Todd Osborne
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Looking for a Corvair engine core

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Armstrong Oct 21. 12 Replies

I am having a hard time locating a good Corvair engine core to convert for my CH650 project. I would appreciate any leads anyone has on finding one. Thanks.Continue

I am looking for clecos and other tools...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clint L Gosch Aug 10, 2014. 3 Replies

After a nearly decade long break from building, I am getting ready to start a new 6d50 project. I am looking to purchase a bunch of clecos, pliers, pneumatic rivet gun, and possibly a shear and…Continue

 

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Todd Osborne posted a blog post

Not bad for 6.5 hours of work

I started the day by alodining the rudder skeleton. First time using Alumiprep 33 and Alodine 1201, small learning curve. Once that was done I rivited the skeleton and started skinning it. I got one side almost done, just the tip rib remains. I had a few issues with my compressor and that took about an hour to fix. Still having fun building airplane parts.
Dec 2
Todd Osborne posted a blog post

Getting Restarted

I just started my new kit last weekend, just drilling and fitting the rudder skeleton. Decided that I would alodine everything before priming since I now live in the beach. Had to order the Alumiprep and alodine, they arrived yesterday, so I am looking forward to making good progress this weekend.See More
Nov 30
Todd Osborne posted a discussion

Looking for a Corvair engine core

I am having a hard time locating a good Corvair engine core to convert for my CH650 project. I would appreciate any leads anyone has on finding one. Thanks.See More
Oct 4
Todd Osborne posted a blog post

A Little More Rudder Work

Managed a few hours this weekend to work on the rudder. Completed the skeleton and started fitting the leading and trailing edge skins. Yeah, I know I went overboard with the Cleco's, but nothing moved!See More
Oct 13, 2014
Buzz Air Flight Academy left a comment for Todd Osborne
"Welcome, The Ch750 the Ch601 and the 701 are in TN @2M2"
Sep 29, 2014
Todd Osborne posted a blog post

Rudder Skeleton

Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together. The hole is shaped…See More
Sep 21, 2014
John Austin left a comment for Todd Osborne
"Likewise, Todd, I enjoyed meeting you and Delaney and appreciate your hospitality! Hope you will be an active participant on the forums! Let me know if I can ever be of assistance. Regards, John"
Sep 21, 2014
Todd Osborne posted a status
"My oldest daughter and I picked up our 650 tail kit yesterday and brought it home to Wisconsin. So much better kit than a decade ago!"
Sep 21, 2014
Todd Osborne posted a discussion

I am looking for clecos and other tools...

After a nearly decade long break from building, I am getting ready to start a new 6d50 project. I am looking to purchase a bunch of clecos, pliers, pneumatic rivet gun, and possibly a shear and brake. Please let me know what you have and how much you need for them. Thanks.See More
Aug 9, 2014
Marty Leglar left a comment for Todd Osborne
"Hi Todd, Welcome! I am still active on my kit. Been going slow lately but expect to finish 2nd wing soon and move on to fuselage construction."
Aug 9, 2014
Todd Osborne is now a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers
Aug 7, 2014

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Just started
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Corvair
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
I have built 3 Zodiacs in the past to different stages of completion, but had to sell them. I am very much looking forward to starting a new CH650, once I get my new workshop built.

I earned my private license in 1989 and my instrument rating in 2006. I am a software engineer for Dell, have 3 teenage daughters, a wife, and live in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. I would very much like to meet other builders in the area.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KSUT

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Not bad for 6.5 hours of work

Posted on December 2, 2017 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

I started the day by alodining the rudder skeleton. First time using Alumiprep 33 and Alodine 1201, small learning curve. Once that was done I rivited the skeleton and started skinning it. I got one side almost done, just the tip rib remains. I had a few issues with my compressor and that took about an hour to fix. Still having fun building airplane parts.

Getting Restarted

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 11:48pm 0 Comments

I just started my new kit last weekend, just drilling and fitting the rudder skeleton. Decided that I would alodine everything before priming since I now live in the beach. Had to order the Alumiprep and alodine, they arrived yesterday, so I am looking forward to making good progress this weekend.

A Little More Rudder Work

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 3:31pm 1 Comment

Managed a few hours this weekend to work on the rudder. Completed the skeleton and started fitting the leading and trailing edge skins. Yeah, I know I went overboard with the Cleco's, but nothing moved!…

Continue

Rudder Skeleton

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 11:49pm 2 Comments

Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!

I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together.…

Continue

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At 9:53am on September 29, 2014, Buzz Air Flight Academy said…

Welcome, The Ch750 the Ch601 and the 701 are in TN @2M2

At 12:11pm on September 21, 2014, John Austin said…

Likewise, Todd, I enjoyed meeting you and Delaney and appreciate your hospitality! Hope you will be an active participant on the forums! Let me know if I can ever be of assistance. Regards, John

At 8:13am on August 9, 2014, Marty Leglar said…

Hi Todd, Welcome! I am still active on my kit. Been going slow lately but expect to finish 2nd wing soon and move on to fuselage construction.

 
 
 

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