Perry delano
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Lower Dzus Plate CH-701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Perry delano Dec 1, 2016. 1 Reply


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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701, CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Less than half
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
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Have worked on airplanes before
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Private Pilot
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Along with current CH-701 project, I am a member of RAA Chapter 85's builders group building a 750 Cruzer. The 750 project is well underway, we are expecting to join fwd and rear fuselage soon as well as start on second wing. Empennage is well underway nearing inspection stage.Profession: Mechanical Engineer
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Delta Airpark, Delta,BC

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CH-701 Cabin Frame Jigging

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Re: Jigging 701 Cabin Frame

Following the procedures in the plans and manual for levelling fuselage, Hz tubes on cabin frame and engine mount, I jigged drilled and cleco'd the cabin frame to the AC. I supported the assembly at the

bottom of the firewall to get everything level (Fwd fuse is rivetted to rear fuse). When all was done I pulled the support from under the firewall, and of course everything sagged a bit leaving

the side tubes with a slight decline angle from level…


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At 11:56pm on October 19, 2017, Adrian Bachmann said…
Hi Perry, thanks for the comment. Yes I have the engine but I'm having a hard time finding a mount.planning on building my own using zeniths design as a starting point for my own. Are you planning on finishing your 701?
At 8:11pm on June 15, 2017, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Perry,

Yes it is indeed the Subaru EA-81 with PSRU in the 701. I plan to transplant the power package from the 701 to the 750 when done. I will then install a Rotax 912 in that 701 and sell it outright.

I will then keep the 750.



At 8:50pm on April 8, 2017, David Muse said…

Oh, by the way, the foot tall numbers are for whenever I will go to Alaska. Need the big numbers for international flight.


At 8:46pm on April 8, 2017, David Muse said…


Thanks for the kind words.You can't see all the sags and runs in my photo, but the vinyl graphics came out well, even if I do say so myself! I'm kinda stuck at the moment, since the airport has no hangar space for the plane. So, I paint and wait.

Dave Muse

At 2:21pm on January 31, 2017, Robert McNaught said…

Hi Perry

   It took me about 12 years to complete it from start. Although I was off and on a few times building a house and raising a family. It first flew in 2012. I obtained my licence with it over a couple of years. But in 2015 it was tied up out side and another aircraft ran into accidentally and almost wrote it off so I rebuilt it over 11 months and started flying it again last September and haven't stopped. Great Airplane!!

At 10:19pm on March 4, 2014, Paul Hajdu said…

"8.50-6 for the fwd wheel (plus the extended nose gear option) and 29-13-6 Airstreaks for the main. Alaskan Bushwheels was very helpful!"

At 10:39am on November 18, 2013, Doug Dugger said…

Perry   thank  you for your friend request  proud to have you in my friends group will be sending you information as soon as we plan our next years events. Doug & Lori at QSP in northern calif.

At 3:29pm on January 30, 2013, Jock Struthers said…

Thanks for the nice comments on my paint scheme.  Its not 100% original, but another auircraft on the webpage a few years ago was so close to something I was working on anyway that I used it with a few adapations.  I see you also have painted a "wave" to try and reduce the hard lines of the fuselage.

At 10:15am on December 7, 2010, Chad Taylor said…
Another thing holding me back is a 1964 1/2 Mustang in my single car garage. Need space to work and I can't seem to part with the car....
At 10:14am on December 7, 2010, Chad Taylor said…
No I haven't ordered the kit yet Perry. I've literally spent hours researching the 750 on the internet and joined this group only yesterday to gather even more information. Before for your visit with Purdy I was days away from ordering a Challenger kit. It's taken a while for me to convince myself I'm making the right decision with the 750. I now think I am. Glad you never gave me '20 reasons' to reconsider the 701, I don't think my brain could have handled another change. My mad money resources are limited right now as well so I'll be buying this kit in stages and spreading the cost out over a few years.
Can-Zac periodically holds builder workshops for just the tail section in Kitchener. I was thinking of doing one of these late winter/early spring when things slow down here at work. It would give me an opportunity to get some hands on building experience, to actually see and possibly fly in one and a chance to ask a 'thousand' questions. As a bonus my mother lives a 1/2 hour drive from Kitchener.
Look forward to seeing you, I'll likely have a bunch of questions for you as well.

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