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Final inspection!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Colbeck May 27, 2011. 4 Replies

Inspection Panels / Holes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Porter Feb 17, 2010. 4 Replies

 

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STOL CH 701
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Final Inspection! Done!

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 7:17am 9 Comments

Passed my Final Inspection!!! Went very well just a couple of label snags. I had installed the "EXPERIMENTAL" Decals in my cockpit and that is a different class here in Canada, so I had to remove. Just have to wait on my papers from Transport Canada then off to my first flight. I have been training in Doug Pelton's plane and it has been great. His plane flies awesome. I will post my first flight in the next two weeks or sooner I hope......

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At 9:58am on May 2, 2010, Rick Lach said…
Hi Mark,

Your right, not many 701 flyers really fly the backcountry. I’ve been trying to get a group together of 701 flyers here in the southwest to do some backcountry flying and nothing is happening. So I just fly around by my self. I would be interested in anything you learn about backcountry flying in Canada. I hope to spend some tine up there.

Rick
At 10:29am on April 26, 2010, Rick Lach said…
Hi Mark,

I see I was the only answer to your post for back country flying information. Did you get a chance to look at those two web sites? If so where they what you were looking for?

Rick
At 10:58am on February 23, 2010, Jonathan Porter said…
Your machine looks lovely, and the idea for the wing levelers is great. Shame we cant get such things in the bush... Keep up the good work...
At 8:20am on October 4, 2009, George Craft said…
At first, looking over a set of aircraft plans can be a bit overwhelming but once you divide the plans into groups and start looking at each section individually, it is not as complicated as it first appeared. I bought all of the DVDs for the CH701 and CH750 from homebuilthelp.com as well as a few DVDs from other builders. The first step is to get everything organized and focus on building one section at a time. I would like to start with the fuselage, so that I have something to sit in and bolt an engine to and setup my instrument panel. I have been looking into homebuilt EFIS panels. It is a big project and I have calculated on at least three years to build it. I work 5 days and I'm off 5 days on a regular schedule, so this will help absorb some of my days off, especially during the winter months when it gets a bit cool around here.
At 5:18pm on August 24, 2009, George Craft said…
Hey Mark, I'm in Irricana, Alberta. Just thought that I would say hi. I bought plans to scratch build both the CH701 and CH750.
At 3:06pm on February 14, 2009, Barney Creech said…
Hi Mark Mine is powered by the 80hp rotax 912. Its a nice engine and runs well. I fly out of the Lloydminster airport. I put skis on it last winter. I love fling it. When I trim it out it flies beautifully hands off . It always gets attention when I take it to flyin breakfasts and people want to see just how steep you can climb out.
At 11:14pm on February 13, 2009, Barney Creech said…
Hi Mark I am Barney Creech. I live at Lloydminster and fly a 701. I am not a builder so I bought mine 2 years ago from a retired doctor in Saskatoon. Where are you from? When do you hope to have yours flying? I also have a Sonex.
At 10:52am on January 14, 2009, Mark Townsend said…
What an inspector looks for is located at www.md-ra.com. Once the inspector make a snag list for you then it is up to the inspectors discretion as to how the repair will be approved. Typically they will leave it up to you and sometimes they may ask for a picture for the repair. On rare occasion they may wish a re-visit before you can close up an assembly. I have only heard of one inspector doing a re-visit, it was not on a Zenith design and the inspector actually had to arrange for the fellow to have help.
 
 
 

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