Michael Herder
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Traveling to Oshkosh- Places to Stay along the Journey

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 9:03pm 2 Comments

Hey guys,


I'm planning on traveling to Osh from Dallas/FW Texas.  I'd like to suggest that we should all communicate with each other as to who might have a place to park a plane, or who might have a place to park a person for the night while traveling.  My biggest concern with this trip is getting stuck in weather.  If anyone is available as an emergency destination, or just willing to host a couple travelers Zodiac builders between DFW-Tulsa-Columbia MO-Brodhead WI-OSH…


Jabiru Tuning Question

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 8:15pm 17 Comments

Hey guys,


Jab 3300, wood 64x47 Zodiac 601 HD.

Recently rejetted from a .255 to .250 b/c I was running rich at high end.

Flew it for about 5-10 hrs with the .250 Main Jet in it, all was good, left bank was a little on the lean side and I was getting about 3100 rpm level at cruise on a good day.

Decided last night to try to remove the scat hose from intake and replace with smooth lined radiator hose 2 1/8" diameter, and nice smooth molded…

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At 7:11pm on December 27, 2011, Ian Sowman said…
Yeah Michael, Gidday. Tried to reply to the 'no repy' e=mail (duh) so now this should work. If you get over here to Godzone next year be sure to call in to us here in Napier. There are many other Zenair builders/flyers here who probably also have a spare room and will be happy to host you and maybe get the odd bit of air time in too. Cheers, Ian ZK-ZOD
At 5:49am on August 16, 2011, Michael McConnell said…
Thanks, Michael.  I WILL call you today.
At 9:45pm on May 5, 2011, Dave Gardea said…

Thanks Michael! Thanks again for the great tips you provided recently. They were extremely helpful. 



At 5:39pm on April 14, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

Hi Michael

Thanks for noticing the fuel line being so close to the channel. I went and checked it and it is not actually touching but very close and probably would touch with the engine running. I will slice a piece of rubber tubing lenghtways and glue it over the channels edge.


Many thanks


At 11:45am on April 11, 2011, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Michael,


The cooler failed at a brazed seam.  Lucky for me the hole was small.  The engine ran for 8 minutes before pressure dropped which allowed me to land safely.  I just posted a blog about this misadventure.



At 9:54am on April 5, 2011, Stephen R. Smith said…
At 8:52pm on March 21, 2011, Dave Gardea said…
Hi Mike, thanks for the suggestions on the paperwork. I appreciate it. I was extremely careful to be sure all the paperwork agreed exactly with my registration. I was even careful to not include punctuation if my registration and data plate did not include it. Here's hoping I can get thru this process without too much delay. Was not encouraged when the FSDO told me today that everyone makes mistakes. Thanks //Dave
At 3:46pm on March 1, 2011, Mike Miller said…


PS...just noticed your profile.... my son is a Project Engr. for Morley Const. in LA.



At 3:44pm on March 1, 2011, Mike Miller said…


Have 5 hr.s now on the Piper Sport and appreciate your comments on the nose wheel.  I expect 601XL to be much easier.  My background comes from ultralight that had steerable nose, and the Piper has been a pain.  I guess those that have no comparison get used to it, but I'll be glad to be out of it. 


Word is that Chinese bought Piper...just heard that.  Don't know how true it is.  Here in Prescott, AZ we only have the one Sport Pilot training location... and they only have the one LSA.




At 9:29am on February 9, 2011, Mike Schlichtman said…
Wow...first time I've seen that.  I will check my serial numbers.

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