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At 6:44pm on April 5, 2014, Brian C Green said…

Hi Phil,

Brian from Launceston - 0427 807 283


I have the tail feathers kit for a 650B.


I haven't started yet, my wife is in hospital.  Hope to get into it soon






At 2:37pm on April 1, 2014, James Burbury said…

Hi Phill, good to hear from another builder.


At 10:29pm on February 19, 2013, Don Jensen said…

we live in Cloyna (murgon) and have our own strip, we are going to Noosa and coming back Friday morning - mobile number is 0427 475509  if you happen to be available - other wise some other time     Don Jensen


At 7:40am on June 25, 2012, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Phil

Looking forward to the wing trolley info.


Thanks Fred

At 6:57am on June 12, 2012, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Phil

Have followed your progress - sorry to hear you won't get to complete your plane.

I am interested in your idea for the wing installation trolley as I am doing all my own work.

Could you send me info or plans to me?  I wpould appreciate it.

Thanks- Fred Schutt - Aspers, Pa 17304 USA  email

At 5:10am on June 1, 2012, rob foster said…
thanks for the offer phil, one of the reasons i am building is i cant afford to buy a completed aircraft. i also need a challenging project to keep me sane for the next few years. life has taught me lately i need to take some time out for my minds health. cheers mate. rob
At 8:27am on March 24, 2012, Jake Reyna said…

Phill, the seat bottom modification will be easier to upholster, but I'm sure my seats will not match yours in style. I've started working on version 2, but will be satisfied with comfort.

At 1:51pm on February 21, 2012, Tim Sutton said…

Hey Phil,  Sorry still set on a Corvair at the moment, hope you have luck in finding a new owner for yours though...

At 11:36pm on January 23, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Phil,

I only wish there would be an easier way to make that scoop...Didn't find one yet so...

Got to get my hands dirty... again.



At 12:28pm on January 17, 2012, Paul Sanders said…

Phil, Thanks for the cutter recommendation. Just curious what chuck size it requires, my biggest problem seems to be finding something that will fit into a 3/8" drill, everything seems to be 1/2".

At 2:43am on December 30, 2011, Pete Hicks said…
Hi Phil, I am building zenair 1450 amphib floats, to fit to Just Highlander, which is also still under construction. Last project was rv7 finished 18 months ago. Just can't help myself!!
At 5:40pm on November 29, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

did you get my email on gippy aero i know people who know people

At 3:01pm on November 29, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

gday phill finished yet havent heard from you for a while i have been flying abit but the weather has not been togood it never stops raining 

At 3:31am on November 27, 2011, Tim Sutton said…

Thanks Phil,


I purchased a partially completed CH650B kit, so trying to sort out where the last guy left off at the moment.  Hopefully some real progress soon, cheers Tim

At 6:07pm on October 10, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

G'Day phill we got back home safely had a few worries but good now .see you have had it running ,thats good ,not sure about those props we just hop in and fly,wood is good,been realy shit weather here ,cold wet and miserable,last wednesday flew to elmore field days1.5  there 15 kn head wind 85 kn is aslow trip ,10kn head wind coming home i thought the gods were against me

At 2:53am on October 7, 2011, Lee Grandja said…

Hi Phill

I hope this info can help.



At 4:28am on October 6, 2011, Lee Grandja said…

Hi Phill

Loctite 577 is used for stainless steel applications, about the gell around the thread could be bit of fuel seepage. Loctite requires about 24Hr to fully cure, you could have used pipe sealant (loctite 567 ) I will send you some info net few days.




At 6:22pm on October 5, 2011, Lee Grandja said…

Hi Phill

Thanks for the message, 

Getting back to my build after few years.



At 7:10am on September 16, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Phil, YEs they sure do look like REAL planes with the paint job on. Yours looks real nice. Hang in there...It's all worth it !


At 7:26am on September 6, 2011, Rick Morris said…

Hi Phill,

I haven't had my plane up for a few months now as my airstrip has been too wet. With the weather finally warming up should be able to get airborne very soon. Looking forward to show Yu around the Northeast of Victoria and further afield.




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