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Wondering how some of you finished the interior of your cabins? Especially curious how you finished the lower forward cabin panals
Did you insulate, if so what material...did you line the panals, which material...how did you hold it in place etc ?
Steve Minnesota CruZer builder
I have ordered a new viking engine for my 601XL and m interested in talking with anyone that has already done that.
My motor and related paarts are not here yet, but I do have a couple of installation questions.
If anyone will talk to me about their installation, please let me know
I am currently searching for a good yoke (for a 6000lbs pneumatic rivet squeezer) that allows me to squeeze the wing spar rivets for the CH601XL-B modification.
What yoke gap and reach are necessary? Does anybody know where I can buy such a yoke? Averytools only has smaller size yokes that won't fit/reach over the L-spar-angle.
Flying over the Gower, West Wales, UK
Does anyone have any ideas on how to balance the elevator stick back pressure
Getting some stuff ordered for it. I want to upgrade to Tundra tires on the main gear as I will be doing mostly off airport flying and ordered a cabin heater........its cold up here in the North. The plane came from Florida so I guess they didn't feel the need for cabin heat!
Added by Frank Schlichting on April 21, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Not much accomplished this weekend with Spring chores and family commitments, but I did get the Spar Tip edges bent with the newly constructed bending brake.
Added by David A. Judkins on April 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Milestone reached today - finished the right wing. (Well, as finished as you can get without a fuselage). Skins riveted, trailing edge is solid riveted, flaperon bracket supports riveted, fuel tank installed.
Made a wing stand out of timber and carpet (the idea came from someone on the CH701.com site) and my workbench is now clear for the other wing...…Continue
I had the pleasure yesterday to issue a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Jack Schnurr of North Pole, AK on his beautiful CH750 using the Continental C90 engine and 2 blade composite Sensenich prop. Jack did a fine job and I look forward to a ride with him when he completes his 25 hours of test flight time.
Michael Heit A&P IA / DAR-T
I am building a CruZer here in northern Minnesota. I wonder what is the link to join the CruZer group on Zenith Builders site. I have searched the link provided but haven't been able to find the group.
The project is going nicely.. to date the rudder,tail assembly and rear fuselage are complete and the cabin should be done early this week. To date we have 440 hours into the project. Now we are dependent on parts acquisition from the factory.
I would enjoy hearing from…Continue
Added by David A. Judkins on April 6, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments
HAS ANYBODY DONE THE SENSENICH 3 BLADE UPGRADE WITH HUB,SPINNER, THAT CAN SHARE THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OVERALL(CLIMB-CRUISE) AND WORTH THE $2400.00 COST. ID LIKE TO DO IT,BUT LOOKING FOR OPINIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE.OR WOULD THEY SUGGEST A DIFFERENT PROP...TKS GREG
Looks like there is a significant upgrade available for the 912iS. It is now called the 912iS Sport. A new airbox and software upgrade (plus a few other minor goodies) result in a higher torque curve. It looks like the parts are free for a limited time for those of us that already have the iS engine. Yay for Rotax! I'm pumped!…Continue
Thread sealed the return fitting and tightened up. Removed the tank from the wing, added a small section of fuel line to the return and clamped it off. Clamped the end of the main line too. Added 20 litres of unleaded to test (placed the tank in the carport next to the car, figured after the test I can just drain it into the car!)
Seems to be no leaks around the fitting at the moment, will give it a full 24 hours or more just to make sure.