Wendell Ridenour
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  • Elkhart, IN
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Wendell Ridenour posted a status
"Jabiru 2200 after top OH in april this year , now have 62hrs on the engine in 6months Jabiru has a great engine"
Sep 4, 2017
Wendell Ridenour posted a status
"1050 hrs on Jabru 2200, did top end this winter and now have 45hrs on rebuilt top. Air frame has 1410 hours on air craft"
Jul 29, 2017
Wendell Ridenour posted a status
"I have 1350 hrs on airframe and 3rd engine the 3rd is down, I am doing the 1000 hr top overhaul Jan, 10 2017"
Jan 10, 2017
Wendell Ridenour posted a status
"My 601 HDS built 1997 I have 1185 hrs and 850hrs jabiru 2200 engine"
Sep 5, 2014
Larry Hursh left a comment for Wendell Ridenour
"Hi Ray,   Glad to hear your weather is warmer than here!  It was 6 degrees last night!! Sure glad the groundhog didn't see his shadow so that means we are going to have an EARLY SPRING!  I've been cutting on the canopy the…"
Feb 2, 2013
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Nov 23, 2012
Robert Moehlenkamp left a comment for Wendell Ridenour
"Hi Ray,   Thanks for the Hoosier Hospitality offer.   Bob"
Aug 8, 2012
Scott Tyler Bragg left a comment for Wendell Ridenour
"Inherited my grand fathers 1993 HDS"
Aug 15, 2011

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601 HDS jabiru 2200 1030hrs over 1350 HRS on plane
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2017 I had over 1000 hrs on my engine  DID top OH  on my Jabiru 2200  now have 80 hrs in new topend OH   in Florida till march and then back in the air we go  for 2018

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At 1:05pm on February 2, 2013, Larry Hursh said…

Hi Ray,


Glad to hear your weather is warmer than here!  It was 6 degrees last night!! Sure glad the groundhog didn't see his shadow so that means we are going to have an EARLY SPRING! 

I've been cutting on the canopy the last couple of days, trying to get the front part down far enough to get the canopy to the lifting rails so I can anchor it.  I'm taking my time and going little by little.  I should have it pretty well done by next weekend, unless I run into trouble.  Trouble is my middle name of course, right??  LOL


Catch you whenever you get tired of all that warm weather and decide to head back home!!


Later!  :)


At 7:55am on August 8, 2012, Robert Moehlenkamp said…

Hi Ray,


Thanks for the Hoosier Hospitality offer.



At 11:11pm on August 15, 2011, Scott Tyler Bragg said…
Inherited my grand fathers 1993 HDS
At 10:20am on May 13, 2011, David DeAvila said…
Ray, I am back in the States!  I am visiting my daughter in Texas and plan on stopping by the Zenith factory around Wednesday or Thursday next week (18th or 19th).  Maybe sometime in the next few weeks we can plan a small trip.  I am very excited about being home!
At 3:15pm on January 23, 2009, Chuck Long said…
Hi Ray,
Mike Mossman and I were thinking about getting up your way to visit the Beck Speedster plant. That's 20 miles South of South Bend. Waiting for some better weather. Hope you are getting some stick time. Maybe we can stop by during the Beck visit. Probably be on a Saturday.
Clear Skies, Chuck
At 8:38am on January 7, 2009, Larry Hursh said…
Hey Ray, glad you was able to get some stick time in. I know the winds have been really blasting out there most days. I think the Ducks go down to Nappanee for their Christmas dinner if I'm not mistaken. When I first started to learn to fly, I was flying out of Nappanee. The guy that ran the airport there had a 150 I would rent. I eventually had to leave Nappanee because the 150 didn't have a transponder. I was at the point I needed one so we ended up over Goshen. The 152 that sits out over at the Ducks (25608) was one of the planes I would fly....small world. My wife and I went down to Mexico MO about 4 weeks ago and picked up the balance of my plane. I should have everything here now to complete the airframe. I still have a long ways to go. I hope to have it up on its wheels by the end of summer. Keeping my fingers crossed. Later! Larry
At 11:52am on December 31, 2008, Larry Hursh said…
Hello there Mr Ridenour. Hope you get some warmer weather so you can go flying soon!

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