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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
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…Continue
Added by Bradford Drown on November 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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.…
Added by Damon Brantley on November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
This last weekend I flew to Dayton, OH (from southern Wisconsin) with my Dad to visit my brother - 258 NM. On the way back the Hobbs meter went over 100 hrs. Whoo Hoo!
This is Tangier Island we flew to in August. It's a quaint village struggling against time and climate change and sinking into the bay. We had a group of four aircraft for this almost 70 mile trip. There are many great restaurants and normal tourist shops. If you go it's short and has many frost heaves creating a roller coaster landing and take…Continue
Join us in sunny Florida for the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on November 14 - 16, 2019
Following up on the success of last year's Zenith workshops at the …Continue
Hi everybody just starting a build on a CH601HD and this is my first post, I have a few questions.
I see that Viking makes the nose spring bungee kit, I was wondering if anybody makes a similar kit for the main gears on a CH601HD? or if anyone has made their own I would love to see it.
Does anybody have a kit or drawings for dual controls in the CH601HD? I see Zenith has the kit for the later models but not for the CH601HD. Thanks
Press Release: October 2019
Lionheart Creations Ltd.
Lionheart Creations Ltd. has released the…Continue
Added by Zenith Aero on October 10, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hope to solve soon but do any of my fellow builders have experience in the total resistor value needed to solve erratic rpm readings on Dynon HDX unit and Continental O -200? Tried 30k, 62k, 92k, off p lead and the display still goes bonkers at rpm exceeding 2300. Thanks in advance.
I saw a post a few days ago about 3d printed fairings for the cruzer, but cant find that post or the link to download to make the fairings.
any one has that info and could repost?
Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on October 1, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments
Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on September 26, 2019 at 7:20pm — No Comments
This was my second year to participate in our local county's DART exercise. I flew three missions during our mock exercise last weekend. We deliver food to food banks in the area using donated food as our load for practice. All loads were weighed and loaded in general aviation aircraft at the pilots direction. I flew 100 lbs on one trip and 75 lbs the second. Took pics of all the bridges on my recon flight. The STOL CH 701 is perfect for this. This really is a good program and it enhances…Continue
I have spent a little time experimenting with rudder trim, and I think it would be worthwhile to share my experiences with the group. I know that most of you are probably saying "Why?" to the concept of rudder trim for our STOL aircraft. In most cases, it is probably not necessary. However, I found it useful. I'll explain.....
The Aerosport IO-375 makes 195 hp, and lots of P-factor. With that power plant, one can point the nose up and go. In the 801, I can also haul a…Continue
I recently purchased a Bosch GSC 12V-13 Cordless Sheet Metal Shear. After having a chance to use it a little bit, I decided to post a demonstration of its use online.
My short assessment is that the shear will have its uses, but because of the stretching caused by the shearing action it would not be suitable for cutting parts that need to remain as flat as possible.…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on September 22, 2019 at 11:46am — No Comments