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Still making progress on the slats for my 701. These special STOL surfaces have got me thinking about short field techniques. My past Maule and Champ were both great STOL performers. The Maule used 50 degrees of flap to get in short fields, the Champ used side slips. I preferred the side slip as it was easy to put in and take out to adjust the descent.
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Tried to pace my 701 to have some "free time" around birthday and Christmas. Evidently I overdid it. Here is my latest build. The jig for my slats which are on order, but won't ship till the 13th ;-(
Not good at waiting, but bet I am not the only one who folded to family pressure and reduced 701 activity for…
After reading manuals and watching video to figure out how to cut my stabilizer skin for the brackets I decided on my old boat building, hot rod building style. I used some stiff cardboard to make a pattern for the cuts along with rivet holes in the pattern for the spar and ribs to line things up when I transfer to the actual aluminum skin. Pattern done, tomorrow I… Continue