Bill Alexander
  • North Augusta, SC
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Rotax 912
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Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
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Retired chemical plant operations supervisor, plant manager,and project manager.

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Flying with the doors off

Posted on July 9, 2011 at 7:55pm 6 Comments

 OK, its hot here in SC, so wen;t flying with no doors. The breeze felt good and the plane  handled well. the only adverse condition was a little wind noise being picked up by the head set mike. Now for the rest of the story, we, ( Robert my partner) and I were not planning this. It started because we were not happy with the 68" GSC wood prop in use. Although the tracking was spot on there was always a small vibration we did not like. So we ordered a new 71.5 " Kiev prop and installed. After…


How many CH 750 are flying with the 912S

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 3:47pm 17 Comments

As mine and Robert Broadwells Rotax powered 750 project nears completion. I was wondering how many out there are flying with the 912S?

Thanks Bill

Day 1

Posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:06pm 1 Comment

The kit arrived today. Had to get some friends to help slide the shipping container off the trailer and into the garage. Opened it up and started to sort things out.

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At 4:25pm on May 24, 2023, John Austin said…

... and do come visit!


At 4:23pm on May 24, 2023, John Austin said…

Hi Bill, good to hear from you!  The belt lengths are not critical as all the belts are adjustable with plenty of excess belt. (I used a Harbor Freight "hot knife" to cut my belts to final length - it cuts and seals the cut so the material doesn't unravel.)  I'm pretty sure that Crow has sold enough belts for 750's that they'll know what to send you. I would definitely recommend you call and talk to them to order rather than try to order online. FWIW, my Crow Invoice # was 107587 - (2) Item Code 40004 - RV 6, 7, 9 5-way 2" Cam Lock Restraint Y-Type Harness and (2) Item Code BB - Black Hardware.

At 10:56pm on May 9, 2023, Todd Statley said…


thanks for the feedback. Not considering a Lycoming, was looking at the UL Power 390 at 160hp and 220lbs, the Viking 150 at 235lbs or the Edge Performance 912 at 178lbs.

Your 750 is 775lbs, that’s impressive, is it painted?

I finished a Kitfox last year for my son with a 912 ULS and it weighed in at 840lbs (big tires & too much paint)

I’m on the heavy side and need/want a bit more than the 912 ULS though I’m not sure I want to pay nearly 40k (at current EU/US exchange) for the Edge Turbo.

At 8:22am on February 20, 2018, Eric Koch said…

Yes Bill.  Weather permitting, I'l attend.

At 6:51pm on February 16, 2018, Eric Koch said…

Thanks Bill

At 5:50pm on February 16, 2018, Eric Koch said…

At 10:17am on February 16, 2018, Eric Koch said…

Hi Bill;  I purchased the 750 from Matt Arns there on your field. I haven't been in touch with him in several years now and I hope he is doing well. Maybe we can plan a South Carolina Breakfast Club meet up?

At 2:03pm on December 8, 2017, Tyler Lee said…

Thanks Bill!

At 10:38pm on November 6, 2017, David Muse said…


No joy. One thing or another, plus my wife had to have  hip replacement surgery, no local hangar space, et c. Now I'm doing a lot of upgrades, have added a cabin heat muff, removed the Aero-Injector and am about to install a Marvel MA3A carb, which means a carb heat muff and more control cables. I'll be going to Tennessee with the plane to do final assembly and fly off the hours under the guidance of Buzz Devoll when I am done. I am thinking about ADSB, too. Stay tuned.

Dave Muse

At 3:19am on March 31, 2013, David Muse said…


I'm in Laurens & work full time in Simpsonville, 25 miles up the road. Not a whole heap of time for building, but I'm plugging along. I'll install a Corvair engine when I get that far. Still looking for a good one to convert. Any ideas?

As they say, "Where you stays at?" Would like to see your plane.

Dave Muse


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