Robert Crawford
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  • Heath Springs, SC
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701 wings

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Dec 19, 2020. 14 Replies

Wanted, 701 fuselage

Started this discussion. Last reply by James R Strong II May 26, 2016. 1 Reply

Wing light wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Bancroft Mar 3, 2012. 21 Replies


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I am 62 yr. old and work construction as a safety tech, sometimes I have to travel a lot. Got my PPL in 1974 but haven't flown in some time. I'm doing a lot of head scratching but I really like building from plans only. There is so much help out there and I feel I can ask any dumb question I need to. Hope to have a build site up soon. My start date was about April, 2009.

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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 1:55pm 3 Comments

A friend and I are flying commercial to Oshkosh, well, we will be landing in Green Bay, GRB. Our flight is schedualed to land at 3:31 pm and we will take a shuttle to Airventure. If there is anyone willing to share a ride or give us a ride let me know, Other wise we will hire the shuttle and if anyone needs a ride they can hop on board.




Posted on June 25, 2011 at 7:06pm 3 Comments

While waiting for some extra hands to stow my left wing I decided to polish a section. After cleaning it with mineral spirits I went over it with Nuvite F9 and it REALLY brought out some hand prints that I didn't see before. I went over it again with F9 and the prints are still there. Anybody got a solution.

Solid Rivets

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 9:48pm 4 Comments

Got my buddy Jamie over today to help with the solid rivets on the elevator trailing edge. I thought they were going to be hard to do but not so. It was pretty easy with the both of us, I held everything in place, straight and level and Jamie whacked the rivet setting tool with a 2 lb. ball peen hammer and it worked just fine. I even drilled one out and that was a piece of cake too. I only have one question. I accidently drilled three holes 1/8" instead of 3/32", how much should I cut off of a… Continue

Nebraska City

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

I am going to be in Nebraska City working from 9-15-09 until 10-22-09 and would like to take a look at any projects in the area. If anyone is in that area and willin' just e-mail me at;

Wing spar webs

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:02pm 3 Comments

Got brave today and cut the wing spar webs. After I come up with some kind of Rube Goldburg contraption to hold everything flat and secure, I'll use the fly cutter to cut the .95 mm holes. Debating on how to do the spar rivets, buy a rivet squeezer or build the rivet setter. Any suggestions?

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At 2:12pm on June 19, 2011, William A Weeks said…

Any time you are in or going through, let me know as we have an active EAA group some of whom are at KROA Everyday.  Telephone is (804) 450-5834 cell, (540) 491-9345 home.





At 2:15pm on March 17, 2011, Scott Ehni said…

The lexan was heated at the point of the bubble and air pressure was added from the back with a ring the shape of the bubble holding down the front.We made 5 bad ones before we got it to work.


At 5:31pm on February 1, 2011, Jesse Hartman said…
Well thats easy.  Thanks.
At 7:27am on December 22, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Bob, I used HTS-2000 Minimum order is $80 with shipping, but should last me a few years.

I am having warping problems brazing thin aluminum. I think the soda can works since it's shape provides strength. Nevertheless, it is a handy tool. Welding/brazing thin aluminum is a challenge.
At 8:26pm on August 25, 2009, Allen Furr said…
Hi Bob,

I started my 701 one week before my, now, ex wife told me she was pregnant with my, now, four year old. A lot of life has happened since then and my project only got as far as the rudder. I have joint custody of my two girls, 9 and 4. With work and a girlfriend I have very little spare time but that dream has never faded. I think I am going to switch to the 750 for the added cruise speed and engine choices. I would love to visit you sometime to check out your 701 and get some more motivation. I loved building the rudder. I have collected tools, information and other resources, just need a shop and some commitment.
At 6:17pm on June 13, 2009, Chumphol Sirinavin said…
If you need a full size copy of the nose rib drawing, tell me of a convenient place to send postal mail or photo file to you.

At 9:56am on June 3, 2009, Chumphol Sirinavin said…
I was in my flight training program in Pensacola, FL, in 71-72. "Y'all" was new to me then. But it was one of the nicer words, especially when used by sweet and kind people there, young or old.


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