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Alright who is the dynon wizard? Helping finish a 801 with vertical power electrical system and dynon skyview. Surely not the first to have this set up
September 03 2023
Drilled the spar.
Built the strut attaching point. Used a long flexible drill to drill wholes on the side.…
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 23, 2023 at 9:12am — No Comments
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August 31 2023
Levelled the wing skeleton using shims.
Clecoed the wing outbound bottom skin.…
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 18, 2023 at 1:10pm — No Comments
August 29 2023
Finished the wing skeleton. Started the wing bottom skin.…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 16, 2023 at 11:52am — No Comments
August 15 2023
Started building a wing. Clecoed the skeleton. Flattened a nose rib flange to fit the spar better.…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 13, 2023 at 3:25pm — No Comments
August 11 2023
Build a foldable flapperon rack and stored the flapperons on the attic.
One screw per leg. Two screws total. The legs rotate and pinch the horizontal bar. No glue. No special value. Just for fun.…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 12, 2023 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I have been looking for some time for an affordable device that will provide protection from overvoltage should my alternator fail. This device made by Olsen Technologies is affordable ($149.00) and easy to install. It is designed to short out the resettable breaker in the alternator field circuit when the voltage from the alternator exceeds 16volts.
I am going to purchase one and bench test it before installing . It can be purchased from Earthx batteries or the Olsen website,…Continue
Added by Glenn Davis on November 6, 2023 at 3:00pm — No Comments
August 10 2023
Added flapperon arms and L angles…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 5, 2023 at 8:34am — No Comments
August 09 2023
Fabricating and drilling the inbound flapperons L angles. I used the method described in the Homebuilt Help. Used the flapperon arm as a conductor.
Added flapperon tips.
Riveted the flapperons.…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 4, 2023 at 9:54am — No Comments
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July 31 2023
Stored the stabilizer and the elevator on the rack.
Clecoed the right outbound flapperon skeleton.…
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on November 1, 2023 at 12:48pm — No Comments
July 30 2023
Riveted the elevator.
My riveter head is too large to get inside the cradle. I used a nut as a shim between the rivet head and the riveter.
Tuned the servo. To make the range +20 -40 as per the drawing I had to set the distance between the trim arm pins to 119mm. Very close to the recommended 116.
Changed the way the safety wires on the piano hinges are set. It is the way the safety wire is set on the Zenith demonstration plane. See the last image,…
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on October 29, 2023 at 4:37pm — No Comments
July 28 2023
Riveted the stabilizer tip ribs. Drilled the stabilizer tips. The angle between the tip rib and the stabilizer is good enough I believe.…Continue
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on October 28, 2023 at 5:36pm — No Comments
July 27 2023
Sanded the plastic stabilizer tips to make edges flat.
By a reason I cannot understand the parts C75T1-11 tip rib do not have predrilled holes in my kit. The Assembly Manual assumes they should be.
I send an email to Zenith and talked to Roger on Oshkosh.
Yes, it is an error. The holes should be there. But instead of asking Zenith to fabricate and send me the new parts I decided to drill them. After all it is a part of fun.
I draw a 10mm line from…
Added by Alexander Samoylovich on October 27, 2023 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to Florida in early…Continue
I made a post on this topic somewhere in the blogosphere earlier and now I can't find it. So, I will try again here. I am looking at purchasing a circa 1997 "hangar find" Zenith 601 Kit (does not include an engine or the finishing kit). A local EAA technical counselor who has assisted with two Zenith 601 projects advised me about a wing spar AD. The wings are complete and in a cradle. Looking around at all the places I can think of I cannot locate any information on the wing spar AD. I…Continue
This is my first post. I'm in the Kansas City, Missouri area and have been to Mexico, Missouri and flown in the factory plane on a demo ride. I like the 650 (low wing) and am interested in upgrading to that kit. I currently have a hangar find 601 circa 1997. The wings and stabilizer are complete, and fuselage is partially finished. No engine. I'll add some pictures in another week once I get everything out of the packing boxes. My Dad and I have built a Quickie (a Rutan design) back in the…Continue
Cooling the IO-375 -
I’ve got a little over 350 hrs on my 801 with IO-375 now. I really like the engine - lots of power….. and heat. Piston oil squirters shift some of that heat into the oil, and it can be a trick to manage. I found myself needing to make a couple of adjustments along the way to get control of oil and cylinder head…
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