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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"Replaced Transponder Antenna. Trig 22 Transponder mounted remotely seems to work fine thru EFIS. Some Transponder test required for DAR?"
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"My lovely wife wrote labels for all switches and equipment. Planned carbon wrap in future for panel with labels but I needed labels for DAR."
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"Found 3 more missing rivets, one in the main wing spar. Rechecking all rivets and bolts again. No abnormalities in horizontal stabilizer."
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"Drilled some cracks on vertical tail. Cleaned some more aluminum markings and sharpie marks. Awaiting DAR visit in the future."
Oct 9
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"Finally prepared and adjusted aileron stops. Educational lesson,"Don't rivet central channel covers before installation of aileron stops."
Oct 8
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"Removed small air bubble in brake line. Started to remove residual aluminum markings. Tested ELT and found broken Transponder antennae?"
Oct 8
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"Last rivet found? Static test up to 5200 rpm. Rechecking coolant and Gear oil max temps at takeoff condition. Phase I testing next?"
Oct 6
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"Visited Roger and Sebastian at SIU AOPA fly in instead of finishing construction. Not as satisfying as a final rivet but fun."
Oct 6
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"Replaced cowling and seats. Still two rear windows remain. Never enough time."
Oct 4
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"Continued to rivet columns and wing roots. Static test to 5000 rpm and all parameters are good. Two rear windows to complete closure."
Oct 3
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"Continued riveting columns and windows. Added 5.5 gal to left tank to check for leaks. Replaced defective Stratux chip. Completed DAR data."
Oct 2
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"Retested EarthX batteries and charging. Everything is working properly. Closing up center column and riveting posts and windows finally."
Oct 1
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"Weight and Balance completed and partially filled one wing tank and repaired small gascolator leak. Actual weight is 893 lbs."
Sep 28
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"Continue along the 90% list.Purchased two cheap #400 digital scales ($50 from Walmart Aviation) after worrying about renting. Problem solved"
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Sep 25
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"Installed propeller spinner. Installed and trimmed rear windows. Torqued remaining structural bolts and torque marked all."
Sep 25

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Nearly done
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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 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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