John Schaper
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WTB Transponder

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Schaper Feb 28. 5 Replies

Looking for a transponder.  If anyone has done an upgrade would like to get their old transponder from you.   Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Schaper May 30, 2018. 4 Replies

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WTB Transponder

Looking for a transponder.  If anyone has done an upgrade would like to get their old transponder from you.   See More
Feb 23
Matt Miller left a comment for John Schaper
"John, Good to have another Zenith at GA2. I have the Zenith 750 Cruzer in the hangar, behind you. Hope to see you at breakfast some Saturday morning.    Matt Miller"
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"Hey John, its a bit different.  The biggest factor is that there is no ground effect.  When you go to land it will drop quickly unless you have some power to the prop.   The 701 landing gear is not designed for hard hits, and…"
Jan 27

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Zenith CH 650
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Naval Aviator & Delta Air Lines Pilot
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At 10:58am on February 21, 2020, Matt Miller said…

John, Good to have another Zenith at GA2. I have the Zenith 750 Cruzer in the hangar, behind you. Hope to see you at breakfast some Saturday morning.   

Matt Miller

At 4:45pm on January 27, 2020, Glenn Cobb said…

Hey John, its a bit different.  The biggest factor is that there is no ground effect.  When you go to land it will drop quickly unless you have some power to the prop.   The 701 landing gear is not designed for hard hits, and will bow out pretty easily.  Keep the speed up a bit, they stall at around 30 MPH so anything over that is typically safe, and still will only require a couple hundred feet to land.  I usually come down at a pretty steep angle (over tree's effect) and then pull back and flare...with power.   I have had a couple pretty experienced pilots try to land mine and they always come down too fast.   There is a trainer in Kentucky - https://www.flybuzzair.com/   He is the best trainer in the east and will give you a couple hours of flight in his 750.  I went to him to get checked out for insurance as they required 5 hours of training and he has one of the few certified trainers in the country.   Happy to chat if you want - 607-227-4408  Glenn

 
 
 

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