April 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Sun 'n Fun 2018

 

Here's my report of the 2018 Sun 'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 10 - 15) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

recently acquired zenith Acro ch 150

have no info or  can't. get any advice on this aircraft. the build is 85%. minus engine I know they stop making them back in the 80's. please help!

Added by David Plumley on April 15, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Canopy gas cylinders

New to aircraft.

The gas cylinders on my aircraft 601XLB are listed at 40 lbs.

They hold the canopy up but if I step on the wing walk to get in the canopy falls.

Is that the best the cylinders should work? Seems poor to me.

Are they not working correctly?

Can or should I get higher pressures cylinders?

Thanks for your reply.

Added by Dick Miles on April 7, 2018 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

Rudder Vibration on take off

i am experiencing rudder shimmy through right pedal just after lift off.

My 601 is 6yo, 350 hrs Jabiru 3300.  My hrs 800.

i have checked cable tensions, all ok.  It settles after about 5 seconds of applying rt and or left rudder.

ball is in centre

i have removed wheel pants, no change.

any suggestions?

Bob Emery, Perth W Aus

Added by Robert Emery on April 6, 2018 at 4:10pm — 6 Comments

Thaw in the way

45 baby chickens showed up yesterday, and its above 30 for the first time. Thaw is here and will be making a mess for the next two weeks. I have to pause on the plane for a few days while we get ready for spring. After 7 weeks of hard building I am ready for a break for a few. And my hands definitely need a few days to heal.

Added by Joshua smith on April 6, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

Riveting firewall

riveting the firewall today. To facilitate getting the fuse on gear and off the table. Exciting times!

Added by Joshua smith on April 1, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Preparations for joining main spar to center spar

The joining of the main spar to the center spar is something that I have thought often about over the time that I have been working on this project.I am finally to that point. There is also very little information describing how others have tackled this important step.

In the video below I describe some of the preparations and setup I am doing for maximizing the chances of getting this important step correct. Hopefully the information presented will be useful

There will…

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Added by Damon Brantley on April 1, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments

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