Rolled N345CC outside, added 6 gallons to each 12 gallon tank and let sit overnight. So far, no leaks....yea! However, have since removed C90 for the needed crank inspection. Am having major overhaul completed at same time. Two or three months delay, but all other construction should be completed by the time engine is back.

  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 103


You need to be a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers to add comments!

Join Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

Comment by Bill Bear on April 1, 2021 at 1:56pm
Hi Jimmy,
I needed a prop spacer to move the prop forward a little bit after I fitted the cowl. When the spacer arrived, I tried to install it. First two bolts threaded in nicely. Third one started to bind up almost immediately. A&P suggested I dial the prop hub to be sure it was not bent. Well, it was bent on one side 20 thousandths. Nothing indicated in prop and engine logs. Prop was only 125 hours since new and installed in 2005. Engine log indicated an annual same date but no reason for prop change or damage to engine. Perhaps not all “occurrences” are posted in the logs!

Anyway, I need to be sure crank isn’t bent or either hub or crank is fractured. Engine has 1300 hours SMO so I am just going to have a major overhaul done and start fresh and confident in the power plant.

Only have to mount and rig flaperons, unusable fuel determination, VGs on HS, a few other minor things and final W&B. Should be ready for W&B by the time I get the engine back. Hoping for first flight later this summer.

Comment by Jimmy Young on March 27, 2021 at 8:30pm

Bill -

Why the crank inspection? Did I miss something?

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2023   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service