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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). …Continue
Added by Joshua Bardell on March 8, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments
Nice day, so I pulled the Cruzer out of the shop for a first run.
Added by Ryan James on February 24, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments
Added by Joseph Millette on February 19, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I haven't posted in quite awhile. I am working at a very slow pace due to time constraints and perfectionism. I have lots of updated photos to show.
Added by Scott Smith on February 15, 2021 at 11:07pm — No Comments
Recently, the trusty 912S in my 701 has been, well, not that trusty. The symptoms started subtly about a year ago, with slight difficulty starting. Used to be, you couldn't count the blades before the thing sprang to life. Now I was counting 6 or 10 seconds, and having to mess with various combinations of throttle and choke - probably because the lack of immediate start was causing flooding.
Anyway, I had an annual inspection coming up, and even though I have my repairman…Continue
After flying my HDS for 10 and half years, decide to upgrade the instrument panel in order to relieve some COVID fatigue. Purchased an inexpensive CNC router to make the cutouts and learned to use the software to make the drawings and generate the GCODE.
Was able to clean up some wiring and remove unnecessary instruments. Still getting used…Continue
I am trying to find information on how to properly set the flaperon position. I have recently completed a set of high strength turnbuckles to assist in the setting process. I have looked through all the documentation I have and can't find any pictures or angle information, maybe I am too OCD but I want to get this correct. I started by laying a straight edge on the top rear of the wing and adjusting to that but when I have completed the settings I don't have much flaperon movement with the…Continue
I ordered the landing light kit for the 750 and started looking for instructions on how to install it. I found a few examples of what the final product looked like but nothing like what I needed as a VERY armature builder. Well, I decided to tackle the project and I figured I'd pass along what I did in case it might help someone else.
The first thing I found is that either I build the slat wrong or the SD slat is different than the 750 STOL. I say this because the pictures and…Continue
Video documenting my process for folding the nose skin for my Zenith 650.
Added by Damon Brantley on January 26, 2021 at 9:56pm — No Comments
I would not call this video exciting, but I'm starting a new YouTube series to document the building of my Zenith CH750 Cruzer. This Introduction shows the new format, which uses 3 cameras to film the construction and shows off the workshop. Once construction starts, in a few weeks, the work will be live streamed. Each day of work will then be compressed into time lapse at 60 times normal speed. I am not trying to become YouTube famous, just document the entire process of building a…Continue
It's always an exciting day when you just get to rivet! Assembled the elevator for the final time. These are the days that make me want to invest in a pneumatic riveter, I think I will for the fuselage.
The stabilizer was finished my junior year in college, will just tack rivet elevator for now.
Rudder I'm holding was finished by my granddad at the Zenith factory in 1993.…Continue
Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on January 11, 2021 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Sequence of pictures each hyper-linked to my eaa builder log which show details of Corvair flight engine short block assembly.
Added by Skip Rhudy on January 9, 2021 at 12:41am — No Comments
Added by Skip Rhudy on January 3, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Adam Andrews on January 2, 2021 at 11:08am — No Comments
Added by Adam Andrews on December 24, 2020 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Last year I graduated college, and moved to Oregon to start my aerospace engineering career (as an avionics engineer). Been instructing a lot, especially after finishing my CFI-I. BUT I finally have the whole kit here, and make time for it most days. Nice to have it close by and easy access.
I got the wings to about 75% done in high school and college breaks. Finished most of the fail feathers in college. I'm just about to install the trim servo in the elevator, and close it…Continue
Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on December 16, 2020 at 4:37pm — No Comments