Skip Rhudy

aviation, travel, books

Wright brothers first flight

I It’s like this: 1) Physics tests airworthiness, 2) Airworthiness is a measure of craftsmanship, 3) Craftsmanship can be measured against aircraft construction standards. This was true for the Wright brothers and it was true for me and my Zenith CH750 project. The difference was that I was taking advantage of over one hundred years […]

11:45am Looks like the Zenith CH750 rudder kit is just about to be delivered. Corvair750 airframe build is just about to start: 3:00pm 4:30pm The Zenith CH750 Rudder has arrived, and well packed. This ought to be a fun weekend. First Patty Griffin, then Rudder!      

Stick And Rudder an explanation of the art of flying

William Wynne produced a nice short and pithy video considering what the experience of homebuilding does or might do for the homebuilder, in the broader context of the meaningfulness of their time here: Homebuilt Travels  

corvair air fuel gauge

William Wynne talks up the merits of using a high quality air fuel ratio gauge for engine management / monitoring: Air Fuel Ratio Gauge

corvair maintenance operations and procedures

You can always go hunt down a Corvair core motor, scavenge the internet for information, tear down your core and find parts that you think will work for you. Put it all together according to the best information you can find for free — and then you can figure out some kind of firewall forward […]

nas3 not for corvair anymore

William Wynne has produced a great new reference page for Corvair flight engine carbs moving forward. While the Stromberg NAS3 used to be desirable for use on Corvair powered planes (and still may be fine for certain older installations), rebuild problems and parts issues have caused recommendations to change. Manage your risk. Read this: 2020 […]