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FARs for exceeding 30 degrees of pitch on takeoff.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Aysen Nov 7, 2011. 13 Replies

 

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Put SOLD in your title, or remove ad if you SOLD your Item!!!!

These classifieds are extremely frustrating because no one has any idea that the item sold long ago.  Why can't people go back and remove their listing, or post SOLD in the title?  Is there a moderator of this classified forum who can remove old ads?See More
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Larry Ward left a comment for Doug Cole
"I graduated from class 76-01 at Del Rio, Tx.  Fly B52's in North Dakota for 5yrs.  Also flew in the ACE program.  Went to Sheppard AFB as an instructor, check pilot, instructor evaluator.  Went to ATC Air Staff at…"
Dec 20, 2013
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"Hi Doug... Happy to discuss the oil cooler shroud.  About 90% of my operations are off airport and I became worried about sending something through the exposed cooler.  (I have already cleaned off one transponder antenna with…"
Dec 16, 2013
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FARs for exceeding 30 degrees of pitch on takeoff.

Here's an interesting note for those of you with a 701,750, or 801.  My good friend just got a violation in his RV4 from a "Friendly" FAA examiner at our local airport.  The violation was for exceeding 30 degrees of pitch on takeoff, which requires all occupants of the aircraft to be wearing a parachute by the FARs if you are carrying a passenger.  Even though the RV4 was not equipped with an attitude indicator, the examiner's judgement is going to be enough evidence to support a 30-day…See More
Aug 5, 2011
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STOL CH 750 at the Arlington Airshow

Checking out a Zenith CH-750 at the Arlington Airshow yesterday.
Jul 11, 2011
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2 1/4" Standby Airspeed Indicator

I removed my clock and put a 2 1/4" standby airspeed indicator in the hole. I decided it is the only backup instrument I really need in the event of an EFIS failure.
Feb 27, 2011
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Sep 19, 2010
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Flying the Zenith CH-701 over Leavenworth, Washington and Stevens Pass

A short video of my flight over the town of Leavenworth, Washington and highway 2 over Stevens Pass in my Zenith CH-701 STOL.
Jul 18, 2010

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At 7:18am on December 20, 2013, Larry Ward said…

I graduated from class 76-01 at Del Rio, Tx.  Fly B52's in North Dakota for 5yrs.  Also flew in the ACE program.  Went to Sheppard AFB as an instructor, check pilot, instructor evaluator.  Went to ATC Air Staff at Randolph.  Got out of active duty and joined reserves when I moved to Longview Tx, working for Eastman Chemical Company as an electrical engineer.  Retired from reserves as a LtCol.  Still working for Eastman at least for another year or maybe two.  Have about 50% of my 650 completed.

At 7:09pm on December 16, 2013, Elmer Webster said…

Hi Doug...

Happy to discuss the oil cooler shroud.  About 90% of my operations are off airport and I became worried about sending something through the exposed cooler.  (I have already cleaned off one transponder antenna with flying rocks.)  I sculpted a plug and laid it up in fiberglass then bonded it to the cowling.  Easy to do.  Later models move the cooler into a more protected area and vent the air into it.  It hasn't hampered cooling as I still have to occasionally tape off some of the watercooler to keep the operating temps in the normal range about 3 months per year.  I have found a half dozen marks on the shroud over the last 6 years. I left plenty of wiggle room around the cooler so the motor can vibrate without chaffing anything.  I'll add another pic so you can see the front.

Happy flying!  

At 9:37am on May 20, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi Doug,

DId you get (to make?) your new windshield alright?

Too bad I live too far away or you can have my new and already trimmed bubble windshield that I will not be using. Sorry for late info.on forming acrylic. I took a long while searching.

Champ

At 1:19pm on May 19, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Doug,

If you are still interested in forming acrylic you have more reading here:http://www.plexiglas.com/lit_technical/0/1

Champ

At 6:49pm on March 6, 2011, Mike Ice said…

Doug,

Thanks for the reply. You offer sound advice and reasonable explanations. I will check into the Savannah more completely. I am not locked into the 750, either mentally or finacially.

 

Mike

At 12:09pm on March 2, 2011, Mike Ice said…

Doug,

Considering your experience the comment you made about the 701 landing problems raise a bright red flag for me. I do not have anywhere near the amount of hours logged that you do and most of my experience has been in "bush" type tail draggers. One of the most difficult aircraft I have ever tried to land was a heavily modified Super Cub which was poorly set up. But I digress.

 

I read some interesting information concerning the slats on the Zeniths yesterday and it made me consider not even putting them on the 750 I will build. If you have not read this web site here is the link: http://stolspeed.com/. Maybe this web site is all hype, after all they are trying to sell a product but I would value your opinion.

 

 I think if I had a Zenith right now I would remove the slats and see how it affected the flight especially the landing. If I noticed any improvement I would likely spend the $200 for the VG's and experiment.

 

Did you build the 701? Are you building a 801?

 

Mike

At 10:34am on March 1, 2011, Mike Ice said…

Doug,

Nice videos. I like the panel in your 701.

Why would you consider a Savannah? I am new to the Zenith world and the Savannah looks very similar.

On your flight over Stevens Pass it looks like the airspeed was about 75. Is that correct or was I looking at the wrong instrument?

 

Mike Ice

 

At 1:15pm on January 6, 2011, Joe Spencer said…
Hey Doug I believe your paint may be even uglier than the hideous lime green I put on mine!!! Lavender and yallar. Pretty gutsy there Doug
At 11:14pm on November 18, 2010, Thomas Longo said…
Plastic break away plate view from baggage compartment.
At 11:11pm on November 18, 2010, Thomas Longo said…

 
 
 

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