Samuel McNair
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  • Anderson, SC
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Please Help, do not circulate rumor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Oct 16, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018 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

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"Hi Sam - Did you figure out the Nosegear Shock Suspension using the round rubber disks on your CH801?  If so, what disks did you use, how many, and where did you get them?  I have a CH640 which has the same front fork design as the CH801…"
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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 9:40am on February 25, 2020, Brian Walker said…

Hi Sam - Did you figure out the Nosegear Shock Suspension using the round rubber disks on your CH801?  If so, what disks did you use, how many, and where did you get them?  I have a CH640 which has the same front fork design as the CH801 and I'd like to get rid of the shock cord on my plane also.  Thanks !  Brian  702-371-6710

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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