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At 5:16am on December 6, 2009, Russell Bell said…
I see your wings are like mine finished seems wrong to have to pull them apart again (well we will have to do what we have to ) anyway talk soon misses is on the phone at the min anyway can you resend your phone number I dont know if i have it still
At 5:13am on December 6, 2009, Russell Bell said…
your only a young bugger thaught you were older hmmm funny how you get a mental picture of some one
At 5:10am on December 6, 2009, Russell Bell said…
I want to ask if anyone has any pictures of how they riged the rudder and tail wheel got any ideas
At 5:09am on December 6, 2009, Russell Bell said…
OK took me a few min to find where to txt you back
At 7:55pm on November 30, 2009, Darryl Legg said…
G'day Chris,
All moved now, new address is 174 Charlwood Rd, Aratula, Qld, 4309. Home phone is 0754638265, mob is the same but very poor reception here. I am still in the process of sorting out my workshop, but will then get stuck in and start pulling wings etc apart. Just waiting for the mod kit to arrive. You could probably deliver it to Amberly in your C-17:)
I am still working in the desert, back tomorrow for another 2 weeks, 1 week off etc.
Cheers
Darryl.
At 12:44pm on November 14, 2009, Ian McClelland said…
Ok. That would be good. What is the process for joining?
At 7:26am on November 4, 2009, Pedro Rivera said…
oops...forgot, yes I'm in The Caribbean.

Thx
Pedro
At 7:23am on November 4, 2009, Pedro Rivera said…
Hello Chris
Yes I did meant to join the Australian builders, I like to exchange information and to know people that are involved with experimental aviation. I have been busy lately , so I participate only from time to time. Thanks for allowing me to be in this group.

Cheers
Pedro
At 11:57pm on November 3, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Thanks Chris
The flap in the armrest is for easy inspection of the control links.

Phill
At 8:07pm on November 2, 2009, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi Chris

You need to buy some different coloured clothing or is it just tattoo on LOL

Cheers

Allan
At 4:47pm on October 29, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Thanks Chris
I asked an upholsterer for a rough price and he said if I supply the material and foam preshaped and all he has to do is cut material and sew, app $40 per panel. So if you add it up it would have been around the $250. It cost me $200 for suede and vinyl, foam $100 and about $100 for other bits and pieces like glue and thread. In the end I have saved a bit of labour and gained the ability to customise to my hearts content.

Please post some pics of what you are up to.

Phill
At 1:02pm on October 28, 2009, GENE MAYO said…
HELO CHRIS: I CHOSE THE GRT UNITS BECAUSE: THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING THE EIS (UNIT ON RIGHT) FOR 17 YEARS. WHEN THEY DEVELOP THE EFIS (UNIT ON THE LEFT) THEY JUST SERIAL THE EIS OVER TO THE EFIS. THEY MAKE BOTH VFR AND IFR UNITS. THIS IS THE SPORTS MODEL. (VFR) THE EIS CAN ALL SO BE REMOTELY MOUNTED. THE EFIS JUST HAPPEN TO BE ON THE ENGINE PAGE WHEN THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN INSTEAD OF THE PFD PAGE. THEY HAVE A GOOD TRACK RECORD.THERE WEB IS (GRTAVIONICS.COM) IF YOU WANT TO CHECK THEM OUT. THIS WAS MY OPINION WHEN I PURCHASE IT APPROX. 1 1/2
YEARS AGO. I'M SURE OTHER AVIONICS HAVE CAUGHT UP BY NOW.
REGARDS
GENE 601SX
At 6:37pm on October 23, 2009, Mike Peake said…
Thanks Chris the plane is going just fine - beaut! we had some issues as my partner in the plane died, very unexpectedly, back in April but after some months of confusion I managed to buy his share from the executors so now own it all! I am still in the novice stages as I just have not had much cockpit time but the flying skills are all coming back very quickly. The plane is in Foxton (towards the south end of North Island) at present - but I hope to move it to Turangi (slap in the middle of NI) by 22 November when we have a 601XL fly in planned.
At 6:21am on September 18, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Chris
I know what you mean about the trims. The Ray Allen stick grips themselves aren't to bad, but then when you start adding the trim servo, indicators, isolation switch, speed control, speed selector switch for cruise and circuit and earth isolation for the led's and of course 1A breaker to power the servo and a 1A breaker to power the indicators, it starts to get a little complicated doesn't it. Of course nearly all the wires being white doesn't help either. But it is all doable, just time and brain cell consummmmming.

What stage are you up to with your airframe? Please post some more pics.

Phill
At 5:57am on September 11, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Chris
Firstly, thankyou for your comments.

The paint is Protec 472 epoxy self etching primer that you spray on two coats 5 mins flash dry between coats. After 30 mins you apply topcoat straight over top without sanding which is essential around rivets. The topcoat is is Protec 609 urethane and is applied in two medium wet coats 10 mins apart. It's as simple as that. Here is the Protec tech sheet link, http://www.protec.com.au/www/455/1001127/displayarticle/1001463.html

Regards
Phill
At 7:46am on September 10, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Chris
This is what I purchased from Jabiru. Volts, oil press, oil temp, cht, egt, asi, alt, vsi, turn coordinator, tacho, circuit breakers. There are two reasons for this. One is because their prices are competitive, and the other is because all of the instruments are painted with the operating colour codes. I just had them paint the markings on a new ASI for me as I mucked up the callibration of my first one trying to do it myself.

I also purchased all of my tefzel wire, AN fitting and heaps of other bit from them as well as recieving heaps of valuable advice direct from Rod Stiff and his staff.

A good deal all round.

Regards
Phill
At 8:02am on September 5, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Chris
Thanks for clarifying that or I might have got my WIRES crossed. That would be bad hey. Punn intended.

I appreciate your comment, thanks.

While I'm yacking, would you mind adding Karl Lindenthal to your mailing list for your newsletter. His address is, karllindenthal@gmail.com

Regards
Phill
At 6:58pm on September 2, 2009, Jacob said…
Hi Chris,
been in touch with zenith about it because I wanted to add to the order. They told me sport air probably won't arrange freight and as I'm in melbs anyway I asked them to ship mine direct to melbourne. As far as I'm aware it's being crated up atm for shippment. Hope I didn't cause any dramas for anyone. One of the guys rang me and said sport air were having a hard time atm and recomended dealing with it myself so I did.
At 8:05am on August 9, 2009, Johan Luies said…
Hi Chris,
Thank you. I bought my plans a long time ago, built a special garage to build my plane and then bought a Piper Colt. I sold that when I immigrated to Aus and have decided to start with the Zodiac. So far i am busy with the preparations like drawing out all the parts on Cadd and layoing these out on sheets for possible Laser or Water jetting. I will also do everything in 3D to do a bit of virtual building before i start. Where do you live. I am in Perth. I would really like to meet some builders in the area.

Cheers
Johan
At 3:56am on July 23, 2009, Robert Small said…
Hi Chris,

Yeh, I got out of Qantas before I was chucked out like the rest of the guys:( Now consulting to CAE on training programs for the KC30A, pretty interesting! Starting to get a bit done on the HDS, just started the left wing.

Cheers for now,

Bob

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