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Added by Tracy Buttles on September 22, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments
I recently have had to do some repair /replace work and I have had to do a lot of rivet removal.
I thought I would share a little info on this subject
Most of the rivets on Zenith Aircraft are the Avex blind rivets . A4 or A5 in size
I have found that the A5 are a little easier to remove that the A4s.
You just want to remove the head and not try to dill it all the way out . Most of the time when you remove the head the reat of the rivet will easilly…Continue
I just got done installing a root fairing on a 750 . I had noticed some weakness in the sheet metal along the curve on it and also on others 750s and 701s , I have also seen some root fairings with lots of dimples and waves . A few have developed small cracks from the oil canning of this area. Thought I would show what I had done on this 750 and can easily be done on other 750s or 701s
I just marked a line down the center of the fairing panel and started about 10mm from the spar .…Continue
Here are a few pics of the 801 spar atachment nd the 750
the 801 I have in my hand you can see the size differance(A5 on the 801 A6 on the 750) and on the other pics you can see the rivet size,spacing and use of an-3 bolts on the 750
we are talking a usefull load of 1050 in the 801 versus 580 (I know it can be registered above light sport) 750
I might at least put…
Added by Tracy Buttles on January 10, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments
After a few more flights testing heat ,i nmade a heat shield for the nose gear bungee
I also made a simple 2 " lower lip on the…Continue
I have had two bungee cord fail on a 750 in the last few hours
Just the way that they failed made me think that it might be a possable heat issue
I know that I had not been hard on the bungee
so i put a remote temp sensor on the area of the bungee that had failed
also I did some…Continue
It was decide to install the new nose gera on the 750 im working on and i wanted to tell how easy it is.
Removal on the old style gear already installed was quite easy and sent that out to Zenith for modifing .
They did a fast turnaround and in a few days it was back to me . I had to prime and paint it and install was easy
Putting the bunge back on was easy but I do have the Rotax 912 installed and i have a lot or room to work , might be more dificult on other engine…Continue
I have seen a few pics of the pitch rod /yoke detail , a few guys have cut large holes in the passenger seat side panel , i didnt like that and thought there has to be somthing a little better .…Continue
A few more detail pics for those interested
I just wanted to post a few pics of the control setup on a 750 , for anyone that had anyquestions and would like to get see pics . i know it always hepls me and i havent seen to may pic of the setup
and i knew they had to be crossed but i was hoping to do it in the tail section , but there isnt…Continue
has anyone had any trouble with the 601 fuel system losing prime if it sits for a while ?
I have had an issue with a 601 standard arrangement just like the plans call for . The line goes to the center counsel from the wings and then up to the fuel selector then down to the gasculator
i had the 601 sit for few weeks and then couldnt get it started , wich was strange becouse the 3300 usually fires right up , i tried to drain the gasculator and the fuel didnt come out at a steady…Continue
in the photto you will see the the lower bolt goes through the u shaped fitting, to slide over the fuse attachment point. in the plans is calls for the bolt to not go…Continue
it finally arrived in ecuador(actually been stuck in customs for a month!!!)
few details but its there , what a differance in climate from when it left Wisconsin !!!
with a few final details , like marking the covered wings with NO STEP on them , and making sure the box with plans ,manuals ,hardware are easilly open for customs , the shipment is on its way…Continue
Added by Tracy Buttles on February 20, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
Finished up with the packaging today and had it put back on the trailer , ready to get picked up tommorrow
spent the last few days loading a 701 in a over sea shipping container ( going to Equador)
20 foot is just enough , sent a few pics and will have it all strapped down and secured tommorrow
had to higher a crane to set the container on the ground , just to high to work with on the trailer…Continue
I have been helping a customer build a 750
so far the fuse is almost complete , and it has been an enjoyable build , with all the new CNC parts and match drilling
I have had a few things that have come up and i thought i would share them
I know that the kit is fairly new and there is bound to be some little issues
on thing i have found was on…Continue