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by phil_thomas
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Jack Point
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Jack Point

When I replaced the tire on ours I placed the jack under the main spar close to the fuselage. I also placed a 2x4 on top of the jack piston to spread the load out a bit.
by phil_thomas
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing to fuselage fuel line connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: Wing to fuselage fuel line connections

Here's a few pics of the fuel lines on ours. We've got the Lycoming IO-540-K so the fuel return line isn't used.
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by phil_thomas
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: More main landing gear issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

Re: More main landing gear issues

Sorry, Joe, today was the first day I've been back to the airport to get pics for you. We have the aluminum gear and our brackets don't have the space on the side as yours do. Hope this helps you.
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by phil_thomas
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: More main landing gear issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

Re: More main landing gear issues

Joe,

If the weather is good this weekend I'm planning on going to the airport to fly. I have the aluminum gear on my Express so while there I'll take a pic of the bracket on mine to see how it compares to what you have.
by phil_thomas
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing to fuselage fuel line connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: Wing to fuselage fuel line connections

Hey Joe, I don't have any pictures right now, but on our plane the hard lines come into the fuselage from the wing a few inches and then go to a stainless braided hose which connects to the fuel selector valve below the instrument panel between the seats. I'll do my best to take pictures the next ti...
by phil_thomas
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 3234

Re: Happy New Year

You, too!
by phil_thomas
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 6182

Re: Wing Bolts

That's great to have an A&P in the family! Especially one familiar with Experimentals. Post some pics once ya'll get the panel upgrades done or the new paint. Always nice to see pics for inspiration of updates folks have done to their Express.
by phil_thomas
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 6182

Re: Wing Bolts

Welcome to the forums and congrats on your Express! Love to hear more about what you got, how it's equipped, and what part of the country you're in. We purchased our Series 90 about 18 months ago so I don't have anywhere near the experience some of the other folks here, but it looks like the torque ...
by phil_thomas
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Oshkosh 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 12768

Re: Oshkosh 2019

Yeah, it's been hot in Nashville, too, but probably not as hot as Texas. We had an oil leak pop up and spent time out on the ramp tracking that down as we're still on the waiting list for a hangar. After wiping down the engine and another test run, we discovered leaks on the valve covers so got thos...
by phil_thomas
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Oshkosh 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 12768

Re: Oshkosh 2019

We didn't get to go up until Saturday and since that was the end of the show most of the homebuilts had already left. Much of the homebuilt parking was empty. There may very well have been some Express aircraft there, but I didn't see any. We wound up driving ourselves as the plane just came out of ...