Christopher Nail
  • Bellevue, NE
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Nail Jul 1, 2016. 4 Replies

Moving tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Wood Jun 11, 2015. 10 Replies

 

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First Take Off - Zenith CH650B

Another 650B takes to the air.
Jun 3, 2014
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"N512CN had its maiden flight today. No problems. It flew great!"
Jun 1, 2014
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"5 years 2 months after the zenith rudder workshop: special airworthiness certificate awarded by the DAR!"
May 2, 2014
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"Anyone one know of 601/650 transition training near Dallas Tx?"
Mar 29, 2014
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Feb 9, 2014
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Needed: half a 650 canopy

So I trimmed too much off my canopy. I cut off too much of the back then realized what was left was too wide to fit the aft fuselage skin. The front half would work but I don't have a usable back half. Anyone been in my situation but needed only a front half? I was hoping someone would sell their aft portion rather than paying for a whole new plexiglass.
Apr 23, 2013
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Moving tips?

Ill be moving here in a few weeks and I have a 650 fuselage on wheels to move. Wheel base is 7'2" and the hor stab is 7'9". I could take the stab off (I prefer not to) but the wheels are still a limiting factor. Anyone have any tips on companies with trailer rentals that will accommodate these dimensions? It's a 10 hour drive so it needs to be legit. Any ideas will help.
Mar 25, 2013
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Jun 18, 2012
Dr. Edward L. Olds III left a comment for Christopher Nail
"Chris, No, only made it to ROTC and a wife intervened.  My uncle is a retired B-52 pilot and was the person who got me interested in flying.  Also, my friend Jeff is a retired Col. who was at Offut and is the guy supervising all the…"
Jun 8, 2012
Dr. Edward L. Olds III left a comment for Christopher Nail
"Chris, Glad to have you on as a friend.  Are you at Offut? Ed"
Jun 6, 2012
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Feb 20, 2012
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NAV antenna

I was thinking of adding a NAV antenna to my 650 project.  Any one have particularly successful install locations? I was thinking on the fiberglass tip of the 650 rudder.  Any mounting considerations?  See More
Dec 17, 2010
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Please help a Zenith builder with a grad school project!!

AllI am working on a graduate capstone project for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I need to collect some survey responses from current or future airplane owners. THAT IS YOU!This directly relates to General Aviation and the Next Generation of Airspace in the United States. Please help my research out. Any builder in any phase of building or ownership can participate:Click Here to take surveyV/RChristopher…See More
Oct 6, 2009
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Aug 28, 2009
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Polishing

I was looking at a few of the pictures from the latest fly-in out west. I saw a Zodiac that looked particularly good. It led me to deciding to polish-finish my Zodiac instead of painting. Problem is, I don't know where to start. Any one with experience on packages, where to get them, technique, etc??
May 15, 2009

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ZODIAC CH 650
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Needed: half a 650 canopy

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 7:19pm 1 Comment

So I trimmed too much off my canopy. I cut off too much of the back then realized what was left was too wide to fit the aft fuselage skin. The front half would work but I don't have a usable back half. Anyone been in my situation but needed only a front half? I was hoping someone would sell their aft portion rather than paying for a whole new plexiglass.

Please help a Zenith builder with a grad school project!!

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 8:38pm 4 Comments

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I am working on a graduate capstone project for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I need to collect some survey responses from current or future airplane owners. THAT IS YOU!



This directly relates to General Aviation and the Next Generation of Airspace in the United States. Please help my research out. Any builder in any phase of building or ownership can participate:



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At 10:26am on June 8, 2012, Dr. Edward L. Olds III said…

Chris,

No, only made it to ROTC and a wife intervened.  My uncle is a retired B-52 pilot and was the person who got me interested in flying.  Also, my friend Jeff is a retired Col. who was at Offut and is the guy supervising all the electronics work.  He is building a Pober Jr. Ace.  We both hope to fly by end of summer.

Ed 

At 3:58pm on June 6, 2012, Dr. Edward L. Olds III said…

Chris,

Glad to have you on as a friend.  Are you at Offut?

Ed

At 9:01pm on May 18, 2010, David Gallagher said…
Christopher, my glareshield consists of rubber trim covering the sharp rear edge and I bought it from Zenith. The black area in front of that up to the canopy line is Rustoleum black black spray paint.

Dave
At 5:47pm on March 13, 2009, Tim Garrett said…
Christopher - if you upload your user photo as a regular photo, I will add it to the "Rudders" album if you want. Welcome to the site!

Active duty USAF? My dad is retired USAF. I'm an air Force "Brat".
 
 
 

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