David Long
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  • York, PA
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Fit fuel fuel tank with cork

Fit fuel tank with cork.Drilled holes in leading edge for vent and drainDrilled hole for finger screen attachment in nr#3(Note)  previously installed fuel level indicators, sealed with b2 sealant, and added ground wiring on both standard range tanks)See More
Jul 9, 2020
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"Currently building right wing. Will add wingtip lights/strobes and wing lockers"
Jun 5, 2019
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May 21, 2019

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Less than half
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Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot, Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Private License Dec. 1998
USAF -Aircraft Fuel Systems Mechanic 6yrs
BAE Systems, York, PA Vehicle Assembler 19 + yrs (Tracked vehicles)
BAE Systems, York, PA Electrical Engineer 5 yrs
Oce' North America Field Engineer
BAE Systems Engineering Tech and Calibration technician
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Electronic Tech
Retired 2018
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
07N - Bermudian Valley Airpark

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At 9:22am on November 3, 2013, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi David-- Good to hear from you-I thought you skipped the country or went to the happy hunting ground -  Still have some work to do on wings - fuselage abount 75% done.  Are you still in the York area.  I transport students to York Tech in mornings if you have time for a coffee.  Keep in touch


At 9:17am on November 3, 2013, Frederick Schutt said…

At 1:14pm on January 28, 2012, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi David

Whats happening with your project?

Get in touch-Fred

At 6:09pm on May 14, 2011, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi David

What's happening?  Haven't heard from you in awhile.  Have my fuselage started-bottom and rear side skins rivited-floor panel ready to start mounting rudder and brake assembly-step fairings fabricated.

Keep in touch


At 12:55pm on March 1, 2011, Timothy Finley said…


N949TF is a very nice handling airplane and it did not take long in the factory plane to get very comfortable.  I was landing it nicely every time after just a few in my own airplane.  You will really enjoy it when you are finished.

At 5:56pm on January 10, 2010, Frederick Schutt said…
Haven't heard from you. What is your progress on your wings-have you done upgrade on main spar and center section? Also, what manuals, dvds do I need from Wm Wynne for corvair construction. How far are you on your power plant?

Hope to hear from you soon
At 6:03pm on December 19, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Hi David
Don't want to scare you. It's just that I don't trust FAA not to come out with some other mods or ad's later on. Like I said in my last comment to you. I will order upgrade kit after xmas after rush slows down at ZAC. Am going to do pushrods like we talked about but probably larger dia. tubing and bearings like Steve Weston and others. Are you going to do removal of solid rivits yourself or do you have help.
Keep in touch and Merry Christmas


At 4:48pm on December 2, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Hi Dave

Good to hear from you. My second wing was ready to rivit the skins but decided to install a Dynon pitot- and then the news from FAA. I am holding off- I don't want one of the first update kits because of changes or quality control. I don't like the two sets of standards either-which is if a plane is licensed anf flying they don't have to do th upgrades. But we do if we want ours passed. Also, I'm not convinced that these mods will satisfy FAA. When I had PIper and Mooney there was always a definite procedure to do or a part # to check or replace. Until FAA comes out with bulletin or ad they still not pass plane I may try to sell and get some of my investment back

At 4:07pm on October 27, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Hi Dave

Wondering how the construction is going? Also, since you took tail dragger instruction, is your plane going to be tail wheel? Keep in touch.

At 8:22pm on August 28, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Hi Dave

How is your 601 project coming along? I have my right wing in the wing cradle finished except for the wing tip. Left wing is ready to rivit rear ribs to main spar and rear channel. Keep in touch.


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Fit fuel fuel tank with cork

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 8:16am 0 Comments

Fit fuel tank with cork.

Drilled holes in leading edge for vent and drain

Drilled hole for finger screen attachment in nr#3

(Note)  previously installed fuel level indicators, sealed with b2 sealant, and added ground wiring on both standard range tanks)


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