Jon Reddick
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SOLD: Leftover A5 rivets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Reddick Oct 16, 2017. 8 Replies

For some reason I've got a gallon sized bag full of the larger A5 sized rivets left over from my 601 build.  I don't know how many there are, but there are probably a couple thousand of them.  If…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Reddick Jan 18, 2017. 2 Replies

Bought it to use on the Zenith because cable tensions were so critical. Used about a dozen times in total. $180 new, asking $120 shippedContinue

Odyssey Ultamizer factory correct charger for pc680

Started Mar 10, 2016 0 Replies

Odyssey Ultamizer factory correct charger for pc680.  Includes trickle charge and proper protection for sealed batteries.   Used a couple of times at best.   Asking $50.Continue


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Long Cross Country puts Corvair to the Test

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 10:58am 14 Comments

Flew nearly 1000 miles from Delaware to North and South Carolina and back last week in my 3000cc Corvair powered 601XL and came away with a renewed confidence and appreciation for the combo.  

The trip to visit family and attend a conference originated at Eagle Crest Airpark (DE25) in Delaware and included stops in Farmville, VA (KFVX), Morganton, NC (KMRN), Greenville, SC (KGMU), and Spartanburg, SC (KSPA) before heading home.  

The 3 liter Corvair engine…


+1 for the Philadelphia FSDO

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 4:06pm 1 Comment

Finally got around to setting an appointment at the Philadelphia FSDO to get my repairman certificate.  The examiner there was very friendly and excited to be able to learn more about homebuilding.  In fact, we talked for nearly an hour and a half because he was enjoying looking at all the photos and videos I brought.  After all the certificated pilots I've met who take a step backwards and give the 'crazy-eye' look  and then go on to say how they would never fly in an experimental aircraft,…


The iPad, iLevil, and I... er, Me.

Posted on December 26, 2015 at 11:00am 4 Comments

This Week I installed an iLevil AW unit which provides pitot-statically driven AHRS information, GPS, and ads-b to the iPad.

Some may view it as a frivolous expense, but here's why I felt it was worth it:

  • Attitude Indicator-  I concluded that an attitude indicator was essential after an accidental albeit brief encounter with IFR conditions.  I didn't want to add the weight and complexity of a vacuum system and found that electric attitude gyro's are ridiculously expensive…

Viking Steel Bungee Install question

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm 4 Comments


I installed the viking spring system tonight, but had some trouble adjusting it and would like some feedback.  How stiff should the nose wheel be after adjusting tension with the side nuts?   

The reason I ask is that i've got mine bottomed out and it still doesn't seem stiff enough to keep the nose gear from hitting the stops on landing.  I…


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At 9:44pm on January 25, 2014, Ronald Hook said…

Jon, sorry but I have not been on the Zenith web site for some time.  I have the two main wheels and breaks and axis plus the 650 nose strut and nose wheel. If it in not to late and you still want them. Give me a call on my phones. HM 417-679-0091 or my cell phone 417-712-1699.

At 8:16pm on November 6, 2013, Ronald Hook said…

Jon, my name is Ron Hook and I have two 5/500 tires, tubs, breaks and axles, nose gear strut, two pilot control sticks, dual pedals, and dual breaks, three wheel pants, flap motor all for sale. My email address is.


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