July 2019 Blog Posts (7)

Start Drilling Left Wing Skin to Ribs / IV Video Camera Stand

After two or three months of weekends of checking and adjusting, I am finally ready to start drilling the top wingskin to the ribs.

A couple of concerns I have is holes not appearing where I expect to them and also the ribs shifting while drilling. To help catch any problems early, I have setup a video camera that I can place under the skin to watch the rib and hole.

A short video below demontrates the video setup and the drilling of my first hole into the left wing…


Added by Damon Brantley on July 28, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Stabilizer complete

Finished the stabilizer today by adding the plastic ribs.  Probably took longer then it should, however, I found an error with the rear spar attachment plate and needed to order a new part, rebuild it.  Beyond that getting the skeleton and top skin to cooperate took practically a whole day until I was satisfied.  Replacement parts for the elevator are in so I will return to that part of the project.…


Added by Bradford Drown on July 25, 2019 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Elevator and Stabilizer

The elevator is on hold waiting for replacement parts.  Tried to salvage it but it was beyond me.

I moved on to the stabilizer and finished the skeleton tonight.  Skills are getting better.  Had trouble with the hand rivet gun from Zenith.  It stopped working.  Took it apart and removed all the metal dust, oiled it up, and it is working again.  Otherwise, no issues so far with the stabilizer.…


Added by Bradford Drown on July 12, 2019 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Banquet - Parking - Forums

Hello Everyone,

It's time to get out the banquet and forum information to you all. We are late with this because much of the grounds at EAA are being changed and remodeled. In fact as we speak EAA volunteers and construction workers are putting the final touch on the new EAA 50th anniversary grounds.

Our event will be held at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge, 175 West Fernau Ave, in Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 25th. We have very comfortable seating for over 250 people, our own private…


Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 12, 2019 at 8:47am — No Comments

Gear Leg Nut Torque

Can someone tell me what torque value the 4 landing gear leg bolts should be.

When I bought this aircraft (601XLB) one of the 4 nuts was only finger tight.


Added by Dick Miles on July 10, 2019 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Glacial paced progress

I recently travelled to PNW to finish testing mod to our fuel system.  We added shut off valves for tanks left & right.  Tested successfully for leaks.  Then put the plugs in and started it up.  First time in several years.  Seems so small but it sure felt good. 

Added by Randy Brooks on July 7, 2019 at 7:36pm — No Comments

CH 750 STOL Rudder Kit - Anybody Looking for One?

I have a "new in box" CH 750 STOL Rudder kit I need to unload.

I bought it from ZAC in 2015 at Oshkosh; then had second thoughts about STOL versus Cruzer, and ultimately switched to the Cruzer, which I'm presently building. It's in its original crate and has never been opened.

I'm planning to bring this with me to Oshkosh in a few weeks. If anyone is interested please let me know. Thanks!


Added by Kevin Powell on July 1, 2019 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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