He's very helpful, I'm currently getting in his way as he assembles a cruzer, learning heaps.
I also know Richmond very well of course. I can remember as a small kid wandering the base which had wonderful a/c parked everywhere, gooney birds each with "very savage" (I was told) German Shepherd dog tied to it. Mustangs and all sorts.
I know of one in SA at Goolawa, about 400km from Port Augusta. His 601 XLB is flying. have email him a few times, think he works away, long time between email. I have also been giving Allan at Bendigo a hard time.I have the wings, tail ,fuel system,control system ordered and pay for before the Aust dollar crashed, still cost $220 more. but will cost a lot more for fuselage, if Aust dollar stays were it is. one can only hope the green back falls 10c. We will see, regaurds chris B.
Hi am in the states at the min hows it going will be here for another month do you need anything while Iam here I have all the time in the world I have an order at spruce which I will smuggle back in my bags there isn't anything on while I am here fun in the sun is on the week after we leave so this is going to be a cheap holiday and I don't need much to finish the plane anyway let me knowif you need anything regards Russ
Hi Chris yes i bought another 601 XLB from Dave Graham 19-5466 jab 3300 engine After the sale of my first XL i had a spell for about 12 months and then bought an Alegro 2000 Sorry to say the worst mistake i ever made I flew one here in Busselton and tought i liked it and got one from Qeensland but quickly found out that it was not what i wanted I sold it and had a break but could not forget my first XL flipping through the ra aus magazine i came across 19-5466 and the rest is history so to say. i just love it, having flown several others they are hard to beat and i always enjoy it every time i take it out. So there is your answer Hope all is well with you ...are you still flying an XL ?? Regards Guido
One other thing Chris can you ask around any one that you might know that has a
0-200 continental I need to find out what will fit under the cowl zenit want $1650 for the system and I don’t even think its stainless let me know mate also will you be going to Bendigo later in the year I hope to be there with my 601 talk soon Russ
Hi Chris long time on hear i spent a lot of time in hospital last year anyway I am in the final stage of the build well I have finished the build now I am finishing the interior and I have all the paint but need a friend to pain tit so it will be before the end of the year anyway I figure you have finished let me know regards Russ
Hi Chris. I purchased my aircraft from David Barwick in Canberra in January, have to do wing mod and complete fuse.no engine selected as yet. If flying near Mittagong give me a call first and drop in, the airstrip is only 10 minutes away, 0402454261, 0248623545
I have a Dynon D-10A,SV-32 roll servo, SV-32C pitch servo, Dynon HS34 to connect my King KLN-90B GPS connected thru the ARINC data channels(Dynon com speed set to slow). The HS34 allows you to set the heading bug, altitude, and baro. I track a GPS course, Heading bug, or GPS Nav for flight plans and it climbs/descends to altitude bug. Calculated winds aloft are shown on the HSI page display. Dynon sensitivity in Roll and Pitch is set to 25 (highest). In thermaling environments, with +- 200 feet in 10 seconds or more I still would hand fly the altitude as the aircraft has to pitch down and up changing airspeed to hold altitude. Without throttle control it is less desirable.
The best picture of the roll servo's and mounting brackets and location are on the Dynon Forum site with pictures of a 601XL getting the AP installation. These helped a lot but I found the pitch Capstan Servo did not have the required amount of space for the bridle cable to move full travel so I mounted mine below the mid-baggage deck hanging upside down. The cables pass here at a convenient height on longer runs. Access was easier due to the service door on the bottom of my fuselage. I added an additional cross brace to sitffen the floor of the baggage compartment. I used a wire terminal strip to combine the power, ground, A & B data bus wires that are common to both servos in the rear. Up front I made up a mini data bus connector from a DB15 d-connector. Connecting the top row pins to Data A and the bottom row of pins to Data B. This way I can add or disconnect devices easier. Over all a very easy installation and calibration. Also you need a small momentary on push button switch to dissengage/engage the autopilot either on the stick or convenient on the panel.DSC04406.JPG
I should also mention I'm planning to work together a bit with Rob Hilliard, whom you may know. He's also building a 750 - in fact he has made a start and I'm hoping to catch up by riding in the slipstream of his experience / experimentation (e.g. bending brake!) and plain hard work. Lazy me! ;)
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