Dr. Edward L. Olds III
  • Mount Carroll, IL
  • United States
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Upper elevator cable chaffing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Edward L. Olds III Aug 8, 2014. 8 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Morrisey Jul 4, 2017. 14 Replies

Fuel Venting Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug MacDonald Sep 6, 2013. 14 Replies

Jabiru ram air installation

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Aug 12, 2013. 17 Replies

Jabiru 3300 Journey

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I'm a retired school superintendent. I have owned a Cessna 140, Cessna 172, Beech Musketeer, and an Ercoupe. I fly off of a grass strip and have had a great time with my 750. The photo is of my Dad, who passed away in October, on his first time seeing the plane at home in the hangar.
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LL07 Tautz Field

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Landings and Cooling

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 9:10pm 3 Comments

After several weeks of apprehension, read "scared to death," and one bent nose fork, I finally got some help from an airline pilot buddy and went flying at our farm strip.  I did 4 takeoffs and landings, while my friend watched from the ground with a radio and gave me some coaching.  That coaching and some great help from Bob McDonald, Jimmy Young, and John Austin gave me the confidence and the skills to finally feel comfortable with my landings.

I left the flaps alone and…


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At 11:46am on October 13, 2012, RANDY L HALLOCK said…

Thank you Dr. Olds for befriending me. I have been following your post since I started my build one year ago. Looks like you have done a fine job with your build so you are a good subject to follow. I feel your excitement leading to your first flight and many to follow. Good luck and be safe first. Thanks for your postings.

At 9:56pm on June 6, 2012, Christopher Nail said…
I am at Offutt. I'm an EWO on the RC-135. Are you former air force?

I was impressed with your 750 build. Since your slightly ahead on the jab install I was curious if you had any words of wisdom. How did you do you electric wiring?
At 5:06pm on April 7, 2012, KENNETH DRUMHELLER said…

Thought I'd drop you a note on my progress.  Talked to Jason Smith at Aerotronics and met with him at Sun and Fun to work out the details for a new panel.  Everything worked out fine and they are going to build my panel.  Like you said, not cheap but worth the cost. Don't recall if you have an autopilot.  If you do I would appreciate any photos you have on the installation.  If not I appreciate your help.  Have a nice Easter.



At 6:16pm on March 2, 2012, KENNETH DRUMHELLER said…

Looking at your pics, I noticed you have a Dynon Skyview panel built by Aerotronics.  Installing avionics and electrical wiring is something I will need some assistance.  Do they have good documentation and instructions for a novice and would you recomend using their service?  Appreciate you comments, THX



At 7:53am on September 8, 2011, Joseph Begany said…


I'm planning on scratch building myself so I feel for Steve's problem.  Didn't get to kick off my project yet.  Ran into delays with an addition to the house that I need to complete before I can start devoting time to building.  There is always something.  You can't imagine how good it feels to know that there are still some people out there that will go out of their way to give a stranger a hand.  I applaud your efforts.  Good luck with your build.  You must feel good to be getting so close.  Take care.

Joe b

At 11:32am on September 6, 2011, Joseph Begany said…


At least you tried.  I just ran across your notes and recent activity and thought of his recent activity and thought you could help.  He wrote to me when I commented back to him about his problem.  Perhaps now that the holidays are gone you might hear from him.

Joe B

At 12:24pm on September 2, 2011, Joseph Begany said…


There is a guy on the Forum "750" that has been trying to join his fuse for the past several days and has a problem.  Perhaps you could take a look at his post on the forum page for the 750's.  Maybe you could help him find his problem since you have just recently been there!  Good luck with the rest of your build.  Looks like it's comming along.

Joe B

At 4:13am on July 15, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

Thanks Ed

It's a really nice feeling to do your own paint job except when things go wrong. There is usually something that goes wrong for me at the start of painting. Once I get those little things sorted, it all instantly visible progress from there.

Good luck with yours Ed, hope to see it soon.



At 1:56pm on March 10, 2011, Joseph Begany said…
I would be interested in hearing what you thought of the Jabiru Work Shop.
At 7:42am on February 16, 2011, Neil Corella said…
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