Geoff Klestadt
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Some Reflections On Building An Airplane.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoff Klestadt May 12. 12 Replies

This post is intended for potential new aircraft builders who maybe have yet to purchase a kit or are awaiting delivery.  I apologise in advance if what I have to say is old news. It is however a…Continue

Sound deadening.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Zepp Jun 4, 2020. 6 Replies

After a lot of reading and three engine ground runs, I’m applying some sound deadening to the aircraft.It’s noisy even with my Bose headset. I’ve applied Dynamat super light to the lower firewall…Continue

Wiring - Aaaaargh!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Warner Apr 7, 2018. 11 Replies

I am going nuts wiring up my CH750! The combination of a 912 iS and a full Dynon Skyview system means I have wires everywhere! Has anyone got suggestions on how to tame this mess?I've labeled all the…Continue

Heads Up - Jabiru Engines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Simmons Feb 3, 2015. 10 Replies

For what its worth, the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has just issued a discussion draft of a proposed ruling that would limit the operation of Jabiru powered aircraft in Australia.…Continue

 

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Geoff Klestadt posted a discussion

Some Reflections On Building An Airplane.....

This post is intended for potential new aircraft builders who maybe have yet to purchase a kit or are awaiting delivery.  I apologise in advance if what I have to say is old news. It is however a late night reflection on my building experience with a CH750 STOL which I am now in the process of test flying to learn its capabilities. I started the project in January 2012. First flight was on 25 November 2020.The single most important thing to consider is your time. Not money. Not mission. Not…See More
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Sound deadening.

After a lot of reading and three engine ground runs, I’m applying some sound deadening to the aircraft.It’s noisy even with my Bose headset. I’ve applied Dynamat super light to the lower firewall which is all I can reach. I plan on putting patches of it on the side panels back to the seat front beam.I know Dynamat isn’t fireproof. However if I spring a leak in the Rotax 912 iS plumbing, the fuel supply and engine can be off in seconds.I’ll put a piece of Dynamat on the back of the baggage…See More
May 21, 2020

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Help - Metric Fittings For Rotax 912

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:54pm 2 Comments

I am now at my wits end. Rotax deliver their engines in the USA fitted with AN oil and fuel connections and that is what my FWF kit comes with.



For the rest of the world Rotax deliver the engine with "metric" connections for the fuel pump, fuel rail and oil tank - which is what was delivered to me here in Australia.



Only problem is that no one seems to be able to tell me exactly what standard of "metric" Rotax uses. there is bound to be a European (or DIN) spec for what… Continue

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At 6:33pm on May 2, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

where abouts in Melbourne are you from I would like to see this 750

Paul

ps you just trying to confuse the Americans with humour ,its not hard

At 1:16pm on April 3, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project.

If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico, Mo. just a couple of miles from them.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center

www.LightSportAircrafters.com

 

At 6:59pm on April 2, 2011, Geoff Klestadt said…
Yup, practicing aerobatics, I'll change it ASAP.
At 6:26pm on April 2, 2011, Chris Sinfield said…

hey welcome Geoff

I know we live in Australia but thats the land down under not sidways..

I guess you have seen Alans 750?

Chris

At 6:28am on March 31, 2011, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Welcome to the world of Zenith building
Cheers
Allan
 
 
 

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