November 2013 Blog Posts (12)

almost ready...

 for our "air worthiness inspection"  Almost two years to the day from start to finish..............amazing!  What a beautiful bird!

Added by Dave (Rocky) M Brown on November 27, 2013 at 12:44am — 2 Comments

Our own David Pasahow to join EAA Board of Directors

Yesterday EAA announced:

VanGrunsven, Brown, Pasahow Join EAA Board of Directors…


Added by Zenith.Aero on November 22, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Wing attach help

I cannot find the bolt length for the AN-5 bolts used to attach the wings and struts. I can estimate but would feel better if I could find it in the plans. I am probably trying too hard to find it and just cannot see the size. Anyone able to help?

Added by Arthur Gibeaut on November 18, 2013 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

Free slat jig

I finished my slats tonight and have a nice CNC made jig.  Its free to local builder if they want it.  It will be made into BTU's by Friday so speak up.

Added by Jesse Hartman on November 17, 2013 at 7:54pm — 6 Comments

Recent trim work on 701

Just to update all of you that are tweaking your CH 701 and possibly your 750.  These mods probably don't add speed or short field capability - LOL - but were done to clean up the original construction.  First of all go to "my Photos" so you can see what I am talking about,


I never liked the bubble door to front post fit that I created in the original build it was noisy and drafty especially in winter. So the first item was to build new trim strips for the front pillar to…


Added by Phil Smith on November 17, 2013 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Slack Rudder Cables

When I adjusted the rudder cable tension the wings weren't on the plane yet and the nose gear was near the bottom of it's travel.  I had 25 pounds, both right and left.  But after the wings were on, the nose of the plane was several inches lower.  Since the firewall slants back this has the effect of loosening the rudder cables.  They are totally slack now!

Here's my question.  If I tension cables now the tension my be right on the ground, but the tension will increase drastically…


Added by Dan Dempsey on November 17, 2013 at 11:01am — 5 Comments

Honda Fit Engine Conversion Update

On Friday the Oct 25th and Saturday the 26th educational seminars by Jeron Smith of Raven ReDrives Inc. were held at CopperState EAA Airshow.

Jeron Smith comments about the educational seminars he presented!  To keep up with further updates, got to - -

"Just a quick note to let folks know that I'm back from Copperstate EAA…


Added by Ron D Leclerc on November 15, 2013 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Best Prop for 601XLB with Lycoming 0235N2C

Is there any one out there that has a Lycoming on a 601Xl ?

What prop are you using ?

Added by Gary Heininger on November 12, 2013 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

Dynon Skyview with geo-referenced Airport Diagram

Added by Urs Grischott on November 12, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Getting back at it.

I've been swamped with work and no time to build.  I have Monday off and plan on finishing my last slat.  After that will I will make some long range tanks. 

Added by Jesse Hartman on November 6, 2013 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

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