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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"It Seems to be getting serious, adjusted seatbelt and seat for flying in the near future. As they say, “90% done and 90% to go."
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"Riveted windshield and sunroof. Installed seats and seat belts. Installed bubble doors and hardware. Closing up everything in fuselage."
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"Installed replacement windshield and roof top. Second time is the charm. Maybe Zenith should sell Do-over insurance."
Jul 15
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"Safety wired rudder cables. Of course reinstalled rudder. Trying to get enough nerve to install second windshield. Inflated tires to 50 PSI."
Jun 20
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"Completed supports and fuel hose to header inside fuselage. Reattached and tensioned control cables. Installed gascolator and fuel line."
Jun 19
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"Drove to Mexico after airport closed for runway repairs. Two days early for Hangar day. Picked up windshield and one hell of a storm."
Jun 15
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"Plumbing fuel hoses to wing root. Removed windshield for replacement. Mounted gascolator. Planning trip to Mexico, MO for windshield."
Jun 11
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"Riveted tail and vertical stabilizer.Riveted cover and cracked windshield.Will make pilgrimage to Mexico.Will windshield fit in back of 172?"
Jun 10
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"Finally all the avionics, ELT etc. are communicating. Now to close up top cover, windshield and roof. Hopefully. Will remember how to rivet"
May 18
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"Completed crimping control cables and reinstalled vertical stabilizer. Torqued all engine bolts and marked. Closed top cover and cowling."
May 16
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May 9
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"Reinstalled External GPS 2020 as primary. Improved battery clamp and TT22 support and beginning to closeup. Avionics all programmed."
May 9
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"First Start and now to finish avionic programming. Starting to finish and close up fuselage before move to Hangar and wing mounting."
May 7
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"Found old Old pictures of header tank now hidden in fuselage. Installing WAAS GPS AND connecting to EFIS AND TT22 transponder."
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CH 750 Cruzer
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Private Pilot
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)

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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…


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 6:32pm on March 24, 2017, eddie hall sr. said…

DR Hall just wanted to throw in 2 cents on your build.It would be a lot easier to install the viking steel spring  now in place of the rubber band which will break-my plane had 45 hr on first one second one was starting to break. this is only worth what you paid for it . ha ha ha .love seeing the viking 130 going in .have a great day. eddie n hall  sr bmt texas

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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