Darren Weston
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  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • United Kingdom
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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Had my license now for a year looking forward to building my own aircraft.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Rufforth UK

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Flap tube friction between fuselage.

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 5:24pm 2 Comments

How much friction / how free should the main flap control tube be on a 750 when fitted I don’t want to rivet it just in case. I can turn it by hand without much effort but is not free like in a normal baring. thanks

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At 4:59am on August 3, 2020, Anthony Morris said…

Hi Darren,nice to see someone else in UK building Zenair,I have completed mine now,it is awaiting LAA permit to fly,I will let you know how I get on,my home airfeild is North Cotes in lincolnshire,if you ever get this way call in.

If you ever want a chat regarding any thing email is ...redleader51@live.com....bought your kit from metal seagulls yes,mine was from JLM aero.hope to hear from you,happy building.

Regarding the torque tube ie the thing that he Y bar fits to,it should be easy to turn this is elation to the nylon bushes it goes through,make sure he front one is aligned and there is free movement rotational b4 you rivit,never had problem with mine,it shouldn't be stiff ok bye Tony


At 9:55am on August 6, 2018, Larry W. Sward said…


You need to consider another engine for your cruzer. The carbureted Rotax 912 carbureted engine will make it terribly underpowered. Very difficult to synchronize the carburetors and keep them that way. Have a friend that has that engine in a 701. Does not like it and is always fiddling with it. Also very complex to install. Lots of hoses and connections

You need more power for the 750 cruzer. 130 hp will make it perform nicely.

Have you considered the Viking aircraft 130 engine (vikingaircraftengines.com). Produces excellent torque which translates to outstanding thrust. That is what I am putting in my cruzer.

If building in stages, start with the tail to get used to the process, then wings, and finally the fuselage.

Larry Sward

At 3:52pm on August 4, 2018, Jonathan Fay said…


i am working on 750 Cruzer purchased it all at once, but I think build order for storage and skills is rudder to learn, right wing, flapperons horizontal stabilizer and elevator, left wing, rear fuselage, front fuselage, join fueselage, gear, motor mount, motor panel, install tail, install wings, final bits and panel. 

The order optimizes space since wings are earsier to store than the fuselage. The other issue is the wing can get monotonous. So doing the tail and control surfaces in between gives you a break. To optimize purchasing, you might do the wings together. Just my 2 cents worth . Some people like to get the fuselage done first to work on engine and panel in between working on wing, since there are lots of planning and wall time waiting for stuff, but you need the space to build that much at once.

At 1:31pm on August 4, 2018, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…


At 1:31pm on August 4, 2018, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…

I am not just finishing a Cruzer over 2 yrs from kit.

No major headaches but send me your email and we can discuss minutiae together rather than online.

Dr. Terry Hall


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