Didn’t realize you have a Viking engine. Nothing personal or bashing intended.
i just haven’t seen any conversations on the reliability at such sustained power levels in all of the forums invented read on Viking and aeromomentum engines. But, I almost feel bombarded by all the adds saying how wonderful they are.
Nice to meet you, and again, wasn’t meaning to bash or be personal. I would like to folllow your build and progress.
My name is keith. I am building a 750 cruzer in kenai. I am seeing how many Alaskens would be interested in having a zenith builder/flyers get together. If your are interested I would like to get your input on time and location.
Thanks for your time.
I am getting set up as a DAR out of the Fairbanks / Anchorage FSDO and hope to get to building by end of October. I'm selling my home in Washington and the shop too along with an Excalibur project to finance the CH750 .... can hardly wait to get one in the air. I'll keep in touch with you and look forward to meeting you someday.
Transponder - havnt bought a transponder yet but left space on top of L extrusions as well as 21/4" cutout on panel. Whitehorse International is the only major airport in Canada without radar - we are completely surrounded by mountains so not much use.
Im holding off as long as possible and hoping to get a unit with both ADS-B in and out which interfaces with the skyview unit. Will need before heading over to Valdez for the extreme STOL comp next year.
Hi Ken. Yes I enlarged the existing wing root bolt access holes and made covers out of 0.060 scrap secured with tinnerman anchors. I think that I could have done connections without this mod but think it will make life easier. Have installed a number of maintenance access hatches at key locations. I think that this is one area where the kit could be improved a bit.
I thought it was top of the cabin frame, which would be pretty close to the top longerons directly behind the cabin frame. The system powered up and it looks like Im pretty close to the factory calibration.
Static port location based on input from other builders and the EAA flight testing book - has some good info on installation and testing of flight instruments. Not sure if there is a "perfect" spot - I noticed later that a number of aircraft have the static port built in with the pitot.
I went with the Dynon heated AOA - pitot so wasnt really an option
Hi Ken. Sorry dont have any dimensions. Just built from a piece of scrap 6061. The idea of the bracket is to get the flight computer level with fuselage reference level, which Im hoping will also be level in flight.
Just powered Skyview system up. Absolutely awesome display.
I don't do facebook either but would be glad to share what I know with email. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org The fuel system was not even shown in the plans I have so I didn't deviate, I just figured it out as I went.
I guess it really depends on the size of the gravel? I know they install that grade of UHMW on grader blades and inside the box of dump trucks. Its tough stuff but even chewed up after several seasons your only looking at $30 / ski to replace with new.... or you could put a 3" wide wear skin of stainless across the very rear of the ski bottom, then replace it as needed.
The 701 plans are vague regarding the routing of fuel lines. I understand the concern regarding starvation in a nose down attitude. I copied what Carl Ritter did for fuel lines on his plane. He has been flying without issue since 2004. Additionally, I have a large gascollator from a Cessna 150.
Regarding the fuel system on my CH 701. I built the tanks per plans and the outlet is aft of the middle of the tank. I routed the fuel lines through the wing rib and into the cabin area and through the door header. I did not test a nose down attitude when testing flow.
Hi Ken, I am plans building, so I looked at the plans and think that I will be putting about a 10 to 12 litre tank ( about 2.5 gallons) under the seat. There is a rib under the seat so I am not sure if I am going to move it over or incorporate some sort of stiffener into the tank in order to support the seat bottom. My volume amount is based on a half hour fuel reserve that we are required to flight plan for here in Canada. In other words I will be within regs if I have a planned 4 hour flight ahead with 4 hours of fuel in the main (wing) tanks. One other item that I am going to incorporate is a simple float sending unit that will illuminate a warning light if the header tank is not completely full. Cheers, Joe
Thanks for the comment, I'm not sure if I responded or not? I have talked with Zenith and they are exchanging my inboard skins for a newer version, since they found the problem existed. If that hadn't occurred, I was taking your approach.
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