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by jchisolm
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New owner of a project.
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: New owner of a project.

As far as I know you will need a different engine mount for a IO-540. I think the specs call for thrust line 1.5deg right and zero down. Maybe someone on here could point you to someone that might be able to make it. I am tracing ribs and various parts I have to I will have templates in case I need ...
by jchisolm
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New owner of a project.
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: New owner of a project.

The wings should be pre-2000 model wings. You can make the control horns out of some AL sheet. I'm not sure of the thickness but I'll measure when I have time. The flap torque tubes can be fabricated. You can probably find a local welding shop or machine shop that can make them. The bearing holders ...
by jchisolm
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Happy New Year

Hope everyone has a safe and uneventful 2021.
by jchisolm
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Saw this on Barnstormers today.
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: Saw this on Barnstormers today.

Could be the same company. From a news article on the Glassair sale: Fang has formed Glasair Aviation USA LLC as the new operating entity for Glasair. He plans to invest “substantially” in Glasair’s product lines, including the Glasair, Glastar and popular Sportsman design. Fang plans to grow Glasai...
by jchisolm
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Saw this on Barnstormers today.
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: Saw this on Barnstormers today.

What the heck would a Chinese company want with the express. There is nothing novel about it. Back in 89 when the CT first came out it was the only experimental 4 place on the market. It was stylish and all but now days not unique. Maybe they think they can make a trainer out of it or something. The...
by jchisolm
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Removing wings
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Removing wings

Have any of you had to remove your wings after you did your fly off? I'm just wondering how difficult it was to get the pins out. What did you do about the wing root flaring? When you put them back on how did you repair/re-do the flaring? What about paint cracking on the flaring? Is there enough fle...
by jchisolm
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: AURIGA 505JS down near Rockford IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

AURIGA 505JS down near Rockford IL

Dont know if anyone here knows the owner. News says no serious injuries. Reports say emergency landing due to engine failure.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200814/pl ... n-rockford

Hope everyone is OK and plane can be repaired.
by jchisolm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Jack Point
Replies: 1
Views: 3056

Jack Point

Suggestions for jacking up the aircraft, say for brake work, etc.
Do you jack via the legs or maybe the tie down point?
by jchisolm
Wed May 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Main gear camber
Replies: 0
Views: 4633

Main gear camber

My CT manual says the empty weight main gear camber should be zero degrees. If I lay the grove gear with the inboard flat section that sits between Rib R and Rib J on a flat table and measure the axle mounting flange, I have 10deg positive camber. I cannot find anything with vertical dimensions for ...
by jchisolm
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: If you are still building - summer and vinyl ester resin
Replies: 0
Views: 5146

If you are still building - summer and vinyl ester resin

I've been getting 411-350 resin now from https://www.sherfab.com. With the warm weather around the corner I asked them about inhibitors. They dont carry any but the sales guy did a search and gave me some options - all very expensive. He asked what work time and temperature I needed. I told him I ne...