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Is there a name for drilled out rivets / rivet studs / fasteners that end up trapped in inaccessible areas like wings / horizontal stabilizer / control surfaces and rattle around when you taxi?(I…Continue
Ever have that horrible sinking feeling in your stomach when you keep torquing a head stud and the torque never goes up? I have! I did a test run last month after I got my engine installed in the…Continue
Anybody want to use or have my homemade engine test stand? I built it last fall for the break-in run of my Corvair. Made out of very stout oak 6"x6" timbers and oak 2x4's. Very heavy but fits nicely…Continue
I purchased these from Azalea Aviation for my CH750 / Corvair conversion. I really like the look of the cowlings and the plenum idea but ultimately I have decided to go another direction.Please look…Continue
For anyone just starting out or almost finished, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the EAA's Amateur Built Certification Kit. It has all the forms, all the steps and all the right language to make getting your paperwork done correctly very easy. It also has good recommendations on the timing to send the various forms in. SUPER helpful!
My nose bowl finally arrived and I spent the weekend fitting the cowling panels - very nice fitting setup from the Weseman's. After that, I finished up my paperwork and sent it off to the FAA. Got a call last week and set the date for the Airworthiness Inspection! - March 19th!…Continue
Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…Continue
Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat!
This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)
Thank you to the support…Continue