Hi Jeff, Just noticed your address is shown in South Carolina but could't identify Fair Play. Since there doesn't seem to be many Zodiaks nearby, wondering where you are located. I have one wing opened and hope to get serious on deriviting the spar this week. Also plan to add the bottom access door,top access panel to instruments and full span elevator trim while I have things dismantled.. Hue G
Hi Jeff: Not a problem with the latch lock down 1 Inch. Take a piece of 1 in. sq tube and cut it about 5 in long with each end cut on a 45 degree angle. Drill screw holes in the ends about 1/2 in in from each side, so when it is mounted, the longest side is against the back of the rear baggage wall. Now mount your latch hook to the face of the 1 in tube where you need it. Most latches have 2 slotted holes for mounting. I used rivnuts for all screw areas. That way I could use #6 SS machine screws for mounting the tube and latch. Hope this helps. I also have some hand drawn instructions but would need your e-mail address to send. Regards and good building, Dave Nixon
Q: Did you send your crank to Aerovair for nitriding?
A: No, I had it done locally, a long time ago. If I were to do it again, I'd send it to Pramod or somebody who does all the machining/tapping/nitriding for aircraft. None of those outfits were around when I did mine. Using local machine shops can be "hit or miss".
Q: What do you think of those $1500 cylinders that they have?
A: I don't know enough about them. I went with ordinary cast iron exchange cylinders from Clark's. Obviously the AL ones would be lighter, but IMHO the best way to make an aircraft lighter is to make the pilot lighter. :-)
Hi Jeff: Where are you flying out of? Where do you usually end up going in CONUS? Overseas? Germany perhaps? My wife and I would love to catch a ride to Germany this year. Send me your e-mail address to : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send my pixs of the pushrods. Thank you for serving. I ended up with 28 years. Out here. Dave Nixon
hey jeff i know ww has all the info for the 601 and already built a 701 so he has all the excact info about your right size prop and rotation the reverse rotation im not to shure i know you can get a reverse pitch prop as to nitrideing to do it ww way you have to do alot of your own sending andbuying but if you build to his specs you cant go wrong im just opening my crate for the fuselage so right now i have to wait a bit before i begin on the engine i also have to nitride ithink the guy is in minnisota i spoke to him its about 300 dollars depending on what they do talk to you again joe
hey jef are you looking into the corvair if so i was going to use the aerovee but after research and meeting ww in person he knows his stuff he has a great shop set up and as long as you follow his advice he will be there for you he has done all the homework r&dthe corvair is the way to go i already got my corvair to build im very excited i recieved my fuselage today im building the 701 with the 100 hp corvair let me know if i can help joe
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