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I am moving and must get rid of my finished CH701 wings and tail. Let me know if interested. Located in Fox lake, IL.
It has become old hat to complain about the decline of General Aviation. We can rant about the costs, how airports have been fenced off, or any number of ailments.
This tract is a little about one of those symptoms, a little about how to make flying more fun, and about making flying safer.
There is a vicious circle, a fully developed spin that we must recover from. Something that used to be ordinary, but is now feared.
Something that is fun, but potentially…
Sunday, April 10 2016 marked the second year anniversary of the first flight of my 601. The celebratory flight on Sunday ticked the Hobbs to 400.6 hours. In two years, from my home base in the northeast, I've had my 601 as far west as Oshkosh and as far south as South Carolina. I still have a big grin on my face after every flight!
The airframe and engine have performed well and I couldn't be happier. To those of you in the building process I say keep at it and do…Continue
Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday. He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight. All Went perfectly. What a joy to see five years of work go…Continue
to help me calculate rivet spacing's. Not everything is a nice multiple of 20 or 40 millimeters.
I have a web server on my home network so I can bring this up in my IPad while I am in the shop.
Enter the distance and the desired rivet spacing. The page will print out the hole locations at or under
the desired rivet…Continue
I just moved to a new house and my workshop and tools are still packed in boxes, so the best I could do to keep myself sane and say "I'm doing something" is get to Kinko's and have a working copy of the plans made. I also had both sets spiral bound with a clear front cover and plastic back cover.
It's not much, but it's a start! :)…Continue
Just received the Tail Kit today. Will start building this weekend. pictures to come.
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Had a bit of runout on the forward spar…Continue
I have been experimenting the last few weeks trying to figure out how to best create the joggles to go over the .093 longerons on the lower fuselage.
I tried the wood block method given in the zenith cd. I tried the slotted aluminum sheet method as I had seen on the EAA homebuilder tips videos. I tried a third method shown in the homebuilt help using a tucking fork and a hammer. I tried my vice. Perhaps it was just due a lack of skill on my part, but the joggles I got…Continue
Hi everbody ! I am a happy Zenair owner /pilot. Two years ago I purchased a Zenair CH300 Tri Z , powered by a Continental 0300 , with warp drive prop. I am a Recreational Pilot, enjoying every minute of flying, talking flying and aircraft topics. Looking forward to building a Zenair 750 STOL, which I intend starting in very near future ( this year)
Added by Dean Smith on March 10, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Well folks, I've made a ton of progress since my last post. I have the cabin sides ready for solid riveting. I'm also ready to start match drilling the wing spar pieces. I've made about 75% of the parts in the plane. About 3 weeks ago, I broke my bending brake trying to bend some longer .063". The pop rivets holding the piano hinge pulled out. So, I thought I'd use the opportunity to practice my solid riveting by repairing the brake with bucked rivets. What a disaster. I simply CANNOT get…Continue
My Aircraft will be slightly slower due to the drag of my STOL type aircraft. So, maybe 75-85 will be
realistic as an expectation. About to finish my fuel tanks this spring and a goal for me is that the wings MUST be on this summer. It was a pleasure to read about this Corvair powered 601. I believe that the Corvair is a real performer, and I…Continue
Added by Michael J. Festa Sr on March 8, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Flew nearly 1000 miles from Delaware to North and South Carolina and back last week in my 3000cc Corvair powered 601XL and came away with a renewed confidence and appreciation for the combo.
The trip to visit family and attend a conference originated at Eagle Crest Airpark (DE25) in Delaware and included stops in Farmville, VA (KFVX), Morganton, NC (KMRN), Greenville, SC (KGMU), and Spartanburg, SC (KSPA) before heading home.
The 3 liter Corvair engine…Continue
Does anyone have a set of the older style CH701 / CH601HD Zenith / CZAW floats?
I'm bored these days without a project, so I'm thinking my CH601HD would be cool to fly on floats. Anyone have a drawing for the front steerable nose gear. If I remember these were compressed air…Continue
Can anyone tell me where I can find a builder sequence guide for the 601HD tail wheel?
Picked up my Corvair Core today. Probably be a good year
before I really start tearing into it, but the seller was relatively close by and the price reasonable.…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on February 27, 2016 at 11:08pm — No Comments