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Re: Jigging 701 Cabin Frame
Following the procedures in the plans and manual for levelling fuselage, Hz tubes on cabin frame and engine mount, I jigged drilled and cleco'd the cabin frame to the AC. I supported the assembly at the
bottom of the firewall to get everything level (Fwd fuse is rivetted to rear fuse). When all was done I pulled the support from under the firewall, and of course everything sagged a bit leaving
the side tubes with a slight decline angle from level…
Added by Perry delano on May 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.
This will be our ninth annual "Fly in to…Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on May 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Found a boat storage facility that will allow me to store/work on the 701 project (folding-wing option). Hangars & build-space non-existent in North Dallas area. New generator arrives today; likely spend the next few days electrifying the shop. Finished plumbing & wiring the Viking 110 yesterday, Hope to get the project moved soon.
Added by Robert Boyd on May 22, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments
DID A WEIGHT & BLANCE LAST WEEK CAME OUT JUST RIGHT WITH OUT MOVEING A THING. Next FAA . Its only taken me 15 long years to get to this pointContinue
Added by Daryl Habit on May 15, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments
After a couple of weekends of work I have finished making a 1/4" radius nosebar for my brake. Since there are very few pieces that need a 1/4" radius bend I originally tried to make a nose bar out of plywood to use on my 4 foot brake. However it was just not up to the task of bending the .063 pieces of aluminum needed for the firewall.
I fabricated a similar 1/8" radius nosebar four or five years ago. This is not the first time I have made a nosebar. The stands I made, mentioned in…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 15, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
While ordering 4130 tubing for making various steel parts of my project I noticed that the 1-1/8" with .058 inch wall tubing has an inner diameter of just over an inch. I happen to have some 1" acme rod and nuts that would fit quite nicely inside that tube. After scavenging pieces from a few other stands I was able to put together the following…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 6, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
(Zenith is Smiling with Lynn Beckhorn in Washington)
We have noticed when talking with our Zenith Aircraft potential builders and existing builders and flyers that there…Continue
It has become old hat to complain about the decline of General Aviation. We can rant about the costs, how airports have been fenced off, or any number of ailments.
This tract is a little about one of those symptoms, a little about how to make flying more fun, and about making flying safer.
There is a vicious circle, a fully developed spin that we must recover from. Something that used to be ordinary, but is now feared.
Something that is fun, but potentially…
Sunday, April 10 2016 marked the second year anniversary of the first flight of my 601. The celebratory flight on Sunday ticked the Hobbs to 400.6 hours. In two years, from my home base in the northeast, I've had my 601 as far west as Oshkosh and as far south as South Carolina. I still have a big grin on my face after every flight!
The airframe and engine have performed well and I couldn't be happier. To those of you in the building process I say keep at it and do…Continue
Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday. He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight. All Went perfectly. What a joy to see five years of work go…Continue
to help me calculate rivet spacing's. Not everything is a nice multiple of 20 or 40 millimeters.
I have a web server on my home network so I can bring this up in my IPad while I am in the shop.
Enter the distance and the desired rivet spacing. The page will print out the hole locations at or under
the desired rivet…Continue
I just moved to a new house and my workshop and tools are still packed in boxes, so the best I could do to keep myself sane and say "I'm doing something" is get to Kinko's and have a working copy of the plans made. I also had both sets spiral bound with a clear front cover and plastic back cover.
It's not much, but it's a start! :)…Continue
Just received the Tail Kit today. Will start building this weekend. pictures to come.
Added by Robert Davis on March 24, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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Had a bit of runout on the forward spar…Continue