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Engine mount for 701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Bird Oct 27, 2016. 7 Replies

I'm looking for a Corvair engine mount for Zenith 701.   Any available?Continue


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At 12:54pm on March 26, 2011, Robert Stacey said…

Good day Jack.

I was just browsing and noticed your comment of a few months back on how to get the plasitc off the aluminum sheet.

Not a problem for small pieces but the large pieces like the sides and wing skins can be a pain. The solution I found was to start wraping the plastic around a broom handle and then roll the plastic onto the handle. I clamped a pair of vicegrip pliers to the end of the broom handle to use as a crank and the plastic just rolls off. It turned hours of frustration into a 2 minute job.

Happy building.


At 6:41pm on January 5, 2011, Joseph F. Truncale said…

I'm really glad I came across your comments Jack so I could add the diagonals during the build. I always wondered why they were added to the 750, and now I know.

Thanks for the compliments.  I leave my door open from the garage to the house so I don't cut myself off from the family.  Therefore I wanted it to look decent.  But mostly I wanted it well lit, though my daughter says its too bright.  Wait till she gets older and learns to appreciate light. Helps with the photography too.




At 7:11pm on January 4, 2011, Joseph F. Truncale said…


Clecos...it is amazing how many you really need versus how many come with the tool kit!

I am going with the diagonals too - ordered the L's last nite. I'm guessing they also tie into the perpendicular L's? Also, is there any benefit to adding them after the fuselage sides are together (to accommodate the slight curvature of the fuselage)?



At 5:12pm on January 1, 2011, Joseph F. Truncale said…

Hi Jack,

Where'd you get the idea for adding the diagonals? I know the 750 has them, but what happens to weight and/or balance?  Did you run this by Zenith?

I'm at the same point so I'd like to know if you got an okay from them.



At 7:37pm on December 23, 2010, Jack Jackson said…

I have drilled, corrosion controlled and rivited the rudder and it looks good.   I now have the rear fuselage floor cut and drilled for l and z brackets the sides and top are rough cut and hope to do them before first of Jan.   Scratch building ain't for sissies



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