Joseph F. Truncale
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CH701/Jabiru2200 Motor Mount For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph F. Truncale Apr 21, 2012. 6 Replies

Removed from my new build, not painted, but drilled and trimmed. Will sell for half price ($345) of new ($695); includes shipping to lower 48.Continue

Tags: engine, motor, jabiru, 701

Corrosion

Started Nov 25, 2010 0 Replies

This is what I think. I don't know much yet.I found with the first wing skin that my fingers left prints on the surface that won't clean up. I think even a little salty sweat on your fingers etches…Continue

 

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"(1) I plan on adding the Viking Nose-gear spring. (2) I'm only 5'10" so headroom isn't much of an issue, but I'll take a look. (3) Have you seen the Oshkosh video of the 801 (John Lucassi, I think) with the electric trim on…"
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CH701/Jabiru2200 Motor Mount For Sale

Removed from my new build, not painted, but drilled and trimmed. Will sell for half price ($345) of new ($695); includes shipping to lower 48.See More
Mar 7, 2012
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"Contacted Zenith today about a UL 260i engine mount for my 701 :)"
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"Joe. Hi this is Geoff. Spitfire aerodrome is exactly at exit 7 on I295 a couple of miles north of Delaware Memeorial bridge. Where are you?"
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Thanks So Much for the "More" Button!

I've been wishing for the last year and a half to be able to see recent posts.  I go on every day (almost), but they still get past me sometimes.See More
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"Hi,  rear fuselage and firewall are done, just starting on the forward fuselage.   Dave"
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On The Gear :)

Installed Nosewheel today. Need to get some tables out of the garage so I can have some room to work again.
Jul 13, 2011
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Elevator Pivot Independent From Torque Tube

This picture and the next show the torque tube rotating with the elevator pivot remaining fixed. And it shows the bracket that now keeps pivot from moving (There's no real force, just the friction from the sleeves I added.) My previous picture post…
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Guess Who's Sitting In His 701 for the First Time

Had to keep knees up to avoid clecos, but fun anyway.
Apr 28, 2011
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Finally the Beginnings of a Cockpit

Alignment seems pretty good so far. I drilled the rear channel to rear fuselage, but I've only clecoed it. I want to be able to take the channel out when I drill the strut support holes into the channel.
Mar 22, 2011
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Initial Fitup of Fwd & Rear Fuselage

Had to put the pieces together before I finished for the day.
Mar 20, 2011

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Thanks So Much for the "More" Button!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

I've been wishing for the last year and a half to be able to see recent posts.  I go on every day (almost), but they still get past me sometimes.

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At 12:17am on December 2, 2014, Kurt Satter said…

(1) I plan on adding the Viking Nose-gear spring.

(2) I'm only 5'10" so headroom isn't much of an issue, but I'll take a look.

(3) Have you seen the Oshkosh video of the 801 (John Lucassi, I think) with the electric trim on the flaperon?  He used an additional elevator trim kit.

(4) I've been reading about not installing the slats.  Still very much undecided on this option.

(5) Have not given any thought to changing the horiz. stab airfoil.  Will probably add the micro vortex generators.

(6) Looking into the PVC teardrop strut covers.

(7) I'm no bush-pilot, but it's pretty flat down here.

I'm a Software/Industrial Engr. (retired) so I'll probably stick pretty close to the stock 701.  However,  I keep going back to the Viking Engine website.  Chris Heintz red-lined the 701 at 100 hp and something like 165# ... I know Viking 110 (~190#) 701s are flying, so ...  Also, if you check the website, there seems to be a big push on at Viking to get 701 business.  Engine & Firewall Fwd for under $16K.  Add the Viking View EIS and required "installation incidentals" package and you're at about $18K ... the cost of the Jabiru 2200 install.  I've got plenty of time yet, but I really have to think about this ... decisions, decisions, decisions ... Thanks

At 11:39pm on December 28, 2013, joseph aloof said…

hi joe how are things, any newson your build, send me a line  joe,in fl    hapy new year

At 12:20am on May 7, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joe,

Didn't make the seats ...Bought them at Aircraft Spruce (NORAL seats).

Mine are part #13-00329 Gray 2 inch cushion type A - the taller ones made for C-172.

I made a bracket from .125 alu and attached the both shoulder harnesses to it . The bracket is riveted to the baggage floor reinforced with an aluminum "L" underneath the floor.

Easy, simple and sturdier than the top side bracket.

Regards,

Norm

At 11:25pm on January 26, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

I did the same thing with my elevator/aileron control thanks to your design. Works real good BUT I would advise to do this when the plane is in the boat stage not when it is finished (like mine). I had to retrofit this mod with the control in the plane because I could not undo the control column from the cockpit (because of my console). Real messy and lots of cursing !!!

Norm

At 10:55pm on January 25, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

Shoulder belt attachment was done to the floor of the bagage compartment. I hade to reinforce that structure for it to be properly secured. Original design has a 3 point belt where the top attachment is riveted to the skin and 'L' angle that make the side of the bagage compartment. My way is safer (4 points) and the reinforcement plate I made is sturdier than the original drawing.

Regards,

Norm 

At 12:26pm on November 25, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

No problem. This plate is used as a support piece when the CH701 goes on amphibious floats. The wheels are taken off and the plane is lowered onto the spreader bar. The plate is sandwiched between 2 "L" shaped support bolted to the spreader bar. Look at my album "Amphibious floats installation"  and check the picture titled "Main gear rear support".

Cheers!

Norm

At 6:58am on November 9, 2011, Geoff Heap said…

Joe. Hi this is Geoff. Spitfire aerodrome is exactly at exit 7 on I295 a couple of miles north of Delaware Memeorial bridge. Where are you?

At 8:07pm on September 29, 2011, David Rees said…

Hi,  rear fuselage and firewall are done, just starting on the forward fuselage.

 

Dave

At 8:12pm on May 30, 2011, Joseph Begany said…

Joe

I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do with your wing fold modifications.  I have been thinking about how the wing fold function can be improved on the 750.  As research I have studied several other aircraft to see how they accomplish the wing fold in the hopes of improving the Zenith option.  The wing and fuse configuration of the 701 and 750 do not lend themselves to most of the clean systems of other aircraft.  Most of my ideas need to wait till I get something built to test clearances.   Joe B

At 8:43pm on January 5, 2011, Jack Jackson said…

I think you will appreciate the diagonal braces.  I started drilling the bracing for the side skins yesterday..  scratch building is 10 times slower than kit but it has a nice sense of accomplishment when progress is made.   keep in touch

Jack

 
 
 

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