A Michael Mccarthy put a comment on my wall that he has tried to contact me before and I did not reply, but he has not contacted. Don't know for sure whether he attempted and it just did not get to me. I tried to reply but his is set to private. I do not want to send email to the one in his comment as that would expose my email. Is he a valid member?
Sorry John. Did not mean to offend anyone, or post an add to sell my plane. Was merely replying to a question on my selection of a 0-320 engine. Don’t see how to delete, so maybe you can do that for me. Chris
I just changed my internet service from AT&T to Xfinity, which as a result, my e-mail address is changing. How do I change my e-mail address for my log-in? When I go to my profile options, I follow the link for “change” under the e-mail settings, at it just dumps me back to the previous page. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
First I want to thank you for all the good information you have shared with the forum.
I also have a question. Since the horizontal tail section produces a downward force in flight, I wondered if a larger horizontal tail section would cause additional drag. Have you noticed any reduction in speed due to your elevator extensions?
I hate to bother you again about this, but the "search" function in Ning is totally useless.
Briefly, I got a windshield which was flat across 80 percent of the top, BUT the left and right ends were elevated about 3/4 of an inch. I got on the Cruzer forum and laid out my problem. Some of the members said that one could gently heat the ends with a heat gun to to make them flat. I tried this and could not evenly heat the whole end to lie flat, making these really ugly distorted ends that still had dips in them. I emailed,then spoke to Roger who said a small rise was not unusual. I can't figure this out because water will get under the rise. In the end, I reordered a complete windshield--which was expensive, but the shipping was almost as much as the windshield.
With that as background at an earlier time we discussed your installation and I bought enough butyl tape for the perimeter, BUT I cannot find the email or forum entry in which you set this out.
I got some 1/16 by 1/2 inch butyl tape ordered this morning. Amazon was nice enough to offer me 20 rolls for a total of $176. After a fair amount of surfing, I found a seller that would sell me one or two. Jon Croke had indicated that some of new bubble door builders had used adhesive on them. I ordered enough butyl tape to do the windshield and the doors--using the spacer bushings on both.
On the basis of your comments below, my guess is that the ideal spacer bushing will tubing will be the plastic fuel line that they use for model airplanes.
Thank you VERY much for you reply concerning mounting the windshield. On the basis of a more recent post by you I had already increased the thickness of the windshield support to .050. I am going to order some 1/8 by 3/4 black butyl tape from amazon tomorrow.The idea of making a butyl "sandwich" sounds like an excellent way to seal the windshield.
What I did not see in your reply was a response to my suggestion that thin sections of 1/4 inch nylon tubing (like we have for brake lines) be put in the 1/4 inch openings in the windshield.
I need to thank you for the tip about helicopter blade tape. I wandered over to the downtown airport last week and caught a mechanic working on a Jet Ranger (Sky4News) and asked him about it. He laughed a bit and told me to go over to Pep Boys and get a roll of clear rock guard tape, like is used on car rocker panels. Said it was the same thing, only cheaper. You might want to look at this.
I still have not figured out a way to make my replies to your entries show up in them.
My current question is: How do you like your Conform Foam now that you have been flying the plane for a while?
Because of a motorcycle accident many years ago, I prefer a very firm foam on the seat base with no bolsters to keep the head of the femur off the seat. My experience with conforming foams is that they become soft and you sink in--which puts pressure on the hip.
I ordered the folding wings option for my Cruzer and will soon be setting them up. I asked Roger if Zenith had any material on user experience with the folding wings and he said no, try the forums. I want to post in one of the forums asking about users set ups and experiences, good and bad with the folding wings. Which forum do you recommend?
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