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to help me calculate rivet spacing's. Not everything is a nice multiple of 20 or 40 millimeters.
I have a web server on my home network so I can bring this up in my IPad while I am in the shop.
Enter the distance and the desired rivet spacing. The page will print out the hole locations at or under
the desired rivet…Continue
I just moved to a new house and my workshop and tools are still packed in boxes, so the best I could do to keep myself sane and say "I'm doing something" is get to Kinko's and have a working copy of the plans made. I also had both sets spiral bound with a clear front cover and plastic back cover.
It's not much, but it's a start! :)…Continue
Just received the Tail Kit today. Will start building this weekend. pictures to come.
Added by Robert Davis on March 24, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Added by david shrader on March 23, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments
A couple of pics of my engine choice
Found it on barnstormers
Had been looking for a cam100 and found this one with 250 hours on it.
Older Honda civic EW2 engine core - good reliable engines
The 2.4 - 1 PSRU is a really beefy titanium,…
Added by peter vetter on March 22, 2016 at 4:22pm — No Comments
Had a bit of runout on the forward spar top rivet line. (2.5 mm)
Checked the zenith construction…Continue
I have been experimenting the last few weeks trying to figure out how to best create the joggles to go over the .093 longerons on the lower fuselage.
I tried the wood block method given in the zenith cd. I tried the slotted aluminum sheet method as I had seen on the EAA homebuilder tips videos. I tried a third method shown in the homebuilt help using a tucking fork and a hammer. I tried my vice. Perhaps it was just due a lack of skill on my part, but the joggles I got…Continue
Hi everbody ! I am a happy Zenair owner /pilot. Two years ago I purchased a Zenair CH300 Tri Z , powered by a Continental 0300 , with warp drive prop. I am a Recreational Pilot, enjoying every minute of flying, talking flying and aircraft topics. Looking forward to building a Zenair 750 STOL, which I intend starting in very near future ( this year)
Added by Dean Smith on March 10, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Well folks, I've made a ton of progress since my last post. I have the cabin sides ready for solid riveting. I'm also ready to start match drilling the wing spar pieces. I've made about 75% of the parts in the plane. About 3 weeks ago, I broke my bending brake trying to bend some longer .063". The pop rivets holding the piano hinge pulled out. So, I thought I'd use the opportunity to practice my solid riveting by repairing the brake with bucked rivets. What a disaster. I simply CANNOT get…Continue
My Aircraft will be slightly slower due to the drag of my STOL type aircraft. So, maybe 75-85 will be
realistic as an expectation. About to finish my fuel tanks this spring and a goal for me is that the wings MUST be on this summer. It was a pleasure to read about this Corvair powered 601. I believe that the Corvair is a real performer, and I…Continue
Added by Michael J. Festa Sr on March 8, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Flew nearly 1000 miles from Delaware to North and South Carolina and back last week in my 3000cc Corvair powered 601XL and came away with a renewed confidence and appreciation for the combo.
The trip to visit family and attend a conference originated at Eagle Crest Airpark (DE25) in Delaware and included stops in Farmville, VA (KFVX), Morganton, NC (KMRN), Greenville, SC (KGMU), and Spartanburg, SC (KSPA) before heading home.
The 3 liter Corvair engine…Continue
Does anyone have a set of the older style CH701 / CH601HD Zenith / CZAW floats?
I'm bored these days without a project, so I'm thinking my CH601HD would be cool to fly on floats. Anyone have a drawing for the front steerable nose gear. If I remember these were compressed air…Continue