Mack P. Kreizenbeck
  • Meridian, ID
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ZODIAC XL
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Polish techneques

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 3:10pm 3 Comments

Greetings all,



Jake and I were talking the other day and came up with this question:



Has anyone out there used Scotch Brite pads to prepare the aircraft surface for polishing?



We were thinking of putting the Scotch Brite on a orbital sander pad and start working smoothing out



the grain, using red, brown, gray and finally white pads prior to using Nuvite.



I have the info published on matronics, Swift and Airstream and have started to polish with the… Continue

SLSA

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

For those of you who own an AMD built XL that live in Idaho and/or Oregon, I can recommend a good mechanic.
Contact me for his name.

Mack P. Kreizenbeck
208-898-1494
aprazer@cableone.net

Thanks to all who sent me congratulations

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 10:51pm 2 Comments

It sure felt great flying my bird that many of you helped me build.

Today, we re-pitched the prop so it will turn up to 3300 rpm. It would only turn up to 2350 when I flew the other day.

What surprised me, most of all, that the temperatures seem to stay within boundaries.

Also, the carb linkage was adjusted so the engine won't die when I pull the throttle back too far on my next landing.

BTW, does the two or three bounces count as two or three landings?

102 degrees kept… Continue

Another 601XL takes to the air!

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 11:00am 3 Comments

I finally did it!



I flew N990MK maidens flight yesterday and everything went well!



No, the wings did not fall off!



All the bantering back and forth about the safety of the 601s had me quite concerned, so much so that my airplane, signed off by a DAR 19 months ago, had to be annual-ed before its first flight.



The most recent letter from the FAA put my mind at ease.



A few minor adjustments and its back off into the wild blue yonder.…

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At 8:24pm on July 29, 2012, Patrick Hoyt said…

OK, Mack, now you got me curious.  Sounds like you figured out the polishing, and have some yellow.  Any pictures....?

Pat

At 3:16pm on October 6, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Mack, I was just about to close the hangar door and start my 10 hour drive back. You said you wanted a picture ...... Now that I'm flying, decided it was time to keep the dust off the airplane. Three 9x12 drop cloths work well.
At 6:25pm on June 7, 2010, Robert Hathaway said…
Hi Mack
Thanks for your comment on N620RH
I finished on 4/17/10 (a lot of work!)
Did it all in my hangar in Chico with a helper part time. No Doug. Although he did come by one day & gave me the thumbs up.
Good luck Mack
Bob H
At 3:37pm on June 7, 2010, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hello Mack,

Thanks for commenting on the pictures.

The salt flats were fun. The 701 and the Challenger got low enough to touch their wheels in the sand/salt. I don’t do those tricks in my 601. I took movies & pictures of them doing it though.

The weather was good. We had a high cloud layer which kept me from baking in my 601 toaster oven. Some of the pictures were a bit dull without the direct sun though.

My plane’s tail feathers are indeed fixed thanks to Doug Dugger at Quality Sport Planes in Cloverdale.

Steve
At 11:09pm on May 23, 2010, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hello Mack,

I hope your doing well.

This picture you commented on was taken by Alan from his plane. The mountain is Mt. Rainier which is 14,411 feet. He considered buzzing the guys on top but thought better of it, to give them the solitude they earned the hard way.

Steve

Steve
At 10:17am on April 9, 2010, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hello Mack,

How are you doing? Are you flying that thing or just looking at it? Have you started the upgrade?

Regarding my trip down the coast, there was lots of moisture in the air so the skies were hazy in places but never anything close to IFR.

The flight took 4.5 hours. By car the trip would have been about 10 hours. Route 1 down the coast is beautiful but very curvy. The view from my Zodiac was spectacular as always.

Take care, Steve
At 11:16am on August 18, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
We fly high as well... we just don't have any mountains to look at when we do it. The camera is a Canon 700 Zoom something or other. It was handheld for the video. I could shout over the engine noise into the open mic or perhaps patch the intercom into it and record the sidetone conversation. I had not thought about it until you asked. Thanks for the interest and the feedback.

Ed
At 6:42am on August 2, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Mack, the total weight of both canopy moldings is 2 pounds, but the weatherstipping is at least 8oz plus glue, and I didn't use the front metal flashing. So, what is the actual weight gain after I trim, more like a 1 pound gain, but I will have a near perfect canopy seal.

I should have used carbon fiber, might save 8-10oz
At 12:33am on August 2, 2009, Bob Archibald said…
Thanks Mack. We stopped training in the 601XL after the NTSB letter, but will be back doing limited "insurance" checkouts on a "consultation" basis starting in September 2009. Those builders who need the experience can still get it then. Call Dragonfly and talk to Chad or me.

Cheers,
Bob Archibald
Dragonfly Aviation
(707)575-8750
At 12:21pm on July 31, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
BTW, change your status to "Flying"

Ed
 
 
 

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