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Aleks Chernov posted a status
"Made new parts for rudder: rear ribs."
31 minutes ago
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more rudder parts
33 minutes ago
Jerry Pommerenke posted a discussion

V Speeds for CH 701

HiWe are finally at the point to resume the phase one testing (previous owner had 31 hours in).  Obviously we want to do our own testing.   The CH 701 we purchased did not have the slats on it but did have the VG's on the wing and stabilizer.   I have basic POH V-speeds from other 701 owners with the "stock" set up.   In the current configuration that we have (no slats with VG's), what should we expect to see in changes for stall speeds, take-off speeds etc.   I know this varies on a lot of…See More
1 hour ago
Todd Scruton posted a discussion

750 seat covers

Hi gang,I've got a set of seat covers for my 750 that will not be used. I am making a set of my own. Anyways they are nothing special, they look ok. The material is fake leather? Tan in color, look at the picture. I'll send them out for the cost of postage. No foam for the seat base is included as it's not the correct foam and gets uncomfortable in just a few minutes. However if I can succsefully remove the seat back foam it may be worth using, up to you.Thanks,ToddSee More
5 hours ago
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6 hours ago
John Austin posted a discussion

Bungee and Nose Gear Bearing Block Repair

Recently, I was taxiing back to the ramp at my hangar and heard a loud "POP" from up front and suddenly the nose wheel steering was very heavy. I immediately knew the bungee had broken!  I shut down on the ramp and sure enough, the nose gear bearing block was resting on the welded ring. I was relieved to see that I still had 9+" prop tip/ground clearance, so no harm there!I had noted the bungee's cover had appeared slightly frayed around contact areas during the last couple of oil changes and…See More
7 hours ago
Ben Fangmeier posted a discussion

Picking up the 701 in an RV???

Sort of a spin off of the how to pick up an aircraft kit, I personally have a few trucks and an open 16 ft trailer. A friend of mine that wants to help with my build also wants to go along and use his Mercedes sprinter based RV and has offered to use his 20 ft enclosed trailer. He has pulled it behind the sprinter before but it isn't optimal. That is our current plan but the idea has come up to just take the sprinter and put the kit inside. The kit is not going to be boxed. We are going to stay…See More
18 hours ago
Richard Simmons posted a status
"Trim tab is fully functional again after painting"
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18 hours ago
Greg Wood posted a discussion

Riveter heads for Harbor Freight riveter

I recently sent the heads from a Harbor Freight riveter to Zenith to have them ground down for A4 and A5 rivets. The riveter had been sitting unused on a shelf for a couple of years. When I tried to use it, it did not function. I am switching to the Zenith provided riveter.If you need heads for a HF riveter let me know. I spent $16 getting them ground down. You can have them for,the cost of postage.See More
19 hours ago
Paul Hajdu posted photos
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Scott Ehni posted photos
22 hours ago
dan glaze posted a status
"baggage compartment almost done, I'm hitting it hard now, fly this year OR BUST!!!"
22 hours ago
Arnold Zimmerman posted photos
Lynn S. Beckhorn posted a status
"When think you are about finished, you only have 90% of the details left to go ;>)"
Lynn S. Beckhorn posted a status
"Finished the wiring, half way thru the plumbing, waiting for the heater muff and cowling from the Zenith "Good Guys". ."
John Burns posted a status
"Finished the first build of the co-pilot wing skeleton this weekend."
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Zenith CH 750 Webinar hosted by EAA at Webinar

March 11, 2015 from 7:30pm to 8pm
Join me as I discuss building and flying the STOL CH 750 and the new CH 750 Cruzer kit airplanes in this EAA sponsored and hosted web-based seminar. We will use slides and audio, and participants can ask questions. Sign up now for the free webinar!Building and…See More
Patrick Hoyt posted a status
"Flew for .5 hour before sunset. 21 degrees F. Smooth air. No wind. Perfect landings, as is usually the case when nobody is watching..."

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Finally building

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More Parts!

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Corvair engine for sale

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Scratch building!

Posted by Michael Chesney on January 16, 2015 at 7:31pm 1 Comment

It's Alive!

Posted by Jon Reddick on January 15, 2015 at 7:57pm 1 Comment

750 STOL kit

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