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What to build, 701 or 750 STOL?

Dear builders,I'm thinking of building another airplane and I'm looking for advice.I want to have the best STOL performance possible.My first build, a 701/912uls [450kg mtow] is still flying fine after 13 years and 500 hours. I'd like it to have the latest upgrades though, such as the 500kg mtow, the engine ring mount, new struts, new flap lever, beanie roof and a header tank and new avionics. It might be easier to build a whole new airplane than do all those modifications.At first glance the…See More
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My wife and I will be touring the South Island for two weeks from 1st November in a campervan. Do any Kiwi Zenith members have any advice about aviation related events that are worth visiting while we're there?I'd be interested in seeing some STOL ops and WW1 replica aircraft.Best regards,Shay.701/912ulsIreland.See More
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New Zealand South Island in November?

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 4:39am 5 Comments

My wife and I will be touring the South Island for two weeks from 1st November in a campervan. 

Do any Kiwi Zenith members have any advice about aviation related events that are worth visiting while we're there?

I'd be interested in seeing some STOL ops and WW1 replica aircraft.

Best regards,




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At 4:45pm on January 20, 2017, Jonathan Porter said…

Hi Shay, if you would like to pop over to the UK (Rugby, just 35mins from Birmingham, we can pick you up)we can show our CH750 in build and talk more about the aircraft differences - just drop me an email or call +44 7502 593671.... 

At 5:36pm on March 11, 2012, Tony Oliver said…

Hi Shay,

I will be delighted to touch base with you on the CH 750 project.   I was parked next to you at Sywell in my Long-EZ the summer before last - and greatly admired your aircraft.   I think that's what sparked my interest.  Then I discover that the LAA felt that the CH 750 was a safe option....   Aerocovers in Canada made me a beautiful set of covers for my Long-EZ.  They had no pattern but the guy went into Toronto several times to measure up another Long-EZ, and then modified them in accordance with my instructions.   Really, really helpful.    Best regards.   Tony Oliver

At 11:26am on April 25, 2011, Andrew Aston said…

Hello Shay,

Interested to know more about your Harness set up please. could you share details? i have a good photo from Sywell but would like details of specs etc.

Kind Regards, Andrew

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At 4:04pm on December 16, 2010, Bob McDonald said…

I can send ski plans via e-mail. The originals were hand drawn by Rob Nelson, then converted to pdf files and CAD drawn for clarity. Elmer Webster did the CAD work. I have had no time to field test these skis, Rob Nelson lives in Wisconsin (USA) and I know he gets snow there so they should work. There is also 2 ways to construct the 1"X2" main rails. I did find no commercial suppliers for skis available for the CH750 or CH701 series... I guess if you can make an aircraft you can make skis?

At 1:47pm on November 6, 2009, Andrew Aston said…
Hello Shay, how did the work on the stab attachments go? are you back in the air? Regards Andrew.
At 3:05am on October 19, 2009, Andrew Aston said…
Thx for confirming. My inspector is looking at mine tomorrow, so i will have it riveted up this week. I noticed when grip pinning the stab back together one needs to strap it flat not rely on the old holes lining it up. I managed to introduce some twist until i strapped it down properly. I suppose 3.3mm holes and 3.2mm grip pins allows some 'slack'? Kind regards, Andrew.
ps if you hear of a good 912 in your neck of the woods could you let me know please? not too worried about hours if its been well maintained and has paperwork. It seems ex GA are comming over to LAA/Micolighting and inflating prices over here.
At 6:49am on October 18, 2009, Andrew Aston said…
Hello Shay,
Have your H72-6 brackets arrived? What is the spec of the Zenith items please? I rekoned on .063" thickness from searching the www but i would prefer conformation from a reliable source like yourself.
Regards, Andrew.
At 8:01pm on September 4, 2009, Larry Zetterlind said…

I've probably put 60 hours or so at least, maybe more on the airplane since the new brackets were installed. I see no problems.

At 4:27pm on August 24, 2009, Andrew Aston said…
I've made my replacement brackets in .063", they look ok, i will change the .040" in due course. Tip from the net - unzip the H/tail top skin to gain access. You wont release/replace the bottom skin around the brackets. I was looking at taking out a 'panel', to the ribs, and replacing with overlapping skin(as per Zenith construction standards doc) rather than unzipping the whole top skin. i've got enough .016" to re-skin.
Regards, AA
At 3:22pm on August 21, 2009, Andrew Aston said…
Sorry, of course i meant 7H2-6 brackets, doh!

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