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for our "air worthiness inspection" Almost two years to the day from start to finish..............amazing! What a beautiful bird!
Added by Zenith.Aero on November 22, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments
I finished my slats tonight and have a nice CNC made jig. Its free to local builder if they want it. It will be made into BTU's by Friday so speak up.
Just to update all of you that are tweaking your CH 701 and possibly your 750. These mods probably don't add speed or short field capability - LOL - but were done to clean up the original construction. First of all go to "my Photos" so you can see what I am talking about,
I never liked the bubble door to front post fit that I created in the original build it was noisy and drafty especially in winter. So the first item was to build new trim strips for the front pillar to…Continue
When I adjusted the rudder cable tension the wings weren't on the plane yet and the nose gear was near the bottom of it's travel. I had 25 pounds, both right and left. But after the wings were on, the nose of the plane was several inches lower. Since the firewall slants back this has the effect of loosening the rudder cables. They are totally slack now!
Here's my question. If I tension cables now the tension my be right on the ground, but the tension will increase drastically…Continue
On Friday the Oct 25th and Saturday the 26th educational seminars by Jeron Smith of Raven ReDrives Inc. were held at CopperState EAA Airshow.
Jeron Smith comments about the educational seminars he presented! To keep up with further updates, got to - - http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners/info
"Just a quick note to let folks know that I'm back from Copperstate EAA…
Is there any one out there that has a Lycoming on a 601Xl ?
What prop are you using ?
Added by Urs Grischott on November 12, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
I've been swamped with work and no time to build. I have Monday off and plan on finishing my last slat. After that will I will make some long range tanks.
On Friday the Oct 25th and Saturday the 26th educational seminars by Jeron Smith of Raven ReDrives Inc.cell 303-440-6234 was held at CopperState EAA Airshow. Friday featured the Geo®/Suzuki® and Honda® Engine Conversions. Saturday featured a talk on the progress of there Honda® Jazz/Fit 110-140+ HP engine and another covering our 'Super-STOL' Cargo Aircraft design mated to this Honda® engine. Hop up on the CopperState 2013 website for more info...
For those builders contemplating…
Well Monday night chats have thus far been a bust. Let's try Tuesday night and see if we get more takers. Come tell us about your project. Ask questions. Look for some encouragement, or just shoot the breeze. We'll start at 8 PM Eastern.
We often see "off-road" (or "off-airport") photos of the STOL CH 701, so here we share a few "on-road" photos:
Here on short final:
I'm back in the US. I'm moving in a few weeks, so won't get much done before the Christmas break. My form and cutting blocks shipped home ok- I was worried about getting them through customs. I made a trip to Harbor Freight and got some tools yesterday.
No runway? No problem! We challenge the limits faced in the world of bush flying in this amazing…Continue
After spending most of the summer on other projects and airplane work relegated to making form molds, I resumed work with a vengeance this weekend! Having received the first delivery of sheet aluminum, I cut out one of the wing spars along with root ribs, rear ribs and nose ribs. My forearms are as big as Popeye's! Wasn't able to finish trimming the rear rib forms as I wore out my router bit. Will be spending a lunch break at Lowes one day this week!
Added by David A. Judkins on October 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Tomorrow night. 8PM Eastern, join us for Zenith builders and fliers chat.
Added by Dan Dempsey on October 20, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments
I am looking for either the drawings or complete engine mount (proven) for BMW 1200 GS installation into CH701. I have Engine complete with reduction drive and Kiev prop (very nice combination) which I am thinking of fitting to my 701. Can anyone help?
Added by Johan Welman on October 18, 2013 at 6:58am — No Comments