Rob Archibald
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Yoke hand squeezer question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Duncan Mar 18. 1 Reply

Was thinking of buying a hand squeezer to dimple die the holes for installation of the inspection holes and was wondering whether a 1" is okay or spend the extra 10 bucks and get the 3" yoke? If you…Continue

Question about drill bits.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Thomas Dec 20, 2016. 9 Replies

Hello,New guy here. From what I've read the recommended drill bits are the #20, #30 & #40. Aircraft Spruce doesn't seem to carry the #20 bit. They do have #19 and #21 though. I guess besides the…Continue

 

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Lance Carr left a comment for Rob Archibald
"Hi Rob, we are just getting started. Photos will follow shortly. This aircraft will actually be a demonstrator for an MW Fly engine out of Italy so we are pretty excited about it. Lance "
Apr 9
Rob Archibald posted an album

Tail section

I've completed as much of the tail as I can before pre-closing inspection by the MDRA folks here in Canada. Now I have to wait to purchase the rest of the plane before continuing.
Mar 23
Rob Archibald posted a photo

IMG_0023 (2)

This is about as far as I can go. Bottom skins are riveted but I need to leave the top open to allow the MDRA folks here in Canada to inspect before closing.
Mar 6
Rob Archibald posted photos
Mar 2
John Bell left a comment for Rob Archibald
"The list on the 200D is 27k US and you have to add oil cooler, alternator, FWF etc. a little beyond reality for me. I still have the UL350i in my sights, at 21K and 5300 FWF. It uses 91 octane and has excellent reports from those flying with…"
Feb 2
John Bell left a comment for Rob Archibald
"I hear ya. I had a few pucker moments with a few 12-13 knot crosswind landings. I  am running a return line just to have the option of fuel injected. Have you priced out the 200D with all the required hardware?"
Feb 1
John Bell left a comment for Rob Archibald
"I was thinking the same. Maybe we could get a bulk deal???? I haven't found any rebuilt used 200s under 18K and even those are few and far between, rather bite my lip and spend the money on new D.  One thing, I haven't seen…"
Feb 1
John Bell left a comment for Rob Archibald
"I'm finding the engine choice to be very difficult. I had it down to the UL350is and Viking 130 but the fuel requirements for the 350is make the 350i more practical with less horsepower. The Viking is way cheaper but heavier and a little more…"
Feb 1
John Bell left a comment for Rob Archibald
"Hey Rob. I used to live in Ottawa but am now on the shores of Lake Huron. Feel free to give me a call to chat Cruzers. I'm looking at finishing my wings and have the rest of the kit on order. John 519-389-4285"
Jan 31
George Craft left a comment for Rob Archibald
"Hey Rob, I don't make these as a business, only for myself as a hobby. I'm assuming that you are talking about the pallet rack tables. These are rock solid and can be assembled or dis-assembled in 5 minutes. I've put heavy duty…"
Jan 29
Rob Archibald posted a status
"Rudder has been built! The rest of the tail kits is in the works."
Jan 25
Rob Archibald posted a photo
Jan 25
Phil Leclerc left a comment for Rob Archibald
"Hi Rob, I'm just getting started, finished the rudder and starting the tail section. Plan is to have it done by 2020. Slowly but surely."
Dec 21, 2016
Rob Archibald posted a discussion

Question about drill bits.

Hello,New guy here. From what I've read the recommended drill bits are the #20, #30 & #40. Aircraft Spruce doesn't seem to carry the #20 bit. They do have #19 and #21 though. I guess besides the factory, where can someone source the #20 bits?Also how important is it that it be a #20? If the rivet passes into a #21 is that okay to use? Sort of the same question for #30, would simply a 1/8" drill bit be okay instead of the actual #30?Maybe this is a stupid question for the Zenith rivets, my…See More
Dec 19, 2016
Rob Archibald posted a blog post

Purchased the tail kit for a Cruzer.

I've purchased the tail kit. Will be getting the rest in the summer.See More
Dec 8, 2016

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CH 750 Cruzer
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Continental O-200
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Built and currently fly a Challenger II ultralight.
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Kars Rideau Valley (CPL3)

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Purchased the tail kit for a Cruzer.

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 11:00am 6 Comments

I've purchased the tail kit. Will be getting the rest in the summer.

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At 3:45pm on April 9, 2017, Lance Carr said…

Hi Rob, we are just getting started. Photos will follow shortly. This aircraft will actually be a demonstrator for an MW Fly engine out of Italy so we are pretty excited about it. Lance 

At 11:43am on February 26, 2017, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Rob,

Nice to have another builder not so far ! Enjoy your buil, you should post more photos !!!

Regards,

Norm

At 9:57am on February 2, 2017, John Bell said…

The list on the 200D is 27k US and you have to add oil cooler, alternator, FWF etc. a little beyond reality for me.

I still have the UL350i in my sights, at 21K and 5300 FWF. It uses 91 octane and has excellent reports from those flying with around 500-750 hours. At 178lbs, even if the real time horsepower is only 100-110, it would sit well for the Cruzer. As for parts they all come from through the states anyway so I'm not that concerned but was shocked to see Conti parts being as expensive or more that for the UL. The cheapest replacements out there would of course be the Honda, $1500 for an entire block.

So much to consider but like you I have time to think. 

At 1:40pm on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I hear ya. I had a few pucker moments with a few 12-13 knot crosswind landings. I  am running a return line just to have the option of fuel injected. Have you priced out the 200D with all the required hardware?

At 11:57am on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I was thinking the same. Maybe we could get a bulk deal???? I haven't found any rebuilt used 200s under 18K and even those are few and far between, rather bite my lip and spend the money on new D. 

One thing, I haven't seen many performance number with the 200, just the UL and Viking. Have you seen any?

Funny you are selling a Challenger, I just sold my Chinook for the same reason (pay for the kit)

At 8:59am on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I'm finding the engine choice to be very difficult. I had it down to the UL350is and Viking 130 but the fuel requirements for the 350is make the 350i more practical with less horsepower. The Viking is way cheaper but heavier and a little more to the installation, plus it's an automotive re-drive which these days isn't necessarily a bad thing. The Rotax is way too pricey.

The other option is a Continental 0-200, carbureted, heavy, lower HP but proven. However, you don't save any money if you buy new and I have a problem paying 20K for a rebuilt. What are you looking at?

At 11:51am on January 31, 2017, John Bell said…

Hey Rob. I used to live in Ottawa but am now on the shores of Lake Huron.

Feel free to give me a call to chat Cruzers. I'm looking at finishing my wings and have the rest of the kit on order.

John

519-389-4285

At 7:21am on January 29, 2017, George Craft said…

Hey Rob, I don't make these as a business, only for myself as a hobby.

I'm assuming that you are talking about the pallet rack tables.
These are rock solid and can be assembled or dis-assembled in 5 minutes.
I've put heavy duty casters on mine, so I can roll the table outside in the summer.
- Go on kijiji.com in your area and buy a section of pallet racking.
- Get a sawzall and cut it down to the height that you need.
- Install the cross sections and install some 5/8" to 3/4" plywood sheets.
- For my tables, I have a top deck and a lower shelf.
At 10:50am on December 21, 2016, Phil Leclerc said…

Hi Rob,

I'm just getting started, finished the rudder and starting the tail section. Plan is to have it done by 2020. Slowly but surely.

 
 
 

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