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Importing corvair engines to Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Pustell Aug 29, 2012. 4 Replies

denatured alchohol

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Oct 23, 2011. 9 Replies

Solid riveting zenith aircraft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Jun 23, 2010. 7 Replies


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Currently employed as an LAME with REX airlines.

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At 8:27am on October 10, 2012, Lynn Dingfelder said…

Hi Jacob,   I assume you and your new bride made it back to Aussieland by now. I enjoyed talking with you, and hope you can find a way to get a Corvair engine to remake. If I can help, ask and I'll see what's possible. As I mentioned, I do have cores. 


At 3:40pm on November 20, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

G,Day Jacob that would be great almost any day just not today I have to go to Melbourne my no 0408101731

At 7:32pm on June 9, 2010, Paul Hammond said…
you are welcome to come and have a look any time, just pick a nice fine day so we can go for a spin around the patch
At 6:34pm on June 7, 2010, Paul Hammond said…
thanks Jacob i will let everyone know what i find with the plugs

so you work at Moorabbin that is 1/4 hour flight from my farm i would love to see your plane some day
At 6:40am on January 31, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Jacob, thanks for adding to the Solid Rivet removal blog. Like many builders, I had no experience and not much guidance.

I was about to start on the Wing Doubler and realized I had to remove more solid rivets and had success from the tail. This time I didn't drill out the heads to minimize layer separation, there was still some, but I would tap the material down and the rivet came out with light tapping with the riveting hammer. If I had an actual punch set for the riveting hammer, it would have only taken one hand and I could have used a socket on the other side over the rivet head to hold down the back layer.

So, you are totally correct, but as you say, Bottom line: do it the way you feel most comfortable and most likely it will be the more successful method.

At 12:04am on November 17, 2009, Rick Morris said…
Hi Jacob,

I am really happy with the centre yoke stick as I like flying right-handed. It makes it really easy to get in and out of the cockpit.
At 5:47pm on November 16, 2009, Rick Morris said…
Hi Jacob,

I am holding off on the rear spar attachment now that Zenith have taken up the problem. I will just wait and see what they come up with. Please drop in ant time.

Kind regards,

At 5:42pm on September 27, 2009, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi Jacob
At 7:38am on September 5, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
yes mate Did you get the newsletter and the bit about Sport Air ? If you can afford to get the rest of the plane parts shipped in one lot it would work out cheaper in the long run.. call me if you want to talk..
At 4:20pm on September 2, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
Hi mate, just trying to sort out your fuse order

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