Gaston Brawley
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  • Tiger, GA
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Gaston Brawley's Discussions

Drilling out Avex Rivets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Boykin Mar 3, 2014. 7 Replies

Form Blocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Earnest Fontenot Jan 21, 2014. 11 Replies

Need Ch650 Rudder or Kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gaston Brawley Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

 

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Drilling out Avex Rivets

What is the best technique for drilling out the pulled rivets?See More
Mar 1, 2014
Gaston Brawley posted a discussion

Form Blocks

What is best material to use to make form blocks?  Regular plywood, MDX, regular lumber???See More
Jan 20, 2014
Gaston Brawley posted a discussion

Need Ch650 Rudder or Kit

Updating 601xlb to 650b, need new style rudder cheap. See More
Mar 31, 2013
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"Ranny Whitney and Larry Vaughan helped me unload N56DV from trailer and move to temporary home on my lower screen porch for repairs."
Mar 7, 2013
Gaston Brawley posted a status
"Cleaned lower porch today. Tomorrow will unload N56DV from trailer, and gently move fuselage on gear with tail through a 6 foot door."
Mar 6, 2013
Gaston Brawley posted a status
"Got home last night after 5000 mile round trip to San Francisco. N656DV safely stored at firehouse. Trailered with no problems...."
Mar 1, 2013
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"Just purchased Rich Vetterli's 601 XLB FWB. Transporting home to GA from CA. 8 rolls of duct tape and will be ready to fly."
Feb 24, 2013
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Feb 24, 2013
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"Corvair Engine Runs at Corvair College #24.. Now to start building the Airplane"
Nov 29, 2012
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Nov 29, 2012
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Completed TIG class..

Completed EAA TIG class this weekend (refresher for 5 years ago). Have equipment and metal.  Ready to practice, practice, practice. then start building metal parts..See More
Oct 21, 2012
Gaston Brawley posted a blog post

Engine First-Then Build Plane

Spent last three days in Osseo MI with Roy Szarafinski assembling block and fifth bearing on WW Corvair Engine.  Plan on final assembly and running engine at CC#24 in Barnwell SC next month.  Once engine is finished I will begin building my CH750 from plans.See More
Oct 15, 2012
Gaston Brawley posted photos
Oct 15, 2012

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
ZODIAC CH 601, ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Other
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Corvair
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
None
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Financial Modeler-Banking - Retired
Aircraft Mechanic/Technical Inspector during National Guard Service 1970-1978

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Completed TIG class..

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 9:42pm 2 Comments

Completed EAA TIG class this weekend (refresher for 5 years ago). Have equipment and metal.  Ready to practice, practice, practice. then start building metal parts..

Engine First-Then Build Plane

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 8:03am 4 Comments

Spent last three days in Osseo MI with Roy Szarafinski assembling block and fifth bearing on WW Corvair Engine.  Plan on final assembly and running engine at CC#24 in Barnwell SC next month.  Once engine is finished I will begin building my CH750 from plans.

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