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Just went over 15 hours on last Sunday. Still no major problems. One word of caution: if you have the "old style Black Rubber" gear mounting spacers take a good look at how yours are doing. At thirteen hours I noticed that mine were cracking and changed them out for spacers provided by Zenith. See my three blogs with pictures in Matronics under Zenith 801701-lists. If you have any questions drop me a note on line. In fact if you have the old black spacers I suggest rather strongly you get down under the plane and look at them. Take a look at what I saw at the angle bracket line and what they looked like when I pulled them out.
WHOOP WHOOP WARNING.
I installed the strut on the pilots door pictured aboove and soon after tried to pull it down from the front edge about a foot outboard like I always did with the suction cup...crack...split. The door - original fiberglass and Plexiglas bubble door supplied by Zenith - broke at the fiberglass corner and radiated out down and aft in the Plexiglas. Quite a bit of bending torque is applied to the corner...my bad. Stop drilled the crack, sealed it with "special…Continue
Just to update all of you that are tweaking your CH 701 and possibly your 750. These mods probably don't add speed or short field capability - LOL - but were done to clean up the original construction. First of all go to "my Photos" so you can see what I am talking about,
I never liked the bubble door to front post fit that I created in the original build it was noisy and drafty especially in winter. So the first item was to build new trim strips for the front pillar to…Continue
Update on the Zenith supplied cabin heater for my 701. Installed it in December and it works as advertised...actually a little bit better than advertised as I only need about 1/3 heat on days at 30 f outside. A couple of things: I went down to my aircraft supply store...Coop Plumbing section...and found a 45 elbow in black plastic that fit over the heater firewall tube perfectly. I then cut a slot in the elbow OD…Continue