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wanted firewall forward ch701 to suit Rotax

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Scholten Dec 11, 2019. 3 Replies

Hello have a friend with a project looking for a firewall forward to suit Rotax on CH701 anything you have considered cheersContinue

Alaska bushwheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel C Hall Dec 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi all i am contemplating a set of tundra tires but cant decide between 26inch or 29inch alaskan airstreeks has anyone had any experience or advice on these on a 701 cheersDeaneNew zealandContinue


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new pilot purchased a 701 from Stan Mars in the USA waiting for it to arrive back in NZ to reassemble and fly

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At 11:30am on February 12, 2018, Steven Davis said…

Hiya Deane -  Congrats on the win.  I just finished building my 750STOL and love it.  We have a NZ trip in the planning ( still some months out)  and if you're agreeable and available, I'd like to stop by and take a look at your 701.  You can reach me at :   .   I'm in San Diego.  Regards,  Steve Davis

At 10:04pm on December 20, 2014, greg frank said…

how about a bunch of closeups of your rear (tail dragger guard) looks very interesting.i want a closer look if you could...tks  greg

At 1:51pm on February 6, 2013, Rusty King said…
Hello Deane
I am starting to think about paint and it is something I'm struggling over.... I need to start reading up on the subject as I plan on painting it myself. I like fun colors like the reds and yellows but also like the racy looks of the different combinations of blues with silver or polished metal. I don't think the 750 looks as good with too much polished metal. That's why I like that color of blue on your plane and limited areas polished metal... Happy flying!!!!
At 4:05am on January 23, 2013, Kevin Collins said…

hi Deane - when's your new toy due in country? every one keen to see another 701 join the local ranks, cheers - Colly

At 5:48pm on November 2, 2012, Jock Struthers said…

If you would like to contact me by email, then I will introduce you to Glyn who holds the "list"

jstruthers   at     glenhill     .co.   nz

At 7:56pm on November 1, 2012, Jock Struthers said…


Welcome to the "club"


Where will you base your 701?  My 701 ZMX is hangared at Omaka.  There is another in Motueka, one in Hokatika and one or two in the Canterbury Region.


There is an unofficial / informal 701 "club" organised by Glyn Jackson in New Plymouth (Owner of ZK-JLZ) which he purchased from the West Coast.  He has organised a number of trips over the past year including a great one around the Southern Alps/ Westland this last winter which unfortunately I missed being away.


You'd be welcome to join up.


Jock Struthers


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Zenith Open Hangar Day

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

To all those lucky people attending the Zenith open day this weekend have a great time and enjoy the experience. I hope to attend one of the open days soon and to all those keen aviators who will be entering Zeniths first friendly STOL comp at the weekend good luck most importantly fly safe and in the words of Deano and those of you who have met me will know and understand what I mean.


Fly it like you STOL it!



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