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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"Added a baffle to back of lower cowling to funnel more air into radiator. Remounted all wiring and supports for radiator lines."
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Custom fiberglass cowl for Viking Honda

Be careful with glass around mounting hinges or the cleanup will take your breath away. Probably mask or protect openings will save a couple of hours.
Jul 9
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"Sanded and painted lower cowling in AC garage. Never would have completed EAB if only in the hot and cold hangar. I am a spoiled builder."
Jul 9
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"Completed lower cowling with epoxy and glass micro spheres, Seems to work very well. 5/2 volume micro spheres for large defects. Experiment!"
Jul 8
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"Prepared lower cowling for final fiberglass repair with epoxy and microspheres. Drilled hole for exhaust."
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"Cleaned up mess, and packed wheel bearing. Took Pictures on three tundra tires and old broken parts hidden in back of hangar. Progress!"
Jul 6
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"Good feeling to finally put engine hoist and jacks away now that the new tundra wheels, nose strut and brakes are installed."
Jul 5
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"Second tundra tire took only 6 hours. Plane looks totally different with larger tires. I Can’t seem to upload pictures yesterday and today?"
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"Eight hours for removal and replacement of one 5 inch wheel with a 6 inch tundra tire. One more to go, at least something for tomorrow."
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"Reassembled nose strut, wheel and adjusted puck system. Next step removal of old wheels, readjustment of brakes, adapters and new wheels"
Jul 3
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"I mounted new nose strut, puck system and new STOL tires for Cruzer. The Matco tires were a significant amount of special fun."
Jul 2
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"I made a pilgrimage to Viking engines today on the way back home from Miami. I am happy with my engine. I will recheck, safety wire and go."
Jun 24
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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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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 6:06pm 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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