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Wing Fuel Lines – Folding Wing Option – A Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rusty King Jul 9, 2013. 7 Replies

Currently I am building a CH 750 with the Folding Wing Option.   Limited space means that I must complete the wings before I move on to the fuselage.   Following some earlier advice from builders who…Continue

Fuel Tanks – Modern Fuels – Thread Lockers and Sealants - In Need of Some Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Oliver Oct 26, 2012. 21 Replies

 I am building a CH750 in the UK –  and am ready to install the fuel tanks into the wings.   However, I am now full of doubt as to what ‘thread locker’ to use on the finger screen and nipple fitting…Continue

Best Propeller for CH 750 with Rotax 912 100 HP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoare Aug 11, 2016. 14 Replies

I received my CH 750 kit here in the UK and I think it's great - and I have been making steady progress with it ever since.   As I am building for the English climate I am degreasing and epoxying as…Continue

 

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750
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Flying
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
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Builder and Pilot
Ex-military aircrew & engineer, and aviation consultant
Flying experience has been mainly as RAF navigator (Canberra and Vulcan bombers - many years ago), as a parachutist, and flying light aircraft (mainly - a FRED (which I built), Bulldog, FK-9, Long-EZ and CH750 STOL.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Top Farm, UK

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Installing the Top Cabin Window on CH750

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:53am 2 Comments

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I have just finished the installation of my windshield and top window on my CH750 project.   The version of canopy frame that I have - has a diagonal tube across the top of the frame, running from the front left to the rear right position.   Per the drawings and picture guides, I added the two channels to the diagonal to make a slight upwards bulge, ie to make…

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At 1:50pm on September 13, 2012, Lindsay Pennell said…

Hi Tony,

I finished the rudder kit a little while ago, I'm now waiting for the next stage to work on. I've been obliged to initially go with part-kits (tailplane and slats&flaperons kits are on their way), partly for financial reason but also because I really don't have much workspace at present. When I get these assembled, I'll move onto the wings, but having been hit by the cost of shipping on the part-kits I've realised it's going to be more cost-effective to get everything else in one hit next year. Fortunately I've connected with a Pietenpol builder here in Chesham who has rented a barn on a farm close by, so later on I will be able to share that space with him.

Gary suggested I should see if I can visit you, as an experienced 750 builder, would that be possible some time please? I don't wish to impose, but it would certainly be interesting.

Thanks and Best Wishes,

Lindsay

At 8:21am on March 13, 2012, Shay King said…

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your reply and good luck with the build. I'd been watching the LAA magazine for a while wondering when the first 750 would appear on the list. I'm hoping to retire for the second time at the end of this year and may start another aircraft project. The 750 is top of the list of potential candidates. I haven't flown in one though, just sat in one at sun 'n fun. I'm curious about how the STOL performance compares to the 701, and wonder what the best engine/prop combination would be.

I'll be interested to know how your build goes, if there are any mistakes on the plans and do all the match drilled holes actually match up. I did see a comment on the website about a mistake in the homebuilders help dvd a while back.

Anyway, thanks again and happy building.

Shay.

 
 
 

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