Ernest Christley
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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. 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

What should a bungee break look like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy Young Nov 24, 2016. 10 Replies

This morning was perfect weather for a first flight. The runway grass was newly cut and dry. I had a chase plane and a ground crew ready to go. But,I went out last night for a few more taxi runs,…Continue

 

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Ernest Jessee left a comment for Ernest Christley
"wow.  hangars.  The house I just bought is probably < 10 miles from there.  As soon as I get moved, I'll come by"
Jun 25
Ernest Jessee left a comment for Ernest Christley
"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."
Jun 25
Ernest Christley posted a discussion

Painting wings

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 top coat goes on within 8 hours, there is no need to scuff sand.  Not a fan of sanding, so I'm going to try to make this one day of spraying.The problem is that I will need to turn the wings over on my sawhorses while the paint is still new.  Are there any neat tricks for protecting the paint that was…See More
Dec 23, 2017
Ernest Christley posted a discussion

Is two gallons enough for painting a 601xl

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 they're using 5 gallons on one plane.  I did see a poster here saying that he can get a plane covered with a little over a gallon.My question is, "Where are those guys stashing that 5 gallons, and WHY?"  That is enough paint for a HOUSE!! And it is ridiculous expensive.  Why would they want to carry the…See More
Nov 8, 2017
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Oct 24, 2017
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What should a bungee break look like?

This morning was perfect weather for a first flight. The runway grass was newly cut and dry. I had a chase plane and a ground crew ready to go. But,I went out last night for a few more taxi runs, when the oil canning got more intense, and the attitude seemed much lower.(Note to builders: Use a piece of rope in place of the bungee until your nearing completion. They get old just sitting there.)A quick look up the cowl confirmed my suspicion. Broken bungee. I had never seen a broken one before.…See More
Oct 15, 2016

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Zenith CH 650, ZODIAC CH 601, ZODIAC XL
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Flying
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Corvair
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Have already built an airplane
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Private Pilot
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NC11

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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 corvair.you 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.

Steve

 
 
 

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