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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Jon Brown Dec 27, 2020. 2 Replies 0 Likes
I got a clicking noise when I turned on my Faucet fuel pump and see barely any fuel in my clear fuel filter and have 1.0 fuel pressure and it doesnt pull the fuel up to the fuel pump, set up is just…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Curry Apr 7, 2020. 3 Replies 2 Likes
The video that got me hooked on STOL flying. Someone else come enjoy this video and hopefully build or buy a Zenith.$20 includes shipping in USAChris Brown661 714 4158Continue
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All the great videos that made building the STOL 750 EASY, couldn't have built it without themMetalworking 101 with Rudder WorkshopHorizontal Tail Disc 1 & 2Wings Disc 1 & 2Slats and…Continue
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Here's a video link to the SpaceX rocket launch from 4000 ft just outside the launch area over Lompoc airport.
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First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
All went wonderfully
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Kind of learning how to use a video editor, much harder than building a plane! Here's a link to the video. Chris Brown STOL 750 Rock House Landing
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I noticed in one of your youtube videos (with student) that you mention that the stick is very stiff with the flaps down. I suspect that your flapperon control rods are binding and might need some adjustment. Mine were doing the same thing. With flaps down the angle needed by the control rods exceeded that allowed by the rod ends causing the binding. I readjusted them and now the stick moves freely flaps up or down. I don't know that it would cause them to break but it is putting extra pressure on stuff.
You've sized up the situation exactly the way I see it, Chris. No, I don't have the vortex generators. I keep thinking my technique will adjust, but when I get so enamored with the nose high touchdown, the speed is unwinding too fast for me to catch the nose. Landing with more speed, more power, and nose lower would solve everything, but what fun is that!
Chris, since you mentioned the abuse a Cessna can take I'll mention something to be cautious of on the 750. I'm landing on gravel and stop easily in 400 feet. The nose gear bungee is a weak link. Though my touch-downs on the mains have been good, and even smooth, I have run out of elevator authority with the nose high such that the nose gear has come down more firmly than I like. Some of the cords in the bungee have broken. Whether my learning curve will be good enough to save the remainder, time will tell.
Chris, owing to a miscue in my adding photos, you'll find the two I mentioned in the slide show.
Chris, I'm glad my plane pic is giving you an incentive. I have about 60 hours and all's well. I addressed a cooling issue with the angled deflectors riveted ahead of the nose gear hole. The FWF cowl wasn't the best example of fiberglass craftsmanship and does not snug up to the bottom of the fuselage very well. My cutout for the gear was about 9" across and with the deflector, cooling issue is gone. I used rubber gas hose included in the kit and ran it through the firewall on the right side with a fitting into a gascolator on the engine side. It is an upscale version that accommodated the fuel routing I wanted in the engine compartment. I added pics to my page that you can view. You can expect a lot of fun when you get airborne, so best wishes as you soldier on.
Hi Chris.Good luck on your project...there was a 912 on barnstomers for 11,500 a few days ago...Terry
Hi chrirtopher..Just checking to see what you decided after the air show,let me know what you are thinking...Terry
Hi Christopher. Have a good time at the air show,and let me know if you are still interested in selling ..if not, enjoy the build..good luck...Terry
Hi Christopher.. My name is Terry Sadler..I have just sold my 701,am looking to upgrade to the larger 750 would like to see some pictures of your project and some more imfo. Terry