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.
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.
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.
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