Samuel McNair
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WANTED - CH801 Cowl - have one coming

Started Jan 17 0 Replies

If you have a CH801 cowl for the Lyc or Superior O-360 engine you want to sell. Please contact me. I need one soon.ThanksSam  ssm6791@gmail.comContinue

Tags: CH801, COWL

EXP2V Solid state power panel -SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Oct 23, 2017. 5 Replies

EXPBUS 2V Solid state Power distribution panel with Aux battery circuit and switching panel. 10 hours operating time, came out during a panel upgrade as it did not have enough circuits for my full…Continue

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FOR SALE: Zenith Position Lights Strobes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael radtke Jan 31. 5 Replies

I have an unused  extra set of the Standard Zenith position lights with strobes for  a 2008 vintage CH801 kit. Cleaning out the garage.  Asking $200 OBOS McNair ssm6791@gmail.comContinue

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Retractable Slats?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair May 21, 2017. 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

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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 105+ 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…

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

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…


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


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