Tim Delf
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
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Plans-only
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No Experience
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Private Pilot
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Retired from ALCOA.

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Flying with Roger Dubbert

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:18pm 6 Comments

I completed the first flight of N701YB today.  All went well and it was a great experience.  I was able to perform the first flight with a lot of confidience because I spent 5 hours flying with Roger Dubbert in the Zenith 701 factory demonstrator last Sunday.  I would recommend to anyone who does not have time in type to fly with Roger before you make your first flight.  The CH701 demonstrator fly's great and I was able to get a good feel for how a 701 should fly.  Roger showed me some… Continue

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At 9:07pm on July 19, 2013, JEFF HUDSON said…

Great looking plane. !!! Congratulations. May I ask what size metal brake you used or is needed to scratch build the 701? Thanks, Jeff

At 1:12pm on March 8, 2011, Bob McDonald said…
My buddy Bob Stuarts (he did the welding on my ski axle supports) plans built CH701 passed his MDRA inspection last week. It took him 14 ys to complete the project.
At 9:11pm on February 6, 2011, JEFF HUDSON said…

Thanks Tim. those photos were when I was building a 701. I got rid of that project a while back and recently bought the plans to the 750 which I also intend to scratch build. I like the 750 because of more engine options. I have a guy making me a 10 foot metal brake now and hope to get started in a few months after we move to a bigger place. 

 Your 701 looks fantastic!! Anyone can build from a kit but it is much more satisfying to scratch build.     Thanks for the comments.

At 9:34pm on November 30, 2010, Ken Ryan said…
Thanks Tim. I'll look at alternative routing when I attach my wings.
At 6:17pm on November 30, 2010, Ken Ryan said…
Thanks Tim. There has been discussion about possible fuel starvation in a steep dive. I'm thinking that the standard routing which takes the fuel lines into the trailing edge of the wing might not be such a good idea. Do 701 plans call for the routing you implemented, or do they show them running into the trailing edge, like the 750?
At 12:11pm on November 30, 2010, Ken Ryan said…
Hi Tim,

Did you run fuel lines into trailing edge? Did you check for gravity feed in a steep dive?
At 1:41pm on September 15, 2010, Ajay Singh Shivran said…
Hello Tim, Thats a lovely piece of work for plans built.
 
 
 

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