December 2015 Blog Posts (15)

HOPE + VISION + LEARNING = FUN! - The Jeff Badgero Zenith Experience

HOPE + VISION + LEARNING = FUN!…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on December 30, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

I wrote this Christmas Eve

Twas the night before Christmas 47 years past

There were hushed voices in the Houston MCC,

All were deliberate and none too fast

I sat at my console next the rest of the Flight Dynamics Team

There on the front row which we affectionately called the Trench

As I sat there studying things like propellant loads, number of jetts for ullage to settle the fuel, etc.,

I formulated the crew’s way home

I then gave my inputs to the computer operator 2 floors below…

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Added by Chuck Deiterich on December 27, 2015 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

I wrote this Christmas Eve

Twas the night before Christmas 47 years past

There were hushed voices in the Houston MCC,

All were deliberate and none too fast

I sat at my console next the rest of the Flight Dynamics Team

There on the front row which we affectionately called the Trench

As I sat there studying things like propellant loads, number of jetts for ullage to settle the fuel, etc.,

I formulated the crew’s way home

I then gave my inputs to the computer operator 2 floors below amid the…

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Added by Chuck Deiterich on December 27, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

I am looking for a nice 701 for sale in the Arkansas area

I am looking for a nice 701 for sale in the Arkansas area

Added by stanley white on December 27, 2015 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

The iPad, iLevil, and I... er, Me.

This Week I installed an iLevil AW unit which provides pitot-statically driven AHRS information, GPS, and ads-b to the iPad.

Some may view it as a frivolous expense, but here's why I felt it was worth it:

  • Attitude Indicator-  I concluded that an attitude indicator was essential after an accidental albeit brief encounter with IFR conditions.  I didn't want to add the weight and complexity of a vacuum system and found that electric attitude gyro's are ridiculously expensive…
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Added by Jon Reddick on December 26, 2015 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Looking for a PILOT OPERATING HANDBOOK

I have the CH601-XL, with the 0-200 Lycoming, and the 3 blade ground variable warp drive prop.  I am looking for a POH from someone with a similar build.

I have all the original test flight results so I can taylor the book to my aircraft, however I do not know where to begin, so any help is appreciated

Added by Ronald Merchel on December 26, 2015 at 10:09am — 5 Comments

First Flight: STOL CH 701

I recently visited Bob B in Arizona to perform the first flight of his Zenith STOL CH 701.

Below are a couple videos of me inspecting and test flying this new customer-built STOL CH 701 from a Zenith kit. I hope you find them useful.



First Flight Video:…

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Added by Roger Dubbert on December 17, 2015 at 2:01pm — 4 Comments

Jabiru Cyl Head Inspecton Jsl 014-2

Hello all,  I am working through my annual and did the inspection as outlined in JSL 014-2.  It has you look for signs of overheating in Section 5.3.  I have had good compression and really no problems.  I have been flying for about 350 hours and the engine runs fine.  But I did have overheat signs near the exhaust valve.  See pic I talked to Pete at Jabiru, and I decided to…

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Added by Matt Archer on December 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Update

Seems slow around here so here's some pics and an update. Decided not to run my lines in center channel. They'll go up to center console and fuel valve from where they exit from front seat support.  Took an idea from John Austin about shaping a washer to fit in the corner of upright support and longeron, then sandwiched with a full size washer. ..sturdy. I have some adel clamps ordered but I'm impressed with the zip tie holders...They stick!! Package claims 40lbs of holding force!  Used…

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Added by Michael Chesney on December 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Limited Time Only! - Rotax 912iS Package Deal

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Rotax 912iS Package Deal…

STOL CH 750 powered by the Rotax 912iS

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Added by Rebecca Riley on December 15, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Aircraft Upholstery Kits

Zenith Aircraft Company offers the new upholstery kit seats manufactured by Zenair Ltd. (in Canada). The vinyl embroidered Zenith logo…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on December 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — 23 Comments

Project finished

I have not added for a long time, but my Zodiac is completed, has an airworthy certificate and has flown 4 times for a total of 3 hours. The first test flights led us to change the angle on the horizontal stabilizer, work on the nose gear bushings, enlarge the cowl openings for cooling, and add some trim to the right side of the rudder. The Corvair engine and Warp drive prop have performed flawlessly.     

Added by Mark Miller on December 9, 2015 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Let Your Flying Dreams Come True! - T.Y. Okosun's Zenith Experience

Let Your Flying Dreams Come True!





T.Y. Okosun likes to refer to himself as a Zenith Aircraft repeat offender.…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on December 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

601-HD Zodiac Fuselage Kit For Sale

My Father bought this kit plane that he was going to build.  he developed Alzheimer's & cannot finish.  The box is in the original crate.  We need to sale it.  Shipping would be on you.  Taking offers   

Added by Kimberley S Putnam on December 8, 2015 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

CH 750 Viking Header Tank Installed

Hi Everyone!  I'm on my second fuselage build (the first one was a "poor" build) and just installed a Viking Header Tank.

I used 1"x1"x1/16" angle (aircraft spruce) to replace the L's on the fuselage sides and bottom and added

one at the fuselage top behind the baggage angle to construct a rectangular frame.  I used the same material to make two…

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Added by Frank A Pisz on December 2, 2015 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

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