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Selling my 750 STOL... :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Maltais Aug 19, 2016. 9 Replies

Well, sad to see it go, but I've decided to sell my 750 STOL.  Started flying last year.  Now has 45 hours TTAF.  Lycoming O-235 engine (115 hp) with approx. 630 hours on it (2400 TBO).  All comps…Continue

Tags: Sale, For, STOL, 750, Zenith

Check this out!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Spencer Nov 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Thought this was pretty cool!  I was cleaning out our little rest bunky at my flying club and came across a box full of old EAA magazines... and I mean OLD.  Going through the box I found this one…Continue

Tags: article, magazine, EAA, Zenith, Mono

Zenair Float Forum...Why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Maltais Aug 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Starting the process of shopping and checking out float options. Clicked on the Zenair float forum and I know it's different, but now I'm asking myself why so?Why does it link to the blogs and not…Continue

Keeping bare aluminum clean without polishing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mack P. Kreizenbeck May 13, 2015. 18 Replies

Finalizing everything on the plane for the final trip to the airport in a week or two.  I'm keeping it bare aluminum for now and only painting the fiberglass (doors, wing tips, etc) parts, probably…Continue

 

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Stephen Dunn left a comment for Mark Maltais
"Hello, I am needing some info on install of cowling on my 601xl. Has same firewall as your 750. The fit on mine is horrible. Zenith has been no help. Seems to be about 4 inches too wide at the rear of the lower cowling. Thanks Steve Indiana Yankee"
Aug 20, 2017
Jason R left a comment for Mark Maltais
"Thought the plane was sold? Let me know if you have anything you want to unload when all is said and done. JR"
Sep 25, 2016
Richard Carson left a comment for Mark Maltais
"Mark, I am also installing an O 235 I'm partially through my kit and I purchased two o 235 engines one's going to be for practice the other will be for the aircraft itself I have to rebuild both. I could use some information about the O…"
Jun 4, 2016
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Dec 20, 2015
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Silver "BB" First Off Field Landing and Take-Off in my STOL 750

Weather has been insanely nice here. +9C!!! Finally thought I had enough practice to try a "off airport" landing and take-off and went and visited my buddy. ...
Dec 6, 2015
Mark Maltais posted a video

CH750 STOL -Full Flap Take Off.

Rumour was that taking off in the Zenith 750 with full flaps can cause issues with stability. I found no such issues and also found it handy since it cut the...
Nov 29, 2015
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CH750 STOL - Landings with full flaps!

Didn't think I'd still be flying at this time of year but the weather has been great. Started playing with full flap landings, which are a bit tricky in this...
Nov 12, 2015
Mark Maltais posted a discussion

Check this out!!!!

Thought this was pretty cool!  I was cleaning out our little rest bunky at my flying club and came across a box full of old EAA magazines... and I mean OLD.  Going through the box I found this one which was from July 1975 and found this GREAT article on page 59 about the "Mono Zenith"!  Looks like the Grand-Daddy of the Zen designs but still has lots of familiar looking parts!  Took some high res scans of the article, figure lots of guys would be interested in reading this.  Beware, the pics…See More
Nov 5, 2015
Mark Maltais posted a video

27Sep2015 - Landing my CH750 in 14 Knot crosswinds!

Went for a quick flight today (27 Sept. 2015) and the wind was blowing a bit. By the time I got back the wind was blowing from the south at about 14 knots (9...
Sep 27, 2015
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Over the Kam

Had a buddy (who's coming up for a visit in the near future) ask me "How's the view from the cockpit?". Told him... "It's not bad...!" :D Video Still taken from my Garmin Virb. Northwestern Ontario Canada.
Aug 13, 2015
Mark Maltais posted a discussion

Zenair Float Forum...Why?

