Operating in the Tropics we seem to have many extra challenges compared to more temperate regions - a sort of war against natures natural desire to ensure entropy wins and gravity sucks! Getting around gravity is easy, thanks to Zenith aircraft and their desire to break free from the bonds of the earth - but there are other challenges that Zenith hasn't yet thought of... Here are just some of them - and how we get around them, where possible... (perhaps you have some advice or other challenges… Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on January 13, 2009 at 3:28am —
Starting to work on my 601 Rudder and just had an epiphany, ....can I do both kit and plans? I'm a beginner builder with very little experience and feel that I can accomplish the rudder, stab, and fuselage but I am a little reluctant to visualize me building the critical wing via plans only, as well as the landing gear. Can I just order those as kits when the time comes?
Added by Tim Fay on January 11, 2009 at 11:56pm —
My name is Michael Harris and I live in Glenville NY.
Anticipate ordering CH 750 kit this spring-would be interested to locate similar minded builders within 25-50 miles of Schenectady-Albany area of upstate NY.
Added by Michael Harris on January 11, 2009 at 6:25am —
Sure looks Spiffy!
Added by Larry Whitlow on January 10, 2009 at 11:04pm —
I laughed out loud when I saw this photo! It clearly states that it's a "Zenair STOL CH-701" on the side, and even shows the Zenith logo on a tail that is obviously not a Zenith tail... Does anyone know what the fuselage and tail sections are? (the wing profile does indeed look like that of the STOL CH 701)...
Usually a pretty obvious copy
will call itself an "original design,"… Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 8, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I'm Mike van Rensburg from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Received the 650 plans yesterday and very eager to start. I have done a lot of research and planning. Now that I've received the plans & photo manuals even more studying will take place!!!!
Will start to work on the rudder very soon. Was very fortunate to attend a rudder workshop early in December when Philip Cronje of Bundu Aviation (Zenith dealer in South Africa) came to PE to deliver Michael Hübsch's 801… Continue
Added by Mike van Rensburg on January 7, 2009 at 1:47pm —
Today I worked on the right wing spar with my grandpa. We riveted the bottom of the spar using the C-riveter that I had made previously.
The last time I tried to rivet the spar, after 5 rivets in the center the spar started to bow out, so I stopped. This time, however, I started one rivet in the middle, and only set it about half-way (3 hits on the hammer). This was enough to hold the parts together without really clamping them tight. Then we… Continue
Added by Ryan on January 4, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I went flying in the STOL CH 750
yesterday (to test a new Sensenich wood prop) and used InstaMapper to track my position online in real time. That means that anyone (with access to my free InstaMapper account) can view my position in real time from the internet: Neat!
To start "broadcasting" my position, all I do is start "GPS Tracker" on my iPhone, as shown above. (GPS Tracker is the… Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 1, 2009 at 11:39am —
As we enter 2009 we all look back to what we did and forward to what we would like to do. One thing is for sure 'We can't change the past, BUT we can shape the future'.
Here in Ghana, West Africa, through WAASPS and Medicine on the Move (www.medicineonthemove.org) we see aviation changing lives every day. Through training people to build aircraft, teaching them to fly and setting up the first West African flying doctor service.
We operate the largest private airfield in… Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on January 1, 2009 at 3:38am —
Just made a trip 2500 mi to get a 701 kit with amphib floats.I have a brand new NSI suber EA81 I want to install for engine.Anyone out there flying with one? Thanks for any ideas.Dennis
Added by Dennis Myers on January 1, 2009 at 1:11am —
I just created an album called "Rudders". I placed the picture that we all have of the first part we all build - the rudder!
I invite everyone to put their rudder picture in that album for all to see.
LINK TO RUDDER ALBUM
Tim Garrett - N360TM
Added by Tim Garrett on December 31, 2008 at 11:00am —
One of my favorite applications on my iPhone is Trailguru, which I started using to track my bicycle rides. It's also a fun and simple way to track my flights.
Here's a summary of my flight this morning in the STOL CH 750.
Besides the mapping, it provides a quick overview of the elevation and speed:
Here's the website that logs the flight… Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 29, 2008 at 12:44pm —