Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall
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Available parts from my Cruzer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Schleier Jul 28. 4 Replies

Zenith Cruzer Nose strut, fork, and 5 inch wheel installed ready for new Zenith puck system (new).Two 5 inch wheels.Viking steel bungee (new)Viking aluminum gear box reservoir (new)at 60% plus…Continue

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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"Actual prop angles are 22.5-22.6 degrees. The max rpm at full throttle appears to be 5000 RPM on ground testing. Recheck of plane today."
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"Remounted new tundra tire. Tire is only 170 mm compared with 200 mm. There is no rubbing and I used original fork. Thank you Roger.Ready!"
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"Having problems with nose wheel rubbing and shimmy at 40 kts. Dismantled and found similar rubbing marks with previous fork. Called Roger."
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Sep 7
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"Last taxi test was today. Seems it is ready to fly again. Engine RPM at about 5000 with prop angles set at 19.3-4 degrees."
Sep 7
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"Taxi Testing and preparing for return to flight testing. All systems go after a 5 month hiatus for repair after nose strut collapse."
Sep 6
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"New STOL fork installed. It provided 3.5 cm more prop clearance and no rubbing. Ready for return to Flight testing after Labor Day"
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"Received new zenith STOL fork which is 4.5 cm longer and tolerances appear good for 200 mm wheel. I will drill out and install tomorrow."
Aug 27
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"The actual clearance at the tire sidewall is only 2mm each."
Aug 26
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"I found STOL fork out of tolerance by 5mm. The point of rubbing is 205 mm instead of 210mm. Zenith is shipping enlarged custom fork tomorrow"
Aug 26
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Aug 26
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"I found STOL fork 5 mm out of tolerance at point of rubbing. Tire is 200 mm with any bulges. Zenith is shipping an enlarge custom fork."
Aug 26
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Again always educational, humbling and recreational! I believe they sent me the wrong fork or one out of tolerance. All part of the build."
Aug 25

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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
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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 4:57pm on September 18, 2019, Robert Riat said…

Hi Dr. Terry,

  I am just curious if you were able to get a little smaller size tundra tire or how you got one a little narrower?  I have been flying my stol 750 since a year ago in May with 120 hours on it and my front tire rubs on both sides, mostly in cross wind landings,  Higher air pressure seems to help a little.  Doesn’t really bother me much, just isn’t right.


Robert in Kansas

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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