Christopher Jon Brown
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SOLD New in Box Ray Allen Trim System for STOL 750

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Jon Brown Oct 6, 2016. 2 Replies

Got this with the tail group but used my old one and have the brand new electric trim system still in the box in original bubble wrap. Retail $295 Today only $175. Model # T2-7A-TS Trim System Ray…Continue

Do we need the rudder detention?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Eggenfellner Jan 4, 2015. 15 Replies

I have 70 hours on my plane now and my rudder is just as stiff as when I first flew it. My bungee broke at 18 hours and the rudder was loose as a goose, wish I could have that free movement again.…Continue

Am I crazy? and DONT DO WHAT I DID TO MY FUEL TANKS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Jon Brown Apr 15, 2014. 7 Replies

Sorry long story.  When i did the fuel flow test on my plane the tanks were collasping due to not enough venting from the stock caps, so i drilled the holes bigger on the two holes in the caps,…Continue

Tags: tanks, caps, Fuel

 

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Nice ground speed!

Nice ground speed for a STOL!!! On our way to watch the Spacex rocket launch from the air. Super smooth even though the wind was 35 MPH plus. Cruise TAS was 100MPH, no slats that day and had 4.6 hours on the hobbs with 6.2 gallons left, about 4.7 GPH
Jan 15, 2017
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

Flight to watch SpaceX rocket launch

Here's a video link to the SpaceX rocket launch from 4000 ft just outside the launch area over Lompoc airport.https://youtu.be/p5xRnh0CqNISee More
Jan 15, 2017
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

First Flight N756AC after the rebuild

First flight of N756AC after the rebuild. Zenith Phoenix https://youtu.be/j03pXQ4cBVEAll went wonderfullySee More
Sep 22, 2016
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

Don't do what I did!

Crashed my plane but all is well now. It's flying wonderfully again and hope someone doesn't make my same mistake by seeing this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpbHPqRk2kSee More
Sep 17, 2016
Timothy D. McCall left a comment for Christopher Jon Brown
"Chris I noticed in one of your youtube videos (with student) that you mention that the stick is very stiff with the flaps down. I suspect that your flapperon control rods are binding  and might need some adjustment.  Mine were…"
Apr 26, 2016
Christopher Jon Brown posted a video

Chris Brown STOL 750 Hut Landings

Thought the Hut was a kiln but turned out to be an earth bag structure in the desert
Feb 27, 2015
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

Video of the Rock House Landing in California Desert

Kind of learning how to use a video editor, much harder than building a plane! Here's a link to the video.                                                       Chris Brown STOL 750 Rock House Landing See More
Feb 23, 2015
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Feb 4, 2015
Christopher Jon Brown posted a discussion

Do we need the rudder detention?

I have 70 hours on my plane now and my rudder is just as stiff as when I first flew it. My bungee broke at 18 hours and the rudder was loose as a goose, wish I could have that free movement again. Walt Synder has flattened his V Block which I'm thinking is a great idea. When I'm flying I have to push through the detention and then the rudder gets easier. Descending I need left rudder to center the ball and hold it or the ball goes to the left. Has anyone had a solution to this pressure? I'm use…See More
Nov 26, 2014
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

Video Link of a flight in the California Desert with a STOL 750

Flew with a 17 year old that I helped get his pilot license.  He has about 70 plus hours now and let him fly the 750.  He did extremely well with his first dirt road landing and take off from a soft field.  I think he did an excellent job on the video with music and the video editing. Enjoy!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BglzGI9rX7sSee More
Nov 19, 2014
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

Deadstick Landing in STOL 750

Here's a link to a deadstick landing at the dry lakebed. Sorry for the poor video, learning how to do it. It's a little steeper approach, but not by much. Probably due to propeller being stopped.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtfGbx35i0ASee More
Sep 30, 2014
Christopher Jon Brown posted a blog post

FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G06RH3OXKMTOUCH AND GO AT BRIAN RANCH AIRPORT IN MOJAVE DESERT.  I HAVE 5 HOURS NOW FLIGHT TESTING. ALL SEEMS GOOD. WOT GOES 100 MPH AT 7000 DENSITY ALTITUDE.  DEAD STICK LANDINGS WITH FLAPS AND NO FLAPS PRETTY MUCH LIKE CESSNA 150 AT 60 OR 54 MPH.  BOUNCES AROUND IN THERMALS A LITTLE.  THE RUDDER I'M STILL GETTING USED TO.  MIGHT TAKE THE NOSE GEAR V-BLOCK AND GET RID OF THE CENTERING DETENT SO IT MOVES…See More
Jun 21, 2014
Christopher Jon Brown posted a discussion

