Kurt Satter
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  • Wylie, TX
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  • Charles Plumery
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  • Doug Malloy
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Kurt Satter's Discussions

701 Slats checkerboard mat and/or vinyl wrap

Started Apr 23, 2017 0 Replies

I have two sets of materials for checkerboarding 701 slats.  Both are 10'8" strips with ~110 mm squares.The first is yellow squares with adhesive backing.   The 2nd is 3M CLEAR vinyl printed with…Continue

SOLD ... New unopened Optimate EarthX Battery Charger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Satter Aug 6, 2016. 2 Replies

For sale new, in box, never opened, Optimate EarthX (LiFePO4) charger, tester, maintainer.  $58.41 plus shipping from EarthX.  Will sell for $50 and I'll ship (USA).…Continue

Duplicate/Unused 701 Parts (Std Doors & Flap Controls)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Satter Jul 18, 2016. 10 Replies

I purchased the "full kit" for my 701 which came with the standard doors.  I later purchased the bubble doors kit with no buyback from Zenith.  I also elected to install a linear actuator to activate…Continue

Tags: parts, 791

Wanted: ~ 375mm length of 7F8-1 Central Floor Stiffener

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Satter Apr 29, 2016. 1 Reply

The floor skin area under my 701's Control Tunnel (7F11-4) seems to have a tendency to oil-can.  I'd like to extend the Central Floor Stiffener (7F8-1) across That area all the way back to the Bottom…Continue

Tags: Stock, Stiffener, Floor, Central, 701

 

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Nov 2
Kurt Satter posted a status
"N701LT new home and hangar/workshop hopefully ready by October."
Aug 5
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Aug 5
Kurt Satter posted a status
"Will soon own a 4 acre site for a new home & 40'x40' hangar/shop facing a 690' grass strip. Completion: mid-July."
Jan 4
Kenneth Stapleton left a comment for Kurt Satter
"Hi Kurt Thank you for accepting my friend request. It appears that you are well into your 701 build. As you can see, I am just beginning. I have the rudder and horizontal stabilizer built and am now working on the elevator.This airplane is WAY…"
Jul 30, 2017
Kurt Satter posted a blog post

Boatyard Move

I got the beast out of my garage into a 30x20x12 area at a local boatyard. Hangar space in N. TX is virtually non existent ... 2-3 year waiting lists. This is one of the reasons I chose the 701 with the folding wing option.I've just completed installing the wings, struts, and jury struts and am able to roll the beast in and out of the storage area. I constructed 3 adjustable wing-tip stands for the fold/un-fold operations. However is is still a trying exercise for one person alone.I'll point…See More
May 25, 2017
Kurt Satter posted a discussion

701 Slats checkerboard mat and/or vinyl wrap

I have two sets of materials for checkerboarding 701 slats.  Both are 10'8" strips with ~110 mm squares.The first is yellow squares with adhesive backing.   The 2nd is 3M CLEAR vinyl printed with orange-red 110mm squares.  This material has upper and lower clear boarders of approximately 1.5" that can wrap around the back surfaces of the slats or can be trimmed off.I decided to shelve the yellow mat since it required painting (one of my lesser skills), so  I managed to acquire 3 yds of the…See More
Apr 23, 2017
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Milestone: Viking Engine Startup

Milestone:  1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally.  I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.See More
Aug 2, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse left a comment for Kurt Satter
"Hey Kurt, thanks for the wall comment and the contact info for Frank! "
Jul 26, 2016
Charles Plumery left a comment for Kurt Satter
"Thanks for the file on the no-slot-flap, I like its elegance and if I can get the wings off the bench and on the fuse I will be attempting it. Thanks again Kurt."
Jun 16, 2016
Kurt Satter is attending Efe Cem Elci's event
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Tuesday Builders Chat 001 at Zenith.aero Chat Main Room

June 21, 2016 from 9pm to 10:30pm
I'm hoping to kick off  the weekly builder chats once again, now that we seem to have an average of 20-25 builders on even during weekdays. So I'm hoping more of you can join us on Tuesday evenings/nights.Although its not etched in stone, I've set the time to 9 PM EDT (6 PM PST, 8 PM CST) to make it easier for those on the West coast to join in the chat without inconveniencing those on the East coast. Come earlier, come later, there should be builders around to chat.As always, if builders…See More
Jun 16, 2016
Kurt Satter posted a status
"Probably need the Warp Drive 1.5" hub extension ... Why not in Viking kit?"
Jun 13, 2016
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Jun 13, 2016
Kurt Satter posted a status
"Finished plumbing/wiring the Viking 110 and have the panel almost complete ... Dual throttles with "Hartsell Stick""
May 25, 2016
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May 25, 2016
Kurt Satter posted a blog post

BUILD SPACE !!!!!

Found a boat storage facility that will allow me to store/work on the 701 project  (folding-wing option).  Hangars & build-space non-existent in North Dallas area.  New generator arrives today; likely spend the next few days electrifying the shop.  Finished plumbing & wiring the Viking 110 yesterday, Hope to get the project moved soon.See More
May 24, 2016

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Just started
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://websites.expercraft.com/ksatter2
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Retired Engr. Prof. (Louisiana Tech). Completed an ultra-light MiniMAX 1103R (ser # 173) in 2009.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Lavon North, 46TS

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Boatyard Move

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

I got the beast out of my garage into a 30x20x12 area at a local boatyard. Hangar space in N. TX is virtually non existent ... 2-3 year waiting lists. This is one of the reasons I chose the 701 with the folding wing option.

