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Started this discussion. Last reply by david junkins Aug 22, 2019. 31 Replies 0 Likes
finished my 750 STOL and when I went to take off it flew left. I gave it full right rudder and when I touched down the plane flipped forward and left due to nose gear. Don't know why it fly's…Continue
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Any picture of scoop for carburetor intake on Lycoming 0-290? My scoop is facing towards wing and need forward scoop.Continue
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I am looking for a picture of door latch on FRONT of door. Any pictures?Continue
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David, Call your local FAA Flight Service Station for a DAR. They often have checklists for what they want. They all seem to be different from what I hear. Your experience may vary. —Ted
Had FAA inspect my plane and he said the Matco brake was too loose. The caliper adjustment screw bottoms out and stops way too short of adjustment. Has anyone had any problem with the adjustments like this? From what I see the bushing is preventing any further movement? Just read some of the problems having with the split rims! Interesting. I was given a list from FAA on some items to correct. He suggested, and FAA requires, to have castle nuts on all moving parts such as flaperons, ailerons and links, elevators, rudder, control cables etc. So I am replacing all of these. He wrote me up on not wing to fuselage boot? So I need to either make one or find one to fit from a C152 etc. Should be flying next spring?
Thanks for replying and the invite to Oshkosh. I won't be attending this year, but I would like to meet you and visit your plane sometime. I'm moving toward attaching the wings, but need to do some work around the cabin first. I'll call this week to see if you'll be available for a visit soon. Thanks again, Jeff
I am using zinc phosphate primer that comes in a 12 oz spray can. It is a mil-spec replacement for zinc chromate and is less toxic. I am using Tempos A701 yellow zinc phosphate. I have not been able to find the same brand in bulk, just 12 oz spray cans. It is available from Wicks, Aircraft Spruce and Speciality as well as sky geek (The cheapest).
I am happy to hear that you are enjoying the building process. As you know we are not a part of Zenith. Instead we provide our builder assist services to our customers only.
Since you are not one of our customers I cannot comment and will need to refer you to the Zenith folks. They will be happy to help you once they re-open after the holiday.
Just between you and I though, and without looking at it, and going by what I think you are describing, it sounds to me like you have the elevator trim motor confused with the flaperon motor.
You should be able to find out about any updates or changes on the Zenith Builders Website.
Best of luck,
I hope you enjoy your building experience.
If you ever get into the area of the Zenith factory, please feel free to stop and see us.
We enjoy having visitors.
All The Best,
American Light Sport Aircrafters