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Really useful battery plug for 701

I think I have a real fix that you might want to incorporate into your 701.

 With the battery behind the seat, and the cowl closed, it is a little hard to get a high amperage connection to the battery for a jump start or for charging.  This plug is the perfect solution.

The 75 amp plug is bolted between two aluminum angles, riveted to the side of the fuselage, and covered with tape. To make a high amperage…


Added by FRed Sanford on July 19, 2012 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

601 upholstery

I wanted to do a good job on the seats for my 601, so I built a form to the same size and shape as the seat bucket. I bought several upholstery books and found a big sewing machine at Harbor Freight.

I started with a very thin sheet of plywood, and cut and glued on the foam and shaped it with an electric knife and  used a sanding disc to smooth the foam.

I sewed the fabric, sewing in webs and rod pockets to tie to later.

I mounted the fabric to the foam and laced it…


Added by FRed Sanford on July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Young Eagles day at Santa Ynez airport

We flew 92 foster kids as Young Eagles! Got my picture in the paper..........Fred Sanford

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…

Added by FRed Sanford on May 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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