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I had the pleasure yesterday to issue a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Jack Schnurr of North Pole, AK on his beautiful CH750 using the Continental C90 engine and 2 blade composite Sensenich prop. Jack did a fine job and I look forward to a ride with him when he completes his 25 hours of test flight time.
Michael Heit A&P IA / DAR-T
I am building a CruZer here in northern Minnesota. I wonder what is the link to join the CruZer group on Zenith Builders site. I have searched the link provided but haven't been able to find the group.
The project is going nicely.. to date the rudder,tail assembly and rear fuselage are complete and the cabin should be done early this week. To date we have 440 hours into the project. Now we are dependent on parts acquisition from the factory.
I would enjoy hearing from…Continue
HI , is anyone using a jabiru 2200 engine on a ch 701 on floats , and if so how is it performing THANKS
Added by David A. Judkins on April 6, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments
To clean non-painted skin on your plane, what do you use, that doesn't leave much residue or attack the aluminum?
HAS ANYBODY DONE THE SENSENICH 3 BLADE UPGRADE WITH HUB,SPINNER, THAT CAN SHARE THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OVERALL(CLIMB-CRUISE) AND WORTH THE $2400.00 COST. ID LIKE TO DO IT,BUT LOOKING FOR OPINIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE.OR WOULD THEY SUGGEST A DIFFERENT PROP...TKS GREG
Looks like there is a significant upgrade available for the 912iS. It is now called the 912iS Sport. A new airbox and software upgrade (plus a few other minor goodies) result in a higher torque curve. It looks like the parts are free for a limited time for those of us that already have the iS engine. Yay for Rotax! I'm pumped!…Continue
Thread sealed the return fitting and tightened up. Removed the tank from the wing, added a small section of fuel line to the return and clamped it off. Clamped the end of the main line too. Added 20 litres of unleaded to test (placed the tank in the carport next to the car, figured after the test I can just drain it into the car!)
Seems to be no leaks around the fitting at the moment, will give it a full 24 hours or more just to make sure.
I finished riveting the tail today. Am waiting for fuselage to ship. Super easy to build. Almost no parts. Didn't spend many hours. Didn't keep track. Not a record keeper. I have the green inline pneumatic rivet puller. I finally figured 50 psi and an adjustable air flow restrictor valve allows the rivet gun to square itself to the rivet head before snapping it off. With full 90 psi and full flow the rivet is pulled almost instantly, with no ability to control the gun before, during, or…Continue
Viking has a new forum here: Viking forum with Zenith firewall packages
Get your "Half Off" CruZer engine firewall forward engine package during the Sun N Fun airshow. Viking will be in space
To say the landslide near Oso is tragic is an understatement. This is only a few miles from my home field of KAWO.
I know this area well. This is the river (Stillaguamish) where I land gravel bars. These are the mountains where I fly. It hits home big.
Currently my home airport is now the center of the rescue and recovery efforts.
If you have watched any of my videos then you know this area too.
Based on some excellent suggestions from others, I bought some lightweight 7mm corrugated conduit (used to tidy up wires in car engine bays) with clamps to suit.
My wife assisted in running a lightweight string through the conduit, I then installed it using some home made 0.025" brackets and taped the ends of the string to the root rib and tip spar. Now, if I decide to install tip lights, just a matter of taping the wires to the string and pulling them…Continue
I finally got our "Fat Boyz" skis (modified from Bob MacDonald's plan set) finished and have now flown about 4hrs and done about 25 landings in everything from perfect 4" of snow on good base to about a foot of powder and some hard packed and they performed rather well in all conditions. Best of all, there was very little loss in cruise speed. Having built now several sets of skis I can only recommend to buy a set, it's probably cheaper and certainly faster. Next, while I love the 5 minute…Continue
Added by Willy Trinker on March 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Skis for Dummies
Confessions of a Slow Learner
Having completed the CH750, flown 130 hours in 6 months, and having builder’s withdrawal, I was getting the itch to build something. Wanting to expand my…Continue
Roger and I recently completed a series of short how-to videos for the EAA Hints for Homebuilders channel, a builder resource available to EAA members. Charlie Becker, EAA Director of Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager, and Jim Soyk, EAA Senior Videographer and Editor (pictured below) visited us at the…Continue
U.S. Senate Introduces GA Pilot Protection Act, Companion to House Bill
EAA - March 11, 2014 - Three U.S. senators Tuesday introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act as a companion bill to one unveiled in the House of Representatives in December, which includes a provision…Continue
Have to put in SOME comment about now, due to my kids constant "How's it going?"
Been working on the plane since 2010 every chance I get, which is few and far between. Enpennage: Done, Wings:90%(going to redo the fuel lines w/ stainless braided lines and AN fittings),Fuselage: Done(lacking marker lights) Gear: Done, Forward fuselage and cabin area: 50% Engine:all internals ready to assemble, waiting on heads to come back from shop. Firewall forward: in planning stage. Same for…Continue
Added by David Muse on March 14, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments
Slotted in the Savannah tank last night. Fits like a dream! I made up a couple of brackets fitted to the ribs to support the rear of the tank, clecoed on the front brackets that bolt to the tank, and ran fuel line through grommets in the tank channel and rib #1.
The tank feels well supported and pretty much immovable, and the top surface looks like it will be very close to the top skin. I'll run a straight edge over the ribs and pack out the top of the tank with cork strips or…Continue
Added by Clifford T Hawrey, Sr on March 13, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments