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CH-701 C-GBQX became an airplane on November 1st, 2010. I now have about 36 hours on it. Phase one ended at 25hrs and I have been enjoying giving ride to my friends.
I'm building streamlined strut covers. With my 80 hp Rotax the plane cruises about 78-80mph at 5200 rpm when solo. I'd like to get just a bit more performance out of it. That and maybe a bit better climb on hot days (if they ever get here). I'm hoping to fly it to Oshkosh this year so I need to get these…Continue
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The April 2011 issue of Kitplanes magazine has an excellent article on "budget building." Written by the former editor of EAA Sport Aviation magazine Scott Spangler and featuring Wayne Clagg and his now famous…Continue
Last month, Roger, my brother Mat and I visited Buzzy Devoll of Buzzair Flight Academy located Carson City, Navada. Buzzy and his wife, Aumie, operate the full-service flight school with a nice new Zodiac CH 601 XL-B S-LSA trainer which is available for flight training, check-rides, and aircraft rental for flying in the scenic area around Lake Tahoe.…
I changed out some hoses on the ship (912 UL) and now I've got it back together... but I can't find any secrets to bleeding the coolant system other than just running it hard, then cooling it for it to suck up the recovery tank and then do it all over again...
any secrets to bleeding the coolant on a 912 UL??
While discussing aviation accidents with some co-workers I went to the NTSB website and was surprised (and saddened) to see that a 701 got damaged two weeks ago out where I live: accident report
But I was also excited because I thought that would mean there was a Zenith builder around but from the registration details it looks like the owner is a snowbird from Oregon,…Continue
I will be at the Zenith Fly-In to Spring event on June 25. If anyone is interested in my 701 slat jig, I ask for the cost of the wood. My Homebuilt Help videos have been sold.
A week ago my Zodiac had an oil cooler failure which caused me to do an off-field landing. I wrote about the event in this blog post. That mishap turned out well enough with a bit of skill, luck and significant help from friends.
It has taken a week but I now know what went wrong and feel compelled to share the information. The short story is “builder error”. The longer story…Continue
Link to my builder's log: http://may750.blogspot.com/
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My CH750 is powered by the Rotax 912S engine. To date I have 90 trouble free hours on the engine with no adjustments required other than tightening a radiator hose clamp. While flying the other day the engine oil pressure started to fluctuate and go full scale both directions on the D180. This really gets your attention! I selected a field for a forced landing, but after flying the approach with Rotax humming along happily (all oil temps & cylinder temps normal) I reasoned I was risking…Continue
need zodiac wing upgrade help in tracy ca. expenses paid plus $.
ed help with the zodic wing upgrade. im in central ca. tracy airport.
Added by daniel l pinks on April 11, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Today we managed to finish the installation of the new Positech Oil cooler and the new manifold pressure guage as well as re fit the cowl. engine has been tested and no leaks were found. Washed down the engine and fuselage with mineral spirits to remove any residual oil from the previous leak.
During the ground run the manifold pressure guage indicated 12" @ 1000 RPMS and 15" @ 1600 RPMS it will be interesting to see what the indications are at the next takeoff. Aircraft has a fixed…Continue
Added by Phillip Owens on April 11, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Saturday I decided to fly to Quincy via the Feather River canyon. I had just dropped into the start of the canyon above an arm of Lake Oroville when I smelled hot oil which was soon followed by smoke in the cockpit. I was 500 AGL over water and below the ridgelines, miles from landable terrain.
I knew I was losing oil and had limited time. I did a quick U-turn back toward landable terrain and started a full throttle climb out of the canyon while monitoring oil pressure.…Continue