Brian Krahmer
  • Buena Vista, CO
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Ideas on customizing the build

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Apr 2. 9 Replies

Hey there.  I owned a 601HD (that someone else built) a few years back.  Now I want to build my own 750 Cruzer.  As I was watching one of Mike Patey's videos, I saw that he is using shielded wire to…Continue

 

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Ideas on customizing the build

Hey there.  I owned a 601HD (that someone else built) a few years back.  Now I want to build my own 750 Cruzer.  As I was watching one of Mike Patey's videos, I saw that he is using shielded wire to eliminate EFI, etc.  So my question as a first time builder thinking about how to design my perfect plane, do you guys know of good resources that can expose me to the ideas of what I might want to add/upgrade/change/delete on my own plane?  Some things are obvious like single-stick vs dual sticks,…See More
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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC CH 601
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Purchased finished aircraft
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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First flight

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 10:34am 0 Comments

I bought my 601HD in Ft. Worth, TX, on 6/2/12.  My instructor (Jeremy Desruisseaux) and I flew her all the way home to Denver (KAPA) that day.  She didn't cruise as fast as we thought and hoped, so the trip took longer than expected.  We went through about an hour of turbulence that left me at my wits end.  We also ended up spending 4-5 hours in Guymon, OK, waiting for a huge squall line to dissipate over CO.  At about 18:15 central, we made a go decision, jumped in her, and played dodge the…

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At 1:52pm on June 11, 2012, Mack P. Kreizenbeck said…

Brian,

Nice looking bird! Don't be too disappointed with the speed as this will help in building time.

I'm sure that you found the plane to be as stable as it can be for its weight when you encountered the turbulence. 601s are pretty stable!

Enjoy the heck out of it,

Mack

 
 
 

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