R. Archibald
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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot

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At 3:45pm on April 9, 2017, Lance Carr said…

Hi Rob, we are just getting started. Photos will follow shortly. This aircraft will actually be a demonstrator for an MW Fly engine out of Italy so we are pretty excited about it. Lance 

At 11:43am on February 26, 2017, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Rob,

Nice to have another builder not so far ! Enjoy your buil, you should post more photos !!!



At 9:57am on February 2, 2017, John Bell said…

The list on the 200D is 27k US and you have to add oil cooler, alternator, FWF etc. a little beyond reality for me.

I still have the UL350i in my sights, at 21K and 5300 FWF. It uses 91 octane and has excellent reports from those flying with around 500-750 hours. At 178lbs, even if the real time horsepower is only 100-110, it would sit well for the Cruzer. As for parts they all come from through the states anyway so I'm not that concerned but was shocked to see Conti parts being as expensive or more that for the UL. The cheapest replacements out there would of course be the Honda, $1500 for an entire block.

So much to consider but like you I have time to think. 

At 1:40pm on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I hear ya. I had a few pucker moments with a few 12-13 knot crosswind landings. I  am running a return line just to have the option of fuel injected. Have you priced out the 200D with all the required hardware?

At 11:57am on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I was thinking the same. Maybe we could get a bulk deal???? I haven't found any rebuilt used 200s under 18K and even those are few and far between, rather bite my lip and spend the money on new D. 

One thing, I haven't seen many performance number with the 200, just the UL and Viking. Have you seen any?

Funny you are selling a Challenger, I just sold my Chinook for the same reason (pay for the kit)

At 8:59am on February 1, 2017, John Bell said…

I'm finding the engine choice to be very difficult. I had it down to the UL350is and Viking 130 but the fuel requirements for the 350is make the 350i more practical with less horsepower. The Viking is way cheaper but heavier and a little more to the installation, plus it's an automotive re-drive which these days isn't necessarily a bad thing. The Rotax is way too pricey.

The other option is a Continental 0-200, carbureted, heavy, lower HP but proven. However, you don't save any money if you buy new and I have a problem paying 20K for a rebuilt. What are you looking at?

At 11:51am on January 31, 2017, John Bell said…

Hey Rob. I used to live in Ottawa but am now on the shores of Lake Huron.

Feel free to give me a call to chat Cruzers. I'm looking at finishing my wings and have the rest of the kit on order.



At 7:21am on January 29, 2017, George Craft said…

Hey Rob, I don't make these as a business, only for myself as a hobby.

I'm assuming that you are talking about the pallet rack tables.
These are rock solid and can be assembled or dis-assembled in 5 minutes.
I've put heavy duty casters on mine, so I can roll the table outside in the summer.
- Go on kijiji.com in your area and buy a section of pallet racking.
- Get a sawzall and cut it down to the height that you need.
- Install the cross sections and install some 5/8" to 3/4" plywood sheets.
- For my tables, I have a top deck and a lower shelf.
At 10:50am on December 21, 2016, Phil Leclerc said…

Hi Rob,

I'm just getting started, finished the rudder and starting the tail section. Plan is to have it done by 2020. Slowly but surely.


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