Darren Weston
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Flap tube friction between fuselage.

How much friction / how free should the main flap control tube be on a 750 when fitted I don’t want to rivet it just in case. I can turn it by hand without much effort but is not free like in a normal baring. thanksSee More
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Cruzer in the Uk

It’s arrived but think I have work to do can’t get it off the ground
Feb 6
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"Early to bed tonight, tomorrow my Cruzer kit arrives #Cruzer in the UK"
Feb 1
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"Rudder workshop this weekend I now have the first part completed"
Jan 6
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"Cruzer rudder workshop today in the UK my full kit arrives this month"
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"I opted for the stol panel in my Cruzer, Does anyone have a pc template of a 750 stol panel that I can use to plan instrument placements,"
Oct 23, 2018
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"I now have a delivery date end of January 2019 Cruzer in the UK"
Oct 23, 2018
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"Picked up my engine today so it’s a start"
Sep 14, 2018
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"Joined in with the building of first 750 Cruzer fuselage in the UK today I enjoyed it so much I’m going back tomorrow to do a bit more."
Aug 31, 2018
Larry W. Sward left a comment for Darren Weston
"Darren, You need to consider another engine for your cruzer. The carbureted Rotax 912 carbureted engine will make it terribly underpowered. Very difficult to synchronize the carburetors and keep them that way. Have a friend that has that engine in a…"
Aug 6, 2018
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"Darren,  i am working on 750 Cruzer purchased it all at once, but I think build order for storage and skills is rudder to learn, right wing, flapperons horizontal stabilizer and elevator, left wing, rear fuselage, front fuselage, join…"
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Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall left a comment for Darren Weston
"I am not just finishing a Cruzer over 2 yrs from kit. No major headaches but send me your email and we can discuss minutiae together rather than online. Dr. Terry Hall"
Aug 4, 2018

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Other
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Had my license now for a year looking forward to building my own aircraft.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Rufforth UK

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Flap tube friction between fuselage.

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 5:24pm 2 Comments

How much friction / how free should the main flap control tube be on a 750 when fitted I don’t want to rivet it just in case. I can turn it by hand without much effort but is not free like in a normal baring. thanks

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At 9:55am on August 6, 2018, Larry W. Sward said…

Darren,

You need to consider another engine for your cruzer. The carbureted Rotax 912 carbureted engine will make it terribly underpowered. Very difficult to synchronize the carburetors and keep them that way. Have a friend that has that engine in a 701. Does not like it and is always fiddling with it. Also very complex to install. Lots of hoses and connections

You need more power for the 750 cruzer. 130 hp will make it perform nicely.

Have you considered the Viking aircraft 130 engine (vikingaircraftengines.com). Produces excellent torque which translates to outstanding thrust. That is what I am putting in my cruzer.

If building in stages, start with the tail to get used to the process, then wings, and finally the fuselage.

Larry Sward
N750LK

At 3:52pm on August 4, 2018, Jonathan Fay said…

Darren, 

i am working on 750 Cruzer purchased it all at once, but I think build order for storage and skills is rudder to learn, right wing, flapperons horizontal stabilizer and elevator, left wing, rear fuselage, front fuselage, join fueselage, gear, motor mount, motor panel, install tail, install wings, final bits and panel. 

The order optimizes space since wings are earsier to store than the fuselage. The other issue is the wing can get monotonous. So doing the tail and control surfaces in between gives you a break. To optimize purchasing, you might do the wings together. Just my 2 cents worth . Some people like to get the fuselage done first to work on engine and panel in between working on wing, since there are lots of planning and wall time waiting for stuff, but you need the space to build that much at once.

At 1:31pm on August 4, 2018, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…

Terrencehallo@hotmail.com

At 1:31pm on August 4, 2018, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…

I am not just finishing a Cruzer over 2 yrs from kit.

No major headaches but send me your email and we can discuss minutiae together rather than online.

Dr. Terry Hall

 
 
 

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