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Prop balancing

Started this discussion. Last reply by david shrader Dec 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Radio issues

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"Painted wings"
Jun 10
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Prop balancing

I wanted to share with fellow builders the advantages of getting you prop balanced. A well dynamic balance on a prop will save gas, prevent airframe damage, an help the engine in too many ways to list. I know the experienced pilots will know this already but for the guys that might not have herd of a dynamic balance. The prop is balanced on the engine while running at cruise power. The cost in my area runs about 150.00 an it is worth every penny. It is done to every plane in the fleet I work…See More
Dec 7, 2016
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"Balanced prop. Amazing difference, if you can get a dynamic balance, do it"
Oct 21, 2016
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Beach landing

Beach landing in northwest Alaska
Sep 6, 2016
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Beach landing

Beach landing in northwest Alaska
Sep 4, 2016
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Beech landing

Near SHG AK.
Jun 6, 2016
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Radio issues

I had a com radio problem and it was making me crazy. After going over every wire and ground I found this on the net. http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/engineering/TechnicalLeaflets/Mods%20and%20Repairs/TL%203.14%20Radio%20Interference.pdfRead the PDF an fixed the issue. Great article if you have a radio problemSee More
Apr 7, 2016
Norm Neuls left a comment for david shrader
"David, I just saw your comment on the snorkel vent cap.  Also realized that almost 2 years ago you were on the 'friends request' of my sign in.  I apologize for not responding then but I'm not a computer geek.  I'm…"
Apr 7, 2016
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Mar 23, 2016
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Second g3x screen

Got a great price on my second screen from stein air.
Mar 23, 2016
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Marine One

Exciting times in Kotzebue. The presidents helicopter is parked in the hanger!
Sep 2, 2015
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Jul 24, 2015
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Jun 9, 2015
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Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Made the trip I've been trying to make before starting the 701 build.  It was a long road but the pay off was worth all the work.  Took off from home airport PAOT, Kotzebue AK, to PAIK Kiana, picking up the Kobuk River and following it to the great sand dunes.  the most northern desert in the world.  Was one of the most  fantastic trips I've made in the 701.  Here are some pictures.  ill add more pics later…See More
Jun 3, 2015
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Jan 25, 2015
Terry Sadler left a comment for david shrader
"Hi David you asked about the skis that I built for the 701, I have sold the plane but hav the skis as the plane went to a warmer climate.there should still be pictures on my site. They are for sale if you are interested terry"
Jan 15, 2015

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Second g3x screen

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Got a great price on my second screen from stein air.

Musk Ox

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Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 2:00am 4 Comments

Made the trip I've been trying to make before starting the 701 build.  It was a long road but the pay off was worth all the work.  Took off from home airport PAOT, Kotzebue AK, to PAIK Kiana, picking up the Kobuk River and following it to the great sand dunes.  the most northern desert in the world.  Was one of the most  fantastic trips I've made in the 701.  Here are some pictures.  ill add more pics later…

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11-16-11

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 10:34pm 2 Comments

We have hit a milestone today, we got her on wheels

The Build

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:00am 4 Comments

Myself and 2 friends (all A&P's) started scratch building our 701's (3ea.)in october 08. After finishing the rudders we went after the horizontals and elevators witch are currently done. I wish now i would have kept track of the times and dates but all I can say for sure they all went togther smothly. Since were building from scratch and doing 3 the roughter table is one of the top used tools we have for building identical blanks like ribs… Continue

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At 12:38pm on April 7, 2016, Norm Neuls said…

David, I just saw your comment on the snorkel vent cap.  Also realized that almost 2 years ago you were on the 'friends request' of my sign in.  I apologize for not responding then but I'm not a computer geek.  I'm hoping to get my 750 flying this summer here in Wasilla.  I'm lucky in that two members live close by.  They are Bob Jones and Bill Bear. 

At 9:35am on January 15, 2015, Terry Sadler said…
Hi David you asked about the skis that I built for the 701, I have sold the plane but hav the skis as the plane went to a warmer climate.there should still be pictures on my site. They are for sale if you are interested terry
At 8:03am on August 31, 2014, Normand Lambert said…
Hi David,
Happy to have you as a friend.how did you modify your wing?
I know it is longer so what did you modify to make it happen?
Thanks for any info provided. I like to exchange info on the 701 flying and building...if you have questions, comments dont hesitate...
Regards,
Norm
At 9:36pm on September 2, 2013, Kimbull McAndrew said…

Hi Dave thank you. Is that with flaps and power? With 15 degrees of flap and about 3000 rpm I am getting about the same. My original 35 mph was no power , no flaps. I am also in the flight testing stage, currently trying different landing techniques. There's probably a whole thread on landing but haven't gone looking yet. So far the best short field over an obstacle seems to be approach at 45-50 and add a burst of power to flare, landing with stick full back. Engine out approach has to be at 60 to have enough speed for the elevator to get the nose up to flare. have done a few 300 foot landings but not yet consistent. Any thoughts??

At 12:23am on August 28, 2013, Kimbull McAndrew said…
Hi David. I appreciate you taking time to help me out. My email is kimbullm@hotmail.com. I bought my plane partially completed and have had to do major rework to get it flying. Just finished pulling the left wing almost completely apart to correct a 3 degree twist built into it by the previous builder. It is flying ok but the stall speed is higher than I expected (35 mph with 15 deg flap). My home strip is about 375 ft at 3800 above sea level so I need good stol performance. Hence the interest in the long wing
Kimbull
At 9:35am on March 9, 2013, ben duarte said…

Hi David, I'm looking for info on the tires you've got.---ben

At 8:11pm on June 11, 2011, Joe Spencer said…

Hi David and thanks. You live in the best state of all.

Joe

At 7:34am on May 21, 2011, Joe Harrington said…

Hi Dave,

 

Good to  hear from you. Sounds like you are a little ahead of us. We also have the wings and the tail surfaces done. Right now we are "boxing" our first rear fuselage. We have also mostly completed the forward fuselage sections. A couple of our faster working guys think that they can be flying in 2012. Hope the summer is good to you guys.

Cheers,

Joe

At 10:50pm on November 12, 2010, Joe Harrington said…
Hey Dave,

How are you guys making out with your 701s? We are still trying to get all of the systems put into our 750 wings but hope to get onto the fuselages in the next few weeks. We are planning on having a local metal fab shop laser cut (from our digitized cad files) most of the fuse parts. Cheers, Joe

At 9:58am on November 23, 2009, Heinz Genrich said…
Hello,David!
Can you send me some datails regarding your wing extension?Why you did it and how you did it.
tandt@cogeco.ca
Heinz Genrich
 
 
 

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