Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall
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Building the Cruzer CH 750 by components

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Nov 3, 2016. 3 Replies

I was trying to get some insight from others about planning a Cruzer build with components.I have the tail to start then wings, controls followed by a  quick build fuselage?Any insight from any one…Continue

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"The nose gear, dampener and gears absorbed the prop strike damage. No Viking 130 engine damage. It started without hiccup after repair."
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"Yesterday, I described a nose gear collapse on April 1,that took three months to repair but I guess it was deleted. All prop strike damage."
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"Replacement of nose gear, new puck system, new gearbox, props, radiator, and repair of exhaust took 3 months. Start of engine successful."
Wednesday
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"Completed fuel tank recalibration, check found missing bolt for exhaust mount. Throttle idle increased to 1600 RPM. READY for next flight."
Mar 27
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"Spent 2 days recalibrating wing tank volumes and avionics. Dropped a pipette into wing tank and took 1 day to remove. Some progress."
Mar 22
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"Waiting for decent weather for continuation of FTM REQUIREMENTS. 40 hrs- 1.5 and counting. Hiding in Florida til weather improves."
Mar 8
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"I should of course mention excellent control surfaces and controls from the Zenith airframe as expected from the start. Thank you Roger etc"
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"Planned post flight exam tomorrow and some technical support from GRT will probably solve a lot of problems before next flight. Bad weather"
Feb 26
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"Successful First Flight today with Viking engine. Good engine parameters and no real problems with flight controls. Avionic gremlins!"
Feb 26
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"Repairman Certificate approved now I just need to first fly so I have something to repair."
Feb 8
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"Prepared for trip to Springfield FSDO for Repairman Certificate tomorrow. Cannot access my building page before 2/2018 for verification?"
Feb 6
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"Throttle max produces 5200+ RPM WITH ground fixed propeller at 20 degrees."
Feb 2
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"Readjusted propeller pitch to 20 degrees. Readjusted Flap switch. Changed gear oil. Will test rpm and await decent flying weather."
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Viking 130 radiator closure in Cruzer
Jan 17

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CH 750 Cruzer
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Viking
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Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Just starting on the trail of building a STOL 750 and already switched over to a Cruzer because I have landed on grass two times in my life.
Private pilot and Senior AME
Actual start date was 10/16 rudder class, Mexico, Missouri
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
H96 AND KCUL

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Cruzer owners with Viking 130 or 150 engines and successful installations?

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 8:19pm 4 Comments

I am very near pulling the trigger about an engine purchase. THE QB fuse is now starting to be finished. All of the other components are almost finished. I am having an anxiety attack. ?(should I ground myself)

I was initially planning on UL 350 IS but now I am contemplating a Viking 130 or 150. Is there anyone out there that could help me. I would appreciate your insight.

Leak testing using Air instead of gas for tank

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:25am 0 Comments

I was able to leak test the installed pilot gas tank with air saving a great deal of grief.

I capped vent tube with rubber cap and clamp, pressure gauge in fuel line and air hose in fuel return line.

The gas cap was sealed with double sheet of saran wrap.

The pressure was 2-3 PSI and the tank was installed and gas tank skin was clecoed closed.

It was much easier than disassembly and bench testing with gas. 

The tank needed to be installed for this…

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Cradle plans for Two wings?

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 9:21pm 7 Comments

Does anyone have plans for a cradle for two wings while I finish the fuselage? I am a kit builder since I do not have the capability of independent building or construction.

Cruzer CH-750 factory assembled wing spar.

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 11:23pm 18 Comments

I started the right passenger wing skeleton, it seems the factory assembled wing spar has multiple rivets in locations which will need to be drilled out to install nose ribs and rear ribs. Maybe I am missing something or have the wrong spar?
Is this a common occurrence or am I just unlucky?

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At 6:06pm on December 22, 2018, Donald Lynam said…

Humbling is an understatement, but educational is also true. Every time I finish something I realize that I could have done it faster/cheaper/better!  Looks like you are getting very close to 1st flight on your project. Right now I am working on the cabin doors. I have the new version, and the plans/photo guide is let's say lacking... Did you build your with the new style doors? If so, do you happen to know what the rivet pitch is that holds the bubble around the frame?

At 3:49pm on February 5, 2017, Bob Turner said…

Dr. Terry.  My cell is 830 258-3527.  Give me a call about any time between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.  I would be glad to talk about the 701 or the 110 Viking.

Bob Turner

At 11:15am on January 9, 2017, Perry Hyden said…

I belong to Chpt 277, meetings at SI airport at C'dale.  But, the real fun is the lunches we have every Tue & Thur at Marion.  Great group of guys and a lot of experience there.  Builders of several different types.  I'm sure Clark told you about it. 

I will get with you to see your progress (I've been following it here) in person.  Going to get my next kit pieces from Mexico soon.

At 10:35am on November 25, 2016, Perry Hyden said…

Hello.  I live a few miles east of Johnston City.  Retired 10 yrs ago from the VA Med Cntr in Marion as a Budget Analyst.  I did the rudder class a year ago (Nov 15) and have only built the horiz stab and elevator.  I hope to get another kit section and work on it this winter.

I have joined the local (Marion Carbondale) EAA, and we meet for an informal lunch Tues & Thurs at KMWA at the FBO.  Some experienced builders in that group.

At 3:16am on October 8, 2016, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…

Started construction of work space with 16 ft X 4 ft work bench suggested at ZAC rudder class 

Will be ready to start Tail section and continue in sections

Looking at videos and manual.

 
 
 

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