Marvin W Miller
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  • Goshen, IN
  • United States
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"Did some flying on friday,"
Oct 12, 2014
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"I rewired my primary engine/computer. 2 seperate curcuits for main power/computers/engine. Everything worked as planned, I went for a spin."
Oct 9, 2014
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"Im coming in for non-eventful landing, an invisible dust devil 7ft above the runway catches me, Wow! What a jolt, aborted and landed 800ft."
Jun 7, 2014
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"I brushed protecta clears rom everbright onto the right wing. Bugs come off much easier and more time flying, less polishing."
May 31, 2014
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"I brushed Protecta Clear coating from everbright onto the right wing. noticed the bugs come off much easier than bare polished alumi."
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"Took a flight to Michigan City, hoobs meter at 39.9hr. 1 1/2 hr long flight. can see it at"
May 26, 2014
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Touch & Goes in the Zenith Zodiac

Doing touch & goes in the Zenith Zodiac, With the Viking engine. Yeh it's fun! Exhilarating! KGSH
May 3, 2014
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"Right between the rudder pedals. Mounted up with spacers"
Apr 27, 2014
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Apr 27, 2014
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"Where would one mount the Viking duelfuel pumps on a 650? I'll answer with a few pics."
Apr 27, 2014
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"I did 2 take offs/ landings today with the calm weather, I have all the bugs worked out it seems."
Apr 6, 2014
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"Had a lot of fun yesterday three hours worth."
Dec 2, 2013

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I'm an RV hauler. 2000 built a 2 place Barnett gyrocoptor.

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brake lines to spring gear

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:28pm 4 Comments

brake lines to the spring gear,  I ground the 5mm part off. used 3m car moulding tape, clamping  them for awhile for a good stick. The clips are tough plastic. clips and fastners .com part # A14321  box of 25 costs $6.97.  red brake line Truck part #451030A  $.40pf

One Year progress report

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

One year ago, 9/11/11, I stopped at the factory and picked up a rudder kit.Then I did the unthinkable I ordered a whole kit.CH 650 B

I got the wings, rudders,elevators, done and test fitted, flaps and ailerons done,the rear fusalege is riveted and the front I am in process of riviting. All deburred.  Engine ordered from Viking for Dec. delivery  I know I got a long way to go but happy where I'm at.

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At 8:31am on April 28, 2014, William Campbell said…

I am about to receive my new Viking engine, with the entire firewall forward kit. My only question so far is where did you put the return fuel line back into the tank?

This airplane is the 601XLR. I have flown it. It has a 0235 Lycoming on it now. The engine has no logs, and I believe that it is time to call it a "core".

Do you have any other comments about the Viking?

Bill Campbell

At 11:25am on December 19, 2011, Ronald W. Gorsline said…


I too was missing some of the latest updated parts shown in the prints and  was able to order them from Zenith.  You most likely will find the aileron bell crank push rods are too short (185mm, the prints show them to be 230mm).  I bought 5/16 fine threaded stainless steel rod and made repacements.  

At 9:12am on December 16, 2011, Ronald W. Gorsline said…

Good Morning Marvin,

To answer your question on 650 mass balance arm weights:  My left wing is with the flex aileron hinge and also with the trim tab option.  It took 10 of the large weights to balance the aileron to the neutral position.

Stay in touch with me it sounds like we're near the same point in our build process, some times I feel like I'm all  alone in this wing build, video not much help, and build CD all seem to be of the older wing versions, I'm left building from the prints.  I feel more comfortable building from step by step plans. 

At 4:31pm on November 19, 2011, Jim Nelson said…

Hi Marvin,   Thanks for the comment on my engine mount on my 750.  I have many pix as I record my build with pix rather than lots of words.   If you need any detail and problems I had with their directions, e-maill me and I will give you what I can.    This is my third build and definitly my last.

At 7:37pm on September 6, 2011, American Light Sport Aircrafters said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project. If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.

Take care and good luck,

We will be attending the Zenith Open Hangar day Sept 17, as well!

Bill Carter

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