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Added by Rebecca Riley on August 24, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
I flew my CAMit-powered 601 to AirVenture 2016. This was its third trip to OSH. It’s just over 1,800 statute miles each way from Santa Rosa California.
(Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016) You are invited to attend the seminars and engine panel discussion presented at the Open Hangar Days (September 23…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on August 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In August 1986, in tiny Stanley, Nova Scotia, I bought a ride around the patch in a 2-place canoe with wings. For 30 years, I studied "Low & Slow" -- the laws, the flaws, the struggles to make it grow. I watched it blossom and evolve, and blossom again. And after I retired, I made a decision, 'pulled the trigger', and bought a kit. In August 2016, a Zenith CH-750 STOL kit arrived outside my single car garage in suburban New York. And now, the journey begins. :-)
My Zenith builder partner and I were looking for a cheap way to house our 750 and 650 aircrafts in a single hangar and save some expense, this is our solution built from a modified Harbor freight lift table. The 750 is lifted high enough to roll the 650 under the wing and then lowered again. The table is rated for…Continue
Thinking of extending nose strut by about 2 inches for clearance in case of off road bungee failure. I've got large mains and standard nose wheel. Anyone else? Input appreciated. Cheers,,, Lynn
So while I await an answer from Zenith on my "elevator issue", I have moved on to other areas in the project. Can someone that has been before me help me with this. I am wiring the panel using the Composite Design Mini panel. Everything from the primary bus, and the avionics bus has been pretty simple. 18AWG does the trick for all these low draw items. I need help with the gauge wire needed for the other items. Master switch to battery relay, alternator switch to control, and back to the…Continue
Milestone: 1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally. I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.
Jon had a great showing of his CruZer in KITPLANE
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:48pm — No Comments
The 180 hp engine they mentioned will be installed in my CH-750 CruZer
Already looking forward to the first flight :)
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments
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