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Plans builder assistance for the ch750

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gaston Brawley Apr 3, 2011. 11 Replies

My first order of 6061-t6 sheet arrived a few days ago very well wrapped from the supplier. After going through the plans for a few days now, i realise that i will have to order more material. The…Continue


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STOL CH 750, STOL CH 801
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Self unemployed, completed a CH-801 and Savannah S. I will resume ch-750 scratch build as soon as I possibly can.

After a lot of research on which engine to use on my plane, I have finally decided on a winner. I feel that the Honda Viking aircraft engine fulfills all my criteria and has come out tops. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it to other builders of aircraft in the LSA category. If any builder has any concerns they only need to go to the Viking website and download the provided installation manual for their engine. I believe that it is far more useful than any information that I had available when I installed a Rotax 912Uls on a Savannah S. Well done Viking Aircraft Engines.

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At 9:34am on December 18, 2013, Danie Taljaard@ Renier Nieuwoudt said…



I will definitely contact you if unsure of anything. So far so good. I go slow with progress , believe in eating it as how one will eat an elephant....bit by bit but with very much enjoyment and precision. My biggest question at this time is to select a reliable engine....still prefer the 100 hp Lycoming above all other makes and models...still a bit scared for the latest fuel injections such as the 6 cylinder Jabie ect .....also not sure if the UL fuel injection engine has proof to be the ultimate engine ?.. Rotax still attracts me as the second best. I believe the Yaris motor has started to become very popular ( low cost ) but I am not convinced that a motor car manufacture can cater for flying reliability. ( dual ignition ect )


Maybe you can share your experience with me. 




Danie   Taljaard

At 1:59pm on November 28, 2013, Sohaib Khan said…

Hi there,

Just searching for someone that has built an 801 from plans. According to the zenith aero web it looks like you have? If so, then I would like to ask about the build process.


Sohaib Khan
Vancouver, Canada

At 11:38am on February 21, 2012, Ralph Moran said…


Thanks for your advice on the router bit. I may chuck tat in my milling machine.


At 7:09pm on February 20, 2012, Jesse Hartman said…

Martin.  Where the hell ya been?

At 9:08am on September 23, 2011, martin acton said…
Hello Andre,

I have to agree with you.
At 8:11am on September 23, 2011, Andre Levesque said…

Hi Martin,

Thank you for your comments. I have to say, you are not alone cursing those terrible plans.

I am building a 750 and was thinking of upgrading to an 801 becasue of the type of flying I am planning on doing in Northen Quebec. I need more payload to go fishing, hunting, camping etc

I did visit 4 builders of 750 builders in the last two weeks and all of them are all frustrated with the quality, completness and clarity of the instructions/manuals/plans.

Their management of plan revisions is absolutely irresponsible. We are left to ourselves via this community to figure out what's the latest update and if it's mandatory, optional, etc.

Their instructions are of poor quality and leave the builder scratching his head most of the time...-:)

Most of the time i find very important technical assembly instructions...WAY TOO LATE  in the build ....-:)

They should survey their customer and I bet the management of their plans/versions will be close to #1 priority.

As soon as we post anything that's not to their liking.. (like constructive criticism) they delete the post.

it's a sad way of supporting your customers.

If I ran my software company this way.....I wouldn't be in business for too long. 



At 7:51am on July 17, 2011, zihad mahmud said…

hi martin. thanks for replying my email. i want to ask about ch750 building as we are in the same boat as i read you decided to build for the ch750.


what are the progress that you have made for the ch750?


anyway, nice to meet you, i am from MALAYSIA

At 4:06pm on February 10, 2011, JEFF HUDSON said…
OH, sorry. I thought you were in the US. That would probably cost too much to ship here. Thanks for the reply and good luck building. God Bless.
At 10:43am on February 7, 2011, Ernest McAlister said…

Hi Martin

I also stay in SA Pretoria do you perhaps know of anybody scratch building a 750 in or around Pretoria


Ernest McAlister

At 6:44pm on January 22, 2011, Dwayne Roos said…
Hi Martin,my page is so far out of date,I'll have to get some recent pics up.Keep in touch

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