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Hello everyone, this is Samantha AKA “The Viking Girl”. I just wanted to say what a great deal of fun I had at the Zenith Fly- In 20th Anniversary. I would like to give thanks to all my demo ride guys: Gary, Creston, Clyt, Jerry S., Don L., Jeff, Lynn, Roger, Dale, Otis, Kevin, Don D., David G., Elmer, Charlotte, Gabriel, Chris, Jerry Si., Brad, Fred, Thomas, Rick, Steve, Devin, Zachary, Bob, Jerry W., Ron and Jonathan.
Again thank you all so much, I had an absolute…Continue
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 26, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Today I was finally able to begin disassembly of my exhaust system to investigte the damage done to my engine mount. The right side cyl. tubes are too close to the lower tube of the engine mount and have rubbed a hole in the lower engine mount tube.
As can be seen in the photo, there is very little clearance between the right side exhaust…Continue
flew into 10th hour with viking eng. purrs like a kitten. the n,w, is smoky with all the fires. still able to fly. living the dream
Flaperon bellcranks installed to ribs with solid flush rivets to keep gap to fuselage small. Used countersunk Cherry rivets in the two spar end brackets. These end ribs are thicker that the other ribs (.025). I had used the original thicker ribs elsewhere in the flaperons and had to reorder these.
So far , I have not made any mistakes I couldn't overcome with…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on September 20, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments
Added by Steven Winn on September 20, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments
Chips are from drilling up root fairings. I should have vacuumed before pic...
Added by Steven Winn on September 20, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments
After a few more flights testing heat ,i nmade a heat shield for the nose gear bungee
I also made a simple 2 " lower lip on the…Continue
About a year ago, after spending time investigating a number of options for kit aircraft, I decided to get the rudder kit from Zenith via the UK (South) agent Gary Johnson. It took me a long time to build the rudder through being busy with work and other interests, and having to acquire tools along the way. Recently I got to the stage of having the rudder completed and primed except for riveting the skins on; I took it to Gary, in his capacity as Inspector for the Light Aircraft Association…Continue
One year ago, 9/11/11, I stopped at the factory and picked up a rudder kit.Then I did the unthinkable I ordered a whole kit.CH 650 B
I got the wings, rudders,elevators, done and test fitted, flaps and ailerons done,the rear fusalege is riveted and the front I am in process of riviting. All deburred. Engine ordered from Viking for Dec. delivery I know I got a long way to go but happy where I'm at.
Added by Marvin W Miller on September 14, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments
Spent time this weekend working on the trim tab assembly. Have opened the cutout for the push rod and have temporarily mounted the servo motor. Everything is drilled out to final size, but not riveted yet. Probably the last time I'll work on the plane until after Open Hangar Weekend. Look forward to seeing and meeting many of you there!
Added by David A. Judkins on September 9, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments
I have had two bungee cord fail on a 750 in the last few hours
Just the way that they failed made me think that it might be a possable heat issue
I know that I had not been hard on the bungee
so i put a remote temp sensor on the area of the bungee that had failed
also I did some…Continue
More work on the elevator Saturday and again today, Monday. Have drilled spars ribs and skins to final sizes and about ready to disassemble for priming. Worked on fitting the upper and lower horns today.
Added by David A. Judkins on September 3, 2012 at 5:35pm — No Comments