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It has been more than 3 years since I lost my beloved 601XLB in a crash. I have realized that I won't be building an experimental again. I need to bite the bullet and clean out the hangar and shop.…Continue
I'm installing the (15 gal) fuel tank in the wing of my 601XL QB kit. The fuel level sender is located on top of the tank. An aluminum cover plate fits on the skin over the top of the sender. The…Continue
I finally ran out of things that needed done before first flight of my 601 XL B. The next thing to do was fly it.
Engine is a 2700 cc Aeromax Corvair
Engine installation is my own design except motor mount.
Rotec carb, homebrew intake and exhaust system.
Dual Ford EDIS-6 ignition using single Ford 6 cyl coil pack.
Warp drive 68" prop
Cowling is modified fiberglass Aeromax
No problems or difficulty on the first flight other than the…Continue
A few weeks ago I came across these neat wooden control grips on Aircraft Spruce.
The only problem was that the grips were for right hand only. I had cut the "Y" off my 601XL stick so the control column diameter was about 1.135" diameter. These on ACS were a maximum of 1" diameter. I contacted Guy at Pioneer Aircraft and asked if he could make a grip with…Continue
I installed the horizontal stabilizer, saddle piece, and connected the elevator control cables on my 601 XL B. I immediately noticed a couple things. The effort to raise the elevator to full up position was excessive, to me. It took about 4.6 lbs pressure on the "Y" control stick. Also, the elevator cables tightened considerably as the stick was moved back. The cable tightening happened mostly because the nylon fairlead holes aren't aligned with the cables very well at up elevator position.…Continue
I received my cowling and motor mount for my Corvair powered 601XL-B. I bought them from Aeromax. I liked the shape of the cowling and decided to get this one. The shape is similar to the Jabiru cowling. It is made from lightweight glass over a honeycomb core. No excess resin. It weighs 12 lbs and that without the cutout for the prop hub. The motor mount fits perfectly and the welds look good. It came with all the mounting hardware for the cowling, piano hinge for the top/bottom half, nut…Continue