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Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher fryatt Sep 12, 2017. 10 Replies 0 Likes
Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Zepp Jul 12, 2017. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Posted on September 29, 2013 at 7:43pm 1 Comment 0 Likes
The aileron stops for the piano hinge aileron option need to be longer than the standard stop shown in the plans. The stops that I received with my piano hinge aileron option were labeled for the PH stop, but they were the standard size and matched the dimensions in the plans for standard stops.
A drawing for the longer piano hinge stop…Continue
Posted on June 16, 2013 at 11:13am 5 Comments 0 Likes
I wanted to make very sure that my fuel senders were sealed before putting the tank in the wing and then filling it with fuel in the future!
The builders guide says the screws should have fiber washers under the head for sealing. These are no longer provided in the supplied VDO install kit. It sounds like a very good idea to have a fiber washer to help seal or a copper washer - like the seal washer used in banjo fuel fittings. I am also using the…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:28am 2 Comments 0 Likes
After cutting the 59 mm hole for the fuel sender, I needed to get some chips out of the tank.
It worked well to get a small 110 VAC floodlight bulb and socket that would fit into the fuel cap hole to light the inside. To remove chips, taping a painters tack cloth to a long stick made it really easy to pick out random chips and make the tank inside clean and ready to seal the sender.
Larry Zepp - Zodiac 650B builder
Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:09pm 4 Comments 2 Likes
I am finally working on the rt. tank and fuel system prior to closing the right wing. I did some research on sealants for the stock welded fuel tanks - so I should never have any leakage problems!!
Tapered pipe thread fittings -
I have long experience using either Loctite # 592 - Pipe sealant with Teflon (PST) or Permatex pipe thread sealant on fuels, oils and high pressure gases. Both sealants cure when air is excluded and have teflon in them to prevent galling of metal pipe…Continue
Posted on October 27, 2012 at 8:18pm 1 Comment 1 Like
Aluminum cutter 2.0 - A dremel tool is probably the most useful tool tol help with your homebuilt project. When trying to use a cutoff wheel, however, you have to control depth, angle and path all at once. Dremel doesn't make a base for the tool like the base on a skilsaw, but that would really help!
Dremel does make an attachment that threads onto the…Continue
Hi Larry thanks so much yes the 701 was both fun to build and a blast to fly , when you are down here let me know and we can go flying ...
Thanks for the warm welcome Larry! I can tell that this community is a great bunch of people and I'm really looking forward to meeting you all sometime as well! It'll be awhile before I'm ready to fly in anywhere, but I can already smell the good food and hear the friendly banter! ~ Doug