I have about 250 hrs on my 701 and I've had to readjust the main landing gear rubber spacers several times, especially after a hard landing. I never had the bottom rubber spacer slip, only the top one. I added a 90 mm "L" angle bracket under the strut bracket to keep the rubber from slipping out. I went out and did some intentional hard landings and so far the rubber spacers are staying in place. I also set up my GOPRO to see if the edge of the bracket had any chance of hitting the gear during…See More
I think I have a local A65 with 300 hours lined up for mine. Thinking seriously about doing a "full" beanie mod and wing extension, along with bracing for oil canning issues. Need to get more info on the wing extension.
Any chance you'll be flying down for EAA Arlington this year? I'd love to meet you and see your airplane, take (lots) of pictures of it.
>building my 701 with a "real Aircraft engine" C85-12.
Hi David, good to hear from you. I am really glad to hear other guys are putting real airplane engines in these kit planes. I have fown two other 701s both with Rotec 912 engines on them and I didn’t like the engine at all. Then when they pulled the cowling off and I saw all that crap on there, I thought “Why would anyone want to use this engine?” The performance wasn’t any better than mine with the O-200 on it and the last one I flew it’s nose would drop harder than mine when you reduced power. Everyone goes on about how much heavier the O-200 is but, I can’t tell it flying the plane. The difference in weight is only 11 gallons of fuel or the fat around my brother’s belly. Hahha
I have even thought about putting a turbo on my O-200 engine. But that is another story. hahahaha
I will email you the numbers but here is the W&B as an attached photo.
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