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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"Tapped radiator for mounting and waiting for some parts. Finally have engine on the hoist but not ready to mount. Drilled holes in panel."
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"Purchase Electrcal Powerpanel and additonal parts to install radiator and housing. Completed support platform for header tank."
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"Started installing Header tank and support. It is no fun playing behind the baggage compartment with my size. Need a midget."
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"Unloaded engine and beginning construction again. Bolted engine mount with temp bolts. Will send for powder painting and start radiator."
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"Picked up Viking 130 today. Impressive piece of hardware and Jan enginering. The Honda dream engine is the same one I bought for my 2 kids."
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"Pilgrimage to a real Harbor Freight not mailorder, Not enough time to build because of excess Miami traffic. Tomorrow for Viking pilgrimage"
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"Nothing, down in Florida to pick up parts like an engine,I left my tools, plans and DVDs 1500 miles away."
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"Pilgrimage to Wicks, Discussion with Dynon and Composite Design, and first attempt for Panel arrangement. Very little construction lately."
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"Repositioned fuselage in 24 ft garage to allow placement of engine. Did not build big enough to build airplanes. Pick up Viking in two weeks"
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"Bought a band saw, safety wire pliers, digital level, pneumatic nibbler and still waiting for the SSO and central console. Planning panel?"
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"Installed pulleys, riveted the torque channel, and reinstalled the controls. Awaiting SSO and center console. Engine decided."
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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
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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