When parked, with full fuel, my 701 tips on its tail at the slightest provocation (a sight tailwind when the stick is not tied back).

 

Deos anyone else have this problem?  Ideas. Solutions?

 

When traveling, I have to tie the nose down to a 5 gal collapsable water container.

Views: 445

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

What engine do you have installed?

914

Wow it sounds like the CG is too far aft. The CG on my 701 is near the aft with Rotax 912 and BRS parachute mounted in back of baggage compartment and full of fuel and the tail has to be pulled down with some force. I never have ever had it tip down in any type of wind. 

Your C of G must be too far aft of the envelope. What engine ? What are your weight & balance numbers ...right main , left main, and nose wheel? 

914

 

With full fuel

Right Main:346 Left Main: 349  Nose:147

CG 13.63

if your baggage area is empty your cg is more like 18.6"

CG of 13.65 is at empty weight.  Not at the full fuel weight given.

I think there is a right way to mount the MLG, makes a difference to the fwd / aft positioning of the main wheels

Specifically?

RSS

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

                                                     

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

 

West Coast USA:

Transition Training:

Pro Builder Assistance
 

Pro Builder Assistance

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2019   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service