Bill Bear
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  • Wasilla, AK
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Hell Hole Fun

Taking a breather while installing the elevator cable pulley mod. The grimace on my face is in shadow and difficult to see....having some fun now !
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Free Air Temperature Sensor Cover

I found a small digital temperature gage online and located the thermistor sensor in a rubber grommet on the passenger side skin. Small cover mounted for protection.
Jul 19
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Jun 28
Timothy Sparks left a comment for Bill Bear
"Bill, I have an electric fuel pump installed on my Continental O-200A equipped CH750 STOL. I only use it when flying at high angles of attack (during stall maneuvers). Don’t really use it for any other normal flight conditions. "
Jun 27
Jan F Jaekel left a comment for Bill Bear
"Bill, I have an O-200 powered 750 with an engine driven fuel pump.  Lack of an electric fuel pump has not been an issue. JJ"
Jun 26
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Outside for Leak Check

Rolled N345CC outside, added 6 gallons to each 12 gallon tank and let sit overnight. So far, no leaks....yea! However, have since removed C90 for the needed crank inspection. Am having major overhaul completed at same time. Two or three months…
Mar 26
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"Minor" Delay

Well, I thought things were going too smoothly.  Two days ago I received the anxiously awaited prop spacer and when fitting to the prop flange, it would not allow all the bolts to thread easily into the flange.  A few of the bolts treaded easily through the spacer into the flange.  The next bolt started to bind after a few turns were made.  The bolts and spacer were removed and the flange was gaged.  Sure enough, there was a spot where the flange was bent 15 thousandths.  Not knowing wether or…See More
Mar 19
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Aft Inboard Wing Panel

A large access panel added on top inboard aft skin of both wings. Makes connections a lot easier and well illuminated since light naturally comes from above. Much easier working "from above" than below. And I wanted to avoid a stiff neck from…
Mar 19
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Removing Bubble Window Adhesive

Heat, 91% isopropyl alcohol, Goo Gone"ProPower", blue shop towels and lots of patience did the job without damage to the plexiglas.
Feb 22

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental - other
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Retired USAF, ATP, CFI, Instrumets, SEL, SES, MEL, Retired Air Taxi Operator. Installed C90 engine.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
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At 11:33pm on July 20, 2021, William A. Hungelmann said…

Yes, I did a test on the bench with all my components with everything it relative height positions and again with everything installed in the fuselage. I was concerned about how well the fuel would flow through the electric Facet fuel pump with it not powered, but it was just fine.

At 7:27pm on June 27, 2021, Timothy Sparks said…

Bill, I have an electric fuel pump installed on my Continental O-200A equipped CH750 STOL. I only use it when flying at high angles of attack (during stall maneuvers). Don’t really use it for any other normal flight conditions. 

At 6:04pm on June 26, 2021, Jan F Jaekel said…

Bill,

I have an O-200 powered 750 with an engine driven fuel pump.  Lack of an electric fuel pump has not been an issue.

JJ

At 8:54am on June 26, 2021, William A. Hungelmann said…

Bill,

My engine has an engine driven fuel pump and I have an electric back up. I have never neede the electric pump.

At 4:51pm on January 29, 2018, Joseph M. Reheiser said…

Hi Bill -

Joe Reheiser here.  I now recall where we were stationed together.  You were my first squadron commander, of the 345 TAS at Yokota AB, Japan.  Those were great years!  I had the good fortune to return to Yokota much later in my career as the 5AF/CV and flew the Herk.  They were H models at that time, and they are now converting or have already converted to the J model.  

All the best,

Joe 

At 4:04pm on January 29, 2018, Joseph M. Reheiser said…

Hi Bill -

Yes, I was in the USAF (31 years) and was a Herk driver.  Where were we stationed together?

All the best,

Joe

At 12:08am on July 30, 2016, Keith Crawford said…
Bill
My name is keith. I am building a 750 cruzer in kenai. I am seeing how many Alaskens would be interested in having a zenith builder/flyers get together. If your are interested I would like to get your input on time and location.
Thanks for your time.
Keith
Kenai AK
Keith@simerson.net
(907)984-2388
At 3:17pm on March 15, 2016, Robert Davis said…

Bill I am here in Wasilla as well.  I just purchased the Tail kit and plan to start building next month (assuming the tail kit finally gets here).  would like to be able to contact you with questions while building the kit if you don't mind.

At 9:16pm on December 27, 2014, David Koshinski said…
Thanks Bill, still have a long way to go just finished tail section hope to get fuselage next month. I didn't even realize I had a comment until now didn't mean to ignore you, hope your project is going well!!
At 11:18pm on April 5, 2013, Jack Schnurr said…

Bill,

I had an email returned to me as undeliverable.  I would love to talk to you about your project.  I expect to start flying in May.  I flew a C-90 powered 750 in Houston TX last sunday.  It really performed well.

Jack

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"Minor" Delay

Posted on March 19, 2021 at 4:01pm 5 Comments

Well, I thought things were going too smoothly.  Two days ago I received the anxiously awaited prop spacer and when fitting to the prop flange, it would not allow all the bolts to thread easily into the flange.  A few of the bolts treaded easily through the spacer into the flange.  The next bolt started to bind after a few turns were made.…

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Steel Bungee Modification

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 11:24pm 4 Comments

I just finished installing the Viking steel spring bungee mod in my CH750  Edition I  project which is nearly 80 percent completed.   Although it took me longer than I expected, I am happy with the modification and glad I took the time to add the mod.  Here is a rundown on my installation experience.

The engine was installed (C90) before the mod and the firewall well populated with components, nevertheless, the changeover was not difficult.  However, I did…

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