I am all assembled now at Buzzair in TN. I have been working 12hrs a day on the plane. My empty weight is 817 pounds, with the Corvair 100HP engine. Kindly add to your chart for me, as I have no idea how.
Hi Walt - Thanks for your favourable comments. I am lucky to have some good photographer friends and I love giving them something to shoot. I will post pics of Zenair Aircraft and Flying in Orkney as I get them - The desert is such a contrast to Orkney the most common thing is the lack of trees :-D Glad to be friends Buddo
i forgot about the seat . i bought the seat option from zen and the tried them on the seat frame and finale sat in them, well i'm all legs so my seat position was as far back as i could possible make them. i did make two other positions for other people.
>Thank you Walt i used toughs in my wings but was lucky and made the aluminum line work to the valve. I plan to use the flexible line to the firewall and beyond/ with fire sleeve of coarse. the pic's on my zenith site show the line before finale installation of the other side panel to my center console i also intend to use some cork between the panels to help with abrasion. I kind of wish i had made my console the same as yours but it did work out well. thanks again for the reply Ron
,Hi Walt in the photo you sent showing your center console with the cover off, it appears that I havebought the same gas valve. The instructions were rather sparse, looking at yours it looked like the left goes to the left and right to the right center to feed motor. but I noticed that you had a 180 twist in the lines, I have no clue how to plumb that thing, could you help me out? there is a flat spot milled in the bottom of the valve to help with orientation for me. one other question. on your movable seat does the brkt that receives the rod go over the top of the seat pan or under ? Thanks you really have so great ideas.
Thanks for your interest. The flyin was at lock haven pa. It is an annual get together mostly of piper Cubs held at the factory where they where born. I met up with Sebastian at Fredrick md. At which time he gave me flyers to hand out. I hung them on my prop, they where gone in less than two hours.
Yes, it is a barn. The picture was taken locally when I was enroute to a temporary storage location for my almost completed fuselage. Certainly, it would be good to meet up if you ever come to the UK. Where I live there is quite a lot of aviation history, for example, I live close to the Imperial War Museum, at Duxford, that has ( I think) the largest warbird collection in Europe. I keep my Long-EZ there, at present. Thanks for your interest - I got some great advice back from John and Norm. Tony Oliver
That sounds like fun, I am ready,call anytime. My wings and all of the other parts will be here on Tuesday. If you get this way call me. You can see my progress and I can pick your brain.
Hi Walt, thanks for the compliment! plane flies really nicely but a friend test flew it for me and suggested we remove it before i got a chance to do a comparison. He advised me it would provide more feedback on the stick at the critical "flair" moment. Flying without it is still great just at taxi its still a bit heavy. Good luck with your project!
You are most welcome to stop while here. In addition to a great airport at KLEW, if you come during warm weather we have a cottage you can stay at and a camper you can use. Spent last summer in Alaska and are now looking forward to spending most of the summer at home.. although we will probably also go to OSH for a few days. Are you flying the Zenith or something else? I am still flying my Van's RV-9A and enjoying the beautiful flying in Maine.
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