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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"Rewiring of Trig 96 radio with shielded cable. Pennywise and dollar foolish, Clearly this is an educational experience while waiting weather"
Dec 4
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"Updated AHRS and EFIS software. Closed remaining console and reinstalled ELT switch. All closed up and weather not cooperating."
Nov 14
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Zenith CH 750 Cruzer

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer powered by Viking
Nov 13
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"Examined Trim switch and Indicator wiring and removed and examined PTT wiring to Radio. NO evidence of short and all equipment replaced."
Nov 13
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"Worsening weather and balky trim indicator have stopped progress. Opening panel to investigate. PTT button causes trim indicator to change?"
Nov 13
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Zenith CH 750 Cruzer

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer powered by Viking
Nov 11
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"Replaced Cowling, Installed Fuselage Access cover,Final Taxi Testing and possible first flight tomorrow if weather does not worsen. or Wait."
Nov 11
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"GRTSportSX Magnetometer validation and calibration successful. Short takeoff equivalent to the Wright Brothers First on runway. Ready to go!"
Nov 10
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"Taxied to 30 KTS. on runway. This thing wants to takeoff. Bubble windows unfortunately cracking; early construction efforts with plexiglass"
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Nov 7
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"Taxied today to start checking out nose gear steering and brakes. All positive results and coolant temps good. Handles like an airplane."
Nov 7
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"Transition training at Buzzair, all that is cracked up to be. Very good exposure to a STOL and preparation for Phase I flight testing."
Nov 3
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"Final adjustment and calibration of EIS to EFIS for fuel tanks. Found loose alternator belt, tightened torqued and torque marked. Recheck."
Oct 31
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"Filled and calibrated both wing tanks with EIS and EFIS. It required 15 gallons of fuel added and emptied from wing tanks."
Oct 30
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Oct 29
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"Installed high pressure orifice to header tank block. Repeated fuel flow tests with 42-46 gal/hr. Impressive fuel flow til empty header tank"
Oct 29

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CH 750 Cruzer
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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 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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