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by jchisolm
Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Oshkosh 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 1976

Re: Oshkosh 2024

Posting this just so you know people are still here.
I wont be there this year, but maybe make a road trip up there next year
by jchisolm
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Parts and information
Replies: 2
Views: 63433

Re: Parts and information

That is really great news !! A lot of kits have changed hands over the years and parts go missing.
by jchisolm
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:20 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Grove landing gear
Replies: 2
Views: 32629

Re: Grove landing gear

What gear do you have now? The Grove gear will give you a 3200lb mtow but it wont be a simple drop in replacement.
by jchisolm
Wed Aug 30, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Spring Bias Trim system
Replies: 0
Views: 133945

Spring Bias Trim system

I've been looking at various trim systems like Vans RV 10 spring bias system and rudder trim like Aerosport products. My question is do any of you know the secret sauce for selecting the spring? I ordered some springs from Vans and they seem to be about 4lb/in rate, 3 inch unloaded. The install stre...
by jchisolm
Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:29 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Fiberglass Cloth
Replies: 2
Views: 48847

Re: Fiberglass Cloth

7781 9oz available from lots of places. I have found that Aircraft Spruce usually has the best price/yd. I order the 50" wide stuff. A little easier to handle cutting. Fisker rotary cutter works well as does any quality set of scissors. I ordered peel-ply from Fiber Glast and am not happy with ...
by jchisolm
Sun May 21, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pitot tube location
Replies: 3
Views: 55303

Re: Pitot tube location

Thanks.
I have your KP article printed out and saved in a file folder for the day I need to put in the static ports. Great work. Very helpful.
by jchisolm
Mon May 15, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pitot tube location
Replies: 3
Views: 55303

Pitot tube location

I know my left wing is going to be heavy. So I was thinking of putting the GAP-26 pitot tube and controller out in the right wing. From everything I have read it seems the left wing location on most planes is just because "that's where it has always been". Another note said left was picked...
by jchisolm
Thu May 11, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Nose Gear Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 54193

Re: Nose Gear Failed

I found an old post from Jerry Sjostrand, that said in part, "The torque on the castle nut should be enough so it requires about 25 to 30 lbs at the rear of the fairing to move the assembly side to side" He also said he put a grease fitting in the spindle. There may be a picture in the doc...
by jchisolm
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wheeler fuel tanks and new alternate fuels
Replies: 1
Views: 46341

Re: Wheeler fuel tanks and new alternate fuels

Alternative fuels are supposed to be 100% compatible with current 100LL. GAMI (??) says you can mix their fuel with 100LL. Glasair used the same resin (or more accurately Express used the same as Glasair). The original was Derakane 411-45. The new version is Derakane 411-350 which has better specs. ...
by jchisolm
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 4 Letter Aircraft Identifier
Replies: 4
Views: 54501

Re: 4 Letter Aircraft Identifier

Faa 7360-1d [ https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... _FINAL.pdf ]
page 75
EXPR for all versions