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Error repaired

Learned today that I should not trust anything, esp. myself.  Had to remove the nose skin on the rudder as I had incorrectly tucked it under the rear skin when it should have been installed on top.  I have a new skill, rivet removing! Getting real good at…


Added by Bradford Drown on June 27, 2019 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

701 Rudder Complete.

 Since the Air in the Hawaiian islands contains high contents of salt and sulfur dioxide I decided to cortec  the inside skins as well as a complete skeleton. 

Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on June 26, 2019 at 1:02am — No Comments

Hi guys, Completed the Rudder on Saturday, June 22nd.  A good learning experience.  I had to remove my first bad rivet due to a gap at the head.  Sweated that out since it was one of the last rivets…

Hi guys,

Completed the Rudder on Saturday, June 22nd.  A good learning experience.  I had to remove my first bad rivet due to a gap at the head.  Sweated that out since it was one of the last rivets installed prior to completion.  However, it went well and no damage to the skin.  It was on the nose rib, forward skin so I didn't have to chase the rivet inside the rudder.  Viewed the online video of the rudder build at the factory and I understand now why this kit will be a bit…


Added by Bradford Drown on June 24, 2019 at 4:39pm — 8 Comments

Cabin painted.

Final assembly started. FA4B1A83-9637-40A7-B799-9A11F729C506.jpeg4D25D8E0-966E-44F2-B6D4-D99E6167E2DE.jpeg…

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Added by dschmaz on June 20, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

Quality Sport Planes Open House and Fly-In: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Quality Sport Planes (QSP) is hosting its annual Open House and Fly-In and retirement party for Doug Dugger on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am - 4 pm, at the QSP facilities at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in California:…


Added by Zenith Aero on June 18, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

We are Registered!

We’re down to installing the ELT and weighing, then it’s time to apply for airworthiness 

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 17, 2019 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Quick Update Video

I did a quick project update video for those who've been asking:

Added by Michael Doornbos on June 17, 2019 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Painted Cabin Devilbis DeKupps Only Way to GO!!

Added by dschmaz on June 17, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

Painted Cabin Devilbis DeKupps Only Way to GO!!

Painted Cabin. Now Final Assembly can start

Added by dschmaz on June 17, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

and, wing root skins installed

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 9, 2019 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Cowling done except for paint

Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 9, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Part numbers needed

Flat gasket for Gascolator A10580-T

Brake pads for a Grove 30-1 caliper

Soft filter for carburetor intake on a Lycoming O-235


Added by Dick Miles on June 7, 2019 at 9:57am — No Comments

CH601 HD unboxing day

The crate arrived today after a couple of adventures.  Zenith shipped on May 24th and shortly thereafter the weather turned horrible.  I got a notice of a 'weather delay' on my crate and waited to hear if it went flying without me.  However, it arrived in NH on 06/01, and my house on 6/04.  The second worry was the forklift puncture at the water line of the crate.  (See photo).  The fork did travel into the crate however, the only damage was a destroyed corner of the packing list envelope…


Added by Bradford Drown on June 4, 2019 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Fuselage update

My Cleco cans are filling back up as I rivet skins 

Added by Scott Gallant on May 20, 2019 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Cruzer-full flap landing practice & scenic flight
Cruzer circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with half flaps and side slipped. Camera beneath the plane. For fellow Builders - keep going - a very forgiving plane, not fast.

Added by John Heather on May 19, 2019 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments




Added by John Sanders on May 17, 2019 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Install an engine

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on May 16, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Keeping Parts Organized

One thing that has often been a problem is trying to keep parts from getting lost as they wait to be added to larger assemblies. While I am scatchbuilding, the problem is no doubt worse for someone building from a kit because they get all their parts at once.

Something that has recently been quite useful for me is to use mini-stretch wrap.…


Added by Damon Brantley on May 11, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

STOL CH 701 AG (agricultural) evaluation for crop spraying

The April 2019 issue of AgAir Update, the monthly magazine for the agricultural aviation (crop spraying) industry, reprinted a flight evaluation article of the STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" light sport aircraft (first published twenty years…


Added by Zenith Aero on May 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Scenic Australian views from a new Cruzer

Hi All,  9 min YouTube - new kitbuilt 750 Cruzer with a Viking engine.

Scenic lap of Hindmarsh Island, South Australia - best on a big screen.

At 6 minutes you can jump fwd to the end, for the landing, if you wish. 

All clips sped up 200%, audio down to 20%, no music.

Now at 16 hours, all systems good, lots of power, leaps off the ground. 

Latest is various…


Added by John Heather on May 9, 2019 at 4:56pm — 3 Comments

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