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by kevin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Upper gear fairing attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 6288

Re: Upper gear fairing attachment

You can drill into the spar cap ahead of the fuel tank i.e the forward lip of the spar. That is where the tie down in installed. Its to dense there that you could likely tap it with a coarse thread tap, it would be 3/8 to 1/2" thick there. Where the gear is is inboard of the tank so as long as you a...
by kevin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 2000 RG questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7997

Re: 2000 RG questions

Ok, here goes. I am a CFI with an express, 100 hours or so in type, and I give transition training if you buy one. I have flown several in various states of completion and condition. If you get a kit, it will be an older kit and may or may not be complete so keep that in mind. The fixed gear version...
by kevin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Looking for CFI
Replies: 2
Views: 5351

Re: Looking for CFI

As far as I know I am the only on around, 100 hours in type, CFI/MEI
I live in Nashville but I can travel wherever. $500/ day, get me there and back, and I need a place to sleep for overnight.

Kevin Alderman
239-896-7576
by kevin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Buying my 1st express.
Replies: 4
Views: 9973

Re: Buying my 1st express.

I land my CT almost exactly like I do a Cirrus. 100 in downwind, 90 on base, 80 on final, cross the numbers at 75 and touchdown at 65 to 70. It’s easy. I’m in the Nashville area and give transition training almost everywhere.

Kevin Alderman
CFI/MEI, A&P/IA
And a bunch more letters
by kevin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Tire pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 8319

Re: Tire pressure

Inflate the nose tire until you have about 4 inches on the tarmac. Too much pressure will lead to shimmy.
by kevin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Engine/ Prop choices
Topic: Prop overhaul
Replies: 2
Views: 8092

Re: Prop overhaul

The prop shop will go through it and check the parts for OH, a complete OH will come with a new book. No issues.
by kevin
Mon May 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Wight and Balance information.
Replies: 5
Views: 11913

Re: Wight and Balance information.

Level it at the door sill and across the spar carry through. An alternate is the firewall- it should be plumb when the plane is level.
by kevin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Boarding assist handles
Replies: 1
Views: 3801

Re: Boarding assist handles

Go to Lowes or Home Depot, in the cabinet hardware section you can find some nice aluminum handles. The screws are not huge, so build up the mount area with 3 or 4 layers of glass and use a washer on the back side. Get the big ones, and mount it in line with the slipstream. Works well and you will n...
by kevin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: CT Electric flap
Replies: 7
Views: 7714

Re: CT Electric flap

What do you mean electric flap system? All of them have some type of linear actuator, early ones are a Volvo convertible top motor, some like me used an alternate system. Are you talking about the pot that tells you how far down the flaps are?
by kevin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Express 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 3816

Re: Express 2000

It’s about a 30 minute flight from MBT to 4M7, when do you think you will want a visit?