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by kevin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: alulinium rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 6263

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: 34016

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: 6792

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.
by kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Body Fairings.. Seat Sliders.
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Re: Body Fairings.. Seat Sliders.

The fairings can be glassed in to the wings and then sealed to the fuse, or they can be glassed to both surfaces. I prefer the first so that if I need to remove the wings ( I have had to do this) you don't have to take a saw to the airplane. I can have my wings off and the whole thing on a trailer i...
by kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Body Fairings.. Seat Sliders.
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Re: Body Fairings.. Seat Sliders.

For those getting ready to install their seats, I recommend using something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Linear-Actuators-4-inch-with-Brackets-Stroke-225-Pound-Max-Lift-12-Volt-DC-/320978617127?hash=item4abbd10327:m:mmpy1uD1i_zEACz-P14AolQ . The seats are notoriously hard to adjust with the m...
by kevin
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: alulinium rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 6263

Re: alulinium rudder

You could make an aluminum rudder. Just need a spar, fab some ribs and rivet it together.

My guess is that you are needing help with the design?

KA
by kevin
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Antenna Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 34016

Re: Antenna Tips

All of the antennas are mounted inside the fuse. I will try to remember to take a pic tomorrow when I get to the airport. As an avionics tech and a Ham radio operator we build our own antennas all the time. Its not hard to do. The length of the conductors is based on frequency and a little based on ...
by kevin
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: Antenna Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 34016

Re: Antenna Tips

The manual section 6 has the antenna info. Its not critical where it is, here is what you need to know: Coms are vertically polarized meaning the antenna sticks up. Navs are horizontally polarized meaning they lay flat. One of my airplanes was started by others, and the antenna in the tail didn't wo...
by kevin
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Transition Training
Replies: 3
Views: 22197

Transition Training

If anyone needs transition training in a Wheeler for you own needs or for your insurance company, I am a CFI, I have about 70 hours in a CT. I am at KCRG in NE Florida and can go wherever you need me to go either in my plane or yours. If you think you might want a test pilot, I can do that too or he...

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