Am I crazy? and DONT DO WHAT I DID TO MY FUEL TANKS

Sorry long story.  When i did the fuel flow test on my plane the tanks were collasping due to not enough venting from the stock caps, so i drilled the holes bigger on the two holes in the caps, didn't really do much, so I took off the caps and no more collasping.  I say the thread on the vented cessna caps and bought them.  I had just moved the plane to the airport and only had unusable fuel in the tanks after a flush on the fuel system.  I put the new caps on happily and went home.  Came back…See More
Mar 30, 2014
Ken Sandine left a comment for Christopher Jon Brown
"You've sized up the situation exactly the way I see it, Chris.  No, I don't have the vortex generators.  I keep thinking my technique will adjust, but when I get so enamored with the nose high touchdown, the speed is unwinding…"
Apr 6, 2013
Ken Sandine left a comment for Christopher Jon Brown
"Chris, since you mentioned the abuse a Cessna can take I'll mention something to be cautious of on the 750.  I'm landing on gravel and stop easily in 400 feet.  The nose gear bungee is a weak link.  Though my touch-downs on…"
Apr 4, 2013
Ken Sandine left a comment for Christopher Jon Brown
"Chris, owing to a miscue in my adding photos, you'll find the two I mentioned in the slide show."
Apr 3, 2013

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
general contractor,self, cfii 4 kids, my wife was one of my students, going to teach my kids to fly, about 2800 hr flying mostly instruction over 30 years most hours in first 5 years owned a c-150 25 years ago
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
CL13, Brian Ranch Airport, CA, Private Dirt 3/21 + 8/26 both 2100 ft

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Flight to watch SpaceX rocket launch

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 1:36pm 3 Comments

Here's a video link to the SpaceX rocket launch from 4000 ft just outside the launch area over Lompoc airport.

https://youtu.be/p5xRnh0CqNI

First Flight N756AC after the rebuild

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:09pm 2 Comments

First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
Zenith Phoenix
https://youtu.be/j03pXQ4cBVE
All went wonderfully

Don't do what I did!

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 9:01am 6 Comments

Crashed my plane but all is well now. It's flying wonderfully again and hope someone doesn't make my same mistake by seeing this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpbHPqRk2k

Video of the Rock House Landing in California Desert

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:38pm 3 Comments

Kind of learning how to use a video editor, much harder than building a plane! Here's a link to the video.                                                       Chris Brown STOL 750 Rock House Landing 

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At 6:36pm on April 26, 2016, Timothy D. McCall said…

Chris

I noticed in one of your youtube videos (with student) that you mention that the stick is very stiff with the flaps down. I suspect that your flapperon control rods are binding  and might need some adjustment.  Mine were doing the same thing.  With flaps down the angle needed by the control rods exceeded that allowed by the rod ends causing the binding.  I readjusted them and now the stick moves freely flaps up or down.  I don't know that it would cause them to break but it is putting extra pressure on stuff. 

Great Video!

Tim

At 1:05pm on April 6, 2013, Ken Sandine said…

You've sized up the situation exactly the way I see it, Chris.  No, I don't have the vortex generators.  I keep thinking my technique will adjust, but when I get so enamored with the nose high touchdown, the speed is unwinding too fast for me to catch the nose.  Landing with more speed, more power, and nose lower would solve everything, but what fun is that!

At 4:31pm on April 4, 2013, Ken Sandine said…

Chris, since you mentioned the abuse a Cessna can take I'll mention something to be cautious of on the 750.  I'm landing on gravel and stop easily in 400 feet.  The nose gear bungee is a weak link.  Though my touch-downs on the mains have been good, and even smooth, I have run out of elevator authority with the nose high such that the nose gear has come down more firmly than I like.  Some of the cords in the bungee have broken.  Whether my learning curve will be good enough to save the remainder, time will tell.  

At 7:43pm on April 3, 2013, Ken Sandine said…

Chris, owing to a miscue in my adding photos, you'll find the two I mentioned in the slide show.

At 7:37pm on April 3, 2013, Ken Sandine said…

Chris, I'm glad my plane pic is giving you an incentive. I have about 60 hours and all's well.  I addressed a cooling issue with the angled deflectors riveted ahead of the nose gear hole.  The FWF cowl wasn't the best example of fiberglass craftsmanship and does not snug up to the bottom of the fuselage very well.  My cutout for the gear was about 9" across and with the deflector, cooling issue is gone.  I used rubber gas hose included in the kit and ran it through the firewall on the right side with a fitting into a gascolator on the engine side.  It is an upscale version that accommodated the fuel routing I wanted in the engine compartment.  I added pics to my page that you can view.  You can expect a lot of fun when you get airborne, so best wishes as you soldier on.

At 6:07pm on May 8, 2012, Terry Sadler said…

Hi Chris.Good luck on your project...there was a 912 on barnstomers for 11,500 a few days ago...Terry

At 11:34am on May 7, 2012, Terry Sadler said…

Hi chrirtopher..Just checking to see what you decided after the air show,let me know what you are thinking...Terry

At 7:36am on April 27, 2012, Terry Sadler said…

Hi Christopher. Have a good time at the air show,and let me know if you are still interested in selling ..if not, enjoy the build..good luck...Terry

At 6:36pm on April 22, 2012, Terry Sadler said…

Hi Christopher.. My name is Terry Sadler..I have just sold my 701,am looking to upgrade to the larger 750 would like to see some pictures of your project and some more imfo.  Terry

 
 
 

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