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
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
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.
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?
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
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
Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.
Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.