# Recent content by kent Ashton

### Help Support Homebuilt Aircraft & Kit Plane Forum:

I have taken to blowing moisture out of my O-360 after shutdown with an air-mattress pump. It only takes a minute and lots of oil mist and water vapor comes out of the breather. I recently had a look at my cam and the lobes looked perfect (at 780 hours). It seems to me that moisture left in...
2. ### How to lock a manual retractable landing gear into a given position?

The Rutan canard family generally used a screw and gear arrangement to position a nose-gear retract arm over-center. You can find the plans in the Open-EZ topic on Canardzone.com. It was a reliable, simple system but only retracted the nose gear. The BD-5 used springs, cables and the momentum...
3. ### Rotec TBI problems

You might be able to revive the Ellison http://www.miravim.org/4RE/ http://www.n56ml.com/fuel/ https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?do=findComment&comment=76680 I have also seen problems when the airflow into the TBI seemed to be turbulent. I made a...

15. ### Ferrying an EAB that has current airworthiness documentation and out of phase 1

Wrong airplane at the wrong time. Neither of you can train in a single-place airplane. Her instructor might not sign her off for solo in an airplane where he cannot fly with her and anyway, the solo hours are minimal and do not train her for a checkride in a 2-place trainer. Waste of money, I...