Garry Williams
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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Plans-only
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://Corvair-Flier.com
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
None
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Software Engineer

Just finished modifying my hingless ailerons to the hinged type.

I collected information from Gus (Fly with Gus) and Caleb (Zenith) and made the changes to my hingless ailerons now they are the hinged type. Whew~ glad that is over. Now to cut out the aileron trim and then I am done with the ailerons. Next -> on to the wing spars. I will update the website this weekend.

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At 8:11pm on August 23, 2012, Dan Dempsey said…

Garry,

Making any progress?  Haven't heard from you in a while.

Dan Dempsey

At 7:49pm on May 27, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Garry, just visited your website and it looks like you're making great progress.!

Jake
At 11:16pm on May 19, 2010, Dan Dempsey said…
NAS6205-22 or NAS6205-23,
I think Aircraft Spruce has these.
NAS1105-22 SHEAR BOLT NAS6205-22 $4.95
At 11:36am on May 10, 2010, Brady McCormick said…
Gary,
Lap dogs come in all sizes, Rusty is about 70lbs.
You can order your NAS bolts from Zenith or you can buy them from anyone who has bought the upgrade kit and needs to oversize theirs.
I may have a set for you, check back with me in a couple of weeks.
At 7:41pm on March 4, 2010, Dan Dempsey said…
Garry,
I purchased my main gear from Aircraft Spruce. It was a European made composite two piece gear VERY unlike that in the plans. I don't recommend it. I had to do some major mods to my airframe to accomodate it. I don't think making a gear would be hard to do if you have a hydrolic press.. Guessing a 10 ton would suffice. I've heard some builders speak highly of the Grove gear as a lighter weight substitute to the Zenith made part. Sounds like you're making good progress. The cold weather has slowed me down a lot this winter. I've just finished taking my wings back appart to do the upgrade.
At 6:46am on February 26, 2010, Garry Williams said…
I was just about to say that I have completed both left and right spars with the ZU upgrades. But then I saw the 4 Nose Rib modification (courtesy of Ron Lendon) and I believe I will change my spars to accomodate the four nose ribs instead of three. It's actually a small change for my spars so I should be wrapping them up this weekend and then it's off to building the fuel tanks.
At 6:14pm on December 6, 2009, Dan Dempsey said…
It is nice to have the tanks ready to go when you're ready to assemble the wings. I made mine last winter. It isn't economical for us to heat the big living room space I've been building the plane during the week when I'd only have a few hours in the evening to work on the plane. So last winter I claimed a little space in the heated part of the house to build my gas tanks. I had already bent the sheet metal a year earlier but hadn't assembled them. Sounds like you're making great progress!
At 7:21am on December 6, 2009, Dan Dempsey said…
Hey Gary,
You asked about parts for my tanks. Are you welding them? I never did master welding the aluminum with gas. I did some decent aluminum welding years ago with TIG. I got the filler caps and the aluminum sheet from Aircraft Spruce. I also purchased the Pro-Seal from them. A few little things I got from McMasterCarr, like the set collars I used for ends on my pass-through tubes. The fuel level senders are just automotive variety I got from JC Whitney or perhaps Summit racing. The aluminum fuel lines and AN-fittings are from Summit racing.
You asked about the spars. I'd hold off until the drawings no long say "DRAFT" on them. As many times as they've changed things I think we'll see some more of that before they rebuild is complete. I sure hope they've settled by Christmas as I have week off, and would like to get on with it too. In the mean time I'm just taking things appart. Did you guys get much snow?
At 7:26pm on November 27, 2009, Richard Jennings said…
Your welcome. Good luck with your project.
At 7:24pm on November 27, 2009, Richard Jennings said…
 
 
 

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