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Oliver Reik's Discussions

Max. pull force test: Sheetmetal vs. regular screw, e. g. for CH750, 701, 801 windshield

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Sep 27. 6 Replies

I wondered if a sheetmetal or a regular screw in a tapped hole would provide greater strength, as we do not like the sheetmetal screws Zenith wants us to use for or CH750's windshield.We therefore…Continue

Tags: tap, screw, sheetmetal

Rotax 912 ULS Installed Weight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Reik Oct 4. 5 Replies

A friend of ours is about to install a Rotax 912 ULS in his Zenith CH750 STOL. The firewall forward kit is the standard package from Zenith. We measured the weight of the engine itself, plus all the…Continue

Video - How to paint an airplane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Pensenstadler Sep 16. 6 Replies

I thought this is a well done, super helpful video and apparently the first of an entire series. He is painting a CH750 CruZer, his other videos are also worthwhile watching:OliverContinue

Tags: painting

AeroMomentum AM15 Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Reik Aug 2. 16 Replies

I made a video, discussing our AeroMomentum AM15 engine, the firewall forward components, weights, as well as the reasons why we chose it:Our engine's dyno print out:…Continue

Tags: weight, engine, am15, AeroMomentum

 

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Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Max. pull force test: Sheetmetal vs. regular screw, e. g. for CH750, 701, 801 windshield

I wondered if a sheetmetal or a regular screw in a tapped hole would provide greater strength, as we do not like the sheetmetal screws Zenith wants us to use for or CH750's windshield.We therefore conducted a pull test today, comparing a standard #6 sheetmetal screw with a regular #6 screw. I thought I share our results, as other builders might wonder the same.The sides of the CH750 cabin frame are made of 0.035" 4130 tube. Since I did not have this material for our destructive test available,…See More
Sep 25
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Rotax 912 ULS Installed Weight

A friend of ours is about to install a Rotax 912 ULS in his Zenith CH750 STOL. The firewall forward kit is the standard package from Zenith. We measured the weight of the engine itself, plus all the related components. While I was surprised about how all the small stuff adds up, I believe that it is overall still the lightest engine on the market:ComponentsWeight, lbEngine mount12.2Exhaust, muffler6.2Exhaust, pipes3.8Radiator2.4Heater hose, throttle cable, etc.4.8Mounting hardware, oil cooler…See More
Sep 23
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Video - How to paint an airplane

I thought this is a well done, super helpful video and apparently the first of an entire series. He is painting a CH750 CruZer, his other videos are also worthwhile watching:OliverSee More
Sep 12
Joe Scheibinger left a comment for Oliver Reik
"Hi Oliver, Here is my name and address. Joe Scheibinger, 2809 Scenic Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904. You know I built an entire 650 not knowing that a tool like that existed! I just used a ruler and a couple of clamps. What a time saver! Thanks again.…"
Aug 20
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

AeroMomentum AM15 Video

I made a video, discussing our AeroMomentum AM15 engine, the firewall forward components, weights, as well as the reasons why we chose it:Our engine's dyno print out:The engine came out around 10 pounds heavier than expected, due to a number of changes they have introduced over time. AeroMomentum is currently working…See More
May 29
John Frank Guinn left a comment for Oliver Reik
"Have you gotten the engine installed yet? How do you like it? I to am looking at aeromomentum the AM13 for a 701."
Mar 21

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CH 750 Cruzer
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UL Power
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At 12:15pm on March 21, 2018, John Frank Guinn said…

Have you gotten the engine installed yet? How do you like it? I to am looking at aeromomentum the AM13 for a 701.

At 6:40pm on June 16, 2017, Brad Rawls said…

Oliver -

I have no problem answering any questions you have about my plane and engine. My cell is 714-606-0653. If it don't answer, leave a message and I'll call back.

 
 
 

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