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Gear Leg Nut Torque

Can someone tell me what torque value the 4 landing gear leg bolts should be.

When I bought this aircraft (601XLB) one of the 4 nuts was only finger tight.


Added by Dick Miles on July 10, 2019 at 4:40pm — 2 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


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

Canopy material

Is the canopy plexiglass?

I fly with a small sharp point hammer.

Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?

Added by Dick Miles on August 11, 2018 at 2:06pm — 4 Comments

Reversed Main Landing Gear

As purchased, the main landing gear was reversed to put the gear 4 inches forward (see photos) to help the builder better hold off the nose gear when landing.  I plan to put it back to its intended (correct) position.  The engine is an O-235.

What is the best method to support the airframe when removing the main gear and reattaching it?

I plan to support the wings under a rib on each side using sailplane wing supports and the fuselage under the width of a bulkhead with the nose…


Added by Dick Miles on June 12, 2018 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

Full left aileron trim to fly level.

How to fix?

Added by Dick Miles on May 14, 2018 at 12:09pm — 7 Comments

Canopy gas cylinders

New to aircraft.

The gas cylinders on my aircraft 601XLB are listed at 40 lbs.

They hold the canopy up but if I step on the wing walk to get in the canopy falls.

Is that the best the cylinders should work? Seems poor to me.

Are they not working correctly?

Can or should I get higher pressures cylinders?

Thanks for your reply.

Added by Dick Miles on April 7, 2018 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

The Zodiac 601XL-B battery removale and replacemenmt

I am buying this aircraft from an estate.

The two ways I see to change out the battery is remove the horizontal stabilizer or get a very very small person to climb into the tailcone.

Is this correct?

Added by Dick Miles on March 15, 2018 at 4:37pm — 9 Comments

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