ronald zielke
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ajustable seat hardware

Started Mar 3, 2018 0 Replies

thanks to all who replied to my question about sliding seatsContinue

ajustable seat hardware

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Pringle Feb 14, 2018. 2 Replies

those of you that bought zeniths sliding seat hard ware,did it have something that tied the two side to open at the same time?  how did you like it.Continue

cowling fasners on zenith 750

Started Dec 7, 2016 0 Replies

I'm building a 750 and am working on the cowling.  I'm using William winn's  nose bow,l and a kit provided by  J. Weseman, between the nose bowl and firewall.  All mtl. combined is about 3mm thick…Continue

battery location

Started this discussion. Last reply by ronald zielke May 16, 2016. 16 Replies

for those of you using a corvair motor, were did you end up for a battery location on the 750, I'm thinking firewall.  Continue


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prvt sel instrment rated about 3000 hr
owned my own cessna 182

thanks clint for your kind words

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At 3:49pm on November 23, 2018, Clint L Gosch said…

Hi Ron!  Thanks for the comments on my recent post.  You'll have your plane flying sooner than you think!  Good luck and keep me updated!

At 10:05pm on September 28, 2017, Joe Harrington said…

Hi Ron,

The move to the airport is a milestone! It won’t be long now and you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour. These planes fly great so I think you will be thrilled with your choice to build this airplane. Good luck on your completion and let’s keep in touch.



At 7:35am on October 30, 2016, John Austin said…

Thanks and good to hear from you, Ron!  You ought to be getting into that "90% done, 90% left to go" phase by now! Haha!  How is it going? I need to pop up and visit again - always looking for somewhere to fly!



At 11:28pm on May 26, 2016, Joe Harrington said…

Hi Ron,

No that wasn’t me (I can’t remember who said they were going to try a limiter cable but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.) We found that we don’t need the limiting rod. The spring works well without. As a point of reference, it is my friend who has the Viking spring. I have decided to stay with the bungee unless I have longevity problems like some of the other guys.



At 11:02pm on February 1, 2016, Michael W Mallock said…

mine is

At 1:32pm on January 11, 2016, Walt Snyder said…

Hi Ron, in case I didn't answer this, here's a new picture of the teflon lines I installed in place of the rigid. I needed some give when reinstalling the valve, and these worked out much better, Make sure you get the banjo type fittings designed for the valve, these are not tapered pipe thread and you need the banjo fitting to make the 90 degree turn, not the elbows I have.

The front fitting goes to a bulkhead fitting on the floor and then underneath to the front. 

And here's a picture that shows the seat pan and brackets

At 4:45pm on January 10, 2016, Walt Snyder said…

Hey Ron, I just your post, did I ever get back to you? I hope so, but I don't remember seeing this.


At 5:29pm on January 3, 2016, Michael W Mallock said…

Thank you for the reply Ronald!

Yea, the rubber lines kinda scare me, and that whole deal of replacing them every five years, not my idea of user friendly, that being said the abrasion resistance and "streatchability" of rubber along with the low cost of the line and fittings does give the idea some merit.

How has the Corvair been? I have two core engines coming and have been in discussions with Corvair SPA regarding their 3.3litre upcoming engine!! pretty darned excited to finally start something I've spent years researching....

If its appropriate to add a fellow Corvair user as a friend, I will do so!!

I'm very new to the social media world!


At 4:03pm on September 3, 2015, Paul Sanders said…
Hi Ron, I'm sorry to say I haven't looked at how to install the V1 fuel selector yet. You may have seen from my posts that I know nothing about this building thing and that extends to the engine side of things too. I'm going to be getting some friends to help put the engine on and plumb fuel lines and at that point they will look at the selector and hopefully know what to do.

Sorry not to be of any help... I do know there are people on here with that in their 750, might be worth a forum post asking for hints? - Paul
At 7:22pm on July 1, 2015, Clint L Gosch said…

Hi Ron, Good luck with the corvair build, it is still on my short list for engines.  Safe travels to the open house this fall and hope to see you there!


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