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by kevin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: linear actuator for flaps
Replies: 12
Views: 6548

Re: linear actuator for flaps

About 6-7 seconds full flap travel would be close- too fast and it could lead to control issues.
My linear actuator is 1/2" per second with around 4" total travel.
by kevin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Express S-90 SPIN
Replies: 3
Views: 3542

Re: Express S-90 SPIN

The Express will recover from a spin similar to the Cirrus- expect to lose 1000 to 2000 feet quickly before you get it back. I dont know why you would be in a situation to spin it, I can fly my CT as low as 58 knots with 10 deg of flaps, so I am not sure why one would be that close to stall in the f...
by kevin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Registration and bill of sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Re: Registration and bill of sale

You can apply for registration and check the block "built from plans and parts" and it will go through fine.
by kevin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

Re: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes

What kind of switch, slide toggle or rocker?
by kevin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

Re: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes

A 4" hole saw makes a nice inspection plate cutter. And it fits back in the place it came out of.
I used a linear actuator with built in pot and hooked it to a microcomputer. Let me get my notes and I can tell you how to do it analog. Stay tuned. Email me if I take too long, been busy.
by kevin
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing tip lights
Replies: 7
Views: 7249

Re: Wing tip lights

Its 2 pieces inner and clear outer. I made a wood mockup for the outer shape, and a wood inner core to make sure it would fit like I wanted it. I used these to make silicone molds. I poured the inner out of a 2 part plastic and trimmed it to fit what I wanted. All of the LEDs are 1 watt red, white o...
by kevin
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: POH Vne 204kts why are some 230kts
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Re: POH Vne 204kts why are some 230kts

I have descended out of 12k feet at 200 knots with no flutter in my CT. I have turned final at 159 and made the numbers at 75 too with no flutter, no adverse handling issues at all.

KA
by kevin
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

Re: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes

The linear actuator used in the 2000 was the convertible top motor for a volvo 2 seater convertible. About $300. I used a simple 150 lb capacity linear actuator like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Inch-Linear-Actuator-Stroke-225-Pound-Lift-12V-Volt-DC-Mounting-Brackets-/251701066050?hash=item3a9a8d7...
by kevin
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New builder Express CT
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

Re: New builder Express CT

In don't have a spare set of tips, but I do have a set not yet mounted that could be copied. If you are patient, I could make a mold from mine and make a set.
They come in 2 pieces, not to difficult to make or copy.

Kevin Alderman
by kevin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Antenna Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 34016

Re: Antenna Tips

On one plane I have the Piper pitot/static port combo. It reads low indicated but the pitot is on the front of it and the static is on the back. On the other plane I installed static ports behind the baggage door that I put in - essentially about 12" behind the bulkhead one on each side and tie...

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