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"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO
Since the devastation of Hurricane Florence last month in the Carolinas, I had heard several reports of a STOL CH 801 being used to fly in supplies to flooded areas in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Here is a brief report and photos:
We are in tests
I will inform you of all the results shortly
The change list is large
Horns type control
Forwarding by bar in elevation and roll control
Nose 30 centimeters longer
Parachute behind the cabin to compensate
Flaps embedded in the vanishing edge
Ailerons 2 centimeters shorter to match the flaps
Reinforced wings (bars of 2 inches in the socket and 1.5 inches in point, 5 screws instead of three)
Reinforced lower angles
Added by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 17, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
I have a bunch of pics on my blogs from the Open Hangar days.
Added by Jonathan Fay on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments
Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine.…Continue
hello, would you happen to have any measurements ,pics, plans of your bed engine mount for the 582?
Added by Joshua smith on September 23, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Friday, September 21, 2018
(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…Continue
Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat!
This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)
Thank you to the support…Continue
Added by Mark Baenen on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments
Looking for help with my O235.
O235 with conical mount.
Trying to figure out what lord mount kit I need to use. I have spoke to Zenith, Zenair, and Quality Sport Planes. They all have info on the Dynafocal mount but nothing on the conical. I spoke with Lycoming they cannot help because it is not on a GA Plane. I spoke with Lord they have no way to help because they do not have a kit for the 750.
Has anyone installed a Lycoming o235 on a 750 with a conical mount…Continue
One of the problems I have run into in the course of this project is being able get an idea of how much
is left for me to do on my plane and what needs to be done next.I have various notes and spreadsheets scattered around, but nothing has ever seemed to really pull everything together for me into a coherent whole.
In my day job as a programmer I use a project management software package called Jira. I have found Jira to be a pretty flexible software package, so I…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on August 23, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Well I made it! I flew C-FPQO from High River AB to Oshkosh. It was 7 legs, just under 1300 miles one way, over 3 days on the way down and 2 days on the way back.
Is the canopy plexiglass?
I fly with a small sharp point hammer.
Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?
Thanks so much to everyone that attended the Zenith Builders Banquet during the Oshkosh EAA convention. The event was held at the Elks Lodge in Oshkosh. With 162 Zenith builders attending, this was the largest Zenith banquet to date for the Elks Lodge. Profits from the event go to the many charities that the Elks Lodge support including education and Veterans groups.
And once again the door prizes were outstanding. Patricia Porter was the grand…Continue
Thanks to all who visited and participated at the 2018 Zenith Homecoming! We had a great event!Continue
I just released a new (free) software application named BuildLog that makes it easy to track time worked while building an experimental aircraft. Please feel free to download it and let me know what you think. I created it for myself to use while building my Zenith CH650 kitplane and am hoping it may be useful to other homebuilders. The web site is http://toddosborne.net/Software.aspx
Its been two weeks since we brought home the massive crate with all the parts we'd need to build up to the firewall forward portion of our plane. As we set up the shop to build we found the crate could be a giant crafting table for construction with the addition of a few sets of wheels and structural supports. So, after inventorying all the parts we turned it into a very mobile work surface.
I have to say I felt a little intimidated as I…Continue
Added by Jeff on July 15, 2018 at 8:02am — No Comments
My family and I are moving 31 miles. I need to transport my 601xlb. The fuselage is on the gear. I seem to remember seeing a picture of someone transporting a 601 on a uHaul trailer. Looking at the trailers they have, I conclude that it must have been a wheels up car hauler I saw used. As the main is over 7ft wide, none of the other trailers are wide enought.
Any ideas? Picture would be great.
Looking to buy a Dynon GPS-251 for my Dynon EFIS-D100