Tom Neal
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My First Flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Neal Nov 21, 2013. 19 Replies

HORRAY!First flight Today - 650/Viking engine - what a rush!! 2 years since the box arrived!TomContinue

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Zenith CH 650
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Adding fuel return fitting

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 7:39am 1 Comment

I'm building the wings on my 650  and the fuel return fitting in on the outboard end of the tank, I talked with Zenith and they said something about that end is better to prevent condensation from getting into the tank from the return line???

Anyway, instead of running a long fuel return line outboard to the next lightening hole I'm considering welding a return fitting in the upper inboard end of my tanks.

Has anyone else done this or is there any reason I shouldn't do…


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At 8:35pm on September 20, 2012, Jim Derickson said…

Hi Tom, Are you from Calif.? Work for CDF in  your younger days?

At 12:56pm on September 4, 2011, Bill Carter said…
Welcome to the family.
I wish you the all the best with your project. If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.
Take care and good luck,
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