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by kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Body Fairings.. Seat Sliders.
Replies: 3
Views: 3188

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: 3188

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: 5836

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: 33056

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: 33056

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: 21572

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...
by kevin
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Seat Belt/Hard points.
Replies: 6
Views: 11980

Re: Seat Belt/Hard points.

The lengths are standard, I think around 120 inches. Sounds like a lot, but I had to mount my reels on the top of the plane to make it work, which means an inertia reel that will work in any position not just straight up vertical. I first mounted the reel on the lower half of the fuse, ran it to the...
by kevin
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Looking for Builders/Owners of Express 2000 Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 17215

Re: Looking for Builders/Owners of Express 2000 Airplanes

I wasn't intending to put down the factory, just stating facts. I last spoke to Darrell in 2013. After this he hasn't returned any emails or calls. I get a good many calls from owners and potential builders that say the same thing. As you are likely aware there are a good many kits out there that ar...
by kevin
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Looking for Builders/Owners of Express 2000 Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 17215

Re: Looking for Builders/Owners of Express 2000 Airplanes

Since the last update some notifications and some attachments aren't coming through. I found it in the que file, but I didn't get a notification when you put it up. Sorry about that. Email me the pic and I will attach it through the backend so it will be there for people to see.

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