John Cange
  • Saint Charles, MO
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At 9:28am on May 12, 2011, Max Johansson said…

John, I have now static tested the setup with the water flowing from the engine to the water radiator through the small size Laminova heat exchanger and the oil being sucked from the reservoir through the Laminova by the oil-pump. No problems experienced and the oil and water temperatures tracked better than ever. Great for wintertime, but the real acid test will be a warm summer day with a long taxi before takeoff from a lake with high shoreline trees. Will post a pic on my page of the setup during the test run. Rgrds Max


At 6:27pm on May 10, 2011, Max Johansson said…

Well, the oil is cooled by the small Laminova through which the water flows. The water radiator is standard Rotax issue. I will test run my engine tomorrow and do not expect any problems. Another 701 friend Juha Vestman (also with an 912ULS) having this cooling setup reports he has no cooling problems, not even during water taxi on floats. An added benefit he says is that during cold winter days the oil and water temperatures will reach the minimum limits faster and also simultaneously. Rgrds, Max

At 9:14pm on March 17, 2011, Ted Taylor said…
Very nice!  And a very affective use of vinyl.  Is it flying again yet?  I'm having a great time with mine.
At 3:07pm on March 11, 2010, Ted Taylor said…
Let me know if these won't download right and I'll try another format.

At 12:50am on November 11, 2009, Paul Toone said…
Hi John,
I'd love to buy finished wings but I don't think the wallet will support that option. It is a total pain having to rebuild parts that you have built to the best of your ability in the first place. I'm annoyed as Zenith have dragged their feet over this issue and have consistently said 'No problem with our design' . Now this, a lot of extra work.

Paul Toone
At 11:45pm on June 9, 2009, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hello John, I am using the so-called Marine mounting bracket which I think came with the unit.

The mount has three small bolts that go down into the panel cover. I have two of the bolts just going into the cover with nila-nuts under the panel cover. The third bolt, in the front runs down into a nut plate which was already in place for attaching the panel cover to the panel. It seems solid enough.

At 4:21pm on May 3, 2009, JG Ginther said…

I have to agree with your assessment of the Y stick. I found myself trying to hold steady with my left hand while reaching for things with my right. I tried to get it trimmed and keep heading with rudder pressure. It works until you hit a real good bump.
At 3:55pm on April 27, 2009, JG Ginther said…
Hey John - thanks for the encouragement - I want to write a longer piece about my year long search and eventual purchase of the Zenith. It is quite a story and includes a visit to St. Louis to check out an Ercoupe. Dan Defelici is listed as the manufacturer of my airplane. I didn't know he went on to the Sport Cruiser.
At 8:23am on April 16, 2009, JG Ginther said…
Yes, it is well equipped. It has an extra 40 amp alternator. I think it is the only gold airplane I have ever seen...takes some getting used to but I won't lose it on the ramp.
At 9:12pm on April 15, 2009, JG Ginther said…
Thanks for your note John. I bought this from a fellow in Palm Beach, FL by the name of John Boswell. DD was listed as the builder but I think it was actually built by Czech Aircraft Works. I hope it all works out.

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