finished my 750 STOL and when I went to take off it flew left. I gave it full right rudder and when I touched down the plane flipped forward and left due to nose gear. Don't know why it fly's left. Checked wings and engine centerline thrust. Maybe gear is misaligned but don't know. My fix may be to install a trim tab on rudder. Any suggestions? Anyone else had this problem?DaveSee More
Had FAA inspect my plane and he said the Matco brake was too loose. The caliper adjustment screw bottoms out and stops way too short of adjustment. Has anyone had any problem with the adjustments like this? From what I see the bushing is preventing any further movement? Just read some of the problems having with the split rims! Interesting. I was given a list from FAA on some items to correct. He suggested, and FAA requires, to have castle nuts on all moving parts such as flaperons, ailerons and links, elevators, rudder, control cables etc. So I am replacing all of these. He wrote me up on not wing to fuselage boot? So I need to either make one or find one to fit from a C152 etc. Should be flying next spring?
Thanks for replying and the invite to Oshkosh. I won't be attending this year, but I would like to meet you and visit your plane sometime. I'm moving toward attaching the wings, but need to do some work around the cabin first. I'll call this week to see if you'll be available for a visit soon. Thanks again, Jeff
Thanks for the compliment on the build. I'm really trying hard to get to first engine start. Need to clean up all of these wires and get the windshield back on. I threw some pictures on my wall of the instrument panel and center console. Take a look at my checklist if you have any questions what's on it. Take care and good luck on your build.
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I am using zinc phosphate primer that comes in a 12 oz spray can. It is a mil-spec replacement for zinc chromate and is less toxic. I am using Tempos A701 yellow zinc phosphate. I have not been able to find the same brand in bulk, just 12 oz spray cans. It is available from Wicks, Aircraft Spruce and Speciality as well as sky geek (The cheapest).
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