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I'm planning on traveling to Osh from Dallas/FW Texas. I'd like to suggest that we should all communicate with each other as to who might have a place to park a plane, or who might have a place to park a person for the night while traveling. My biggest concern with this trip is getting stuck in weather. If anyone is available as an emergency destination, or just willing to host a couple travelers Zodiac builders between DFW-Tulsa-Columbia MO-Brodhead WI-OSH…Continue
I have a Dynon D-10A,SV-32 roll servo, SV-32C pitch servo, Dynon HS34 to connect my King KLN-90B GPS. I connect thru the ARINC data channels(Dynon com speed set to slow). The HS34 allows you to set the heading bug, altitude, and baro. I track a GPS course, Heading bug, or GPS Nav for flight plans and it climbs/descends to altitude bug. Calculated winds aloft are shown on the HSI page display. Dynon sensitivity in Roll and Pitch is set to 25 (highest). In thermal environments, with +-…Continue
I spent the day looking over the old solid rod throttle setup that has been badly worn in my 601hd
but it works
I was hoping someone might have the setup for the newer throttle cables I need double throttle controls inside for training whats the hookup look like?
I presently have two of spruces twin cable throttle controls made for the rotax but not sure how to connect both to the throttles levers.nice a clean
The canopy on my Zodiac was coated with engine oil which had been sprayed by the prop blast during initial run-up testing. On top of this oil was several months of accumulated garage dust, grit, and debris.
I've noticed a rather disturbing tendency for visitors to rub the canopy in what I believe is simply an instinctive desire to make a clean spot. Given that it's summer now, there are more people stopping over, and more people wanting to reach over and wipe off part of…Continue
Hey guys anyone find a good way to get better airflow inside the older 601hd's without to much fuss was the first hot day I have been in that bubble, and it was pretty hot with just the little vents in the Canopy..
Finally got around to applying for my Repairman Certificate. My XL is an EAB, Experimental Amateur Built. I applied last year when I received my Airworthiness, but it was kicked back by the Salt Lake City FSDO. You are required to apply in person, Boise and Portland have the same requirement.
I had been using my plans as my building log, writing the date on the pages that section was completed. There were many pictures stored on my laptop. And I sent the link to my Blog page here at…Continue
Added by Russell Lepre' on June 16, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
Some of you remember Lydia, the young lady we found in a market last year with an arm contracture. Well, a year on she has been busy building and maintaining aircraft and today is undergoing flap surgery to start the repairs to her right wing.Continue
Hey guys thanks for the ideas.I think the fuel tanks in the wings is the best option but cleaning up under the dash helped and sealing at the top of the tank might make it better.
Next thing looking for a sticky backed material that looks like the wonderful finish you get on those dashes, Ya know the one Black bit bumpy to the touch just to make her look good till fall and the new SKYVEIW system can be installed
And Bob thank for letting me know about the front steering arm one…Continue
My old 601 has the tank up under the dash and the plane always has that smell of fuel now there hasn't ever been aleak however keeping the canopy closed for a couple of weeks makes it pretty bad. Any one got a fix I know how to get rid of the smell but is there a way to seal up the tank area on the old ones so it won't come back
also anyone converted the older plane to wing tank
in the photto you will see the the lower bolt goes through the u shaped fitting, to slide over the fuse attachment…Continue
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I recently found and purchased a 601HDA that was in storage. despite a lack of paper work and NO ID plane I took on the project. After several weeks of searching I found the original owner. Mr Art Mitchell the original zenair Canada builder. I followed several leads and soon came up with the serial ID plate that had been removed many years ago after the plane was…Continue
Just spent a pleasant couple of hours down in the shed, making the elevator rear ribs (including a modified one for the side with the trim tab), and elevator rear channel.
Very glad I've got a wood heater in the shed - when I came back to the house I noticed the cars were iced over and the grass was considerably more crunchy than usual underfoot!
Didn't take the camera with me but will take some pics soon. I'll take the elevator spar to a sheet metal worker up the road to have…Continue
My fuselage and finishing kits arrived yesterday by truck in a large crate. I talked to the shipping company that morning and asked if I needed anything at my end to offload the crate. They said the driver would have everything that's needed. Wrong!
The driver's first question when he arrived was "do you have a forklift?". Because the crate was 10+ feet long, his pallet jack would only lift one end and he didn't think he'd be able to turn it to get it on the power lift on…Continue
Volunteer pilot Fred Sanford of Santa Barbara takes off with Katreena Steadman on Saturday during Take a Friend Flying Day on Saturday at Santa Ynez…Continue