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At 7:18am on July 6, 2015, Joe Spencer said…

Yessir, whatcha got?

jpspencer50@cableone.net

At 3:15am on August 10, 2012, Gordon Watkin said…
Hi Alan. I have scratch built a 701 and currently live in NE Victoria, Yackandandah. I am moving to Townsville in January 2013. Love to have a chat. I have about 130 hours on my 701. I am about to bring it home to make some minor modifications.
All the best
Gordon Watkin.
At 8:35am on June 26, 2012, Joe Harrington said…

Hi Alan,

No, I haven't done the beanie mod. I am scratch building a 750 and decided it didn't really need it because the windshield/roof junction is fairly gradual. Now Zenith have done their own beanie mod to the Edition 3 CH750. I might incorporate their changes.

My idea was instead of forming an aluminum sheet rib like in the wings (as per Joe Spencer's mod), I would use some half inch aluminum tubing and bend it to a rib profile and place it in the middle of the cabin roof and rivet it to the lexan. This would provide some additional stiffness. The tubing that I am talking about is the type often used as wing rib battens used in ultralight aircraft. I have some from an ultralight that I had that received damage to the wings. I am not sure this would work well; just an idea that I had.

Regards,

Joe

At 6:59am on May 15, 2012, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
It would great to see you there cheers Allan
At 6:40am on September 6, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Alan
Pics as prommised




Phill
At 6:15am on September 5, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Alan
I will take some specific photos for you toomorow but what I have done is to use the Jabiru fibreglass elbow and a piece of scat hose. I am not happy with the setup and will replace it with a Donaldson air filter rubber hose or similar. Many have done this and some have added an aluminium vane inside to straighten the air with RPM results. Jabiru are working on something very similar at the moment so keep an eye on their website.

I hope this helps and I will get those photos for you but also check out this members photo. http://www.zenith.aero/photo/2606393:Photo:66366?context=user

Phill
At 7:57am on May 31, 2010, Jared Morgan said…
Hi Alan,
Will be down that way towards the end of the month, I will give you a buzz beforehand. Look forward to talking with you soon

regards

Jared
At 12:30pm on May 15, 2010, Jared Morgan said…
Hi Alan,
Just starting out here in Cairns...I am a Townsville boy originally and get home regularly would love to catch up when I'm down that way again...Jared Morgan
At 5:55pm on January 22, 2010, Derek Liston said…
Not enough room on the other comment box! Thought I had your direct email address and phone number but can't find it. My email derekliston @hotmail.com
At 5:53pm on January 22, 2010, Derek Liston said…
HI alan, sorry, I am very slack at keeping in contact! How is your project progressing? Did you eventually get your parts from Zenair Australia? I also had big trouble getting the wheels to hold air, I eventually ended up putting a bead of sikaflex round the wheel halves before joining them and physically pressed the o'ring down into the extruded stuff around the joint. that seems to have worked, at least for the first time ever the tyres haven't gone flat in a week! Right now I'm trying to figure out what size the slots in the fuselage need to be? plus and minus 13 degrees for the aileron and then an extra 15 degrees down for the flap? have you reached that stage yet?
At 5:24am on July 26, 2009, Ian Pritchard said…
Hi Alan
I'm in melbourne. Am trying to finish installation of the 4 fuel tanks before closing the wings.
Ian 0414 400 820
Cheers
At 6:14am on June 22, 2009, Ian Pritchard said…
Hi Alan - wish I'd read your blog last week as I must have driven past your place last week on my way to Port Douglas for a weeks golf. I would have dropped in for a cuppa.
Vheers
Ian Pritchard
At 5:13pm on April 28, 2009, Derek Liston said…
We will be in T'ville friday until monday, driving up to Cairns monday driving back to T'ville again friday. Mobile 0412144489 Home 32946016. Hope we can work something out.
At 12:57pm on February 13, 2009, Brady McCormick said…
Alan,
My personal opinion is that with a new 4340 crankshaft the 701 shouldn't need a 5th bearing. That's way I am developing the New crankshafts. this will greatly simplify the installation as well as keep the cost and weigh in check.
Of course my Opinions are Heavily Biased :)
Cheers!
At 11:13pm on February 12, 2009, Brady McCormick said…
Alan,
Have you looked into the Corvair?
I know there are several going on down there.
If you are interested I could put you in touch with a few.
Same power as the Jabiru...
Soon to be the same weight and nearly half the cost.
Just curious?
At 3:41am on January 30, 2009, Derek Liston said…
Going to be in Townsville for a few days from 30th April. We'll be in Hyde Park, where are you relative to there?

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