May 2015 Blog Posts (6)

New bungee lasted 17 whole hours.

Snuck an hour of flying in at lunch today...  and had my nose gear bungee break at just 17 hours.   Brand new bungee: I didn't use the bungee that came with my kit due to its age in hopes of avoiding this very thing.  Wasn't a hard landing.  In fact, it broke after hitting a bump while rolling out.  Looks to have broken right where the "hook" at the back of the nose gear leg holds it in place.  Given that this is an area that's almost impossible to see during preflight, i've placed an order…

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Added by Jon Reddick on May 30, 2015 at 2:52pm — 3 Comments

FAA inspection was today 5/28/2015 and N2701 now has an Airworthiness Certificate

Today was a culmination of 3 years work.  I received the project partially built from a fellow in Canada.  He had done about half the work and I did the rest.  The inspectors from the FAA did a good thorough job.  I have had medical problems the past several years that are not going away so flying is not possible now.  My skills have eroded along with my health.  I haven't decided how to approach the Phase I flights if at all.  I know of a couple of pilots who are capable.  I plan to ask one…

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Added by Cliff Stripling on May 28, 2015 at 8:32pm — 8 Comments

Fly In To Summer Builder Fly-In Gathering: Saturday, June 20, 2015

You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on May 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Good afternoon every one. I am an owner of Zenith CH 701. I have been flying for several years. The flaperon I have is the standard Zenith flaperon that came with the kit. I find the floperon deploym…

Good afternoon every one.

I am an owner of Zenith CH 701. I have been flying for several years. The flaperon I have is the standard Zenith flaperon that came with the kit. I find the floperon deployment system not a user friendly system. Several times I tried to deploy the flap and it took both hands to deploy. As a result, I have stopped using it. I have seen some in the website with actuator and I like those. Does any one know where I can get a modified flap actuator for the CH…

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Added by Jack on May 7, 2015 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

801 build

 I am looking for a 801 fuselage to build in any stage of completion . contact me tmbeierman@gmail.com

Added by tim beierman on May 6, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

The first wing is finally taking shape.

Added by John Burns on May 4, 2015 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

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