrosion

Sorry; I just have to gripe.It's been so bloody hot here in DFW; our backporch digital thermometer says 112 deg. When it's a bit cooler (AM), the humidity is high.  I hate working on aluminum when it's 110 deg to the touch and your sweat drips onto it, or you lean your sweaty arm on it and then discover 3 days later that it's almost impossible to remove (thank goodness for Scotchbrite...).Along with a home flooring project, I just haven't touched the Cruzer in 2 wks.  I hope the current…See More
Jul 19
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Source for aerobatic breather vent (or make your own?)

Allegedly the Aerobat oil breather goes a long way to eliminating that oily smear on the belly of the plane.  A standard breather elbow is ~$15, and the Aerobat is anywhere from $190 to $500. The only difference is a 2.75" tube brazed to the std brass fitting.Has anyone found a source for a more inexpensive solution, or have you made your own?  According to things I've found on the web, it can be done by either brazing or silver soldering the tube to the fitting.I just can't see paying more…See More
Jul 7
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Air/Oil Separator?

While I'm still a long ways off toward building my O-200 let alone installing it, I was wondering if anyone's installed an air / oil separator in the breather line that originates at the right front of the engine?I don't know how much the O-200 spits out over the course of its operation. My AeroVee in a prior project definitely needed one (and had one), but don't know how prevalent they are in our planes.  Cruzer for the record.See More
Jun 30
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EFI Conversion on O-200?

Has anyone converted their engine, or contemplated converting, to the SDS EM5 system? While not a FADEC, it seems to have some benefit. I noticed they have an O-200 kit, so I thought I'd check with other builders to see if anyone had any experience....See More
Dec 7, 2017
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Nov 2, 2017
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One-Way Rental Truck Pickup of Full Kit

HI, All;I know I'm probably jumping the gun here, but I don't yet have my kit, (have plans) so I'm just thinking thru scenarios.I'm close enough (DFW) that I'd want to pickup my kit from the factory and haul it home using a one-way truck rental.For those who've done it, I could use some suggestions / have questions:1. What rental outfit did you use, and in what town?2. What size truck did you use.  I *think* I can use a 10' truck, since if the spars were put on an angle they *should* fit…See More
Sep 7, 2017
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25th anniversary OPEN HANGAR DAYS and builder fly-in gathering at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 22, 2017 to September 23, 2017
Join us for the annual Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and Builder Fly-In at the Zenith kit factory in Mexico, Missouri.This will be our 27th annual event, and we are planning many educational and fun social (and flying) activities over two full days at the factory in Mexico, Missouri! Fly-in or drive in!As in years past we'll have numerous events for builders and pilots of Zenith kit planes (as well as…See More
Aug 4, 2017
Kenneth Stapleton left a comment for Carl Orton
"Hi Carl Welcome to the Zenith family! I see in your profile that you are planning for the Cruzer. The Cruzer is a fantastic plane! If you get up to the factory, a demo ride will be in order. My wife (Sharlene) and I were there in June for 3 days and…"
Jul 30, 2017

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Just started
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Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://Mykitlog.com/corton
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Had a 172; sold it and built a Sonex. Test flew that, sold it, and now have purchased Cruzer plans. Will buy the kit after I have the chance to test-fly it!
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KFWS or 52F

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At 10:28pm on July 30, 2017, Kenneth Stapleton said…

Hi Carl

Welcome to the Zenith family! I see in your profile that you are planning for the Cruzer. The Cruzer is a fantastic plane! If you get up to the factory, a demo ride will be in order. My wife (Sharlene) and I were there in June for 3 days and we were VERY impressed! We found all the folks at Zenith to be warm, friendly and honest. Not once did we see any kind of sales pitch...their business model is one that relies on the reputation of the product they produce. They were having an Open House while we were there so we had a chance to speak with quite a few of their customers (builders). We were amazed to find that many of them were building their second or more Zenith kits...quite a feat for an industry that sees new companies come and go so frequently!

We are heading back up to the factory in September for their 25th anniversary bash and will be bringing back more of the CH 750 STOL kit. Hopefully, we will see you there!

Ken and Sharlene

 
 
 

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