Cliff Hawrey
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Have worked on airplanes before
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Private Pilot

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ZODIAC 640 Builder's Thank You: "Setting Up A Work Shop Takes Time"

Posted on September 26, 2015 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Thank you all, for the advise gathered from unselfish builders sharing their experiences to me.  Discussions with my new fellow builders, to looking at photo's posted by other builder's I've never spoken with, has been awesome.  The passion of aviation and building seems to be a timeless club full of diverse individual's.  Experiencing the building & piloting of an aircraft, that oneself has mastered could not be enough.  The sharing of knowledge, trials and tribulations along each one…


CH640 First baby step, arrival of "The Plans".

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Please join me in the new arrival (3/12/2014) of serial #116. Just as a new parent years ago, I learned much from those who came before me. Any nuggets of knowledge/wisdom any of you would like to pass down to this beginner builder will always be much appreciated. I anticipate a three to five year plan to maintain family balance and participation. I feel lucky to be in the group of (640-er's). I believe this aircraft truly hasn't had the opportunity or exposure in the USA it… Continue

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At 6:51pm on September 27, 2015, Kay C. Caldwell said…

Hi Cliff, welcome to the club!!  My only advise is to work on it every day if at all possible.  At times throughout my build I have gone a month or more without doing anything.  It makes it hard to get back motivated and fired up again.  I'm nearing the end of my build now so it really is starting to pick up steam.  Wondering what you are going to use for a power plant?  I went the alternate engine rout and had it running and almost ready to taxi but with all the tinkering I had to do to get things just right I could have saved years off the build time and just went with the usual Lycoming. I still may  go with a traditional engine..Jury is still out on that one..Well good luck!! Let me know if I can answer any questions..Kay C.

At 8:13am on March 21, 2014, Geoffrey Alexander said…

Congrats on your jump! I will help answer any questions you have on the build, (if I can).The first nugget I can think of would be to explore the possibility of replacing the aileron cables with push-pull rods. I think it would make for much smoother and lighter aileron control.

Good Luck

Geoffrey Alexander


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