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Update, sold the cows last year, started building second 701.

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TUNED EXHAUST for a ROTAX 912 80 hp

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 4:49am 3 Comments

Now a days there seems to be Tuned Exhaust for all types of motorized people movers. They all claim to give your engine more horsepower, better fuel milage etc, etc.

Which has got me to wondering, why not a tuned exhaust for the Rotax 912, namely the 80 hp version? On looking at the exhaust on my 701 I think improvements can be made. Wouldn't it be great if a tune exhaust could give you 5-10 hp improvement maybe more?

Maybe there is all ready a…

Aircraft Insurance

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:00pm 5 Comments

I just got the bill for my 701 insurance. I thought would be interesting to compare rates with other's.

I'm from Canada and my 701 is registered as a Advance Ultralight. My deductible is $1500. My Insurance consists of All Risk Flight & Ground, Hull Value $50,000. 3rd Party Liability Coverage $1,000,000. Passenger Coverage $300,000. My Annual Fee is $2400. This cover my wife also who is a student pilot and will be taking lesson on our 701…



Posted on February 14, 2010 at 11:59pm 4 Comments

Well not sure if I should title this Post IS MY WIFE PISSED OR WHAT, or DO I HAVE THE LARGEST FLEET OF 701'S? Last year while I was coming to the end of building my first 701, a fellow 701 owner had a taxi mishap in his, he decided that he would not repair it and parted it out. I purchased it minus the engine and instruments, hence my second 701 which currently sits in my shop. This last week I purchase a complete new…


Nothing goes as Planned

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 4:39pm 1 Comment

The plan was to finish before the weather got bad here in British Columbia, test fly the aircraft then paint it this winter. Well one thing after another and here we are end of Jan., still no test fly due to weather. So C-IIOA got sent off to the paint booth yesterday. In about two weeks we see what the weather holds for us and C-IIOA will have a new look.

Canadian Advance Ultralight CH 701 Registering

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 7:39pm 1 Comment

I am in the process of registering my CH 701 as a advance ultralight here in Canada. I heard back from Transport Canada today regarding my gross weight. I am trying to increase my gross weight from 960lbs to 1100lbs. Transport Canada will not allow this. I am aware that this has been done in the past. I have a letter from Chris Heintz dated Oct. 3, 1995 that the STOL CH701 may be operated at an increased gross weight. On Transport Canada's list of eligible ultralights allowed the CH 701 with… Continue

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At 4:46pm on June 12, 2011, smitfire ( Ron Smit ) said…

He Patric is there an other Zenith fly in this Year  ?


At 8:16am on July 26, 2010, Robert Bryant said…
I also have my wood prop set at 13 degrees, have checked it and have set the tracking, I have now ordered a warp drive. Hope it is an improvement.
At 6:11am on July 24, 2010, Robert Bryant said…
What problems did you have with the other prop? I have the same prop and I am having problems with vibration.Bob
At 3:34pm on March 28, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
Better to be on the ground wishing your were up flying, than to be in the air flying wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe.
At 3:15pm on March 23, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
If your waiting for pictures of my finished CH750...? So am I ...the graphics installer messed up the lower nose cowl decals so I had to drive home yesterday. The graphics are supposed to be finished today and Mark Townsend will send me a picture or post it on Zenith-Aero. The graphics were designed by James Cameron, who I met while he & his wife were building a CH650 rudder at Can-Zac. James has a flair to paint design. I have about 100 more picks from the last 2 weeks... thought I would space the posts so as not take over the site. I painted the aircraft entirely "Artic White"...and Red leading edge slats. The rest is vynl graphics.

At 10:34am on November 27, 2009, mitch donnelly said…
thats MOJO he is old english mastiff HE is the PILOT
At 11:52am on October 3, 2009, jim miller said…
hi patrick sorry for taking so long to get back to you just figuring out how this sit works
got run right now but i will keep in touch as i work my way throgh this sit
thanks jim
At 12:40pm on March 23, 2009, Chris Aysen said…
I wish it could be my landing strip but I do not believe my neighbors would be to keen on the idea. It would also require ALOT of practice on my part; 600 feet with 50 ft. obstacles on both ends. Unfortunately from what see the wings will have to be removed and everything brought to the airport. But I still have 2 or 3 weeks of building and another 2-3 of taxi testing on the property you see (approx. 2 acres). However, the compliment is very much appreciated.
At 11:59am on March 10, 2009, Chris Aysen said…
Patrick, thanks for the comment. I do intend to post more pictures of the "no-slot flaperon" attachment.
At 7:09pm on March 4, 2009, Jock Struthers said…
I’ve completed all my panel wiring without a hassle - I am not a dummy, have done a bit of house wiring without getting too many shocks or blowing fuses- but I have never attempted to do anything like this before. I first bought Jon Croke's video on wiring aircraft, it covers the basics and gave me the confidence to draw up a rough wiring plan which my son who is an electrical engineer (in Canada) put through his computer and provided me with professional schematic plan(s) (and way easier to follow than the rotax manual plan for engine only!) - he also cross checked the wire / fuse sizes which I had initially predetermined after reading the manufacturer's instruction for all components (and with the knowledge gained from the video). Every wire was labelled in the plans and I listed each one with its fittings on a speadsheet from which I could order everything I needed in one hit from aircraft spruce.

To make it easier, I bought fully made-up wiring harnesses for the radio and transponder.

From there it has been plain sailing and everything tested so far has worked first time, as it should, (no smoke, sparks or bangs!)

If you watch Jon Crokes video and still feel a dummy - then maybe you will need to talk to an electrician - it will be too painful to walk you through it in full detail by email! Do your homework. I haven't seen the recommended book, but if necessary get that too. You need to understand, not just follow instructions. It will be easier for people to help you then.

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