October 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Nose Bungee Cord on 601XL

After noticing my nose strut sticking up thru the top of my firewall a little more than usual the last couple of flights I contributed to normal stretching of the bungee 65+ hrs on the plane a closer look I found the cord had about a 1 inch section on the left front than was only about 5/16" thick original is 5/8" the outer covering was in good shape the rubber inside had all but broken. Has anybody else had a problem like this with…


Added by David Coberly on October 6, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Chuck Martin works on his CH750 Quick Build Kit at Flight Crafters

Chuck Martin is working on his CH750 Quick Build Kit at Flight Crafters.

Day One: Horizontal Stab completed

Day Two: Elevator completed. Fuselage in the background.…


Added by Russell Lepre' on October 4, 2010 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Adding Brake fluid

Mack Kreizenbeck loaned me his brake fluid filling system. Only thing I would change is to use a larger container, I had to refill the bottle a few times to get fluid to the Master Cylinders. And I overfilled just a bit, that wasn't evident until I stood on the brakes while doing a static rpm test.

Added by Jake Reyna on October 2, 2010 at 11:20pm — 3 Comments

Looking to borrow a propeller for CH701 - Jabiru 80hp

My prop is in bits and the aircraft is around 4.5 hrs flying time to get home. New prop is going to take 2-3 weeks. Can I borrow a prop to get my aircraft home here in New Zealand ??? Please contact me through this site or 03 528-8585 or shafid@khan.co.nz. Many thanks.

Added by Shafid Khan on October 2, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Canopy safety system

Since I am 600 miles from home, simple solutions are needed until I am able to fabricate a more robust system for restraining the canopy in the unlikely ;-) event that it opens in flight. Here are a few pictures.

I use the bungee cord as my second set of hands while installing the lower cowl and had been looking for a storage solution. The ends go through the seat belt bracket and I purchased a hook at the hardware store for $1.50. The… Continue

Added by Jake Reyna on October 2, 2010 at 7:36am — 4 Comments

Using patterns for CH701 bracket holes in stabilizer

After reading manuals and watching video to figure out how to cut my stabilizer skin for the brackets I decided on my old boat building, hot rod building style. I used some stiff cardboard to make a pattern for the cuts along with rivet holes in the pattern for the spar and ribs to line things up when I transfer to the actual aluminum skin. Pattern done, tomorrow I… Continue

Added by David Abbott on October 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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