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STOL CH 701
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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 8:32pm 2 Comments

does anyone have an list of materials required  to build the CH701 ??thanks

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At 10:52am on August 5, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

Yep ! Only waiting for the new radiator to fly.

Keep you posterd.

Norm

At 7:02pm on July 6, 2012, Normand Lambert said…
HI Nelson,
Thanks for the advice I already tried the new setting and found not much changed from the previous one as far as yaw is concerned. The 701 seems to accelerate much faster now and the engine doesn't revolution as much and the prop doesn't wine that much anymore. All in all, I'm pleased !
Norm
At 8:20pm on November 21, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

You're right ! It's a lot of thrust ! And I will post a video to boot. Stay tuned. We still have to see if the engine was revving too high. If so, we'll repitch the propeller 0.5 degree more and try again. Trial and error.

Keep building...It'll eventually fly !

Norm

At 7:50am on October 19, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

Hard to say but getting closer...Carburator tests over the weekend, adjustments and then Taxi tests. Before year-end for sure !

Cheers.

Norm

At 10:47am on October 11, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

Thanks for your comments. I'll post a video as soon as it takesoff !

Norm

At 6:00pm on October 10, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

you are right. It is a Subaru EA-81 that originaly was rated at 73hp. It was reworked (porting, head work, timing...) and was tested at 105hp on a dynometer.

Norm 

At 10:49pm on October 2, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Nelson,

Thanks for the 'Husky' comment...The owner of the hangar called me today and told me he coudn't believe how a coat of paint and some trim could change my plane so much. Me neither for that matter.

Norm

At 4:15pm on September 30, 2011, Ian Sowman said…
Gidday Nelson. re yr comment about cowl layup. I cut 6 thin MDF profiles  and a round piece the size of the spinner plate & taped them to the firewall at the rear & prop hub mount to give me a guide to the shape I wanted. I then scrunched up news paper and stuffed it around the motor/gearbox etc to fill most spaces, then taped 1" styrofoam sheet between the MDF profiles to roughly fill the remaining space. Then the fun part, squirt expanding (plumbers) foam in to fill the remaining gaps which also acts as a glue to the MDF & styro to hold it all together. Use breadknife & surform rasp to roughly shape. Then add more foam in any holes and do it again until you get the desired shape. Be sure to mask any areas you don't want stuck with foam and don't leave gaps where the foam can enter to stick to the engine exhaust etc. Lastly cut the top part along the line that will make a top & bottom part and prize it off. That's where I'm up to. I am going to use plaster of paris to smooth over the foam and then spray this with auto body putty to give a smoother surface, then spray paint with auto paint and finally give it to a fibreglass shop to spray on release agent and chopped strand mat to make a female mold. Then it's back to me again to lay up a fibreglass cloth cowl in this mold, make a join line joggle etc for Dzus (or whatever) fasteners and thats it. Well thats the plan anyway........................ I will take pix of separated cowls and post on my site later today.  Hope all this helps. Cheers, Ian
At 10:34pm on September 23, 2011, Peter Ratcliffe said…
Hi we are away working won't be back for 2weeks
I will try to send some pic when we get back
Peter
At 8:08pm on September 12, 2011, Danny Creech said…

I have a list. It is only a list of all the parts though. Not everything is stated as to what it is made out of. You too can get this list off the Zenith web site.

Danny

 
 
 

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