April 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Nose skin clecoed

Got to that lovely stage where you tension up the ratchet straps and suddenly a collection of aluminium starts looking like a wing.…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 27, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

650B Hinged vs flex hinge ailerons

I would appreciate any comments from pilots who have flown both versions of the hinged ailerons and flex hinged ailerons.

I have flown the flex hinge version and noted that it took real effort to turn (real stiff) compared to my Cherokee 140 which could be turned with essentially finger tip pressure.

One pilot stated the hinged ailerons worked well on the ground but were just as stiff as his prior installed flex hinge in the…


Added by Gene Kujawa on April 24, 2015 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

Left wing - bottom skin riveted

Had a little marathon effort last night and got the entire bottom skin riveted.  Remembered to first pop the rivets that sit underneath other objects (eg jury strut brackets), which made it all go smoothly.  Drilled a hole in the tank channel for fuel hose (easier with it out of the structure) and positioned the Savannah fuel tank support before riveting.

Tomorrow I'll ask my wife to assist with flipping the wing.  Then it'll be time for playing around with the tank…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 21, 2015 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Video Teaser for my first Flight 9/13/14

Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

9/13/14 It does FLY!!!!

10 hours of transition training CHECK

Pre-Flight inspection that was almost an annual CHECK

7 Gallons of 100LL per side CHECK

Taxi out, run it up, take the active, and fly.

It does! and it flies well

Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

9/12/14 It can FLY!

Friday September 12 2014  The DAR comes over to inspect N69102 for it's airworthiness certificate. 

No more then 2 minutes into the inspection he finds a castle nut that has no cotter pin.  DAMN!   I was just working on that this morning and I had the new cotter pin laying right beside the pliers i was going to use to put it in.

I quickly fix that while the DAR goes on about his inspection, spending over an hour looking in holes, going upside down in the cabin to look…


Added by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Update on left wing progress

Well this is embarrassing, I just realised I haven't posted an update for almost a year!

Left wing is upside down on the bench.  Had a good day on it today, drilled all the pilot holes out to 1/8", clecoed in the front strut fitting, made the strut angle bracket and attached the fitting doubler, and made a start on the flaperon brackets.

Almost bought a Continental C-85 until someone pointed out a forum post on this site advising against it.  Will wait until a good 912 comes…


Added by Marty de la Motte on April 7, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

CH 750 Fuselag Build Contiinued

The Viking engine is removed from it's shipping platform and is ready to install…


Added by Frank A Pisz on April 5, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

CH 750 Fuselage Build Progress


Added by Frank A Pisz on April 5, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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