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At 12:39am on May 10, 2011, John Funk said…

I am also looking for tips on installing push tubes instead of control cables.

Can you help?

At 10:17am on February 9, 2011, David J. Dormer said…

Sir:

It is my understanding that you are using push tubes for the control surfaces instead of control cables. If so, I am looking for information as to how to do the same.

 

CH(MAJ)David J. Dormer

Fort Eustis, Virginia

At 3:10pm on March 2, 2010, A David NIxon said…
Congrats on your upcoming flight. YES! I love my push control rods. and now that I have my upgrades just about complete and reading the latest from Zenith and FAA, I am very happy to have the pushrods. Let me kow how you like them.. Mine were a little heavy (but very positive) feeling.
Dave Nixon
At 11:14am on December 2, 2009, Shayne McDaniel said…
David: We are building a 650 and stalled waiting for upgrades. As long as we have to reopen the wings, we want to put push rods and counterweights in instead of aileron cables and would really like to see how you did it. The Waiex I built had push rods, so I am familiar with the installation and believe this is the way to go. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
Shayne McDaniel
pilotphyl@olemac.net
At 10:45am on November 20, 2009, GENE MAYO said…
HI DAVID I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEB WHERE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT FLYING TO NY, AND ABOUT THE PUSH RODS. I BELIEVE WHAT STEVE WESTON STATED. PUSH RODS ARE THE WAY TO GO. IF YOU COULD STAND ONE MORE REQUEST FOR INFOR. ON YOUR INSTALLATION I WOULD APPREC IT. I LIVE IN PANAMA CITY,FIRST FLIGHT WAS OCT 8TH. HAVE 10 HRS. DON'T LIKE THE CABLE AILERON.
THANKS GENE MAYO
601SX
MAYO_G@COMCAST.NET
At 3:00pm on September 30, 2009, Jeff Webb said…
Thanks Col, I would love to see the drawings and a picture if you have one.

cw4jasper@bellsouth.net

Happy Flying!
At 7:41am on September 27, 2009, Jeff Webb said…
Hello Col, I like the way you secure your wing lockers. I'm doing my first wing locker now and was curious what type of latch/lock you used. I found a pretty nice one from West Marine but the actual "catch" would have to be placed about and inch down inside the locker.

Thanks,
Jeff Webb
At 3:56pm on June 8, 2009, Gerald "Jerry" Duncan said…
David... Thanks, your help is very much appreciated... Jerry
At 12:11pm on June 8, 2009, Gerald "Jerry" Duncan said…
David... I believe that you stated (in a video) that you had discussed with Zenith and had installed aileron push/pull tubes instead of the standard cables. If you have any info or pictures of that installation I would really appreciate reviewing them... Thanks, Jerry Duncan (gfduncan@cox.net)
At 4:01pm on May 11, 2009, Alan Uhr said…
Thank you David,
Alan Uhr
FlyingGyros@TampaBay.rr.com
Thats because I used to fly Gyroplanes for about 20 years.
At 6:02pm on April 20, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Hi Dave-have watched dvd #171 several times-you have a sharp 601. I put a reply on Daid X johnson's NTSB discussion. I meant to place it on your site. Anyhow, my first wing is ready to rivit top skin- bottom is rivited. To install push-pull rods, must I do it before closin up th wing or can I do it later. Also, did you use ZAC bellcrank, what size rods, guides. All info would be appreciated.

Fred
Schutt

Aspers Pa 17304
At 10:37pm on April 2, 2009, Peter Johnson said…
Dave, I too would like some details of your push rod setup. I have a copy of Bill Phillips method. Did you do the same?

Thanks
Peter (vk3eka@yahoo.com)
http://zodiac.cpc-world.com
Wonthaggi Australia
At 2:14pm on March 31, 2009, Joseph F. Ham said…
Hello Dave
I do appreciate your quick response.
my e mail address is:
joe@hambrothers.com
At 12:54pm on March 30, 2009, John Cange said…
I noticed on your video, after you closed the canopy, that you were "hammering" on the right side. I do that exact same thing. I wonder if there's anybody that can get the canopy closed without breaking into a sweat. I know of one guy here, that takes his rubber seal off in warmer weather.
Nice job on the airplane. Thanks for taking time to answer!
John
At 8:21am on March 30, 2009, Joseph F. Ham said…
Dave, I too was very excited to find that you put pushrods in your wings instead of cables. I would be greatful if you could share some photos and tech details about your installation as I think this is the way to go.
Thanks,
Joe Ham
Mount Holly, NC.
At 4:52pm on March 28, 2009, John Cange said…
Dave,
Has a question, I watched your video and I think that you said that you sometimes fly with the right side of the canopy on the first latch, which would leave a small gap (improved airflow) especially while sitting on the ground. I've often had trouble getting a complete latch on the right side, and often wondered if it would be ok to fly with the first latch only. You have any problems in the air??
Thanks,
John
At 5:37pm on March 27, 2009, Jeff Webb said…
Hello Colonel, Just watched your video from the newsletter DVD. I really like your airplane. I'm building one just like it. (I hope) Still undecided on the engine however I do like the Corvair. Actually I like them all. Have you ever been on a C26 from the Ga Guard? I've got 25 years in so far and will try to make it to 30. Remember, you can ride "space A" with me.
I am curious about those push pull tubes instead of cables. Sounds like a good idea. Take care.

Jeff Webb
CW4, GaARNG
At 8:03am on March 27, 2009, Peter Sonders said…
Hi David,
I have just watched the video. Very nice airplane and lots of information. I have a question; did yoy get the approval from Zenithair to have the wing locker door installed the way you have it done, with just one lock and no additional fastener...??

Thanks
Peter Sonders
At 7:24pm on March 25, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Sorry David, I guess you will need my email address which is ch601xl@yahoo.com.au

Regards
Phill Barnes
At 7:19pm on March 25, 2009, Phill Barnes said…
Thanks David, I really do appreciate you sharing details of the push rod setup.

Regards
Phill Barnes

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