May 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Compact Drill Guide

Below is a link to a video of a small drill guide I constructed to help ensure I drill the wing bolt holes perpendicular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfXiJ0Kga6Y

Added by Damon Brantley on May 28, 2018 at 11:25pm — 4 Comments

Backcountry Camping in the Rocky Mountains

This weekend Dave and I decided to check out a British Columbia Forestry airstrip in the East Kootenay area of the Rocky Mountains. The airstrip is known as Sage Creek as it is adjacent to the creek of the same name. We had only heard about it last year and apparently is rarely visited and the condition was said to unmaintained and one should be careful.

We departed our home airstrips after work on Friday evening with our camping gear. We decided to go direct “over the top” to maximize…

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Added by Joe Harrington on May 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

Flying in Alaska

Earlier this month I participated once again at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage, and visited with area Zenith builders and flyers. The day after the show I went flying with Bill Wilcox in his STOL…

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Added by Roger Dubbert on May 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Massive River Trip

So it has started, day two of my massive river trip. I am looking at the Grand Tetons out my motel window here in Driggs Idaho getting ready for the first day of the Missouri River.

Yesterday I left Santa Rosa California and flew here more or less in a straight line, having seen that country go by before. Today should be more interesting.…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on May 22, 2018 at 7:31am — 12 Comments

Lycoming o 290 and 750 Cruzer

I have a lycoming O290 that has been sitting in my hanger for many years.  Has anyone used that engine in a Zenith application (I am building a 750 Cruzer)?  I understand that it will have to be torn down and inspected.  Information that I have found on the web say that it weighs about the same dry as an O235 but is 135 HP?  Thanks, Pete

Added by Pete Krauser on May 17, 2018 at 8:43pm — 4 Comments

Full left aileron trim to fly level.

How to fix?

Added by Dick Miles on May 14, 2018 at 12:09pm — 7 Comments

Video

Hey just want to throw this out there, my daughter is the one that did my first flight video from crappy go pro and other clips my buddy filmed.  If any of you would like a video of your projects edited,put to music etc,etc she said she would do it for cheap.  She is a struglging college freshman looking for extra tuition money....Thanks Kay C. Caldwell..

Added by Kay C Caldwell on May 7, 2018 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

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