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Last night I finally overcame that lack of power from my Rotax 912 UL engine. It was running rough at about 4200 RPM and then loosing power. After thoroughly cleaning out the carbs and installing a $350.00 carb kit, I think I found the source of the problem. A small bit of interference on the arms of the enrichener cables were holding them slightly open. With a Rotax engine, the enrichers (Chokes) will cause a lean condition at higher RPM due to the way the float chamber is…Continue
Securing the fuselage to the trailer for the long trip from St. Pete Beach to Zephyrhills.
The Zodiac's new home in Zephyrhills. Brad has almost completed his upgrade. Soon the motor will be mounted.…Continue
Added by Russell Lepre' on August 6, 2010 at 8:09am — No Comments
Despite a very wet beginning, we had a great time once again at AirVenture and really enjoyed meeting both existing and new builders from around the world. Following is a summary of our week:
Heading to Oshkosh from our factory in Mexico, Missouri: The STOL CH 750 as seen from the STOL CH 801:…
Bob Berube and Jim Nelson started construction on Bob's CH750 QBK at Flight Crafters.
We will be keeping track on their progress.…Continue
Added by Russell Lepre' on August 3, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments
I finished the slat rib tonight. They where a little difficult. work on them abou 1.5 hours tonight and 1 hour on Sunday. Sunday did the Right side arm rest 2 hour, Saturday I work about 4 hours.
Added by Paul on August 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Today I de-magnatized the down tubes of the cabin frame and the area immediatly in front of where the magnetic compass will sit, after checking the area I found I was successful in the de-magnetising process.
For information purposes to other builders I purchased a small hand held de-magnitizer unit from McMaster-Carr for $84.00 and it only took about 6 minutes to do the job. Word of caution I was careful to keep my distance from my Dynon D10A as it has an internal magnatometer that…Continue
Added by Phillip Owens on August 2, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments
I was told that this was the wettest July in well over 100 years for the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area. Fortunately almost none of it fell during the EAA Airventure 2010 event. Unfortunately, it drenched the grounds in the couple of weeks leading up to it. I heard reports and saw pictures of areas on the grounds that were under 2 feet of water just a day or two prior to opening day.…Continue
I am in the process of setting up my shop to turn out a few engine mounts, along with the cabin main frames for my 701 & 750 build. I already have all the necessary welding and cutting equipement that is needed, along with a complete assortement of full length chrome moly tubing from 1/4" up to the 2" in size. What I am desperatly looking for, is information from anyone that has had experience in using any of the thin walled tubing notchers. I have seen almost all the notchers that are…Continue
Just thought everyone might like to know the delectable cuisine that we eat during the week.
Our most important stop after a long day at the booth. Great store! Wish they had them in Florida.
I had to stand in for our chef "extraordinaire"…Continue
Just got home from a week at Oshkosh. Met many old friends and made many new ones.
Thanks to the Zenith gang for their hospitality and support.
Good show, guys!…
Added by Russell Lepre' on August 1, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments
Added by Zenair News on July 30, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I have gas caps that leak when I go flying. This is evident by the fuel streaks down the top of wings from the filler necks after I land. I suspect this is from the position of the filler neck & fuel caps is steep turns. High wing tank leaks in a turn. I also noticed that the right fuel tank level was always higher than the left after going flying.
The tanks would start out level if left in the hangar over night. I went to dip the tanks after flying and heard a "whoosh" upon…Continue