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  Topic: opening door in flight
Geoff Heap

Replies: 6
Views: 1792

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:16 am   Subject: Re: opening door in flight
My door opened on my first flight. It was impossible to pull it back and close
it. You would need superhuman strength. You can' overpower the wind. Unlike the the pilot that John mentioned my door di ...
  Topic: Phase 1 complete
Geoff Heap

Replies: 4
Views: 2420

PostForum: Zenith-List   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:53 am   Subject: Re: Phase 1 complete
Ron, Congratulations. I didn't even know you had made your first flight. I'm so close myself I haven't been checking out the list as much as I used to. I'm hoping for an inspection in the Autumn. Ive ...
  Topic: Drill speed choice
Geoff Heap

Replies: 15
Views: 4646

PostForum: Zenith-List   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:32 am   Subject: Re: Drill speed choice
I forgot to mention. At 6000 rpm with just hand pressure, instead of making aluminum chips you'll make dust. that will wear the drill out fast....Geoff
  Topic: Drill speed choice
Geoff Heap

Replies: 15
Views: 4646

PostForum: Zenith-List   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:26 am   Subject: Re: Drill speed choice
Hi Raymond. The Littlemachineshop info you are referencing is useless for building an aluminum airplane. You need to listen to your peers. I repeat here my answer to your same post on the 701/801 site ...
  Topic: Drill speed choice
Geoff Heap

Replies: 4
Views: 1851

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Drill speed choice
Hi Raymond. It's not that there's a downside to running that fast. There's just no point to it. I've been a machinist all my life (so far) and I'm 62 so picking a sheet metal airplane to build was a n ...
  Topic: Exited Phase 1 Testing
Geoff Heap

Replies: 2
Views: 1563

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:53 am   Subject: Re: Exited Phase 1 Testing
Yahooooooooo. Good luck John..............Geoff
  Topic: Z16 schematic 5 amp CB is popping. please help.
Geoff Heap

Replies: 0
Views: 606

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:01 am   Subject: Z16 schematic 5 amp CB is popping. please help.
I have wired my 701 as per Z16 schematic for the Rotax. Up until now, as I have needed power to test the panel I have put my S700-2-10 switch in the middle battery position and then turned on the main ...
  Topic: N701GV - First Flight 7/20/2011
Geoff Heap

Replies: 9
Views: 3097

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:11 am   Subject: Re: N701GV - First Flight 7/20/2011
Congratulations John. Exciting days ahead now. I don't see any brake lines. Later I guess? Wish I was there too but it wont be long now. I envy you for the excitement you must be feeling, especially f ...
  Topic: DIY Dynon AOA
Geoff Heap

Replies: 5
Views: 4877

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:09 am   Subject: Re: DIY Dynon AOA
Hi. I have a D180 also but I purchased the Dynon Pitot/static tube assy with it. In your case, if you put the bend as shown by the black line. Are you then going to cut the tube back so that there is ...
  Topic: Windshield rubber channel
Geoff Heap

Replies: 6
Views: 2728

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:06 pm   Subject: Windshield rubber channel
Guys. Please tell me what rubber channel you are using at the bottom edge of your windshields. The ā€œUā€ channel sold by ASSCO is all 1/16ā€ slotted. Our 701 acrylic windshields are 1/8ā€ thick. T ...
  Topic: Installing cabin top plastic
Geoff Heap

Replies: 10
Views: 5271

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:45 am   Subject: Re: Installing cabin top plastic
A tip for cutting the lexan. Don't use a regular knife. Use an Olfa knife. I just cut mine and it cuts like butter compared to aluminun. It cuts through easily and then there is nothing to break off. ...
  Topic: Corona, CA airport flood
Geoff Heap

Replies: 4
Views: 1835

PostForum: RotaxEngines-List   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:49 am   Subject: Re: Corona, CA airport flood
I just did some checking. Thats a Westland Wessex. Im amazed to see one here. I was in the Royal Navy for 7 years. I saw a lot of them at that time...Geoff
  Topic: Corona, CA airport flood
Geoff Heap

Replies: 4
Views: 1835

PostForum: RotaxEngines-List   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:42 am   Subject: Re: Corona, CA airport flood
John thats terrible. Good luck with getting your plane fixed up. I looked at the photos. # 38 looks like a WESSEX helicopter......Geoff
  Topic: First engine start
Geoff Heap

Replies: 5
Views: 2470

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:16 am   Subject: Re: First engine start
Ill bet you were watching that Dynon panel like a Hawk. Well done John. The video was nice. I hope to do my rotax first start in a few weeks time. My engine was installed in January 2007. I expect I'l ...
  Topic: (off topic) Aircraft Ground to the hangar floor when parked
Geoff Heap

Replies: 3
Views: 1879

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:58 am   Subject: Re: (off topic) Aircraft Ground to the hangar floor when par
This would explain all the exploding hangars all over the country...Geoff
  Topic: Happy First Flight Day
Geoff Heap

Replies: 3
Views: 2306

PostForum: RotaxEngines-List   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Happy First Flight Day
102 years ago. Phew......Geoff
  Topic: 701BU short flight report
Geoff Heap

Replies: 3
Views: 1568

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:11 am   Subject: Re: 701BU short flight report
Thanks for the report Brian. I was pleased to read that the heater is adequate. I had some concern about that. I also have concern about my rudder control cable fairleads in the tail. I'm not sure the ...
  Topic: Problem with upper front strut fitting
Geoff Heap

Replies: 8
Views: 3992

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:16 am   Subject: Re: Problem with upper front strut fitting
Hi Bob. Ive got a couple of ideas. However. This is a wing attach point. You really need to discuss the fix with Zenith. Don't despair yet. It looks like it can be worked around....Geoff
  Topic: Tent hangars anyone? Looking for input.
Geoff Heap

Replies: 11
Views: 7047

PostForum: Zenith701801-List   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:18 am   Subject: Re: Tent hangars anyone? Looking for input.
Hi Brian. I'm getting the white. How is your test phase going?...Geoff
  Topic: Noisy Facet fuel pump
Geoff Heap

Replies: 4
Views: 4974

PostForum: RotaxEngines-List   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:54 am   Subject: Re: Noisy Facet fuel pump
Johann. Nice to hear from you. It's been a while. Yes, I know your fuel system well. So the noise may stay. Oh well. By the way, I think your gross weight would be 960 lbs as its from older plans like ...
 
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