David Orr
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  • Port Angeles, WA
  • United States
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Oil change stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Morrisey Jul 5. 2 Replies

701 and 750 Sky Jeep Logos

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"Flew my Continental powered CH701 to Oshkosh 2018, 3700 Miles, 24 landings and 20 fuel top-offs, KCLM Port Angeles, WA to KOSH Oshkosh, WI:"
Jul 29
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Jul 29
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Zenith 701 camping

Concrete WA, waiting for the rest of the planes to arrive.
Jul 16
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Jul 14
David Orr posted a discussion

Oil change stand

I made a small oil change stand, so I don't have to balance the oil pan on the tire. Cutting a notch in the end on the top for the front fork worked great.  C85 , CH701. See More
Jul 4
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Chasing Sunset

Dusk over Port Angeles, WA
Jun 17
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Sitting Pretty

Fueling up after my flight.
Feb 27
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Evening Flight FEB 2018

Evening flight over Port Angeles, WA in my Zenith CH701. Weather cleared so i had to go fly.
Feb 24

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KCLM Port Angeles, WA

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At 6:13pm on February 20, 2017, Denis Dore said…

Hi David, 

I have a Continental in my 701 and wondering how you like Warp drive prop and what dia. are you running? Your plane looks and sounds great. Cheers Denis

At 3:28pm on February 14, 2017, Roger Pearce said…


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. 


At 12:10pm on July 28, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi David,

Very, very, very NICE !!!!


At 12:15pm on March 18, 2013, Jeff Larson said…

Thanks alot David

At 12:49pm on February 23, 2013, Lee Engel said…

Hello David,    Who did your exhaust system , looks real nice!   Lee.   (750 0200 builder).

At 10:30am on August 27, 2012, John Marzulli said…

Looks like it is really coming together! At this rate you should be flying by next summer easily.

At 2:59pm on December 4, 2011, Bob McDonald said…

Nice panel work.

At 5:28pm on October 18, 2011, John Marzulli said…
Looks like you are getting close. Do you have transition training lined up?
At 9:33am on May 10, 2011, Debra and Patrick Nesbitt said…
NIce talking to you last night.  Thanks for the help on the Vortex's.
At 11:55am on December 9, 2010, Danny Creech said…
>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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