Starting the process of shopping and checking out float options. Clicked on the Zenair float forum and I know it's different, but now I'm asking myself why so?Why does it link to the blogs and not open up a "Thread" type forum! Makes it hard to search and get any good info from it!Why oh why, forum gods??? :(See More
Aug 10, 2015
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"Beautiful Day! Got 1.5 hours in... 10 to go before I can carry passengers. Hpe to burn these off soon... I'm lonely! :D"
Aug 9, 2015
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5Aug2015 Fly like a Bird

Met my insurance requirements. New, and unproven, plane so they wanted 10 hours of dual time before covering me on a SOLO flight. Got that done today after m...
Aug 6, 2015
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"701 issue. 600 hrs. Was on Facebook today... https://www.facebook.com/wayne.oshea.3/videos/888025711282574/"
Jul 28, 2015
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First Flight - Interior

First day of flying. Excellent visibility!!! Note the speed on the GPS. No wind that day and 37C outside!!! Performed well! :D
Jul 27, 2015
Mark Maltais posted photos
Jul 27, 2015

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At 7:17pm on August 20, 2017, Stephen Dunn said…
Hello,
I am needing some info on install of cowling on my 601xl. Has same firewall as your 750.
The fit on mine is horrible. Zenith has been no help.
Seems to be about 4 inches too wide at the rear of the lower cowling.
Thanks
Steve
Indiana Yankee
At 6:05pm on September 25, 2016, Jason R said…

Thought the plane was sold?

Let me know if you have anything you want to unload when all is said and done.

JR

At 10:06am on June 4, 2016, Richard Carson said…
Mark, I am also installing an O 235 I'm partially through my kit and I purchased two o 235 engines one's going to be for practice the other will be for the aircraft itself I have to rebuild both. I could use some information about the O 235 installation as far as the firewall forward. If you have any pictures or information about how you went about it and it's some of the equipment that you had to purchase to do it I would appreciate it very much.
At 5:02pm on May 6, 2016, Doug Johnson said…

Hi Mark , I tried to watch your videos and couldn't.  Said they were private. I had watched some before.  trying to decide if I will use my O-235 or not.

At 10:19pm on May 17, 2015, Normand Lambert said…
Ho MARK,
BEfore you take the Slats off make sure you add VGs to the main wing...Stoolspeed do not advocate flying the 701/750 wihtout either the Slars or the VGs.
Regards,
Norm
At 11:44am on February 5, 2015, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

Getting the Steel Bungee from Viking should be pretty fast now. Mine took almost 3 months mainly due to the fact that the Steel Bungee was made for the CH750 and Viking tought that the CH701 could use the same design. Not so, the nosegear leg is different; they had to redesign some parts and have machine work done to make the Steel Bungee fit the CH701.

I would think that getting either a CH701 or a CH750 SB would be quite fast now ; a month or so between payment, clearing  and mail...

Regards,

Norm

At 7:52am on January 20, 2015, Ken Elias said…

Mark,

I'm retired so any time would be OK to call.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

Ken

At 10:40am on January 19, 2015, Ken Elias said…

Mark,

I have a 750 with a 0-320 flying now and have dealt with this issue also.  I made a few mods to help plus modified my operating procedures.  It would be best if we could speak about these issues on the phone.  Give me a call when you can.

 

Ken Elias

540-407-0026

email  2765seville@gmail.com

At 5:10am on January 18, 2015, Carlos Sa said…

Hello, Mark

Thanks for the comments on my avionics project.

As with anything else, you can pay a small fortune for what you want.

The guys at MP3car recommended a screen in the US$1,200 range, and a second option for US$600:

http://store.mp3car.com/products/inelmatic-industrial-10-4-tft-sunlight-readable-touch-screen-monitor-xf1000

http://store.mp3car.com/products/sunlight-readable-7-touchscreen-monitor-lilliput-669gl-70np-c-t

Yesterday I found option 2 (Lilliput 669 GL) for ~US$300 - and, if I don't mind a "naked" monitor, less than US$200. It was a matter of finding the one without the stuff I do not need (transreflective touch screen, for one).

Good luck with your project, I see you are almost there.

Regards from Montreal

Carlos

At 10:41am on August 4, 2014, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

I used Epoxy paint and primer.The paint is REAL good. Sticks to the primer VERY WELL. 

The primer on the other hand did not stick to the aluminum so good !

If I had to do ti over - which I will :-(   ...  I'll use CAR PAINT. Easier to work with, infinite choice of color - only drawback - heavy  !

I don't know what went wrong, I did scotchbrite the whole thing, still the primer/paint peels off...

Regards,

Norm 

 
 
 

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