Hi Ralph, the build is going forward. but there is still a lot to be done. Fuselage still like you have seen it lately. Stabilizer, elevator and rudder finished. Wings are 90%, slats 50%. Flaperons still to be started. I attended an EAA workshop lately about the electrical stuff. Very interesting. I am drawing up schematics and I am also collecting the proper tools for installing the wiring. Still thinking about the engine. I still like the ULpower. I have been to Belgium, to the factory. Talked to the designer and found out I know the guy from my previous life in car racing.
How is your plane going? Flying to Ionia airport some day?
Hi Ralph, fuselage is on its wheels. Starts to look like a plane! I will do some stuff to the fuselage and start building the rudder then, elevator etc. I leave some parts open (top of fuselage still cleco'd; seats open, nose) for putting wiring in etc.
Hi Ralph, I have vacation this week, because my children are over from the Netherlands. Thursday night my son and I will ride to Zenith, to pick up my kit.
I have time today-Thursday all day. Otherwise another day in the evening, or in the weekend. Please let me know what is convenient for you.
Hi Ralph, saw you on the DVD I got from HomebuiltHELP. I am living in Ionia Michigan (almost your neighbor). My wife and I were also at Sun-N-Fun this year and we could have met. This coming weekend I will collect my CH750 kit at the factory and start building soon. Could I have a look at your plane? I think it would be very interesting and helpful to me.
Best regards, Jan van 't Schip (just moved in from the Netherlands)
I just saw your comment, thanks. Yes, I'm past that point in the tip rib attaching scheme and think I have an idea of what I'm going to do. I just finished deburring yesterday and really have to find a better tool than the drill bit idea. Tonight, I put on some corrosion proofing because I had scratched the inside skin with the file, so I wanted to protect myself. Tomorrow or Monday, I'll cleco it all back together and start riveting!
I'm at the same point you are in the process and am wondering when you deburred and riveted the spars and ribs? I'm at the point of putting on the Horizontal Stabilizer skin and saw no instructions in the manual for the above. It looks like, in the manual, that you put the skin on the top while the ribs and spars are still clecoed? Also, the instruction manual picture of the Tip Rib attachment to the L angle is different than my kit pieces? It is unclear how you align the Tip Ribs?
hey you guys are cruisin right along.
if i am where you are by the end of summer i'll be a happy guy.
had a late start with going west skiing and getting table built, etc..but now i try to get out every night a couple hours and weekends when family permits. do you have facebook account? good place i found to make photo albums.
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