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Posted on November 17, 2013 at 11:01am 5 Comments 0 Likes
When I adjusted the rudder cable tension the wings weren't on the plane yet and the nose gear was near the bottom of it's travel. I had 25 pounds, both right and left. But after the wings were on, the nose of the plane was several inches lower. Since the firewall slants back this has the effect of loosening the rudder cables. They are totally slack now!
Here's my question. If I tension cables now the tension my be right on the ground, but the tension will increase drastically…Continue
Posted on October 26, 2013 at 6:30pm 2 Comments 2 Likes
Well Monday night chats have thus far been a bust. Let's try Tuesday night and see if we get more takers. Come tell us about your project. Ask questions. Look for some encouragement, or just shoot the breeze. We'll start at 8 PM Eastern.
Posted on October 20, 2013 at 7:27pm 0 Comments 1 Like
Tomorrow night. 8PM Eastern, join us for Zenith builders and fliers chat.
Posted on October 9, 2013 at 6:30pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
A few years ago we had an active weekly chat that at somepoint went silent. I'd like to see it revived, this time using this sites built in chat room. We use to do it on Monday evenings. I'd love to see this get going again. Any opinions?
Posted on February 2, 2013 at 5:44pm 6 Comments 0 Likes
I've finally finished running the brake lines and would like to know what type of brake fluid to use. I'm using Matco brake cylinders and matco disk brakes.
I like the idea of non-hydroscopic.. Is that what they mean by DOT 5?
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Dan- very nice looking plane - congratulations on a big project well done.
Thanks for the kind words about my project. I looked at your build site...WOW. What an odyssey scratch building is.
I especially liked your vacuum cleaner/suction bending technique. Slick
What type of cutting tip do you use in your hole cutter?
Multiple "Serial Number 001's" for Corvairs out there....? Interesting point. I bet there's already 001's out there. Doubt if it matters, but case code might be a good idea just in case (no pun intended).
Hey Dan, I have taken off the last few months as I am trying to finish my bathroom addition to my garage before the fall of this year. I am almost there, and can get back into building. My shop is separate from the house, and needed a bathroom in my shop, so I decided to build it myself. Drywall, Siding and one more inspection and I should be done. BTW your project is really moving forward. You are doing great work and excellent progress! ~G
Hi Dan! For "Engine Manufacturer, Model, and Serial Number" I put: "Chevrolet, Corvair, 001".
One thing that stung me is that I just found out this week (from my DAR) that the local MIDO office "uses their own forms". I'd bought the green packet from the EAA, and thought I was ahead of the game. Now I have to fill out "their forms" instead. So I'm waiting to get them. Dealing with low-level government clerks is beyond frustrating.
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