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So what does an O200 cost?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Orton Jun 11. 12 Replies

I had my engine built by a local A&P.  He had many of the parts and gave me a laundry list of what else was needed.  My goal was to achieve what Continental would call a "zero time".  So all the…Continue

New fuel level warning light for Header tanks

Started this discussion. Last reply by John M Greiner Jan 27. 6 Replies

Belite, just came up with this...looks easy to install with a panel warning light as well.  The video says $99 but it looks like its on sale for $69.  BTW I have no affiliation w Belite…Continue

 

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T.Y. left a comment for Don Morrisey
"Thanks Don.  Hope you get done sooner than a year.  Cheers..."
Jun 7
Don Morrisey posted a discussion

So what does an O200 cost?

I had my engine built by a local A&P.  He had many of the parts and gave me a laundry list of what else was needed.  My goal was to achieve what Continental would call a "zero time".  So all the critical parts had to be either new or yellow tagged. I have attached a spreadsheet showing my costs.Note that I bought Continental cylinders and approx $1000 can be saved by going with Superior.  I also sent the cylinders to Lycon…See More
Jun 6
Joe DeKeyrel left a comment for Don Morrisey
"Hi Don,    sorry I missed your question earlier.  Yes, the idea is to tap the lower tube, and screw through the edge of the shelf and the bottom edge of the instrument panel.  If I need to get at the components, I back out 16(?)…"
May 23
Don Morrisey posted a discussion

New fuel level warning light for Header tanks

Belite, just came up with this...looks easy to install with a panel warning light as well.  The video says $99 but it looks like its on sale for $69.  BTW I have no affiliation w Belite…See More
Dec 14, 2017
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Question on Fiberfrax on firewall

So, I have my 1/16" fiberfrax on-hand...http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/fiberfrax.php?clickkey=6977...for those that have used it, did you put it on AFTER riveting all the other pieces onto the firewall or BEFORE?? ThanksSee More
Nov 21, 2017
Theodor Galdi left a comment for Don Morrisey
"Don: Your rudder bearings are a terrific idea.Subconsciously I thought that the Zenith arrangement was not very good but did not have the presence of mind to create a fix. Including the Mc Masters Carr is icing on the cake. Many Thanks. Ted Galdi"
Nov 1, 2017
James C Gross left a comment for Don Morrisey
"Don, Here's a picture of one of my rotors. I also used a right angle die grinder with a scotch bright pad to remove anodizing from the friction surface. If I were to do this again I would use a smaller bit and more hole's. Jim G."
Oct 28, 2017
James C Gross left a comment for Don Morrisey
Oct 28, 2017

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750, CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://www.mykitlog.com/n2charlie/
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Senior VP Property Management...Now Retired. I bought the CruZer kit. Plan to power with a modified O-200...9.5:1 compression, NFS Ceramic Coated Pistons. Had Lycon port and flow balance my cylinders as well.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KPYM

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At 7:02pm on June 7, 2018, T.Y. said…

Thanks Don.  Hope you get done sooner than a year.  Cheers...

At 10:09pm on May 23, 2018, Joe DeKeyrel said…

Hi Don,

   sorry I missed your question earlier.  Yes, the idea is to tap the lower tube, and screw through the edge of the shelf and the bottom edge of the instrument panel.  If I need to get at the components, I back out 16(?) screws, and pivot the shelves down to where I can see what I'm doing ;)

Joe

At 3:39pm on November 1, 2017, Theodor Galdi said…

Don:

Your rudder bearings are a terrific idea.Subconsciously I thought that the Zenith arrangement was not very good but did not have the presence of mind to create a fix. Including the Mc Masters Carr is icing on the cake.

Many Thanks.

Ted Galdi

At 11:23am on October 28, 2017, James C Gross said…

Don,

Here's a picture of one of my rotors. I also used a right angle die grinder with a scotch bright pad to remove anodizing from the friction surface. If I were to do this again I would use a smaller bit and more hole's.

Jim G.

At 11:18am on October 28, 2017, James C Gross said…

At 4:11pm on January 7, 2016, Steven Davis said…

Don -

Tks for the info on the switches.   And you crashed your plane ?  Dare I ask ? 

Tks,

Steve

sdflyer@twc.com

At 12:20pm on January 1, 2016, Dean Smith said…
Thanks Don, I am on the edge of getting my air worthiness done. Yes, I was drafted August of 1967 after jump school I went to RVN ended up in Co F 51Inf. long Range Patrol. How is your build going? If you have any questions, I might be able to help.
Dean
At 11:14am on November 25, 2015, Jean-Paul Chevalier said…

Donald,

Happy to talk about the Lycon pistons.  Not sure I will be able to off too much real world experience as the airplane is soooo close but not quite flying yet.

At 9:35am on March 8, 2014, Normand Lambert said…
Hi Donald,
The design of the ribs/wing will get you over 100mph... The engine will pull the weight of the plane over the threshold. Bob McDonald flew the Ch750 with a 912ULS close to 100mph. The cleaner Cruzer with the 912uls should get you over the 100mph.
Also, the more power available, the faster you can go IF the wing platform will permit it.
Regard,
Norm
At 12:07pm on March 6, 2014, Normand Lambert said…

Hello Donald,

Pleasure to hear from you. If you built a Caddy then you know what to expect. The Cruzer is much bigger than the 701 and same as the 750 except for the speed wing and struts.

If I had to build another Zenith, I would go Cruzer, VGs on stab and wing and Bush Tires. Welcome to the gang. Do not hesitate to ask away ...

Norm

 
 
 

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