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Started on the Horiz. Stabilizer and just finished cleco-ing the front spar assembly. Logging everything and taking pictures for the final inspectors. Also trying to keep a good track of time spent.
Added by Kurt Satter on January 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I have a corvair engine core for sale with motor mount for CH750. The block number is TO429RK and the heads are 3856743. I have been told these heads are the preferred castings for aircraft use. I am in the Phoenix AZ area and would love to sell it to someone local. If interested, leave your number and I will call you with the details.
1965 110HP Auto tranny engine with No Smog Heads $450 (obo)
Case # is TO826RH - Head #is 3878566
Good fins on cylinders, good condition and spins over with wrench 360
(So I have been told)
Search CL in Daytona/Orlando for ad (located in Deland FL)
Contact Norm at 386-804-7948 (Tell him BRYAN sent you)
I was about to go get this engine tomorrow, but decided to wait until my project is further along so I can focus on the airframe.…Continue
Added by Bryan Walstrom on January 15, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Second run of engine but the first on the airframe. I was surprised at how quickly it started. 120 hp, 3,000cc corvair.
The geese are back,
A few weeks ago the snow geese started to arrive in full force and spread out all over the valley in which I live. This started about five years ago and it seems more and more are joining the fray. Winter wheat planted in fall stands about two inches high at this time of year is tops on the menu. Flocks like the ones shown can destroy a field in one day, it is to the point farmers are planting more corn in place of wheat. Along with some corn my land is planted…Continue
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IT'S FUN TO FLY AROUND IN YOUR BACK YARD.
In Plane language would you guys explain what is going with Jabiru engines.
This brand has been used in Zenith aircraft for many years and personally have owned two.
Other than typical heating issues in new engines, I didn't know of other problems until this morning..
Anyone have experience with your 601 XL-B and snow loads ?
With this years heavy storms, I am concerned about the stress of two feet, maybe three feet of snow on the wings.
Cantilever wings , snow, over stress spars, weight of snow.
Earlier this month, we opened up our factory to Christopher Ward and members of EAA Chapter 429 of Jefferson City (MO) to give Chris and his helpers to get a chance on progressing on the construction of a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.
Christopher attended our regular Zenith Workshop earlier in the year,…Continue
Just got the first review on a flying "Steel Bungee"
"Yesterday I flew Rick's 750 with the new spring and what an amazing difference!"
We now have a bunch of hours on our own "Steel Bungee" and also have the V-shaped nylon block milled flat. I have tried to introduce rudder flutter to see if I could loose the rudder at VNE and all other speeds but it is just fine.
The suspension is now actually moving up and down, rather than mostly being locked into the top…Continue
I am looking for drawing for towing hook for 701 , is someone who can help me with this ?
Anybody have info on prop pitch I have a 80hp rotax 912 with GSC 3 blade wood 68 inch on my 701 with low RPM 4400 is max. Wondering what degree i should use at the tip for short field takeoff and more RPM. Thanks
Take a look at his nice workmanship. Bob has a CH-650 and also a CH-750 and has gone steel bungee on each.
Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on December 6, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Finished the last of the slats on November 6th. The wing kit is now here and I hope to start assembly this weekend.
I finally have finished all that can be completed here in my garage. Soon, I will move all the parts to Sunrise Beach airport, Texas, for re-assembly and to get ready for the FAA airworthiness inspection.
Rec'd cylinder heads a few days ago, but from Azalea Aviation in Ga. Mine are still in Wisconsin. Heads look super good. Excellent work done on them, and it didn't take a year. Have the new engine mount installed and it is supporting the motor. Panel is cut and instruments are ready to be mounted. Got the new lower starter, too. I'll be able to finish the engine now and locate the wires and hoses as I go. Wife working on interior. She wants cup holders and glove compartment. (Sigh!) I'll…Continue
Shifted focus back to the spar web doubler yesterday and today. Have pre-mounted to the spar and cut and pre-mounted the strut angle. Thanks to Timothy Aanerud for his advice on the strut angle cuts and photos of the entire assembly! I have to admit his strut angles look better than mine!
Added by David A. Judkins on November 26, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments