November 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Getting Restarted

I just started my new kit last weekend, just drilling and fitting the rudder skeleton. Decided that I would alodine everything before priming since I now live in the beach. Had to order the Alumiprep and alodine, they arrived yesterday, so I am looking forward to making good progress this weekend.

Added by Todd Osborne on November 30, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Zenith workshops return to Sebring, Florida in 2018

NEW: EAA BARNSTORMING DEALS: Exclusive offer to EAA members

Get FREE admission to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo with your paid registration for the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop offered at the Expo! Sign up now for the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on November 30, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

First Flight of my corvair powered CH650

Hi Builders & fliers

This is a video that a good friend made of the first flight of my 650. It is powered by 2850cc 110hp covair. I have 23 hours on the plane now and have no problems. The link is https://vimeo.com/231398395 and the password is tallyho.  

Added by John Niemeyer on November 30, 2017 at 8:16am — 7 Comments

STOL 750 - 500 hrs!

I accumulated this over 5 years and 4 months.  Annuals have been non-events for the airframe - finally had to install new brake pads during my recent annual and that's about it for parts over 5 years!  At about 100 hrs I did replace the 800 series tires with 600 series, but that was just personal preference. …

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Added by John Austin on November 29, 2017 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Flying When Your Legs Don't Listen

BROWN AND NEAL EACH OWN AND FLY VIKING POWERED…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 23, 2017 at 8:02pm — No Comments

wing tip for a 750

Having problems with the plastic wing tip on a 750 Any suggestion on how to reenforce the tip to keep the rivets from tearing out?    

Added by William Ahrens on November 19, 2017 at 3:46pm — 7 Comments

Building an Airplane as a Group Project

Just this week, two EAA Chapters, that are actively building Zenith kits as a group project, are in the news! 

EAA Hotline featured this project (nearing completion) in Virginia…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on November 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

RAINBOW AVIATION MECHANICS INSPECTION COURSE

Just registered for the Mechanic's Two Day inspection course up in Oshkosh in July after the event. Only 14 openings left.

Added by Mark Charles Kuba on November 15, 2017 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Safety of the fuel injected light sport aircraft engine fuel system

A SOLID FUEL SYSTEM IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY AIRCRAFT ENGINE.  THESE ARE THE SYSTEMS USED BY THE THREE MOST POPULAR LIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINES IN USE

TYPE OF FUEL SYSTEMS USED

ROTAX

  • Dual external fuel pumps
  • External single fuel regulator
  • Fuel return commonly back to primary fuel tanks
  • 6 port duplex fuel selector valve

VIKING

  • Dual in-tank pumps
  • In-tank dual fuel regulators
  • Header tank based…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 11, 2017 at 7:38pm — 12 Comments

701 Beta Seats Shipped Out

Finished up Today our Beta Kit for our customer in Georgia who helped us develop the kit... Once final fitment is confirmed we'll be ready to go.…

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Added by Robert Lemke on November 10, 2017 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Builders Assistance 601-XL B

anyone out there in the central Illinois area with builders expertise on the 601 series who would like to make some good extra cash.My 601-XL-B is 97% completed. However, due to a reoccurring health problem I can not finish it.It needs wings, flaps, aleirons and fuel lines from wings and cable controls attached.Trim servo units attached and the flap control wires attached to servo unit.and lastly the weight and balance.will pay good money for expertise re: finishing If interested call me  at…

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Added by BJ Ramsey on November 4, 2017 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Avilution on the podcast

Chatted with Avilution on the podcast this week. They are the company behind the "Unpanel" on the SD:  https://evadot.com/2017/11/02/evadot-podcast-108-disruption-in-avionics-with-avilution-and-unpanels/

I've put in an order for the unpanel kit changes for my Cruzer. As far as I can tell I'm the first one.

Added by Michael Doornbos on November 3, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Borescope inspection

Ok,

So I'm nearing my third annual condition inspection next month and I'm trying to get all the bits and pieces in place beforehand this time (new air filter, spark plug gaskets, etc) and I've been reading a lot on the value of borescope inspections of the cylinders.

I'm not sure about replacing compression testing entirely, but I did get a good quality Wi-Fi borescope (depstech model wf010 with a 90 degree mirror attachment) from Amazon for $49



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Added by brad cohen on November 1, 2017 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

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