Douglas Lee Broughton
  • Simonton, TX
  • United States
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Merchant Marine officer (boat captain) for Fleet Operators running the M/v Piper.I have worked on a Protek 2 ,but that was a lot of fabric work, I have built cars ,boats ,bikes a hovercraft and now in a time frame of 24 months starting to day 2/24/11 I will have a CH 701 to add to the list

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Getting started $

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 3:37am 2 Comments

 Well I've made the dissishion my 701 is going to be 99.9% from sratch and have jumped in with both feet ,I've got all my forming block's and blank templets cut and have orderded a good amount of 6061 t6 ,I'm still having problem's finding the proper size and thickness of 4130n tubing ? So if anyone has found a suppler that has a good supply on hand please let me know!! I know they are out there I just havent found them yet I find one size here and one size there but no one that has it all… Continue

Testing the waters

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 3:30am 2 Comments

I'v been thinking of building a plane for years and just bought the plans for a 701 and have spent more time printing every thing out ,and trying to decide what to build and what to buy ? well the rudder kit sayes it takes about 12 hours and testing the waters with junk I had laying around from scratch I built a 100%mockup of the rudder in less time then the 12 hr for the kit and this included cuting the forming blocks and fabercating the part's assembly was the shortist time (note) this is…


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At 10:07am on March 1, 2011, Mike Ice said…


Ask yourself if you are a flyer or a builder. If a builder go plans build, If a flyer go quick build.

The first airplane I built I thought I was a flyer and rushed the building process, I still enjoyed it but now the airplane is finished and I miss building so I will start another project in the fall.


Engines to use? Good question. The VW's look good. How about the Honda Viking.


Mike Ice


At 8:24pm on February 24, 2011, Bill Carter said…



Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project.

If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico, Mo. just a couple of miles from them.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center


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