Chris Aysen
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PRICE SLASHED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Aysen Jan 5, 2011. 6 Replies

Powerfin Props

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Aysen Jul 26, 2010. 2 Replies

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Peter Skedsvold left a comment for Chris Aysen
"Chris:  Found a comment you had made on a autopilot servo.   I see you have a 701, I have  a 750 and have been looking for info on adding 3 axis autopilot to my plane(MGL explorer) Do you know of anyone with 3 axis on a 750?  …"
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STOL CH 701
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I worked as a machinist / engineer assistant for 22 years. I opened my own machine shop in 2000 - present. I'm also currently a community college instructor (11 years in April 2012) for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. I built my 701 from plans; 2004 - 2009. First flight July 2009. The plane has a 633 lb empty weight with a Rotax 912 ULS sporting a 70" 3 blade Warp Drive prop.

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Posted on March 31, 2009 at 11:29am 5 Comments

I'm very close to first flight after 5 years of building. I wish Zenith would have had this site up and running 5 years ago. I have learned alot from other builders. But scratch building has its own world so I'm creating this blog for scratch builders (701), such as myself, to have an avenue to share ideas (and frustrations). The feeling of success in your building is well worth the frustrations that are mostly unavoidable. So just share what your going through right now and don't be afraid to… Continue

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At 6:50pm on September 21, 2018, Peter Skedsvold said…

Chris:  Found a comment you had made on a autopilot servo.   I see you have a 701, I have  a 750 and have been looking for info on adding 3 axis autopilot to my plane(MGL explorer)

Do you know of anyone with 3 axis on a 750?

                           Peter Skedsvold

At 8:59am on November 26, 2012, Rusty King said…
Chris, thanks for the reply. The wife and I stayed at oak alley last week and I thought about you being only an hour away from me, wanted to holler and say hello. I was looking around the sky for a 701... I like your plane and photos from the air...
At 11:43pm on May 11, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

http://www.zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/engine-bracket-on-912-bed-style-mount

Christ,

Are you still okay with your engine mount mod? I am just curious.

Champ

At 1:01am on April 16, 2011, Casey Zechmann said…
Chris, where do you live?
At 10:57pm on April 11, 2011, Casey Zechmann said…
Thanks Chris.  I am planning on putting some photos up.  I am loving the building so far, the problem is that I had the great idea of moving right next to my local airport in Caldwell.  This airport is very busy with experimental and other type certified aircraft.  I can honestly say I am "ground sick".  :)
At 6:06pm on February 23, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your comment. I may have seen the numbers somewhere else.

From what I undestand around 10 degrees should be a good starting point.

I'll try this for sure.¸

Thanks again.

Regards,

Normand

C-GFEU

At 5:51pm on February 1, 2011, Pat said…
Chris, I have a 3 blade 68'' power fin on my other plane, And I love it in every way possible, espically setting pitch. They set pitch thru a window on the apex hub on each blade with a feeler guage, you get the exact pitch on each blade, no guessing. Then you do a ground static run up an see your rpm results. A simple chart tells you which way to go with your feeler guage, either add or remove thousands, etc. You can dial the prop in better than any others I've seen. I wouldn't hesitate at all to get one. I got a GSC that came with mine, it does its job but really is a pain to re pitch. Pat
At 11:54am on December 16, 2010, FRED BURG said…

CHRIS IF YOU STILL HAVE YOUR WING TANKS OUT ADD A PLATE TO THE BOTTOM WING SO YOU CAN USE IT FOR A DOOR ANCHOR TO HOLD IT OPEN. ALSO I HAVE SEE THE GUYS WITH BIGGER  OR HEAVER THAT ROTAX ENGINES TO PUT THEIR BATTERY ON A SLIDING RAIL TO GET A PERFECT CG, NOT TO DUMB--YOU HAVE A SAFE ONE AND I HOPE THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY LOOSES YOU ADDRESS AFTER XMAS.

At 4:41pm on December 15, 2010, FRED BURG said…

STONEWALL IS 60 MI NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO OR 5 MI EAST OF LUCKENBACH

I LIKE YOUR FLAPRON CONTROL SET UP

At 6:20pm on December 14, 2010, Elmer Webster said…

Thanks.

 
 
 

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