Gary Eady
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Jabiru
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot, Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Registered Land Valuer / Self employed / Private pilot, 400 hours on PPL.
Built from component kits but used the aftermarket Pegastol wings (currently no longer available) and powered by the Jabiru 3300 engine.
First flight November 2010.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
WRE

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At 6:36pm on September 23, 2012, Frank Savignac said…

Hi Gary, sounds like a nice set up. I have a 1 gallon header tank mounted just behind the seats in the hell hole that has a fuel sensor probe to let me know if I'm getting fuel starvation. I'm still using the poly tanks, no leaks to date so far. Love the airplane for STOL qualities!!

 

Here's a vid of my strip.  http://youtu.be/Q0ZUfK4jW-o  Frank

 

At 5:09pm on September 23, 2012, Frank Savignac said…

 Hi Gary, How do you like the Pegastol wings. Have you accurately figured out your Unusable fual load?  I fly the CH 701 with Pegastol wings also. Love the airplane. My unusable fuel load is about 5 litres per tank. Frank

At 3:00am on March 6, 2012, Hank Optland said…

Hello Gary,

 

I think that the proposal to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the microlight weight limit from 544 to 600 kg is not seriously being looked at by the folks at the NZ CAA in Wellington. I believe it will be a matter of time and that this change is likely to take place within twelve months.

 

If it comes to pass, the microlight category would be ideal for the CH750. Up to the present it is really a 'waste' to register the 750 as a microlight due to the much-reduced useful load when MAUW is just 544 kg. Extending this to 600 kg takes care of a heavier passenger and some extra fuel.

At 11:16pm on June 9, 2011, Hank Optland said…

Hi Gary,

 

I understand -from email contact with the CAA this week about this matter- that next week there'll be a meeting to decide whether the 544kg limit should be raised to 600kg ...or not.

 

If this change does go ahead, it should be much easier to get the CH-750 classified as a "microlight".

At 9:29pm on September 9, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Gary
Thanks for commenting on my cooling fence. It is good to hear that you think it will reward me for my efforts because obviously you would know.
So how are your temps going now both on the ground and in the air?
I unfortunately will only be reading one CHT and one EGT so initially I will have to do a carefull audit of my cylinders.

Phill
At 5:38am on July 1, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Gary
From your ground running of your engine, how are your temps behaving with your aluminium cooling fence.
Can you share some pictures of your setup?

Phill
At 3:18am on May 28, 2010, Hank Optland said…
Hi Gary, that CAA publication is pretty good. I had not stumbled across this before now. I am still tossing up whether to construct a CH-701, CH-750 or even an ICP Savannah. I tend to favour the Zeniths because it appears there is much better factory backup available. The CH-750 has a design MTOW of 600 kg. This means that 56 kg of that design envelope cannot be used under the NZ microlight rules. With the world heading to the 600 kg limit -because of the USA LSA regs- I wonder if NZ will also s-t-r-e-t-c-h the 544 kg microlight limit to 600 kg?

If you were to do it all again, would you have chosen the CH-701 still, even though the 750 is now freely available?

Just wondering: how is the painting of the plane getting along?
At 1:59pm on February 20, 2010, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi Gary

Welcome to the group
Your have a good looking 701 it will be great to see it fly
Cheers

Allan
Zenair Australia
 
 
 

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