From left to right is Ben, Fred, and Pat.......
Pat's Plane in the background and is painted Grabber orange and it looks sharp.

Ben's Plane is white and Sports some nice looking simple decals.

Both Planes have Corvairs in them that I built and both planes have well over 400 combined hours on them.

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Comment by mark Smart on February 10, 2018 at 3:50pm

Hi Jeff

I am the current owner of N524B. Did you do the b mod on wing and would you have a POH for this plan or any information on it.    

MARK.         EMAIL: notso11@live.com

Comment by Jeff Garrett on December 5, 2009 at 11:25am
Ben,

We are going to do upgrades at our home airport 3KY9 and the cost for the upgrade will be $2500.00 and an additional $150.00 for the leak check in the pitot static system and 150.00 for the A&P condition inspection. We also have a DAR that will issue ferry permits and a pilot that will pick up your plane and re deliver it to you after the phase 1 5 hours have been flown off if required.
We are getting calls to do upgrades and I am not sure if I will have time to travel but we will upgrade the spars and center section if people want to send them to us. the charge for this is $250.00 not including shipping.
I do offer builder assist at our airport but will be extremely busy with upgrades for a while.

Jeff
Comment by BEN,S 601XL on December 5, 2009 at 8:54am
HI JEFF
I KNOW YOUR VIDEO, S ARE GOING TO BE VERY HELPFUL
QUESTION ? ARE YOU GOING TO DO OTHER PLANE,S IF SO DO YOU HAVE A PRICE IN MINE FOR THE COMPLETE JOB. WILL YOU TRAVEL TO THE JOB SITE WITH TRAVEL EXPENSES , ALSO WILL YOU DO BUILDER ASSIST? KEEP THE VEDEO,S COMING
BEN
Comment by Jeff Garrett on December 4, 2009 at 10:04pm

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Comment by Jeff Garrett on December 3, 2009 at 8:54pm
Phill

I am going with a proven design.. and not just using the parts that are there and were never meant for push but only pull stresses.
I will have the parts here by 10:30 and will have it installed by Monday with video and pics.
I will load test it to at least 65 lbs on the "Push" side the "Pull" side will be fine if the first passes.
I am using 11/8 .035 wall tubing and if you are overly worried about the tube bowing just add a oversized fairlead in the center of the tube run it won't hurt anything and will more than likely never touch it but for piece of mind what the heck.

Jeff
Comment by Phill Barnes on December 3, 2009 at 5:31pm
Hi Jeff
A few of us have been trying to decide for a while as to what size tube to use for pushrods, see Steve Weston's forums. Our thoughts were 1 1/4 x .049 6061-T6. What are you going to use?
Also a big thankyou for your unedited vids. With unedited vids, you get to see the bits that you really want and need to instead of just the interesting parts like before and after.

Thanks again

Phill Barnes
Comment by Jeff Garrett on December 3, 2009 at 3:07pm
as you can see the videos aren't edited and are rough at best but if it helps a few people than it is worth the effort.

I am getting the hardware tomorrow for the push pull tubes and will post some pics by Monday.

Jeff
Comment by Jim Snyder on December 3, 2009 at 3:00pm
And from me, thank you for the videos. I am kit building a 650, and am ready to start the wings. I am waiting until all the dust settles from the mods before starting up again. I am also considering using push rods. I haven't started going through all your videos yet. Is the push rod installation shown below, or is it yet to be done?
Comment by Bill Pagan on December 3, 2009 at 8:51am
As they say Jeff a pictures worh a 1000 words and a video even more. Even if just to confirm that we builders are basically on the same page your input is invaluable. Thanks for the vids!! Was planning on using aileron pushrods and am very interested to see how this works out.

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