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Float Skies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McDonald Oct 17, 2010. 1 Reply

Did anybody ever use floats as skies ?


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Instructions to fly my 701

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 7:14pm 8 Comments

I think the most difficult part about building my 701 is to find somebody to give me some instructions on how to fly it.I read a lot about it on the Internet but I need practical experience.Can anybody help?

Heinz Genrich

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At 3:14pm on December 13, 2010, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Heinz,


Sure looks good. Mounting the floats on the Skyjeep gear is a challenge and pretty much left to the builder. Your installation meant a lot of modifications but sure looks sturdy !

Good going. By the way, have you got pictures of the main gear brackets finished ?

Also, what did you do for the front wheel ???

I'm at this point now and doing a lot of head scratching ...


Normand Lambert

Montreal Quebec


At 4:24am on October 14, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…
Yes Vortex generators make a noticeable difference
At 4:12pm on October 13, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…
Yes I have heard about the soft start module,no I dont have it on my engine,I would like to hear from someone who is using it
At 4:01pm on October 13, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…

At 3:40pm on October 13, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…
my engine is 912ULS ,the float kit mentions 4,5 degrees but you have to create the spacers your self . I am in the process of changing my plane to 4,5 degrees
At 12:59am on October 13, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…
By the way welcome to Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers!
At 12:56am on October 13, 2009, Kostas Rossidis said…

Hi Heinz The angle between the upper cabin frame and the top of the float is set at about 8 degrees.The float sits at minus 2 dergrees in relation to the ground level while the wing sits at plus 6 degrees.Zenair recommends to set this angle at 4.5 degrees. I think Bob Jones from Alaska was the first to notice that and changed his 701 to 4,5 degrees. I haven't done that so far but I will.Ask Bob He will tell you how to do it.

Best Regards
At 10:41am on October 12, 2009, Bob Jones said…
Heinz , hope you got the reply , call me if you need more [907] 892-7369 BOB

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