I've just completed installing the wings, struts, and jury struts and am able to roll the beast in and out of the storage area. I constructed 3 adjustable wing-tip stands for the fold/un-fold operations. However is is still a trying exercise for one person…

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Milestone: Viking Engine Startup

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 8:33am 3 Comments

Milestone:  1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally.  I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.

BUILD SPACE !!!!!

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 1:58pm 3 Comments

Found a boat storage facility that will allow me to store/work on the 701 project  (folding-wing option).  Hangars & build-space non-existent in North Dallas area.  New generator arrives today; likely spend the next few days electrifying the shop.  Finished plumbing & wiring the Viking 110 yesterday, Hope to get the project moved soon.

Finally building

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Started on the Horiz. Stabilizer and just finished cleco-ing the front spar assembly.  Logging everything and taking pictures for the final inspectors.  Also trying to keep a good track of time spent.

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At 6:45pm on September 1, 2017, Doug Malloy said…

Come visit anytime Kurt.

At 12:00pm on July 30, 2017, Kenneth Stapleton said…

Hi Kurt

Thank you for accepting my friend request. It appears that you are well into your 701 build. As you can see, I am just beginning. I have the rudder and horizontal stabilizer built and am now working on the elevator.This airplane is WAY easier than anything I have attempted to build in the past!

As to living in a hangar, there are pros and cons. Having the project a few steps away is great, but there are only 4 of us on the airstrip that fly and there is very little interaction. We built our hangar for about what one would pay for a good backyard shop. You mention that you are looking for a few acres to build on...there are 2 hangars for sale here and still quite a bit of property available. There is not a lot of activity here so property is quite inexpensive. I'm not trying to sell anything...just thought I would mention it.

My wife and I are retired and are usually around so feel free to come up for a visit at anytime. Our airstrip is 3000x75 and is turf. We are about 7 miles northeast of Nocona and the airsstrip is marked as "U"...unverified. 

Ken

At 9:46pm on July 26, 2016, Chris Boultinghouse said…

Hey Kurt, thanks for the wall comment and the contact info for Frank! 

At 7:56am on June 16, 2016, Charles Plumery said…
Thanks for the file on the no-slot-flap, I like its elegance and if I can get the wings off the bench and on the fuse I will be attempting it. Thanks again Kurt.
At 11:27am on May 14, 2016, Norm Neuls said…

Kurt, I got your friends request also from Viking and clicked on it but don't know if it went thru.  I don't do Facebook!  I just checked my wiring V/View to ECU and also the wiring schematic that came with my Viking View.  The white/green wire from the View connects to the white/red wire from the ECU(fuel flow).  The wires from the View and ECU were all labeled by Viking as received.  I ran the engine for the first time last summer and as I recall I was showing fuel flow on the View.  My 110 is a late 2014 delivery and I like to communicate with other 110 owners re: tips, hints and operation impressions.  Instead of cluttering up the forums,I prefer to use e-mail.  Mine is normneuls@yahoo.com 

At 10:35am on October 23, 2015, Terry D Hobert said…

Hey Kurt, so your second airplane also?  The 701 has been an enjoyable build, I have another 1 yr 11 months until I retire...Hopefully... Most likely will still be on my 701 project.  Looking forward to this being my main occupation along with a couple other interests.  Flying up to Port Angles in J3 Cub with John Edwards to look over David Orr's fresh flying 701!!! Best and good to have another co-builder to chat with!

Terry

At 10:34am on August 10, 2015, Lyndon Leining said…

Hi Kurt,

I do have a viking engine installed in my 750 Cruzer. Not done yet. Working on panel.

Will next tackle, cowl, windshield, doors, then  build and attach wings, install baggage metal and windows in that order.

Lyndon

At 5:42pm on February 8, 2015, Cliff Stripling said…

Kurt... Have fun building your 701.  I have found it very rewarding.  The construction of these kits has evolved so much over the years that I probably wouldn't be able to offer you much advice.  Everything is pretty straight forward.  I purchased my kit from a guy in Canada who had partly built it, then his wife developed a very debilitating illness that left her paralyzed and he had to put it in storage.  I trailered it down from Vancouver Island a couple years ago to continue his work.  I am now waiting on the FAA to inspect.  There are two 701's in this area and another couple down around Fredericksburg. I stopped flying about 8 years ago. A friend is planning to fly this one for me.  Soon afterward I will be selling it.  I love building airplanes and hope this will not be my last.  This is my 5th - Quickie Q-1, Kolb MK III, Piper Cub L-4, Vans RV7A and now Zenith CH701

At 2:19pm on January 2, 2015, Jan Eggenfellner said…
Hi Kurt. You have plenty of smarts to tackle the wires.
Don't forget the principle of wiring.

One wire at a time
See
http://youtu.be/gXnGfrqnDD8

For a 17 video series

Jan Eggenfellner
At 3:06am on December 31, 2014, Jan Eggenfellner said…
Hi Kurt
Wile giving your friend in Thailand information about where he could buy the steel bungee from Viking I noticed your comment about the Viking inch and maybe being complicated to install in your aircraft. I hope you have seen our latest straightforward installation video on the top of this page? It is the second video down from the top it really shows you step-by-step how easy it can be.
http://vikingaircraftengines.ning.com

Let me know if you find it less complex.

Jan
 
 
 

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