Bob Guilfoyle
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david shrader left a comment for Bob Guilfoyle
"Hi Bob, the grove gear is built 7075 if I remember correctly. Myself an another 701 flyer friend of mine had our 6061 gear sagging after only a year (we do lots of off field landings).  We’re not abusive or aggressive pilots but off…"
Nov 3
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Martin Bima left a comment for Bob Guilfoyle
"Thanks. If you are building from scratch with new materials, i would definately go with Alaska Bob.  Mine are basically a box, with built up sides to attahe to the spindle, and a too thick 3/8" uhmw ski. I probably broke the rubber pedal…"
Oct 20
Martin Bima left a comment for Bob Guilfoyle
"Hello Bob, I was planning on making a copy of the Alaska ski plans floating around here .... but i had a lot of scrap material and odds and ends that i designed my own while building them. They are quite heavy, made of a 6x6x 3/8" hollow…"
Oct 20
Todd Loomis left a comment for Bob Guilfoyle
"Hi Bob       I am almost done on my 701 in Billings. Call me at 670-7695 and we'll go from there. Todd Loomis"
Aug 11

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
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Rotax 912
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At 12:00am on November 3, 2019, david shrader said…

Hi Bob,

the grove gear is built 7075 if I remember correctly. Myself an another 701 flyer friend of mine had our 6061 gear sagging after only a year (we do lots of off field landings).  We’re not abusive or aggressive pilots but off field is rougher of course. The grove gear is tough and can take the type of landings we do. I saw a pic of a 701 that was stalled in, the fuselage,wings, an nose gear were all bent..... not the grove gear.  I would’ve got the grove from the beginning if I’d have known.  

At 11:27pm on November 2, 2019, Martin Bima said…
At 6:24pm on October 20, 2019, Martin Bima said…

Thanks. If you are building from scratch with new materials, i would definately go with Alaska Bob. 

Mine are basically a box, with built up sides to attahe to the spindle, and a too thick 3/8" uhmw ski.

I probably broke the rubber pedal by trying to turn the nose ski with too much skeg. Watch the skeg size and orientation especially on the nose ski.

Skis are put away but will try to find other pics.

At 9:16am on October 20, 2019, Martin Bima said…

Hello Bob,

I was planning on making a copy of the Alaska ski plans floating around here .... but i had a lot of scrap material and odds and ends that i designed my own while building them. They are quite heavy, made of a 6x6x 3/8" hollow structural square and builtup beams of 2x1x.125 angles .... an odd size leftover from a scrap metal dealer.  They are very robust, but very heavy. I would recommend building the ones from plans ..... i think its from bob snow in Alaska? 

I will post some pics later.  Cheers.

At 11:01pm on August 11, 2019, Todd Loomis said…

Hi Bob

      I am almost done on my 701 in Billings. Call me at 670-7695 and we'll go from there.

Todd Loomis

 
 
 

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