January 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Cruzer owners with Viking 130 or 150 engines and successful installations?

I am very near pulling the trigger about an engine purchase. THE QB fuse is now starting to be finished. All of the other components are almost finished. I am having an anxiety attack. ?(should I ground myself)

I was initially planning on UL 350 IS but now I am contemplating a Viking 130 or 150. Is there anyone out there that could help me. I would appreciate your insight.

Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on January 30, 2017 at 8:19pm — 4 Comments


Took top off the crate on Tuesday and started the unpacking process.

Added by Mike Armstrong on January 26, 2017 at 10:59am — No Comments

Fin riveted!

I have another riveted assembly to check off the list for my Cruzer. :)


Added by Chris Boultinghouse on January 23, 2017 at 10:32pm — No Comments

2009 ZENITH ZODIAC 601XLB  For Sale

2009 ZENITH ZODIAC 601XLB • $42,500 • LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT FOR SALE! • 2009 Zenith Zodiac 601XLB less than 111 Hrs TT Airframe/Engine 2700/100HP Corvair, Weseman 5th Bearing, Sensenich wood prop, ICOM 200, Mode C KT76A Transponder,…


Added by Marvin Penepent on January 22, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Universal Bevel Protractor

This is a tool that is often seen in a machine shop to measure angles. I have known about them for a while, but only recently acquired one.

Things I found useful about the protractor that will make it a regularly used tool for me.

1. The protractor can be locked down to a give angle.

2. There is a broad face on the arms to make it easier place against surfaces I am measuring..

3. It was very easy to see any gaps between the surfaces and the protractor…


Added by Damon Brantley on January 21, 2017 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

Leak testing using Air instead of gas for tank

I was able to leak test the installed pilot gas tank with air saving a great deal of grief.

I capped vent tube with rubber cap and clamp, pressure gauge in fuel line and air hose in fuel return line.

The gas cap was sealed with double sheet of saran wrap.

The pressure was 2-3 PSI and the tank was installed and gas tank skin was clecoed closed.

It was much easier than disassembly and bench testing with gas. 

The tank needed to be installed for this…


Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on January 18, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

Flight to watch SpaceX rocket launch

Here's a video link to the SpaceX rocket launch from 4000 ft just outside the launch area over Lompoc airport.


Added by Christopher Jon Brown on January 15, 2017 at 1:36pm — 3 Comments

Building a CH750 and making modifications along the way !!!

January 12th,2017

Hi again,

Time to report back on my CH750 build. What has been done so far :

1) CH750 : stabilitor is finished but not closed. It is full symmetrical to match the symmetrical elevator.

2) CH750 : wing are done - not closed and inspecting them right now...

3) CH750 : ordered some control parts (aileron mixer) to finish the setup. Got the rudder pedals and brakes/reservoirs

4) CH750 : aileron + flap skeltons are being…


Added by Normand Lambert on January 12, 2017 at 11:32am — 4 Comments

End of year, first assembly

The last day of 2016 saw the first completed section of my 750 Cruzer!


Added by Chris Boultinghouse on January 5, 2017 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Electrical Issue Rotax 912 ULS

I have the standard Rotax 912ULS setup with Ducati regulator/rectifier and 22,000uF capacitor. I’m having some issues with a small amount of smoke in the engine bay that briefly enters the cabin and then clears. More often is an electrical smell, very sporadically during flight. I have noticed it more often with higher RPMs during takeoff but also at intermittent times throughout flight. I've had several people look over the plane with no definitive diagnosis. Concerned that it might be the…


Added by Art Locklear on January 2, 2017 at 9:29pm — 5 Comments

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