Tom Vesely
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Viking Engines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael J. Baker Sep 13, 2013. 10 Replies

Viking Aircraft Engines claim that they have sold 35 Viking engines to CH 750 builders.  Seems like a high number!  Has anyone here bought the Viking?

0-200D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy Young Apr 15, 2011. 1 Reply

Has anyone used the new 0-200D on the 750?  If so, what was your final aircraft weight?

 

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David Fitzgerald left a comment for Tom Vesely
"That would be great. I spend most of the winter at our place near mesquite Nv. That is where I built and fly my plane."
Feb 23, 2013
Dave Alldredge left a comment for Tom Vesely
"HI Tom, I will be glad to have another zenith builder in the area. I will be glad to show you  hanger 110. I will also be glad to help if you need it."
Nov 5, 2012
Bob McDonald left a comment for Tom Vesely
"Tom...have not figured out the CHAT feature???? Not going to Oshkosh (want to...BUT) my daughter is getting married that week and my wife put her foot down :>("
Jun 26, 2012
Glen West left a comment for Tom Vesely
"Hi Tom, would be glad to introduce you to as many builders down here in the st george area and also cedar city.   My hangar at hurricane is 9 south 2 east.   Lori and Glen West 435 635 5433"
Aug 25, 2011
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0-200D

Has anyone used the new 0-200D on the 750?  If so, what was your final aircraft weight?
Apr 14, 2011
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701, STOL CH 750
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Purchased finished aircraft
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Starting a new 750 build. I want to go as light as possible. I'll probably us a 912.

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At 10:53pm on February 23, 2013, David Fitzgerald said…

That would be great. I spend most of the winter at our place near mesquite Nv. That is where I built and fly my plane.

At 9:21pm on November 5, 2012, Dave Alldredge said…

HI Tom, I will be glad to have another zenith builder in the area. I will be glad to show you  hanger 110. I will also be glad to help if you need it.

At 8:38pm on June 26, 2012, Bob McDonald said…

Tom...have not figured out the CHAT feature????

Not going to Oshkosh (want to...BUT) my daughter is getting married that week and my wife put her foot down :>(

At 10:36pm on August 25, 2011, Glen West said…

Hi Tom, would be glad to introduce you to as many builders down here in the st george area and also cedar city.

 

My hangar at hurricane is 9 south 2 east.

 

Lori and Glen West 435 635 5433

At 1:25am on June 18, 2011, Suzy Patey said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the friend add! My husband and I are hangared in Spanish Fork. If you ever fly this way, stop by and see if we're in. Hangar #73.

 

Suzy

At 7:55pm on May 5, 2011, Bill Alexander said…
Tom,
Thanks for the comments. With all the light sport aircraft, I beleve the 912s is the best choice overall. The lightest weight for the HP avalable, a long and proven TBO, no cooing problems, swing a larger prop through a gear box to enhance STOL performance. And STOL is what the CH Zenith planes are about. The Rotax will run on even if you have a complete electrical failure in the planes electrical system. This would not be true for the fuel injected systems coming out on some of the newer engines. There are at least five other 912s being used at this airport, a couple on Kolbs that are at least 10 years old, none have had any problems.Oh yes,the best fuel burn of all for the HP.
On initial build,a little pluming, and sinking the carbs,but really not that much trouble. Anyway my two cents worth.
Bill
At 9:01am on May 5, 2011, Ronald D. Cass said…

Thanks Tom,

I guess my wife has reason to want me to wait until I complete the HOUSE we've been building, "pay-as-we-go" since June 1992. It is about 98% done, but several things should be done before starting an other project.

Most wives would have been in divorce court before two years passed! She really has been very supportive, and even is not objecting to my building the plane, just not yet.... (Incentive to hurry completing the house.) I also need her cooperation so I can eat her fine cooking while working on the plane.

I will have to complete another project to raise money for the rest of the kit. I have a VINTAGE MINI-EXCAVATOR that needs restoration. It was very essential in the construction of our house and in my business in the 1980's. Unbenown to me it is one of only 106 ever made during the one year production, and the MODEL for all other mini-excavators made since. MINI"S did not become popular for over 20 years later. I hope it will provide funds to make a really nice CH750. 

At 8:33pm on May 3, 2011, Joseph F. Truncale said…

Hi Tom.

Lovely 701 - and lots of room to fly it in.  I think I'll have a bit more of a chore finding open area for test flying in North Jersey.  But hey, challenges make it all the more worthwhile.

Best,

Joe

Heath can't even see the line he has crossed.  I suspect many more than you and I do - they are just reluctant to admit it.

At 2:41pm on May 3, 2011, Victor Menkal said…

Hey, thats great news and must be exciting.    

 

I had actually completed 50% of a 701 before switching to the 750.     I took advantage of the super low Euro and bought the Rotax 912ULS 2.      IMHO, still nothing close in power plants, especially for torque and altitude performance, except, of course the 914 which would be spectaculor.   Now if I just had a few more $$$ ....

 

Finally found hanger space and can hang the engine and wings so hope to be up soon.

 

Cheers

At 1:28pm on May 3, 2011, Victor Menkal said…
Thanx for the compliment Tom. Very nice looking 701 and one of the nicest panels Ive seen.     When are you starting your 750?
 
 
 

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