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by kevin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: airspeed indicator and flap torque tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

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: 3192

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: 6508

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: 1571

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: 3192

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: 3099

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: 33056

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...
by kevin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: alulinium rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 5836

Re: alulinium rudder

I would think that .032 6061 T6 would be plenty strong with a spar from .050 or better and 2 ribs plus top and bottom. Would be much lighter. I have the opposite issue, with one or 2 people (back seats empty) I have to carry 70 lbs of ballast in the baggage area to make the plane lighter in pitch. W...
by kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Antenna Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 33056

Re: Antenna Tips

The transponder antenna must be mounted outside with some shielding between you and it. It operates on 1090 mhz, which is in the microwave band. Mine is in the center of the fuse directly underneath the box behind the firewall. This keeps the transponder antenna lead short for lower losses. I have a...
by kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Compass location
Replies: 1
Views: 6497

Re: Compass location

I like the vertical card compass- it more closely matches the HSI or DG. There are small compasses that meet FAA requirements, or you can install it in the panel in an empty hole. Be aware of the electrical or radios in close proximity to the compass that might render it useless.

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