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It worked!!!!!   I just popped the lower cowl out of the mould.  It came straight out, no sticking, no lumps and bumps and divots.  (Well maybe a couple of minor divots!)   Decided

*YAWN* I need sleep...   Tired but happy.    

I am building a Zodiac 650 and I opted for the 3M Carbon fibre wrap.  I also created a dash overlay that I broke up into several dash sections.  Still a few bits to go though.

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My tyres were Condor

Yep, I had no trouble fitting the Condors .............once I had finished moving the valve holes around.......(

 

 

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Savannah Wheels Horror Stories.........is this something I need to know???

Yep, I had no trouble fitting the Condors .............once I had finished moving the valve holes around.......(

I believe it was your horror stories in the first place Bob... 006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

 

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Seats done!

 

Got to sit in the plane today for the first time (yes I may have made a "vroom" sound...)

 

I was pleasantly surprised by the headroom on the pilot's side, although the diagonal tube goes straight over the passenger's head so tall ones should strap in tight!

 

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Excellent! The Sav uses a double diagonal, but would probably still be overhead. I'll find out if I ever get through this painting...

 

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That's standard, Marty, or was end of 2014 when my kit was boxed.

 

It's all extra weight and bits, but probably takes a lot of the pain out of assembling the panel.

 

As for the panel layout, there are endless opinions on that. As a relative novice (and something of a luddite) I'm quite happy with the steam gauges for starters.

 

I will probably cut a hole on the left and put my slip indicator there, so that and the airspeed are right under my nose.

 

I'm waiting for the day to cool a bit before more painting. It continues to be quite a challenge..........

 

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That panel frame is fairly rigid, it's pressed with a sort of rolled edge, on both the outer and inner edges.

 

I guess it would have to be to hold the shape of the coaming (?) until the panel goes in.

 

 

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That panel frame is fairly rigid, it's pressed with a sort of rolled edge, on both the outer and inner edges.

I guess it would have to be to hold the shape of the coaming (?) until the panel goes in.

Yes, that's where the 701 differs- it's just a single piece bent over with relief flanges.  You're supposed to leave the top coaming un-riveted so you can remove the panel while you get all your instruments in, then rivet it all together.

 

By the way I like your item no. 7 - "Hot hair to airbox"... shouldn't it be "Hot hair to hairbox"?

 

 

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Yes, that's where the 701 differs- it's just a single piece bent over with relief flanges.  You're supposed to leave the top coaming un-riveted so you can remove the panel while you get all your instruments in, then rivet it all together.

By the way I like your item no. 7 - "Hot hair to airbox"... shouldn't it be "Hot hair to hairbox"?

 

I have been looking at the Savannah manual quite a bit today: it is IT-ALIEN English throughout.

 

 

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It looks like the Sav dash went through a couple of stages:

 

First, a removable full width panel, then a removable instrument panel, but which leaves the throttles and various other push/pull stuff at either side in place.

 

And it may have moved on since then.

 

One amusing thing I've noticed is that builder modifications tend to be a regional thing. That is, one builder will make a change and it then becomes not only a local trend, but almost like a current fashion. If one extends this idea, it will eventually be possible to identify year and region of build by these various telltale signs, and we'll be able to have Sav viewings like wine tastings.....)

 

 

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It looks like the Sav dash went through a couple of stages:

First, a removable full width panel, then a removable instrument panel, but which leaves the throttles and various other push/pull stuff at either side in place.

 

And it may have moved on since then.

 

One amusing thing I've noticed is that builder modifications tend to be a regional thing. That is, one builder will make a change and it then becomes not only a local trend, but almost like a current fashion. If one extends this idea, it will eventually be possible to identify year and region of build by these various telltale signs, and we'll be able to have Sav viewings like wine tastings.....)

Well, people will be very confused about the taste of my 701.  Savannah maingear, nosewheel, slats, fuel system, control mixer, flap handle, Y-stick and rudder pedals.  Oh, and the elevators are 750-style trailing edge but 701 span, with 750-style inset trim tab.

 

Kind of a Cab Sav/Shiraz/Merlot blend.

 

 

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Well, people will be very confused about the taste of my 701.  Savannah maingear, nosewheel, slats, fuel system, control mixer, flap handle, Y-stick and rudder pedals.  Oh, and the elevators are 750-style trailing edge but 701 span, with 750-style inset trim tab.

Kind of a Cab Sav/Shiraz/Merlot blend.

 

I am drinking in all these modifications/adaptations that you have made with both interest and admiration.

 

 

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I hope you will share why you have departed from the standard CH701 and chosen to go with:

 

1. Savannah main gear?

 

2. Savannah nose wheel?

 

3. Savannah slats?

 

4. Savannah fuel system?

 

5. Savannah control mixer?

 

6. Savannah flap handle? *

 

7. Savannah Y-stick?

 

8. Savannah rudder pedals? 

 

9. CH750-style trailing edge?

 

10. CH750-style inset trim tab?

 

I am really intrigued!!

 

* I will be fitting a Mark-Kyle manufactured flap handle to my Savannah. This has a better (and safer) operating angle of the flap lever as well as an additional notch.

 

 

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Hmmm....a cheeky and robust little 701.........subtle Italian notes combine with Antipodean vigor to produce a unique and agreeable experience....

 

 

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