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by jchisolm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Tail documents
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Tail documents

Just for fun I used the WB spread sheet for N49EX (Reinhard Metz's CT). I upped the GW in the sheet to 3200#. Using his real world numbers from the spread sheet: Pilot/CoPilot both 250lb 2 passengers both 200lb 50 lb of luggage 300lb of fuel and the plane is still within the cg range. It's almost th...
by jchisolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Express Aircraft Steel Landing Gear SB - Jan 31,1998
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Express Aircraft Steel Landing Gear SB - Jan 31,1998

FYI
Found this SB in my pile of documents. Relates to the inboard (Rib J) attach fitting and failures with the steel landing gear.
by jchisolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Tail documents
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Tail documents

I was looking back through the 3 ring binders of invoices, new letters and bankruptcy notices and came across these 2 documents that might be useful to folks new to the express. I'm not advocating for or against the CT. Full disclosure I'm building a CT model. Over the years there has been a lot of ...
by jchisolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New to Express - Look in old forum
Replies: 0
Views: 367

New to Express - Look in old forum

If you are new to the Express and looking for information I suggest you look through the old forum. On this board, page 3 at last count, there is a topic "Old Forum". Go there and follow the links and you can find old messages. Everything from landing gear to cowl flaps.
by jchisolm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Increased MGW
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Increased MGW

I'm not sure where I found the Express Link news letter scans. I have hard copies somewhere but I did not scan them. I could upload the files I have. I'm not sure if the scans are for all of them. The IO-360 KB says it's rated for 195hp and 2600 rpm. The gear legs will handle #3200 but that does not...
by jchisolm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Increased MGW
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Increased MGW

Page 1 and continued on page 2 of the Copeland news letter No. 26, Nov 2001 talks about the increased GTW with the AL legs. If you cannot get or open the attachment message me and I'll send you the file. This article is straight from Larry Olsen when he was running things. You need to validate you h...
by jchisolm
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 2000 RG questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: 2000 RG questions

You are welcome. Those are just points from what I have learned. I watch many of the builder channels on youtube. A lot of these guys are airline or emt or retired where they have consecutive blocks of days off to work on the project. Juggling daily work, family, house hold chores and other things c...
by jchisolm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 2000 RG questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: 2000 RG questions

I'll add a few things. My express CT has been a work in progress for years. I bought my first set of wings back in 1989. The project sat for many years. I was not happy with my wing construction so I was able to pick up another wing kit about 5 years ago. It's still a work in progress. I've been thr...
by jchisolm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Source for 40# foam?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Source for 40# foam?

I got some from the glasair folks. They did not have the 1/4 stuff I needed. I think they only had 1/2 - it's been a while. Very nice folks, was able to order online but you can call them. I dont have a number handy but just look them up. If you just need a small qty you might try general plastics a...