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Quality Sport Planes Open House and Fly-In: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Quality Sport Planes (QSP) is hosting its annual Open House and Fly-In and retirement party for Doug Dugger on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am - 4 pm, at the QSP facilities at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in California:…

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Added by Zenith Aero on June 18, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

We are Registered!

We’re down to installing the ELT and weighing, then it’s time to apply for airworthiness 

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 17, 2019 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Quick Update Video

I did a quick project update video for those who've been asking: https://evadot.com/2019/06/17/cruzer-update-video/

Added by Michael Doornbos on June 17, 2019 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Painted Cabin Devilbis DeKupps Only Way to GO!!

Added by dschmaz on June 17, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

Painted Cabin Devilbis DeKupps Only Way to GO!!

Painted Cabin. Now Final Assembly can start

Added by dschmaz on June 17, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

and, wing root skins installed

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 9, 2019 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Cowling done except for paint

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 9, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Part numbers needed

Flat gasket for Gascolator A10580-T

Brake pads for a Grove 30-1 caliper

Soft filter for carburetor intake on a Lycoming O-235

Thanks.

Added by Dick Miles on June 7, 2019 at 9:57am — No Comments

CH601 HD unboxing day

The crate arrived today after a couple of adventures.  Zenith shipped on May 24th and shortly thereafter the weather turned horrible.  I got a notice of a 'weather delay' on my crate and waited to hear if it went flying without me.  However, it arrived in NH on 06/01, and my house on 6/04.  The second worry was the forklift puncture at the water line of the crate.  (See photo).  The fork did travel into the crate however, the only damage was a destroyed corner of the packing list envelope…

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Added by Bradford Drown on June 4, 2019 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Fuselage update

My Cleco cans are filling back up as I rivet skins 

Added by Scott Gallant on May 20, 2019 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Cruzer-full flap landing practice & scenic flight

https://youtu.be/7iKZIRBEhdc
Cruzer circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with half flaps and side slipped. Camera beneath the plane. For fellow Builders - keep going - a very forgiving plane, not fast.

Added by John Heather on May 19, 2019 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

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Added by John Sanders on May 17, 2019 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Install an engine

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on May 16, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Keeping Parts Organized

One thing that has often been a problem is trying to keep parts from getting lost as they wait to be added to larger assemblies. While I am scatchbuilding, the problem is no doubt worse for someone building from a kit because they get all their parts at once.

Something that has recently been quite useful for me is to use mini-stretch wrap.…

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Added by Damon Brantley on May 11, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

STOL CH 701 AG (agricultural) evaluation for crop spraying

The April 2019 issue of AgAir Update, the monthly magazine for the agricultural aviation (crop spraying) industry, reprinted a flight evaluation article of the STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" light sport aircraft (first published twenty years…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Scenic Australian views from a new Cruzer

Hi All,  9 min YouTube - new kitbuilt 750 Cruzer with a Viking engine.

Scenic lap of Hindmarsh Island, South Australia - best on a big screen.

At 6 minutes you can jump fwd to the end, for the landing, if you wish. 

All clips sped up 200%, audio down to 20%, no music. 

https://youtu.be/5VxnjwvlIMs



Now at 16 hours, all systems good, lots of power, leaps off the ground. 

Latest is various…

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Added by John Heather on May 9, 2019 at 4:56pm — 3 Comments

Panel Hacksaw

A panel hacksaw is a special type of saw for making long cuts in pieces of sheet metal. By using a piece of spring steel sheet to support the blade allows the saw to make unrestricted cuts.

A demonstration is made of trimming down a wing skin.

Added by Damon Brantley on May 6, 2019 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

First engine run

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on May 5, 2019 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Awesome Cross Country in my 601XL

Flew my 601XL to Florida and back last week. What a great trip! The 601 and Corvair performed flawlessly. You can checkout the adventure on my blog: 2002 Mile Florida…

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Added by Ken Pavlou on May 5, 2019 at 10:12am — 7 Comments

Another failed nose-gear bungee on my 701

Funny thing – the original bungee on my 701 lasted for years. But with about 5 years and 200 hours on the aircraft, I was persuaded to replace it. So, I ordered one from Zenith, also the bungee replacement tool which helped - only to find the bungee was too big for my plane. It was really loose and with the gear off the ground, I could push the bungee off the pegs on the nose gear leg.

 

A quick call to Zenith, and Roger kindly digs up a smaller one and sends it to me. It fits…

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Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on April 29, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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