Casey Zechmann
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Bending Brake

Started Apr 21, 2011 0 Replies

I have had several comments and requests on my bending brake.  I don't have it painted yet, but the model does a great job.  If you are interested in my brake, please let me know and I will see if I…Continue

L Angles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Aysen Mar 24, 2011. 9 Replies

I have completed the tail and I am now starting on the fuselage.  I am scratch building.  I have a question on the L angles.  I would like some input on bending the angle out of stock or purchasing…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt Sep 10, 2010. 16 Replies

So I received a message from a builder advising me of his engine choices for the 701.  I asked about the Raven 1.3 conversion and I haven't gotten feedback to the choice.  The wieght, next to the…Continue


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Aluminum Sheet

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 10:09pm 6 Comments

Where is the best place to buy Aluminum Sheet? Thanks


Cad Drawings

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 6:21pm 4 Comments

I am scratch building my zenith 701. I am looking for the best method in drawing the parts on the computer and printing them on paper. What software has builders used and can you send me the link for the download? Thanks for your help.

Paint Scheme

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 6:27pm 5 Comments

Everyone has been a great help in helping me decide on the best power plant and have given me good input on the different types of aluminum. I have a couple more questions I want to bring to the group.

1. Anyone have any good ideas on a homemade bending brake you could send me? I have checked with local shops and they do not have the 1/8 bending radius set up on their machines. Most have told me unless I am going to have them bend a large amount of aluminum, it isn't work their time to… Continue

2024-T3 alcad aluminum vs 6061-T6

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 10:48am 3 Comments

The plans show an optional material that can be used is the 2024-T3. Has anyone used this in place of the 6061? What are the benefits of it?


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At 6:55am on April 18, 2011, Chris Aysen said…
About an 1 hour southwest of New Orleans in Thibodaux, LA.
At 6:58pm on April 16, 2011, Richard Hummel said…


I too would be very interested in any additional information you might have on your brake.


At 1:10pm on April 16, 2011, Jesse Hartman said…
Hey there do you have any pictures of the brake?  Im building a 10ft from macsmachine just wondering if it will be strong enough.  Id like to see yours to compare.
At 6:59am on April 12, 2011, Chris Aysen said…

That location sounds like a good motivator. I can tell you that its worth the long haul when your finished; and you will finish!!!


At 6:57am on April 7, 2011, Chris Aysen said…

Casey - Great progress!!!


At 7:10am on September 10, 2010, Chris Aysen said…
Casey - If you can I would suggest you put some 1/8" aluminum on your wood formers to protect the integrity of the size as you make the parts. I especially recommend that on the wing ribs and nose ribs. At very least use a hardwood for the formers.
At 6:56am on July 29, 2010, Chris Aysen said…
Casey - Looks like you're gearing-up. Good luck and HAVE FUN. - Chris

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