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Bob McDonald's Discussions

Zenith Forced Landing B.C.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Harrington Mar 24, 2016. 5 Replies

Looking For CH750 Builders Near Cold Lake, Alberta

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael W Mallock Jun 24, 2016. 4 Replies

Rotax 912 Fuel Pump - Safety Alert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McDonald May 22, 2010. 3 Replies

 

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Bob Is Back Flying

After a "heart incident" Dec. 2019 I received two stents and in Feb. 2020 my Aortic valve was replaced (to correct a birth defect) at the Ottawa Heart Institute. My Private Pilot Medical was suspended. I resigned myself to not being able to fly again. Feb. 2021 I felt so good I that I passed my pilot medical which Transport Canada placed "Under Review" because of the replacement surgery. Yesterday I received my medical "Unrestricted Class 3" from Transport Canada. It was a long tedious trip…See More
May 24
Bob McDonald posted a blog post

Bungee "Installation Tool"

To change the front bungee CH601HD, CH701, CH750 or and Zenith with bungee cord front suspension. Simply hook bungee around the rear mount tube, slide up the nose strut, then slide loose end of bungee over the end of a 1/2 inch drive ratchet handle which has the 1/2 inch drive inserted in the open end of the front bungee mount tube. Lifting up on the ratchet handle will stretch the bungee easy. Once over center the bungee slides down the ratchet handle onto the front bungee mount tube. KISS…See More
May 3
Bob McDonald posted a status
"Watch Harry Walia's CH601HD flying video. https://youtu.be/xg0lzh0HCDY"
Apr 14
Randy Ferri left a comment for Bob McDonald
"Hi Bob, I came across a thread(with pictures) of ski's you made years ago.  They look very nice.  Do you still have the plans for those?  Would you be willing to sell me a copy?  Here's my email, rpf789@gmail.com. …"
Jan 31

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750, ZODIAC CH 601
Project Status
Flying
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Kit
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
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Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Co-pilot / Camera Operator Capital Air Surveys, Chemical Operator Bruce Heavy Water Plant,
Electrical Power System Operator Ontario Hydro,
Hydro-Electric Operating Technician Ontario Power Generation... getting ready to retire.
Private Pilot since 1975, used to own 1963 C172, flying a 2000 Challenger AULA, also a 1/2 ownership Rotax 912 CH601HD that is flying.
Ordered a CH750 from Can-Zac. Start building December 2009. Built as AULA with Rotax 912S engine. CH750 finished March 2010.

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Bob Is Back Flying

Posted on May 24, 2022 at 7:17am 6 Comments

After a "heart incident" Dec. 2019 I received two stents and in Feb. 2020 my Aortic valve was replaced (to correct a birth defect) at the Ottawa Heart Institute. My Private Pilot Medical was suspended. I resigned myself to not being able to fly again. Feb. 2021 I felt so good I that I passed my pilot medical which Transport Canada placed "Under Review" because of the replacement surgery. Yesterday I received my medical "Unrestricted Class 3" from Transport Canada. It was a long tedious trip…

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Bungee "Installation Tool"

Posted on May 3, 2022 at 9:23am 2 Comments

To change the front bungee CH601HD, CH701, CH750 or and Zenith with bungee cord front suspension. Simply hook bungee around the rear mount tube, slide up the nose strut, then slide loose end of bungee over the end of a 1/2 inch drive ratchet handle which has the 1/2 inch drive inserted in the open end of the front bungee mount tube. Lifting up on the ratchet handle will stretch the bungee easy. Once over center the bungee slides down the ratchet handle onto the front bungee mount tube. KISS…

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Bob's Cherokee 1972 PA28-140

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 6:08pm 3 Comments

I'm not ready to give up flying.... and I found an aircraft abandoned 16+ years in a hangar. In February with the snow waist deep the new owners of the hangar were considering calling the salvage yard to dispose of "The Cherokee". The new owners of the hangar had a Aeronca Chief and Luscombe and no need of the Cherokee. I agreed to buy the Cherokee and hire the AME Chief owner to completely go through the aircraft and recertify it. A new zero time engine and prop after all the spar…

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She Flew Out Of My Life - The Zen

Posted on March 21, 2021 at 5:57am 7 Comments

This is "The Zen".

