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Posted on June 22, 2020 at 7:16am 4 Comments 1 Like
N601LL is 100 hours now and only remaining item was needing some up elevator trim for level flight and not enough up trim for a proper flaps down engine out glide. The incidence of both wing and stab were good but as it does take quite some force to lift the elevator I decided to try a simple fix. I put an eye hook on stab, drilled a hole in elevator horn and installed s-hook there. Then connecting the two using #64 rubber bands discovered that nine was a good…Continue
Posted on June 17, 2020 at 1:51pm 4 Comments 0 Likes
N601LL is 100 hours now and only remaining item was needing some up elevator trim for level flight and not enough up trim for a proper flaps down engine out glide. The incidence of both wing and stab were good but as it does take quite some force to lift the elevator I decided to try a simple fix. I put an eye hook on stab, drilled a hole in elevator horn and installed s-hook there. Then connecting the two using #64 rubber bands discovered that seven was a good balance.
I have not…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2015 at 11:16am 4 Comments 1 Like
I have began installation of the Advanced Flight Systems Inc. avionics panel in my 601XLB. It contains mostly Dynon equipment. I would surely appreciate any and all input on successful placement of the remote boxes that attach. E.g., ADAHRS, ELT, remote magnetic compass, etc.…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 12:27pm 4 Comments 1 Like
I find the plans and photos just a little short when it comes to brake line routhing. I have brakes on left only. If anyone is really happy with their routing or alternately if anyone would like to share "how not to route brake lines" I would certainly appreciate it.
Posted on August 26, 2011 at 9:29am 8 Comments 0 Likes
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Thanks Joe. I went ahead and ordered a new steering rod from Zenith. It was only $16 and change with the various hardware. Once I have it off, I'll post a picture. Basically, the bent steering rod made it so that the left and right rudder pedals weren't even when the plane was taxiing straight. This would make for a tricky landing, especially if side slipping, so I decided to just replace the part.
I have done Zenith paper transferr work for my Ch650B now so hope to get updates soon.
Reading your Kitlog section re: canopy hoop problems. I have exactly the same problems. I have been wrestling with this for 3 months. This &^%$#@! thing is making me suicidal. How did you finally resolve yours?
Joe, I tried to reply to your forum question, but it would not let me post it..issues with my laptop combined with being on an overseas business trip, I suspect. I will try to leave it to you directly on your comment wall-------->
Just my opinion of the Zenith design tennants combined with over simplified logic skils (with some humor mixed in):
HS fore and aft positioning is defined by: A+B+C=D
A=The HS cannot be mounted any further forward that that aft fuselage bulkhead.
B=The HS cannot be mounted much more that an inch or so aft of that bulkhead with out starting to violate the edge distances on the HS attach pieces
C=Chris Heintz says aint rocket science.
Thus D=put it somehwere between the two points and you will be OK.
Personally I placed it just a hairs distance behind the aft bulkhead.
Dave Gallagher (camped out 3000 miles from my airplane so I can't fly)
P.S. I had to drop my HS leading edge down a handful of degrees to get my elevator trim forces where I liked them.
I removed my question, I found the answer.