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My fuselage kit arrived today so let the snow fly. I'll stay warm and busy this winter.
Added by Tom Sullivan on October 30, 2014 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Yesterday, I finished drilling the remaining spar pilot holes and then followed up by drilling out to #21. I will put an angle on the Spar Web Doubler when I go to our chapter meeting next Saturday (my bending brake cannot handle .063" metal). Will pre-mount it later in the day.
It's been a busy summer with kids sports, boating and working. The boats are put away and the time has come to start drilling some holes. I'm getting ready to start my spars and I have to admit that I'm not looking forward to these, don't know why, just dreading them. My building buddy Timothy has his done already, so I will be leaning on him for much needed motivation. Some times,...... ok most of the time I wish I had a pile of money to buy a kit but that's not going to happen. Well,…Continue
This afternoon, I re-cut the spar web doublers for both wing spars and then drilled pilot holes along one side of one spar. Time and light did not permit me to finish the other side. I still need to mark rivet points for the ribs, L-angles, and the spar web doublers.
Added by David A. Judkins on October 19, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I have just finished the installation of my windshield and top window on my CH750 project. The version of canopy frame that I have - has a diagonal tube across the top of the frame, running from the front left to the rear right position. Per the drawings and picture guides, I added the two channels to the diagonal to make a slight upwards bulge, ie to make…Continue
I am in the final push to finishing. I've procrastinated way too long through the hot summer. The only airframe parts left to fabricate are the main wing root covers that will be done once the plane is reassembled at the airport. I am looking forward to an engine start here at home, testing the radios and getting past the trailer trip to the airport. Paint will have to wait until post Phase I and will probably be done by another owner. I don't fly anymore since a 5-way bypass. An…Continue
Added by Cliff Stripling on October 14, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments
Well it took a few weeks to get the garage (shop) ready. But I was finally able to complete my Zenith CH750 rudder.
Added by Steve Swab on October 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Managed a few hours this weekend to work on the rudder. Completed the skeleton and started fitting the leading and trailing edge skins. Yeah, I know I went overboard with the Cleco's, but nothing moved!
Iam going to do dual sticks on my 650 would anyone have a copy of the plans to build the sticks you can share thanks Lance
Trying to get more building time under my belt now that the weather has turned cooler. Today, I marked the drill points on the first wing spar and temporarily attached the spar caps. Great feeling! This week, I'll order a bunch of AN-470 rivets. Next weekend....lots of drilling and and some riveting.
Added by David A. Judkins on October 5, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments
This is the "Steel Bungee" prototype.
It was installed like this:
The prototype has since evolved and machined parts, rather than a weldment is used.
The Viking Steel Bungee was developed from customer…Continue