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So, I just want to share the excitement in my voice for the taxi test.
If your stuck and need motivation, maybe this will help!
Ill get to fly soon!
Still have items to do but My plane has arrived!!
Re: Jigging 701 Cabin Frame
Following the procedures in the plans and manual for levelling fuselage, Hz tubes on cabin frame and engine mount, I jigged drilled and cleco'd the cabin frame to the AC. I supported the assembly at the
bottom of the firewall to get everything level (Fwd fuse is rivetted to rear fuse). When all was done I pulled the support from under the firewall, and of course everything sagged a bit leaving
the side tubes with a slight decline angle from level…
You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.
This will be our ninth annual "Fly in to…Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on May 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Found a boat storage facility that will allow me to store/work on the 701 project (folding-wing option). Hangars & build-space non-existent in North Dallas area. New generator arrives today; likely spend the next few days electrifying the shop. Finished plumbing & wiring the Viking 110 yesterday, Hope to get the project moved soon.
DID A WEIGHT & BLANCE LAST WEEK CAME OUT JUST RIGHT WITH OUT MOVEING A THING. Next FAA . Its only taken me 15 long years to get to this pointContinue
Added by Daryl Habit on May 15, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments
After a couple of weekends of work I have finished making a 1/4" radius nosebar for my brake. Since there are very few pieces that need a 1/4" radius bend I originally tried to make a nose bar out of plywood to use on my 4 foot brake. However it was just not up to the task of bending the .063 pieces of aluminum needed for the firewall.
I fabricated a similar 1/8" radius nosebar four or five years ago. This is not the first time I have made a nosebar. The stands I made, mentioned in…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 15, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
While ordering 4130 tubing for making various steel parts of my project I noticed that the 1-1/8" with .058 inch wall tubing has an inner diameter of just over an inch. I happen to have some 1" acme rod and nuts that would fit quite nicely inside that tube. After scavenging pieces from a few other stands I was able to put together the following…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 6, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
(Zenith is Smiling with Lynn Beckhorn in Washington)
We have noticed when talking with our Zenith Aircraft potential builders and existing builders and flyers that there…Continue