March 2021 Blog Posts (11)

Horizontal stabilizer Nearly Complete

Horizontal stabilizer is nearly complete. Just need to complete skinning and install hinge.

Added by Todd Osborne on March 21, 2021 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

She Flew Out Of My Life - The Zen

This is "The Zen".

It is a 2005 kit built CH601HD that was built by Trevor Page, and sold to me & Ray Nash in 2007. At the time Ray & I had been flying Quad City Challengers on wheels / skis / amphibian floats. We wanted a faster go further adventure aircraft that was still in the Advanced Ultra Light Aircraft (AULA) category here in Canada. It was also the aircraft that introduced me to Zenair / Zenith kit planes, the Rotax 912 series of engines, and the hopeless addiction of…

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Added by Bob McDonald on March 21, 2021 at 5:57am — 7 Comments

"Minor" Delay

Well, I thought things were going too smoothly.  Two days ago I received the anxiously awaited prop spacer and when fitting to the prop flange, it would not allow all the bolts to thread easily into the flange.  A few of the bolts treaded easily through the spacer into the flange.  The next bolt started to bind after a few turns were made.…

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Added by Bill Bear on March 19, 2021 at 4:01pm — 5 Comments

Rudder is complete and working on horizontal stabilizer

Just wanted to post an update. The tail and flaperons kit arrived last month and I have completed the rudder and am currently working on the horizontal stabilizer.…

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Added by Todd Osborne on March 16, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

CH 750 STOL Kit

March 8, 2021 is a big day for me. I ordered a CH 750 STOL kit for pick up at Mexico, MO. I'm busy setting up the workshop in anticipation of picking up the kit and starting the build. I'm like a 5 year old kid waiting on Santa!

Added by Thomas Godbout on March 14, 2021 at 11:04am — No Comments

Youtube Channel with CH601HD & CH701 + others "Grass Roots" flying.

Check this YouTube channel out if you enjoy "Grass Roots"  flying videos. Mix of GA aircraft and the CH601HD / CH701 aircraft. CH601HD (both taildragger & tricycle gear) flying skis. They fly in Ontario, Canada.

Added by Bob McDonald on March 13, 2021 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Corrosion Proofing

Hello All,
I noticed that some builders are using a Rustolium primer for corrosion proofing. I would rather use a spray paint for ease of use instead of the brush on primer. I am worried about longevity and weakening the structure using a primer. Thoughts on this?
Thanks,
Marc

Added by Marc Weniger on March 11, 2021 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Incorrect rib placement for taildragger 601 HDS?

This is for a 1993 601 HDS, taildragger. 

In the tri gear drawings, the center wing ribs (from inside to out) are at 585, 665, 770, etc. on the main spar.

The taildragger replacement drawings put the same ribs at 530, 650, 770 etc (the others are the same, only the first two ribs are different).

The issue is that 6-V-4-2 (this piece helps from the boundaries of the cabin) is riveted from the…

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Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on March 9, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mod 2 - Internal Elevator Routing

Plumbed through the ribs, added a junction box on top of servo and will run Tefzel single run from servo to switch, eliminating all connections.…





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Added by Joshua Bardell on March 8, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mod 1- Elevator End Rib Caps

Designed elevator end caps for the Cruzer. Designed a little oversized (20mm) flanges to trim back to personal desired fit.

Template/Dimensions (approximate, your fit may vary). …

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Added by Joshua Bardell on March 8, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

It lives

Nice day, so I pulled the Cruzer out of the shop for a first run. 

150 hp 0-320 lyc.  All ran smoothly, no precious fluids leaking.

Added by Mark Schoening on March 5, 2021 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

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