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Added by ulis temos on July 24, 2016 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Received my Special Certificate of Airworthiness from Transport Canada Today.
3 1/2 years of pushing myself and learning new things. Wow, what a ride that has been!
Thank-you to everyone on this site who has asked questions, answered questions, made comments or contributed in any other way to this fantastic community.
Would not have done it without you!
C-FFWF Stol CH750 UL 350is
I've constructed most of the elevator skeleton and made some changes. They are :
1) tip ribs are made of 0.025 (instead of 0.016) for added strength
2) Tip ribs will be constructed from 2 parts - rear rib and nose rib riveted together.
3) In the plans, the rear elevator skins are made of 1 part that wraps around the trailing edge. This is too complicated
and time consuming. I will split that part in…Continue
First, if you missed Sebastien and Roger's news presentation, here it is again. Very nice video.
My airplane will be at a display next to Zenith as always. I made some personal changes with my friend Vern to the airplane. Come have a look. Right now it is being wired for some new fuel pumps.…Continue
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments
Today is the 6 year anniversary of opening up the rudder box in my living room and drilling the first hole. Even though I only get to work on weekends, and on weekends outside of the summer when it isn't 110+, I had kinda thought I'd be done by now. But if I've learned one thing on this project is to take all estimates and double them: and expect it to take longer than that.
While we are firmly in the 110s, I have managed to sneak some early mornings in this summer in an…Continue
Sunday July 17th, 2016 (93 hour TTSN)
It's been a long time since I posted something new in this flying log. So, here it is.
Since last year, I've flown another 8 hours. Weather and other obligations kept me grounded but no more.
The 701sp is still flying well; engine, prop and airframe are all doing good. I had to change a small brake line piece (between the dual caliper disk brake) and it was a half day job. It leaked again and I will…Continue
I completed most of the fabrication of the nose gear bottom bearing. This was a fun little machining project.
It gave me a chance to make use of the boring head for machining the hole for the nose gear leg and the sine vise for accurately cutting the angles.
Almost finished result.…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on July 16, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments
Don't forget the Homebuilthelp fly-in in Brussels Wisconsin the Saturday before Oshkosh. Bill and Peggy…Continue
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 14, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments
The inaugural year of the West Coast Zenith Fly - In is now in the books, and it was a success.
This event was held in Arlington, WA during the annual (and great) Arlington Fly In.
Despite very threatening weather, we had seven zeniths show.
A 750, a 601, an 801, and four 701s. Two of the planes were from California!
We also had about a dozen active builders join us, which may be the most rewarding part of any fly in. Ideas and tips…Continue
I decided to change the WW front starter, flywheel, John Deere alternator, and harmonic balance for rear mounted stuff to not have interference with my plenum ducting and to fit a new cowling. So I will have the above stuff for sale. Also a SPA metal cowling with carb heat. New, never mounted and very nice.
I am replacing my first generation bubble doors with tube supports on my 701 with second generation bubble doors with fiberglass support for the acrylic . Does anyone out there have any experience with this? Will I have to alter the sill height? Will the hardware transfer to the new door?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOawCDrj0U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJe9Ot4sVIwI haven't posted much in a while because I have had my head down trying get my CH750 done and flying. It is mostly plans built with the steel parts and finishing kit from Zenith. This is the 4th one completed out of the six of us here in Lethbridge, Alberta who have worked co-operatively to…Continue
We had our first Builders/Pilots Chat last week and out turnout was a respectable 15 builders. The next chat is planned for June 28th at 8 PM EDT.
For those of you who missed the chat, the log is linked below. Enjoy!
Nice article on RAA Chapter 85's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer build project.
Added by Zenith.Aero on June 24, 2016 at 12:01pm — No Comments
Does anybody know the best way to cut the hole in the slat (of a 750 stol) for the landing light.
Thanks in advance for any ideas?
Say folks... wondering if there is anyone within reasonable distance in and around the Austin Texas area willing (and interested) in getting together to share ideas and builders support? I am well into my Ch701.. but.. the more technical aspects are challenging, i.e., bending aluminum skins to form elevator.. wings, etc... I would like to get things right the first time around..
After making lots of parts and remaking a few, I finally get to start drilling and clecoing the firewall together.
I mounted the firewall onto 80/20 stock with extra steel angle and magnets so I can work on it standing up.
The 80/20 is connected with hinges, so I can tilt the firewall back to allow continued loose fit up
to the rest of the fuselage.
The fuselage can be seen behind and is similarly supported with 80/20,steel angle and magnets. .…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on June 12, 2016 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Drilled and cleco'd rear fuselage to cabin today. Center line and level and 74° angle side channels are great! Wondering why the next step is the instrument panel. A lot of work is still needed at bottom connection of rear fuselage and cabin. I known not to do anything at strut location yet. Will follow photo guide but I noticed there is a lot of self interpretation between photo guide and construction drawings.
Added by Jeff Ford on June 3, 2016 at 11:43pm — No Comments