Martin Bima
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Zenith amphibs single nosewheel photos ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Bima 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello. I have the original nosewheel amphib setup but there seems to be a lot of load on the single bolt fittinf for the front cyclinder to nosewheel connection. It does not seem right. This was…Continue

Take these broken wings... 1988 Zenith 701 950# wings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Bima Oct 31, 2013. 3 Replies

1988 vintage 701 wings. 5 gallon fuel tank in each. but they have been bumped and scratched in a few places. They would need about 50 square inches of new skin. Also there is some ugly bondo work by…Continue

 

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Upgraded starter motor for Rotax. Designed, built, installed custom firewall reinforcement channel and nosewheel spring. Inspection and painting of motor mount.
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Zenith amphibs single nosewheel photos ....

Hello. I have the original nosewheel amphib setup but there seems to be a lot of load on the single bolt fittinf for the front cyclinder to nosewheel connection. It does not seem right. This was built a few owners ago and may not have followed specs. The geometry is also maxed out in the water config. There is no large return spring as shown in the manual.Can you please post a photo of your nosewheel and comment how it is working out?Thank youCheersSee More
Aug 26
Tom Hankamp left a comment for Martin Bima
"How are you doing with spring on strut ? Tom Hankamp"
May 27
Gary Horwood left a comment for Martin Bima
"Hey Martin, I see you do winter flying up your way in the 701. Ever have any issues with carb ice with the 912?"
Nov 22, 2019
Bob Guilfoyle left a comment for Martin Bima
"Thanks Again Martin , as someone once said , a picture is worth a thousand words ."
Nov 3, 2019
Bob Guilfoyle left a comment for Martin Bima
"Martin ,  thanks for taking the time to reply , really appreciate it. I will have a look at Bob’s skis and I believe that he has plans available. would like to stay as light as practicable. Thanks again and thanks for the reply to the…"
Oct 20, 2019
Bob Guilfoyle left a comment for Martin Bima
"Martin ,It looks like you have set up your great looking 701 as a all season flying machine . I’ve just purchased a already built and flying 701 and would like to put her on skis for winter use as you have .  From your pictures , your ski…"
Oct 20, 2019

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Plans-only
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot

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At 11:34am on October 15, 2020, Clint L Gosch said…

Yep, KLR's are a blast!  Mine will do anything I'm adventurous enough to try, same with my 750! I tend to gravitate to simple durable machines!

At 9:46am on May 27, 2020, Tom Hankamp said…

How are you doing with spring on strut ?

Tom Hankamp

At 7:58pm on November 22, 2019, Gary Horwood said…

Hey Martin,

I see you do winter flying up your way in the 701. Ever have any issues with carb ice with the 912?

At 8:15am on November 3, 2019, Bob Guilfoyle said…

Thanks Again Martin , as someone once said , a picture is worth a thousand words .

At 2:19pm on October 20, 2019, Bob Guilfoyle said…

Martin , 

thanks for taking the time to reply , really appreciate it.

I will have a look at Bob’s skis and I believe that he has plans available.

would like to stay as light as practicable.

Thanks again and thanks for the reply to the fella that was looking for “numbers” for his first flight . That kind of info is invaluable to us 701 newbies . Really enjoy your videos too .

Bob Guilfoyle 

At 8:30am on October 20, 2019, Bob Guilfoyle said…

Martin ,It looks like you have set up your great looking 701 as a all season flying machine . I’ve just purchased a already built and flying 701 and would like to put her on skis for winter use as you have . 

From your pictures , your ski set up looks to be exactly what I have in mind . If you have more detailed picts of the skis and rigging would you mind sharing them ?

I would also be very interested to know if you built them yourself (plans ?) or purchased them .

Thanks in advance for any info you might want to share .

Bob Guilfoyle,

Roundup , Montana

(406) 331-0058 cell/text

umwminer@hotmail.com

At 8:06pm on June 22, 2016, Ian Taylor said…

Hello Martin

I have recently purchased a CH701 on  3 wheel amphibs.

I am in the process of transferring from Floats to Wheels  and I am looking for any hints that you may have.

Additionally that float I have are Electrically actuated and as such I am interested in the Pump that you have/ Had

Regards,  Ian Taylor 

At 6:28pm on March 2, 2015, Sergii Ivanchuk said…

Martin,

I took video but it turned out not very good (my finger was it) so I deleted it - this is the only picture that left from the river. Thanks again for the ride.

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At 8:41am on January 25, 2015, Sergii Ivanchuk said…

I'd love to come too - to have a look my cell 2046510004 text me pls

when you decide to go

At 8:00am on June 21, 2013, Chris Aysen said…

Martin - I bought the bearing with McMaster Carr and it is a 3/4" size. I really like the no slots flaperons. I see you're building from plans also. I had alot of fun doing it. Good luck with the rest!!

Chris

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