Jim and Amelia Isaacs
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Electrical questions

Started Feb 12 0 Replies

Anyone out there able and willing to talk how they wired, switched, and protected their external voltage regulator on their 912? If so please contact me via this forum, Thanks,JimContinue

Coolant overflow bottle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim and Amelia Isaacs Jan 17. 9 Replies

The Zenith 912 FWF kit comes with a coolant overflow bottle that looks to me like a medical irrigation bottle, but the published installation instruction (and the Homebuilt Help video) clearly depict…Continue

Oil tank vent/purge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shay King Jan 11. 3 Replies

I’m installing the engine and the manual depicts a hose connected from the vent fitting on the tank neck simply dropping down to an exit area underneath and venting overboard. Can anyone confirm this…Continue

912 Radiator brackets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim and Amelia Isaacs Jan 1. 1 Reply

I just hung the engine and mounted the coolant radiator using the brackets supplied in he Zenith FWF Kit. Straightforward, but after stepping back and looking, the radiator is crooked. It’s not…Continue

 

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Feb 20
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"Fire sleeve application last weekend"
Feb 16
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Electrical questions

Anyone out there able and willing to talk how they wired, switched, and protected their external voltage regulator on their 912? If so please contact me via this forum, Thanks,JimSee More
Feb 12
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Coolant overflow bottle

The Zenith 912 FWF kit comes with a coolant overflow bottle that looks to me like a medical irrigation bottle, but the published installation instruction (and the Homebuilt Help video) clearly depict this is the bottle to be used. This bottle conflicts with the Rotax engine installation manual instructions and depictions. Examples include no accommodations for a vent, feed hose from the expansion tank is located on top of the bottle vs. the Rotax depictions where it is on the bottom, and the…See More
Jan 12
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

912 Radiator brackets

I just hung the engine and mounted the coolant radiator using the brackets supplied in he Zenith FWF Kit. Straightforward, but after stepping back and looking, the radiator is crooked. It’s not vertically aligned with the nose strut; the top is cocked off towards the pilot side.  Double checked the instructions and watched the install video again from Homebuilt Help and I’ve got the correct brackets installed properly. Anyone else run into this? I really don’t want to start bending and twisting…See More
Dec 31, 2018
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Drilling the oil tank clamp

So, drill four holes in a couple of hose clamps and secure the the oil tank neck to the firewall with the hose clamps. Sounds simple, no? Anyone ever try to drill a hole in a stainless steel hose clamp band? Aaargggh. The clamp laughs and mocks my pathetic drill bits,  Anyone have any suggestions?See More
Dec 28, 2018
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

701 Ring mount water pump outlet clearance

Just uncreated my new 912 and installed the ring mount, but the lower left water pump elbow sits too close to one of the ring mount brackets, can’t install the hose and the clamp because of the lack of clearance.  Any ideas? Seems this issue would be worked out by now.JimSee More
Dec 26, 2018
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a status
"Working firewall, avionics, and electrical layout and install. I feel like it’s best to tackle all three simultaneously"
Dec 5, 2018
Jack Rock left a comment for Jim and Amelia Isaacs
"The ELT is available. Jack"
Nov 8, 2018
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Rotax 912 install drawings for the 701

I realize the drawings are to take precedence over any other written instructions but drawing 7E3 depicting the oil tank install contradicts the factory install instructions so be careful and check before you drill.JimSee More
Nov 5, 2018
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Ordered a new 912UL

I finally terminated my two year search for an affordable (my definition of affordable was about half the price of a new one) “no stories” used engine or “refurbished” engine from one of the two companies I could find on the North American continent that offered such engines and ordered a new one through Zenith.  I will have to wait a few weeks as although the 100hp is in stock, there were no 80hp variants in stock at Rotec.  I think there’s a team in Austria building a new engine just for me!See More
Nov 4, 2018
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Oct 29, 2018
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"Fuselage painted to include flat black cowl top"
Oct 29, 2018
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

912 with a Big Bore kit installed

Anyone have any personal experience with Subject? I’m considering this as an engine option. JimSee More
Oct 10, 2018

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
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Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
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I'd estimate about halfway complete as of July 2017. All we lack is finishing up! Plan to operate from my back yard grass strip
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
8AL7 We're charted! Our back yard is an FAA-registered airfield!

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At 5:34am on November 8, 2018, Jack Rock said…

The ELT is available.

Jack

At 2:16pm on June 28, 2016, Mark A Phillips said…

Hi Jim & Amelia- looks like y'all are already well on your way- enjoy the journey!

 
 
 

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