Samuel McNair
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Please Help, do not circulate rumor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Oct 16. 2 Replies

It has showed up in the media that I used my CH801 to support the recent Hurricane Florence Airlift. Also and unfortunately now showing up on the internet is an erroneous report from the GSO FSDO to…Continue

Tags: strike, wire, FSDO, NTSB

Alaska Trip Log and first video is ready

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Aug 8. 9 Replies

See attached MS word trip log for 26 days of flying from SC to AK to CA and back in my CH801. The link to version 1 of the video created by my friend  who accompanied me covering the flight portions…Continue

Tags: CH801, Alaska, Travel

CH801 Trip to Alaska is Completed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Aug 1. 9 Replies

I left in the afternoon of 6/1 and returned about noon on 6/25; 11,235 miles and 115 hours of flight time later. Route was: Georgia to Cut Bank, Mt. then up to Calgary, up the AlCan to Fairbanks, to…Continue

Tags: Alaska, CH801

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

 

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Please Help, do not circulate rumo

It has showed up in the media that I used my CH801 to support the recent Hurricane Florence Airlift. Also and unfortunately now showing up on the internet is an erroneous report from the GSO FSDO to the effect that I hit a power line with my 801. The FSDO created this report based on a 4th hand hearsay informal report. It was entered into the database before even taking any steps to confirm the information.  In fact the power line was struck one hour before I arrived by a Helio Super Courier.…See More
Oct 16
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

Alaska Trip Log and first video is ready

See attached MS word trip log for 26 days of flying from SC to AK to CA and back in my CH801. The link to version 1 of the video created by my friend  who accompanied me covering the flight portions from Calgary to AK to CA and ending in SD.  An improved version of this after some photo editing work and a second video coving the missing portions is underway.  I hope you enjoy it and find some of the information useful. I will be glad to share information and answer questions. The link to the…See More
Aug 1
Samuel McNair posted a discussion

CH801 Trip to Alaska is Completed

I left in the afternoon of 6/1 and returned about noon on 6/25; 11,235 miles and 115 hours of flight time later. Route was: Georgia to Cut Bank, Mt. then up to Calgary, up the AlCan to Fairbanks, to the north side of Danali, then the South side and up Ruth Glacier and on to Anchorage. Some local flights, then down to the tip of the Kenai peninsula and up the south side over the glaciers. Then across the mountains to Tok and over to Dawson City of gold rush fame. We nixed a side trip up to Tuk…See More
Jun 30
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WANTED - CH801 Cowl

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.comSee More
Jan 17

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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…
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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