Tom Sullivan
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UL Fuel Pumps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sullivan Jan 7. 9 Replies

Yesterday I decided to run the fuel pumps to cycle some fuel through the engine. Both pumps bogged down and produced no pressure. After removing the pumps and much dinking around, I found both check…Continue

UL 350is Fuel Requirements

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn S. Beckhorn Apr 18, 2018. 3 Replies

I found a service station in our area selling 110 R+M/2 racing fuel. It is 13 bucks/gal. What are UL engine owners finding that works in this engine? I know of using an additive to combat the lead in…Continue

Regulator/Rectifier connector

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sullivan Feb 24, 2018. 4 Replies

First of all, thank you for this forum.  I recently received my new UL350is and am trying to wade through some of the hookups. One of them is the connector for the volt reg/rect which comes prewired…Continue

Poor Builder's Crimping Tools

Started Feb 3, 2015 0 Replies

This technique was shown to me years ago by an old sheetmetal masterContinue


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UL Fuel Pumps

Yesterday I decided to run the fuel pumps to cycle some fuel through the engine. Both pumps bogged down and produced no pressure. After removing the pumps and much dinking around, I found both check valve poppets at the discharge end of the pumps were stuck shut and not allowing fuel flow. I swished them around in some Berryman's and gently pushed them open. The pumps seem to function ok now but I certainly didn't need this and it doesn't bolster my confidence in these units. Fuel is autogas…See More
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"Re-located the ul350is volt reg/rect to the firewall. Hopefully will stay cool."
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Cruzer Kit

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

My fuselage kit arrived today so let the snow fly. I'll stay warm and busy this winter.

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At 6:38pm on July 3, 2017, Ken Larson said…

Thanks, Tom.  We have taxied the high school plane and are just waiting on FSDO to set up inspection so we can fly it.

Stop by our hangar at SZT some time. 

We would like to see and hear about your project.


At 11:02pm on August 9, 2016, Roger Bertsch said…

Yes, the 601HD can be interesting to land.  Glad it is the HD as in heavy duty-- as I have had some carrier landings.  I would like to see your project.  We had one CH701 at KSFF and I had a chance to fly that plane prior to buying the Zodiac.  I use Experimental 16BZ call sign as when I use Zodiac, they think Kodiak!  I have about 20 or so hours on the plane and we are becoming friends!

At 10:07pm on August 27, 2015, John Eugene Rogers said…

thank you sir, I'm gonna do my best.

At 1:26pm on November 12, 2014, Timothy D. McCall said…


I didn't powder coat anything, just primer and paint.  I can't think of any reason you shouldn't powder coat the steal components if you wish.  Yes, you should protect the steel parts.  My torque tubes and other "unseen" steel components only have primer on them.

At 8:08am on October 31, 2014, Michael Chesney said…
Congratulations! Hope to see some updates on you progress through the build. I'll be starting the tail kit when it arrives. I think the fusealage kit will be the next section I order. Was it a long wait for the fusealage?
At 7:59am on October 31, 2014, Timothy D. McCall said…


The great adventure begins....  happy building Tom




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