Larry Ward
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Viking Steel bungee with UL Power 350 series engine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ward Sep 12. 2 Replies

When I built my 650, I installed the Viking steel bungee suspension.  The ground handling seems to be ok but in flight the rudder will not return to center.  I have adjusted the side straps and…Continue

UL Power Technical Support

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ward Dec 30, 2018. 3 Replies

While I was installing and checking out my 350i engine, Robert Helms sent me the phone number for his technical support person (Ray).  I had another question about the engine recently and I tried to…Continue

UL Power Update on Alternator Flange Bolt

Started this discussion. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu Nov 17, 2018. 5 Replies

Here's an email I got from UL Power concerning the torquing of the alternator bolt.Thank you for contacting us again. Wicks confirmed that they have these tools available. They were delivered to…Continue

UL Power 350i and 350is fuel tank placards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ward Sep 2, 2018. 2 Replies

Since these engines are capable of using either 100LL avgas or 91AKI/94AKI Mogas what placards are you using for the required information at the fuel filler cap?  If you purchased them, please…Continue


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Viking Steel bungee with UL Power 350 series engine

When I built my 650, I installed the Viking steel bungee suspension.  The ground handling seems to be ok but in flight the rudder will not return to center.  I have adjusted the side straps and center rod every way I can think of but nothing seems to make the rudder stiffness any better.  The threads on the side straps are about 6mm from the top of the nuts.  The center rod has some tension on it.  I did not grind down my bottom block because I did not think that was needed.   Has anyone had…See More
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Retired Military pilot 6000hrs T38/B52. Presently working as electrical engineering supervisor for major chemical company. Completed 650 rudder and working on rest of tail kit.

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Fuselage Kit Received

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 8:31pm 1 Comment

My 650 fuselage kit arrived Friday (2/25/11).  Got all parts inventoried only to find that I received all the firewall parts for the 750.  So I will be working with factory to get this corrected.  Over the weekend I did get fuselage bottom section ready for corrosion protection and rivets.  Should be able to get this done this week and can hopefully work on sides this weekend.

601XL Stabilizer

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

I have an existing 601XL stabilizer skeleton however I am starting a 650 project and just finished the rudder. I also have an existing 601 XL completed elevator. First question is can I use the new 650 skin for the existing 601XL stabilizer skeleton? Or can I complete the 601XL stabilizer skeleton with a new 601XL skin and use both the 601XL elevator and stabilizer along with the new 650 rudder for my new 650 project? Thanks.

Just Started 650

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:50pm 2 Comments

Just finished rudder. Starting on rest of tail kit. Looking forward to building process and many tips and assistance from experienced builders on this site. Don't be fooled by picture. I am now retired from USAFR and working as electrical engineer. Finally have time to get project underway.

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At 8:06pm on September 17, 2018, Glenn Johnson said…

Hi Larry,

I painted it myself first and looked pretty sad, blue similar to the red I have now.  I ended up with some cash so found a friend of a friend and WOW what a difference.  I am actually kind of proud of it now.

Tow bar, I bent up some 1/2 " conduit, riveted some flat pieces to it to hold it together and made some holes along the sides to slip over the axle nuts.  Not pretty but works sort of.

At 10:38pm on December 19, 2013, Doug Cole said…

Hi Larry,

   I went to pilot training at Williams AFB, AZ and was in class 76-07, we graduated in March of 1976.  I then went to KC-135s at Fairchild AFB, and flew T-38s in the ACE program there, and then went on to the E-3 AWACS to finish out 10 years.  I then got out and went to work for Alaska Airlines in Seattle and retired last year after 29 years with them.  I continued to fly KC-135s in the Air Force Reserve and retired in 1994.

 How about you?

At 10:15am on February 1, 2013, Jacky Winters said…

Did you get this resolved?  If not, can you send me a screen-shot of what you are getting?

At 1:07pm on January 9, 2012, Ronald Hook said…

Larry, am building a 650 and I used to own a Cessna 182 and used auto-fuel and added marvel mystery oil to the auto-fuel.  Am putting an 0-320 e2a into my 650 and plan to use auto-fuel and av-gas when am can get auto-fuel.  The mystery oil helps the valve from stricking. 4ounce to each 10 gals of fuel.

At 9:25am on August 31, 2011, greg cavallo said…
Thanks larry, Every now and then i pass though longveiw on the way to munday tx. we have family there. I bought the complete kit and finishing kit along with some options. I am up in the air about an engine. ??
At 2:05pm on March 18, 2011, Jerry "Sonny" Webster said…

Larry, my project is now on in case you want to see my latest progress.  It will be a slow go as I do not have a lot of discretionary time left after work, family, yard work, golf, social activities, bla, bla, bla.

How is your kit build coming along?

At 10:39pm on December 11, 2010, Jerry "Sonny" Webster said…

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement Larry.  I hope to start making my first rudder parts over the Christmas / New Year holiday period.  Project will be on KitLog Pro soon.  I would entertain visiting you and your project but since that's a 4 hour drive it may have to wait until the plane is done :-).


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