Video on Gold Sandwich Adaptor, #2802

Builders,

Here is a look at how a gold sandwich adaptor is installed:

.

https://youtu.be/29FgTo3Am0s

.

To better understand the full heavy duty oil cooling system, get a look at this story:

Notes on Group 2800 Heavy Duty Gold Oil Systems.

.

.

If you like the videos, please take a moment to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

.

Thanks.

WW.

.

Video on welding stainless.

Builders,

Here is a quick short video, an introduction to welding Stainless Steel:

.

https://youtu.be/crD838omvoM

.

.

If you like the topics we cover in video, please remember too subscribe.

.

wwjr.

.

 

2,000 mile Zenith 601-XL adventure

Builders,

If you are building, and you are finding it a little hard to picture exactly what your plane will be capable of when it is done, he is a story that you will find enlightening and motivating at the same time.  It is a very well written and illustrated travel log of  Ken Pavlou’s recent trip from Connecticut to Florida and back in his Zenith 601XL

.

There is an enduring misconception that you must have a $100K aircraft powered by a 180HP or more Lycoming to travel around the country. The people who expended the funds to buy such aircraft are heavily invested in perpetuating such myths, mostly because when a builder with <$40% of that in his plane has a great adventure traveling,  it makes the expenditure people feel less special.  The truth be told, simple, affordable aircraft like a Corvair powered Zenith 601/650 , when operated by a prepared pilot with respect for weather, are more than capable of consistently making long trips and having great adventures around our country.

.

There will always be people who myopically look at aircraft speed, but for reasonable people, consider this: Ken’s outbound flight from Central Connecticut to north Florida was less than 8 hours flying time. To shave 90 minutes off this, to make it 6.5 hours, he would have to find, and then feed, an aircraft capable of cruising 35-40 mph faster.  If someone’s sole focus of building is to have a faster airplane so they can spend less time in it, perhaps they should honestly ask themselves how much they like the fundamental act of flying itself.

.

IMG_7518

.

Above Ken’s view as he was about to cross the Delaware Bay on the return flight.

.

Read Ken’s complete story here:

https://kenpavlou.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/2002-mile-round-trip-to-florida/?fbclid=IwAR0XOOQNRPfSNc_tq0Av7rTT1edoGZdK-I291FKV8aYVOhEXN0BFQ4ZQqwQ

.

To look at a previous adventure of Ken’s in 2014, look at this story:

1,500 mile Corvair College flight in a 601XL

.

If you have not yet met Ken, get a very entertain read here:

Ken “Adonis” Pavlou advises aviators: “Life is short, Live Large”

.

ww.

.