November 2019 Blog Posts (6)

Throttle Reversing Bell Crank

Some time back, I replaced the Bing carb on my STOL 750/Jabiru 3300 with a Sonex/AeroConversion "AeroInjector" throttle body carb.  The AeroInjector's throttle body slide operates in reverse to most other carburetors in that the throttle cable pushes in to close the slide and reduce the rpm's to idle and the cable pulls the slide open for full throttle.  Typically, most builders use an AeroConversion throttle quadrant to reverse the cable direction.  By attaching the throttle cable below the…

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Added by John Austin on November 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Part 4 Flap Bending

In part 4 of making the flaps and ailerons, I finally bend the flap skins.

Also an additional video doing a detailed measurement and plot in CAD of

a bend radius

Added by Damon Brantley on November 25, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Center Wing Adventures Day 166, 391 hours

I have been lax at keeping up with my blog entries but I haven't been idle. I have been dealing with a number of issues created by the factory and by me.

I backtracked a lot of rivet work when I discovered the factory installed L angle on the spar at the gear box stations blocked me from back riveting the flanges of the channels to the spar. This also required ordering AN3 bolts to replace the solid rivets I removed.

I was missing the two lower plates that are…

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Added by Bradford Drown on November 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How To Lift CH601HD To Change Main Gear Bungee

Bungee have a 5 years replacement life cycle based on the color code on the bungee. The CH601HD has a nose gear bungee, and 2 bungee / main gear. All bungee 1080HD. Other builders have asked me how I replace main gear bungee. Pictures are worth a thousand words... and I hate typing.…

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Added by Bob McDonald on November 11, 2019 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Short encouragement video

Hi everyone,  Richard Young, an aviation buddy, has been at it again trying (and I think succeeding) to be a media star when it comes to our flying interest.  In this 5min YouTube, he has 'nailed it' for those wondering what it's like to have your own, self built 'magic carpet'.

 

Added by John Heather on November 9, 2019 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

Flap/Aileron Construction- Parts 2 and 3

Parts 2 and 3 of making flap construction.

Part 2 is devoted to figuring out some problems with the test sections.

Part 3 covers making the rib forms.

Coming soon will be part 4 which will be bending the full size flaps.…

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Added by Damon Brantley on November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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