Ernest Christley
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  • Knightdale, NC
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Ernest Christley's Discussions

Dual cooler setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernest Christley Jan 4, 2019. 5 Replies

Using anything other than the stock oil coolers requires workable, but what I consider to be a hokey setup of hoses to a remote oil cooler.  I ran a stock folded fin in my 2700 and it borderline was…Continue

Core for sale

Started Dec 21, 2018 0 Replies

I bought another engine, so the basket case of a 2700 that I had is up for sale. Contact me if you're just getting started and want a big jump forward.Continue

Painting wings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernest Christley Dec 24, 2017. 8 Replies

I'm getting ready to paint N167EZ.  The wings and empenage are of, and I've got the paint boot built.  I'm using a two-part primer and two-part enamel from Kirkers whose directions say that if the…Continue

Is two gallons enough for painting a 601xl

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernest Christley Mar 18, 2018. 17 Replies

I'm looking for some reliable numbers on how much paint I'm going to need for N167EZ.  It is time to cover the primer.I look in some places, especially at the RV guys, and they are saying that…Continue


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Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650, ZODIAC CH 601, ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 8:58am on June 25, 2018, Ernest Jessee said…

wow.  hangars.  The house I just bought is probably < 10 miles from there.  As soon as I get moved, I'll come by

At 6:34am on June 25, 2018, Ernest Jessee said…

Hi Ernest.  I live in Wake Forest, but am moving to Cary in late July.  Fuselage finished. working on the wings.  Would love to see your plane.

At 7:16am on November 15, 2016, joseph aloof said…

ernest what engine are you running? im running a have to keep flying even for 20 min at a time.untill you feel comfy with the engine and airplane the hardest to get use to is when its bumpy you over compansate that will take time then you get above it then its smooth sailing then you will start to fly farther and higher. it will come  all the best  joe in fla..

At 6:59pm on November 14, 2016, joseph aloof said…

hi ernest i too at the beginning had the death grip it will ease up as you get use to flying i also added a arm rest so your arm doesnt tire..keep flying it will get better... joe

At 11:39am on September 6, 2015, Steve Freeman said…

Order them from ZAC.  You might pay a few extra bucks but in the run will save you a ton of headaches tying to source exactly the right nut, bolt and washer.  When you finish the the project you will never  it again.

If you are concerned about them being a little short go up one size.  It won't hurt anything.  I used what came with my kit though.  I don;t remember a counter sunk washer but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.  However, all bolts were long enough with about 2 threads sticking out of nut after torquing.



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