Vann Covington
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  • Holly Springs, NC
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rolf Grandstaff Sep 7, 2010. 6 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Vann Covington May 15, 2009. 4 Replies

Vinyl vs Paint

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Rotax 912
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Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
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Agricultural Research/Retired
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At 6:38am on June 18, 2021, Michael Mccarthy said…


My name is Mr. Michael Mccarthy, I have contacted you before without any response from you. Please replied if you receive this message. I have something very important to discuss with you, I have a vital information to give you. Could you please get back to me on ( ) for full details.

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At 1:59pm on July 28, 2013, Charles Moody said…

Vann, This is Charley Moody from Linden, NC. I lost your number and email address. Can you please contact me at  Thanks Charley

At 2:33pm on May 14, 2009, Jim Murray said…
Where are you based at?
At 10:24am on May 14, 2009, Ernest Jessee said…
I would fly with you. Problem is that I am a student pilot. I have the time and have completed all the requirements for a check-ride. I have told my instructor that I want to take my check in late June. After that, I am happy to fly with you.

I am happy to see another 701 in the area as well. My plane is currently at Johnston County (KJNX). Just this week, I completed my solo cross country and my instructor signed me off to move the plane to Franklin County (KLHZ). If the weather cooperates, I will move it this weekend.

I first soloed in a sky arrow then I bought my 701. My instructor flew it back from PA for me. It scared him. He told me he did not feel confident in teaching me to fly it. By a stroke of luck, the builder was in NC a week later and flew 4 hours with me (he as PIC). He taught me to land it -- which is really the only thing different.

My instructor now flies with me regularly and laughs every time I land.

I disagree with anyone who says they are not different than other planes. 701's are very different. They come down fast and require a quick precisely timed flare. With no throttle, which is the way I always land, I descend at 1000 fpm at 60 mph. I flare and... it's over. I pull off at the first exit.

I strongly encourage you to fly a 701 if you haven't before you maiden yours. I am happy to fly with you... as soon as I get my ticket.

Thanks for responding.

btw... you have heard of other 701's with uneven tank drain? From what information do you make the statement that I should not be concerned?
At 11:59am on March 12, 2009, Larry Edson said…
Just a quick question----Have you considered how much the vinyl will weigh? It would seem to me that the vinyl will weigh quite a bit more than paint will.

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Bubble Doors

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:10am 2 Comments

I am replacing my first generation bubble doors with tube supports on my 701 with second generation bubble doors with fiberglass support for the acrylic .  Does anyone out there have any experience with this?  Will I have to alter the sill height?  Will the hardware transfer to the new door?

Thanks, Vann


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