It is a 2005 kit built CH601HD that was built by Trevor Page, and sold to me & Ray Nash in 2007. At the time Ray & I had been flying Quad City Challengers on wheels / skis / amphibian floats. We wanted a faster go further adventure aircraft that was still in the Advanced Ultra Light Aircraft (AULA) category here in Canada. It was also the aircraft that introduced me to Zenair / Zenith kit planes, the Rotax 912 series of engines, and the hopeless addiction of…

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Youtube Channel with CH601HD & CH701 + others "Grass Roots" flying.

Posted on March 13, 2021 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Check this YouTube channel out if you enjoy "Grass Roots"  flying videos. Mix of GA aircraft and the CH601HD / CH701 aircraft. CH601HD (both taildragger & tricycle gear) flying skis. They fly in Ontario, Canada.

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At 8:27am on January 31, 2022, Randy Ferri said…

Hi Bob,

I came across a thread(with pictures) of ski's you made years ago.  They look very nice.  Do you still have the plans for those?  Would you be willing to sell me a copy?  Here's my email, rpf789@gmail.com.  If you could let me know, either way, that would be great.

Thanks Randy

At 10:09am on January 27, 2022, Kyle Fleming said…

Hi Bob, do you experience any glair or other issues with the strut mounted landing light? I’m thinking of mounting mine there too. 

Thanks,

Kyle

750SD

At 5:46am on November 21, 2017, Kurt Anderson said…
Hi Bob do you still have snow ski plans for the 750? If so can you email them to me at kurtanderson2@sio.midco.net

Thank you in advance
At 3:12pm on October 28, 2017, Jules Lecompte said…

Hello Bob,

Just noticed another one of your comment on the internet about the Pegazair.  For your info the company still exists and is thriving, their "Pegazair" still performs incredibly and  they now produce a 4 seat version called the "Levitation" with a useful load of around a thousand pounds with 180hp Lycoming.  Just thought I should give you the correct information so you could pass it on correctly.

Cheers, Jules 

At 10:51pm on October 5, 2017, Bob Jones said…

Bob,I always carry a gun as part of the survival gear,bear protection,supper, etc

At 7:25am on January 8, 2016, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

Also, Sorry for the loss of your father. 

Norm

At 7:25am on January 8, 2016, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

Yeah, I know .... Got the 'PLANE BUG' !!! Really wanted to get my hands on a CH750 but got a deal for the CH701SP and CH750 altogether...Couldn't pass. Will most probably sell the CH701SP project and finish up the CH750.

Couldn't resist any longer !

Take care !

Norm

CH701sp C-GFEU + 2

At 8:00pm on January 4, 2015, ulis temos said…
Bob, sorry for the loss of your father. My plane is safe and tucked away until the flock returns to Canada. I do fear that they may bring down an airliner landing at Allentown airport. I am also getting to the age when one should give up flying. As of now I can still handle short strips. You can see my strip on maps or Google earth. 3224 sterner road Nazareth pa. Temos
At 9:36am on November 7, 2014, Charlie Becker said…

Bob,

I can't get the message system to send you a message.  

My email is sonex450 @ gmail.com

Can you send me info about the skis?

Thanks

Charlie

At 9:20pm on November 2, 2014, wij Horemans said…

Bob,

Having just completed my 750 and passed the inspection.. a new project is warranted.. could you please send a copy of the wheel-ski plans..

My emai is wij@xplornet.com

thank you in advance.

Regards

Wijnand Horemans Rocky Mountain House Alberta

 
 
 

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