Steven Ward
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Piano hinge for cowling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Fay Jun 1, 2022. 6 Replies

Slick Mag Rotation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Ward Sep 17, 2021. 5 Replies

Mixture bracket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Niendorff Jan 3, 2021. 6 Replies


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Piano hinge for cowling

Hi, I want to install piano hinge for my cowling installation. Can someone share with me the specific part number for the piano hinge? I believe it is MS20257 but I don't know what width or thickness is. Also, how much length does one need? Zenith has changed their Builders Resources page since I last looked and I can't find anything. See More
May 4, 2022
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Continental O200 Engine Start in Thermal

Here is a short video of my Continental O200 engine starting from cold viewed in the thermal heat spectrum. This engine is installed on a Zenith CH-750 STOL ...
Sep 17, 2021
Steven Ward posted a discussion

Slick Mag Rotation

Hi all, I have a question about the rotation of my mags. I have Slick 4301 mags, both are left turning. What does this mean exactly?  If I were to be sitting in the seat and looking at the back of the mags, do I attach the plug wires counterclockwise? Is that what the L means? See More
Apr 28, 2021
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Mixture bracket

I am Installing my mixture bracket per the Homebuilt Help Video, I need to attach part of the bracket to the threaded stud that attaches the carb spider. My issue is that I will not have enough threads left after the 1/8” bracket is installed with the lock washer and nut. I am considering using a slim nut so I have enough threads. Or I may cut the 1/8 aluminum bracket short and install a 1/16 steel extension to give me more threads.Is it ok to use a slim (short) nut? Does anyone have any…See More
Jan 2, 2021
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Slick mag cap wiring order

I need help with figuring out the wiring order on my slick mags at the cap.I can’t seem to find any info so any help would be appreciated. I have the number 1 lead marked on the cap,I need the other three cylinder leads. It’s on an O200968394EA-ABB0-43C8-94A1-A42E8D86E9D3.jpegSee More
Nov 21, 2019
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O-200 Exhaust

Test fitting the Vettermans exhaust on my O-200 CH-750 STOL. So far looking good.
Oct 1, 2019
Steven Ward posted a discussion

Remote mounting oil pressure sender

I have the Homebuilt Help video of the O-200 installation and it shows Jon remote mounting his oil sender on a O-200. He uses two AN fittings and a hydraulic line hose. Has anyone done this and know what the part numbers are? I am having problems understanding what sizes to order. See More
Jun 12, 2019

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At 2:25pm on October 22, 2018, ronald zielke said…

steve my daughter posted this on Facebook   try this    it should bring up the  article

At 1:05pm on August 3, 2017, Rodney Hall said…

O-200%20Parts%20List.pdf  Steve, I saw you post about an O-200 Parts Manual. I have attached the most recent copy.

At 6:59pm on December 20, 2015, ronald zielke said…

steve I'd welcome the idea of coming up , but more than anything to go flying in are own planes, wouldn't that cool?  Thanks for the comments  it was a dog getting all that stuff in there.  I have since put screws on both top arm  and baggage rests just to be Shure. I'm hopping to have my plane done by September.

At 12:11pm on July 29, 2015, ronald zielke said…

HI Steve

I see that you have went with steam gauges.  who's did you use? were did you buy them.  ron

At 11:24am on June 30, 2015, ronald zielke said…

hi steve  sorry i didn't get back sooner but for some reason this showed up on one of your old post,  but i thought i told you but when i went to mexico i bought the fuselage kit i thought as slow as i've been i'll never finish.   I have also decided to cut the elevator crank off of the torque tube  I'll post some pictures as soon i can.  thanks again for your inspirations and help ron

At 11:01pm on June 24, 2015, ronald zielke said…

thanks steve  I have not tried to fit the cabin frame but should be o.k. for some reason instead of 714 m.m. spread at the attach points I have 720 but I talked with calib before he left and he gave me the fix, but told me that was not unusual . i'm going to use a covair motor and am working with w.wynne and dan weserman on that see that yours is coming alone nicely, hope that some day some we can all go flying together soon. thanks again  ron

At 3:40pm on April 11, 2015, ronald zielke said…

hi Steve it looks like your really getting close to finishing.  Have you found your engine yet/ as I recall your thinking of using an o 200? I now have everything but the fus done and have started that I'm going with the 3100cc covair from W W .  My target to finish is late September this year.  those #$@^% slats were a real codnokker for me the worst part of the build so far, a lot of work for no more that I'm going to use them.(going with v- gees

At 12:18am on December 29, 2014, ronald zielke said…

thanks steve but it's a really sloooooowwww go  as you know I started plans build, but when I went to mexico for the open house I bought the fuselage  the wing that you se is the secoud wing should have it done in a bought two weeks then the slats and flaperons I'm going to paint it before it leaves the shop.  I know that if I had tried to build every part as slow as I have been I'd probably never finish

At 9:30pm on August 20, 2014, ronald zielke said…

thanks steve for the kind words, i sure wish that i were as far along as you.  man those   wings  really look great  love those seats

At 7:09pm on July 31, 2013, jim miller said…

hi steven

I was half way across to the hamathco ice fields from Vancouver island when I noticed the oil pressure dropping slightly and the temps going up a little .I had drawn a line on the map where I figured I would be at the point of no return if I had any kind of problems and I was right over that line. so I decided to give the throttle a little push to see if the engine was labouring and sure enough the rpm didn't go up at all so I turned around and called cambell river air port that I was having a problem, I told them that I would be coming straight in on 31 if I made it that far .anyway I made it, well almost ,my main wheels touched the grass in front of the runway and my nose wheel hit the tarmack  the motor ran about 5 minutes without any oil which got me close to land, the rest was a nice quiet glide .I had some other options like the beach or a field but I just kept getting closer to the air port and that's were I left my plane for a couple of days  until I could get a trailer to pick it up .

 glad I built a 701 it was still flying at 30 mph as I cleard the light towers at the end of the runway

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