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I'm trying to finish up the fuel tank install, and the fittings at the most inboard end seem too tight. The pictures show it out of the threads, and then tightened with a wrench a little bit. To…Continue
Has anyone thought of installing or installed LED lights bars for trucks as landing lights? Many are built rugged enough for harsh off roading and weather, 12v systems, and CHEAP. I have not found…Continue
So for school I’m working on an RV-12 (don’t worry, my 601HDS wings and tail still get worked on in my garage). We are getting close to engine start, and we installed the engine controls last night.…Continue
This is for a 1993 601 HDS, taildragger.
In the tri gear drawings, the center wing ribs (from inside to out) are at 585, 665, 770, etc. on the main spar.
The taildragger replacement drawings put the same ribs at 530, 650, 770 etc (the others are the same, only the first two ribs are different).
The issue is that 6-V-4-2 (this piece helps from the boundaries of the cabin) is riveted from the…Continue
It's always an exciting day when you just get to rivet! Assembled the elevator for the final time. These are the days that make me want to invest in a pneumatic riveter, I think I will for the fuselage.
The stabilizer was finished my junior year in college, will just tack rivet elevator for now.
Rudder I'm holding was finished by my granddad at the Zenith factory in 1993.…Continue
Last year I graduated college, and moved to Oregon to start my aerospace engineering career (as an avionics engineer). Been instructing a lot, especially after finishing my CFI-I. BUT I finally have the whole kit here, and make time for it most days. Nice to have it close by and easy access.
I got the wings to about 75% done in high school and college breaks. Finished most of the fail feathers in college. I'm just about to install the trim servo in the elevator, and close it…Continue