Marvin W Miller
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  • Goshen, IN
  • United States
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Maze from the air

I saw this maze from the air this afternoon. It's ready for fall halloween scary folks to get lost in.
Aug 30, 2017
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"I saw these mysterious circles this morning."
Jun 15, 2017
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Jun 15, 2017
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"1st flight with autopilot installed, I love it!"
Jun 9, 2017
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"What an ADS-B ground station looks like. 2 miles from KGSH, 2 miles from my home. Which explains why I could so easily connect."
Apr 9, 2017
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Apr 9, 2017
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"I took this photo of the SAM-EX in flight Yesterday"
Sep 25, 2016
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Sep 25, 2016
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"Flew in to Mexico from Indiana today. 4hrs flight"
Sep 22, 2016
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Sep 20, 2016
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"Doing the annual inspection I found gas seeping from the VW Fuel sender, ordered 2 from jeggs Need to fix this ASAP so I can fly to mexico"
Sep 19, 2016
Marvin W Miller might attend Zenith.Aero's event

25th Annual Zenith OPEN HANGAR DAY and builder fly-in gathering at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 23, 2016 to September 24, 2016
Join us at the 25th annual OPEN HANGAR DAY and Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri.We are planning many new educational and fun social (and flying) activities this year for the 25th annual event. Plan now to join us for two full days of fun at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri! Fly-in or drive in!As in years past we'll have numerous events for builders and pilots of Zenith kit planes (as well as enthusiasts) starting on Friday, Sept. 23. We'll…See More
Sep 4, 2016
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"Took this Pic of a corn maze above Shipshewana. Celebrating Bicentennial of Shipshewana. The other Pic. unfiltered looking towards Chicago."
Sep 3, 2016
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Sep 3, 2016
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Nov 29th flight with Garmin VIRB in the Zenith Zodiac CH650B

I had to get a good selfie to post on FB, Ha,Ha lol. 2 weeks since last flight get to feeling rusty, notice how I am over reacting on landings?
Nov 29, 2015
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2025. Avi-craft

Stuck at a motel in FL today I drew this future sketch of the SUV replacement
Nov 7, 2015

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

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Posted on August 1, 2015 at 2:25pm 2 Comments

Should have posted this earlier, a few months ago I installed ADS-B in and out in my 650. Got the UAT and Wifi setup from SkyVision. Connects to my ipad. At a glance its easy to see if a plane is above or below you, and which way it's going. 3-D view. Harry the tec at SkyVision is the most helpful and quick reply with help and answers. So far a few planes are using ADS-B. But more and more. Love it.

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, Bill Carter 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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