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Nose skin clecoed

Got to that lovely stage where you tension up the ratchet straps and suddenly a collection of aluminium starts looking like a wing.…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 27, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

Rudder Work 3

Back from a month-long business trip, I finally had time to work on my rudder kit again....

Parts fastened back together...…


Added by Kam Miramadi on April 26, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

650B Hinged vs flex hinge ailerons

I would appreciate any comments from pilots who have flown both versions of the hinged ailerons and flex hinged ailerons.

I have flown the flex hinge version and noted that it took real effort to turn (real stiff) compared to my Cherokee 140 which could be turned with essentially finger tip pressure.

One pilot stated the hinged ailerons worked well on the ground but were just as stiff as his prior installed flex hinge in the…


Added by Gene Kujawa on April 24, 2015 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

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At 10:57am on April 22, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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Added by Bob McDonald on April 22, 2015 at 5:55pm — 6 Comments

Left wing - bottom skin riveted

Had a little marathon effort last night and got the entire bottom skin riveted.  Remembered to first pop the rivets that sit underneath other objects (eg jury strut brackets), which made it all go smoothly.  Drilled a hole in the tank channel for fuel hose (easier with it out of the structure) and positioned the Savannah fuel tank support before riveting.

Tomorrow I'll ask my wife to assist with flipping the wing.  Then it'll be time for playing around with the tank…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 21, 2015 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Rotax running on after shut down

Hey all its me again Im tring to get the bugs worked out of this plane.   Does anybody know why my 912 rotax 80hp keeps running on for about 15 to 20 seconds after I turn the key off. My idol is around 1900 rpm at shut down but continues on at 350 rpm for a short time.  It just started doing this last week.  I sure could use some help.   Thanks again

Added by David McCusker on April 11, 2015 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

Rudder Work 2

After reading numerous discussions on this forum, and given that I live near the ocean, I decided to apply corrosion protection on all structural parts.  I purchased Zinc Phosphate primer from Aircraft Spruce as many had recommended. 

Unfortunately, my application skills leave much to…


Added by Kam Miramadi on April 11, 2015 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

Rudder Work

I've been travelling a lot for work recently, so I've had to find time on weekends to make progress... however slow it may be....

Being methodical...…


Added by Kam Miramadi on April 11, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

Video Teaser for my first Flight 9/13/14

Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

9/13/14 It does FLY!!!!

10 hours of transition training CHECK

Pre-Flight inspection that was almost an annual CHECK

7 Gallons of 100LL per side CHECK

Taxi out, run it up, take the active, and fly.

It does! and it flies well

Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

9/12/14 It can FLY!

Friday September 12 2014  The DAR comes over to inspect N69102 for it's airworthiness certificate. 

No more then 2 minutes into the inspection he finds a castle nut that has no cotter pin.  DAMN!   I was just working on that this morning and I had the new cotter pin laying right beside the pliers i was going to use to put it in.

I quickly fix that while the DAR goes on about his inspection, spending over an hour looking in holes, going upside down in the cabin to look…


Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Update on left wing progress

Well this is embarrassing, I just realised I haven't posted an update for almost a year!

Left wing is upside down on the bench.  Had a good day on it today, drilled all the pilot holes out to 1/8", clecoed in the front strut fitting, made the strut angle bracket and attached the fitting doubler, and made a start on the flaperon brackets.

Almost bought a Continental C-85 until someone pointed out a forum post on this site advising against it.  Will wait until a good 912 comes…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 7, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

Water temp Rotax 912UL

Hey all I have a 912 Rotax 80 hp anybody know what the max water temp is. And where do i install a temp sender thinking I might want a gauge for liquid temp. Thanks 

Added by David McCusker on April 5, 2015 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

CH 750 Fuselag Build Contiinued


Added by Frank A Pisz on April 5, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

CH 750 Fuselage Build Progress


Added by Frank A Pisz on April 5, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Engines and FWF for your Zenith!

Reminder to all Zenith Builders: Zenair offers a wide range of Firewall Forward Packages (FWF) for a variety of different engines for the CH series of kitplanes. These include full packages, individual components as well as engine-related options. For full details, visit:

Also available to…


Added by Michael Heintz on March 16, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments


Anybody have any experience with a Real World Solutions efi in an EA81. It acts like it is not getting fuel. I've checked everything and I'm just about to give up.

Added by sam hord on February 26, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

EAA One Week Wonder on Tour in Central Florida: March 2015

Here's a summary of my three days with the EAA One Week Wonder airplane in central Florida earlier this week. 

On Wednesday, we flew by the shortest paved runway (a nice R/C field, just a few hundred feet long) and later that night I had the chance to fly over the longest runway I'd ever seen (NASA's shuttle landing runway at Kennedy Space Center, three miles long!).…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Video of the Rock House Landing in California Desert

Kind of learning how to use a video editor, much harder than building a plane! Here's a link to the video.                                                       Chris Brown STOL 750 Rock House Landing 

Added by Christopher Jon Brown on February 23, 2015 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

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