Roger Wibbels
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Parting out 701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Vieu Aug 22, 2018. 94 Replies

Frustrated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Wibbels Oct 16, 2016. 10 Replies

Airworthy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy D. McCall Jul 25, 2014. 9 Replies

 

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Frustrated

Almost ready to sell my 701 out of frustration in trying to get a Light Sport License here in central Cal. No Trainers available. Anyone know of anyone willing to fly off 38 hours of test flying.  1.7 hours on the airframe.  Doug Duggar flew the first flight.See More
Oct 11, 2016
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First Flight 4/1/2016. Jab 2200, VG's on Wings and tail. All performed perfectly. Many thanks to Doug Dugger for making the first flight, and to Steve Smith .
Apr 5, 2016
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First Flight

Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday.  He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight.  All Went perfectly.  What a joy to see five years of work go airborne.See More
Apr 5, 2016
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First Flight

Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday.  He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight.  All Went perfectly.  What a joy to see five years of work go airborne.See More
Apr 4, 2016
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Airworthy

After 5 years, N512ER has an Airworthiness Certificate.  Thanks to all on this forum and all of the Zenith folks, especially Caleb who put up with all my questions.  It's been a labor of love.See More
Jul 3, 2014
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PlastiDip

Has anyone tried using PlastiDip spray-on coating on the aircraft?  Seems rather durable and if you don't like it or get tired of it... just peel it off and do something elseSee More
Jun 19, 2014
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"Can anyone point me in the right direction for a 701 POH for a Jab 2200 and/or a 701 flight test plan."
Feb 18, 2014
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"Did about 20 minutes of medium speed taxi testing today. Engine (Jab 2200) ran cool. Got the nose wheel to lift off at 28 mph. VG's on."
Feb 17, 2014
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Jan 22, 2014
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"First Taxi testing today (low speed). Getting the feel of the steering, brakes and throttle application. Handles great."
Jan 5, 2014
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Windshield Attachment

Anyone remember what size holes they drilled into the cabin frame (701) for windshield attachment?  The plans call for drilling the holes to #40, but even #30 is too small and the screws provided will not catch with considerable force.  Don't want to oversize them and have loose screws. Thanks for any help.See More
Dec 30, 2013
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"Another attempt at a Beanie Mod."
Dec 20, 2013
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Dec 20, 2013
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Engine run up

Jabiru 2200 engine run up on the STOL CH 701
Dec 1, 2013
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Oct 17, 2013
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Streamlined Struts

I've spent a considerable amount of time researching streamlined strut covers to reduce drag, better performance.  I've found that uflyit.com sells two sizes.  The smaller size fits our (701) struts, but are very difficult to slide on unless you use some form of lube.  I used silicone, and they went on very nicely as opposed to doing one with no lube (very hard), and baby powder on one (no difference).  They look good and are secure.  you can change the angle of attack fairly easily.  The…See More
Oct 15, 2013

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First Flight

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday.  He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight.  All Went perfectly.  What a joy to see five years of work go…

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Streamline Struts

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

Streamlined Struts

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 5:05pm 6 Comments

I've spent a considerable amount of time researching streamlined strut covers to reduce drag, better performance.  I've found that uflyit.com sells two sizes.  The smaller size fits our (701) struts, but are very difficult to slide on unless you use some form of lube.  I used silicone, and they went on very nicely as opposed to doing one with no lube (very hard), and baby powder on one (no difference).  They look good and are secure.  you can change the angle of attack fairly easily.  The…

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At 11:18pm on September 30, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Roger,

Actually I do ! I never installed the round 4130 wing struts. Instead, I bought float streamlined struts and fitted them on. Maybe got a few mph added to the top speed of the 701 doing this...Still the 701 isn't a race plane !

Regards,

Norm

At 8:03am on February 27, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

HI Roger,

Thanks for the hearder tanhs tip, I'll do that. I should have more photos by the end of the week ... I did design the new Beanie ribs and will go to the hangar thursday to fit them on.

Should be interesting. Keep you posted.

Norm

At 8:53pm on February 26, 2013, Normand Lambert said…
Hi Roger nice header tanks...I went the website but couldn't find them ....?..
Also, can you post photos f your Beanie mod... Would help me somewhat too
Thanks
Norm
At 10:26pm on December 16, 2011, Jerry Griego said…

I have a NIB engine mount Jab 2200 to zenith 701

At 7:25pm on September 23, 2011, RANDY L HALLOCK said…
Hi Roger, sorry I'm so slow responding, really been a rat race here the last few weeks. Your so close, I look forward to meeting you soon. Some day maybe we can fly our Stols somewhere together. Great having you as a neighbor.
At 9:08pm on September 22, 2011, Brian Unruh said…

Roger here is a link to those pics.

 

http://www.701builder.com/06AccessPanels4.htm

At 9:07pm on September 22, 2011, Brian Unruh said…

Roger,

I got the cork spacers from 12" square cork sheet from Michaels store. I just used the

doubler ring to trace 3 pieces and glued them all together. The original plans called for the location of the senders on the top of the wing but with no access to them. I made access panels for maintenance and removal of the senders if necessary. Has worked very well and not affected flying characteristics.

 

Brian

 
 
 

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