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At 8:37am on May 19, 2013, Chris Hoare said…
Hi Paul
Just noticed a post sorry I have not looked recently, hows far are you allong with your kit i just clecoed my first wing together over the weekend have now finised slats flaps and tail.
I have had teck inspections from the start as there is a good saaa chapter here in Albany/Denmark which i am a member of and wanted to know I was doing it write ,don't know which way to go on registration yet.
I am looking at motors know thinking of a 235 lycoming for the extra HP.
We fly to Bunbury Every now and the for breakey at the aero club i might see you there if you attened.
Feel to call and chat some time.
At 2:27am on December 16, 2011, Chris Hoare said…

Hi Paul

I see you are building a 750 to hows it all going,hope to touch base on your project and to compair notes ,


Where are you located in WA, I live in Denmark

At 6:36am on September 10, 2010, Robin Hilliard said…
Hi Paul - are you the RAAF builder at Nowra? Allan may think I'm scratch building to save money, but actually it's because I'm an amateur aero engineer with a few of my own designs coming together in CAD, X-Plane etc, and I want the scratch building experience for these future projects :-).

I've also got a share in an Archer, 206 and Saratoga at Bankstown so I don't have to finish the project to go flying. I suspect it's going to take the best part of a decade to put this together (we're talking floats, amphibious floats :-) ), but it should be fun.

At 2:50am on September 5, 2010, Paul Poulsen said…
Hi Lynn,
Congrats on getting the aircraft flying. I am fornutae in that there are not that many places in Aust where the Density Altitude goes high. I am partial to putting the Rotax combination that you have in my aircraft. Basically I have not heard of anyone having problems with a Rotax . They are economical, reliable and relatively cheap to run. What sort of numbers are you getting with the Rotax? I have heard about cooling problems have you heard or experienced anything untoward?

Once I sort out what is happening logistically I will get the kits ordered so I can the bird in the air.
It is wet here at the moment, floods further south; the promise of things to come as we get more into summer.

Have a good one Matey
At 8:59pm on September 3, 2010, Lynn Thacker said…
Hi Paul,
Welcome to the club.
We are into fall harvest now but in Western Canada it has been a wet and cool summer.
I should let you know that my 750 is finished and I'm enjoying the flying now. You might have seen my plane in the Zenair info, it's the 750 with the wheat and mint leaf motif.
I chose the Rotax 912ULS and so far I'm happy with that choice. I also added an Airmaster constant speed hub with 70" dia.WarpDrive three bladed prop. I felt that with just 100 HP and a 2640' altitude at my airstrip that the constant speed unit might squeeze a bit more performance out of the engine.
I only built parts of my airplane with most of the critical construction done by Mark Townsend ( an experienced Zenith builder) nearly 2000 miles from my home . Regards Lynn
At 7:59pm on August 27, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
Paul... I liked the roller blade wheel idea myself. I did not look inside to see if there was any backer plates. The first take-off with 2 on board my CH601HD I over rotated (with 2 the load is towards the read of the CofG) and "banged" the tail tie-down on the paved runway...scared the crap out of me as I already airborne. Thinking about rudder horns and cables I did a quick loop and landed to check for damage...none. :>)

At 4:10am on August 17, 2010, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi Paul

Yes I think it would be a good idea please let me know when you would like to order


At 5:51am on August 12, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Paul
No problem mate. Anytime after 10.00 am is fine. I look forward to your call.

At 10:40pm on August 11, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Thanks for your reply. I have seen the 750 DVD's and I think they are great. If you could give me a call I will give you contacts that you will find very useful.


Phill 07 5483 2085 0434 290 564
At 5:08pm on August 11, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Paul
Welcome to the group. Where abouts in Qld are you? I am in Gympie building a 601xl.
Did you buy the HomebuiltHelp DVD's?


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