Samuel McNair
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Retractable Slats?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair May 21. 14 Replies

I have made it a point to examine just about every model of GA aircraft with slats on them, and read up as much as I can digest on the design and placement of slats. Conclusion for the CH 801: Unless…Continue

Tags: Vortex, generators, VG, speed, wing

Cowl Attachment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Feb 2. 2 Replies

I have seen several discussions and more than a few 801 cowls that had issues with cracking at the fasteners.  I will share a solution that has worked well on 2 801s that is rugged, simple and…Continue

Tags: Cowl

GTX 327 Transponder for sale

Started Dec 29, 2016 0 Replies

Like new, but gently used Garmin GTX 327 Transponder for sale.  With rack, connector, and new pins for sub D connector.This is the transponder I previously listed, but did not yet have removed from…Continue

Tags: 327, GTX, Transponder, Avionics

Sensenich Prop for Sale - Reduced

Started Aug 25, 2016 0 Replies

 I am changing out props. I have a Sensenich 76EM8-0-54, serial number: 100774K with attaching bolts, and backing plate with spinner. This is the stock offering for CH801 with O-360. It was new in…Continue

Tags: 76EM8, Propellor, CH801, Sensenich

 

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N733YD CH801 Shakedown Cruise

I just got back from about 25 hours of flight in 2 1/2 weeks. Did some local ADS-B and avionics check flights and rigging checks after the dual stick conversion. Then a long trip.I am very disappointed with the dual stick kit that I paid $800 for. Installed per the instructions the stick hits the dash when forward well before all travel is achieved and when back it needed to be about 2 inches into my chest with the seat way back to get full up elevator.  I had to redesign the end of the push…See More
Aug 9
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

Retractable Slats?

I have made it a point to examine just about every model of GA aircraft with slats on them, and read up as much as I can digest on the design and placement of slats. Conclusion for the CH 801: Unless doing STOL competition, take them off and install VGS. The fixed slats on the CH801 only reduced stall by 1.5 knots compared to without (but with VGs installed)and I picked up a whopping big 12 KTAS in cruise at same power setting and added about 200 fpm ROC. I have done this on both of my 801s…See More
May 7
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Apr 17
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

Cowl Attachment

I have seen several discussions and more than a few 801 cowls that had issues with cracking at the fasteners.  I will share a solution that has worked well on 2 801s that is rugged, simple and cheap.Use sections of piano hinge to join the upper and lower cowl halves and to connect the lower halves to the firewall, the  same way they attach cowls in the RV aircraft. I drill and with a few undersized screws, attach the hinge with the pins in to both sections. Once everything is aligned the way…See More
Jan 27
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Orignal N733YD panel

This is the VFR panel that was installed when I bought N733YD the builder's pride and patriotism are obvious.
Jan 22
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Dec 29, 2016
Samuel McNair posted discussions
Sep 27, 2016
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

Sensenich Prop for Sale

 I am changing out props. I have a Sensenich 76EM8-0-54, serial number: 100774K with attaching bolts, and backing plate with spinner. This is the stock offering for CH801 with O-360. It was new in 2009, but has only 12 operating hours on it, 5 of them in a single non stop trip. Not a mark on it. I have the log, the invoice, and the factory form 8130-3I want to change to a whirlwind 78 or 80" inch ground adjustable prop.Asking $2800 for the prop and $150 for the backplate and spinner. Cant sell…See More
Aug 25, 2016
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

How do I get into the chat

I am logged into the Zenith site. I clicked on chat. it tells me that 21 people are on line. But the main room is empty???Is it my deodorant or my mouthwash that is bad.Help316 243 8214See More
Aug 9, 2016
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

Dual stick for CH801

Anyone out there have a dual stick kit for a CH801 they would like to sell?  Absent that anyone have a kit who would send me some pics and measurements? The center stick is neat and simple, but I occasionally whack the pax on the knee when full over. And when switching radios and GPS while flying IFR it is definitely a handful crossing over hands. ThanksSee More
Jul 10, 2016
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Tuesday Builders Chat 001 at Zenith.aero Chat Main Room

June 21, 2016 from 9pm to 10:30pm
I'm hoping to kick off  the weekly builder chats once again, now that we seem to have an average of 20-25 builders on even during weekdays. So I'm hoping more of you can join us on Tuesday evenings/nights.Although its not etched in stone, I've set the time to 9 PM EDT (6 PM PST, 8 PM CST) to make it easier for those on the West coast to join in the chat without inconveniencing those on the East coast. Come earlier, come later, there should be builders around to chat.As always, if builders…See More
Jun 15, 2016
Jeff badgero left a comment for Samuel McNair
"Slatless 701 from Jeff Badgero Yes vgs on leading edge of wings back of elevator and top of elevator also e= nd plates on elevator. I started out with slats and donated them to an orang= e tree in Florida on my first attempt to fly to Haiti. Then I…"
Apr 15, 2016
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Wanted to Buy CH801 outboard fuel tanks

I want to add extended fuel capacity to my standard range CH810. Looking for outboard tanks. Also caps, level transmitters, and any install hardware if you have them. Sam McNairssm6791@gmail.comSee More
Mar 6, 2016
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Oct 2, 2015

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Engineer, COM IFR ASMEL Flying 39 years, in 10 countries, 40 states, 412 airports.

N733YD has a Superior O-360, Full glass IFR panel, LR tanks, no slats (VGs) and cruises 101+ KTAS at 70% power.
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N733YD CH801 Shakedown Cruise

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

I just got back from about 25 hours of flight in 2 1/2 weeks. Did some local ADS-B and avionics check flights and rigging checks after the dual stick conversion. Then a long trip.

I am very disappointed with the dual stick kit that I paid $800 for. Installed per the instructions the stick hits the dash when forward well before all travel is achieved and when back it needed to be about 2 inches into my chest with the seat way back to get full up elevator.  I had to redesign the…

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At 2:47am on May 9, 2017, Chumphol Sirinavin said…
Samuel,

Your experience on reduced drag with belly cargo pod is highly interesting. Thanks for sharing.

For the wing slats, you may want to see "swing slat" moving up for slat opened and moving down flushed with wing leading-edge top surface for slat closed. The construction/modification is very much simpler than the moving in-and-out slats.

I got the idea from www.supercub.com.

Champ
At 8:36am on April 15, 2016, Jeff badgero said…
Slatless 701 from Jeff Badgero
Yes vgs on leading edge of wings back of elevator and top of elevator also e=
nd plates on elevator. I started out with slats and donated them to an orang=
e tree in Florida on my first attempt to fly to Haiti. Then I replaced with s=
eatless 18 " longer wings wit no root and 13 gal tanks. It handles more pred=
ictable on landings now
At 4:27pm on March 24, 2015, Gary Goertzen said…

Sam, I think we normally run 360 to 370, I don't think we have ever gone over 390. But it is cool here now, so not sure where we will be when it gets hot outside.

At 11:43pm on January 23, 2015, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi,

I'd like to see the picture of the aluminum fairing that you just installed under the horizontal stabilizer. Thanks.

 
 
 

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