Jay Meinen
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  • Vallejo, CA
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Eclipse Flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Aug 25, 2017. 1 Reply

My wife, Leslie, and I decided to chase the eclipse in our CH-650. Protective eyewear was ordered and days off were obtained. The airplane would give us flexibility to fly to where the weather was…Continue

Tags: ch650, Eclipse

Hangar Dust

Started May 4, 2016 0 Replies

I wrote a while back about having a dust problem in my hangar. I think I may have the solution. Thanks to Todd Scruton, I now have a parachute that hangs from a pulley in my hangar. It's 35 feet in…Continue

FAA Class to Work on S-SLA/E-SLA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Huckins Mar 17, 2017. 9 Replies

I'm interested in taking the FAA class so I can work on my airplane. It is a factory built CH650. Has anyone done this? Any recommendations?Thanks!Jay MeinenContinue

S-SLA To Experimental Conversation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Meinen Apr 18, 2016. 9 Replies

I have a factory built CH-650. Of course, AMD is no longer in business. The FAA directs installation of ADS-B to be approved by the manufacturer so my airplane is an 'orphan.' I would like to install…Continue


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Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Building From
Purchased finished aircraft
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 10:14am on July 23, 2013, Mark Haskell said…

Where do you  base your Plane.

At 12:40pm on April 12, 2012, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Jay,

A few years ago I wrote a blog post about the computer setup in my Zodiac.  You can read it here.  I have changed a few things since then.  I have upgraded the tablet to a Motion CL900 that is running Windows 7.  I no longer use chartCase Flightprep software or Flight Guide.  I still use RMS Flightsoft. I use a different serial to USB adapter - the prior one does not work with windows 7.  I use a 7 port USB hub now.  I have a USB port on the panel now so I can plug my camera into the panel and the computer finds and posts my picture online automatically while I fly.


At 6:24pm on December 17, 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 are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters

Builder Assist & Assembly Center



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