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by 282ex
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 2000 RG questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

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 th...
by 282ex
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Engine/ Prop choices
Topic: Siemens SP260D
Replies: 0
Views: 1357

Siemens SP260D

The dawn of electric propulsion is upon us. There will be a tipping point when the storage hits 500Wh/kg (presently around 300-350Wh/kg). All the major aircraft companies and even airlines are investing in research. Ths SP260D is about 350hp, SP200D is about 250hp. I think that once I can stuff enou...
by 282ex
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pre-buy inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Pre-buy inspection

Seems Darrell had made reference to some design changes on the main gear back in 2010: http://www.express-builder.com/old/forum/messages/2/68.html?1292868441 Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 04:53 pm: Jorge Baccaro, We have just completed new assembly drawings for the new Grove aluminum landin...
by 282ex
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pre-buy inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Pre-buy inspection

Thanks Phil. Erik's already given some good info above but one other thing I've heard a lot about checking out are the landing gear and their associated attach points. I can't put my finger on the post, but I seem to believe that the increased gross weight of 3200lb up from 2895lb only came with the...
by 282ex
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pre-buy inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Pre-buy inspection

For the engine, refer to your a&p for guidance, as for the airframe, contact Darrell, darrellpeterson@compairtechllc.com or call Composite Aircraft Technology +1-360-864-6271 for an official list. Kevin, the admin here also might have other insights.
by 282ex
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

jchisolm wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 am
Any information on cost?
Contact Darrell for current pricing:
http://compairtechllc.com/contact.asp
by 282ex
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Engine/ Prop choices
Topic: LS1 / LS3 + PSRU = 6,000ft/min
Replies: 0
Views: 934

LS1 / LS3 + PSRU = 6,000ft/min

When having lunch with Darrell yesterday I mentioned a local builder installing an LS1 or LS3 in his Express. He mentioned there was video out there with crazy climb of an Express with an LS motor. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzGGA0JuLXU PSRU: http://autopsrus.com/psru-for-400-hp-eng...
by 282ex
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

Spent the day with Darrell today from Composite Aircraft Technology - Express. One of the common issues customers are seeing has to do with legacy nose gear collapsing. If you have a legacy nose gear, strongly recommend the upgraded nose gear ( http://compairtechllc.com/Nose_Gear.asp ). It seems the...
by 282ex
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Composite Aircraft Technology strong and healthy!
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Composite Aircraft Technology strong and healthy!

I emailed Darrell earlier in the week about the Nose Gear Support (also known as the Firewall Support). He mentioned he had some in stock and I could pay for shipping and handling or come get it. I opted to pick it up. When I got there he gave me a tour as a number of things have changed since havin...
by 282ex
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?
Replies: 8
Views: 2306

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Darrell also confirmed the the NGS is a critical structure component.