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thicker sheeting on wings

Anyone put thicker aluminum on wings of 750.  whats the pros and cons?

Added by Jesse Hartman on October 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Lyc O-235 Installation Advice

I'm looking ahead to engine installation details - most likely for a Lyc O-235. (Yes, I know they are a bit heavier, etc., but I am familiar with Lyc engines and prefer to go this route.)

Seeking any advice on:

Engine mount - purchase or self built?

Cowling - will a CH601 fit ? (I have read that the 601/750 firewalls are the same size/shape.)

Cowling mounting arrangements - screws into the firewall flange?

Carb location - this varies with model # on other…

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Added by Jim Oke on October 16, 2011 at 9:26am — 5 Comments

folding wings--taildragger

I just bought a partly started 801 kit. I am interested to know if anyone has built an 801 with folding wings and if anyone has built an 801 as a taildragger?

 

Thanks

 

Karl Hipp

Added by karl hipp on October 14, 2011 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

wings mods

working on opening the wings to put the mod in place. and hope to be fly by spring of 2012.

Added by Ronald Hook on October 13, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Zodiac XL b PROJECT FOR SALE

CH601 Zodiac XL – B     FOR SALE                $ 52,500.00      

Aircraft has not been registered or inspected.

You are purchasing an uncompleted kit.

51% does not apply as the original kit owner purchased and built the entire airframe.  He had kept a log book of his construction.  The original kit owner also installed the engine and avionics.

All structural upgrades have been completed at Flight Crafters.

Some minor work needs to be completed and…

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Added by Russell Lepre' on October 10, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

folding wings

Are there many of you who have folding wings on your 750's?  Im wondering if they are a good option to build into the plan?  I have the blueprints for them just wondering if they work well.

Added by Jesse Hartman on October 8, 2011 at 6:38pm — 3 Comments

Corrosion Protection

Hi.  Wondering if its easier to buy zinc chromate in spray cans, or if I should buy the gallon?  Do you brush it on or spray it on? Also If I want to prime only mating surfaces is one gallon gonna be enough for a 750?  Any help would be great.

I know I ask alot of questions, and im sure there will be 100's more but I can give you guys my social # so you can claim me as a dependent If I get to needy :)

Added by Jesse Hartman on October 6, 2011 at 6:25pm — 6 Comments

Horizontal Stablizer

Visit of two friends at home to help with the Skin of the horizontal stabilizer of my750.



See more in www.stolch750.blogspot.com in…

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Added by Gustavo Padovezi Tenuta on October 6, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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Added by Zenair News on October 6, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

601 fuel issue

has anyone had any trouble with the 601 fuel system losing prime if it sits for a while ?

 I have had an issue with a 601 standard arrangement just like the plans call for . The line goes to the center counsel from the wings and then up to the fuel selector then down to the gasculator

i had the 601 sit for few weeks and then couldnt get it started , wich was strange becouse the 3300 usually fires right up , i tried to drain the gasculator and the fuel didnt come out at a steady…

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Added by Tracy Buttles on October 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Low Cost Steering Boot solution for Zenith 601

I've been looking for rubber boots to use on the Zenith 601 steering arms. It has been difficult to find an off-the-shelf product due to the narrow profile. I finally found something that is a near perfect fit on my HDS. It can be purchased from JB-Custom Fabrication on E-bay. This particular boot is used on certain Jeep models for the twin shifters. It costs around $22.00 plus shipping. Good news is you only need to buy one and carefully cut it in half. The following steps describe…

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Added by Chuck Long on October 3, 2011 at 2:47pm — 3 Comments

XL Jabiru CHT's



On my flight from Idaho to Prineville, my #3 CHT was running high. I had modified the system for diverting air, the left side was running well, so I went back to my original system on the right side. Still need to do some tweaking, but I'm happy with the numbers. The original diverters were made of fiberglass…

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Added by Jake Reyna on October 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Taildragger CG

I'm building a CH650 with the taildragger option.  Can I expect the empty CG to be more forward, aft or the same compared to a comparable equipped nosewheel CH601/650?

I can probably calculate the difference if I had accurate weight numbers for the nosewheel assembly.  I would assume the same weight for the mains, just a different moment arm.

Any info will be greatly appreciated!

 

Dale

(wings and empennage done, working on fuselage)

Added by Dale Medendorp on October 1, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Zenith 750 Xplane on iPad

Has anyone run this on XPlane for iPad ?   If so, how does the download work ?  Thanks.

Added by Gordon Arbeitman on September 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sheet metal supplier

I have been turnd onto a company called Metal Superstore.  They are local so no shipping is good, and they came up way cheaper than aircraft spruce.  For 10 sheets of .020 and 3 sheet of .025 they wanted 843.00 after tax. Aircraft spruce wants 1210.85 plus shipping. Thats 367.00 plus shipping cheaper. How ever they cant get .016. Check em out they have locations all over the US.

 

Added by Jesse Hartman on September 29, 2011 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

Residual Fuel - 701 - with Downward Pitch

I am about to have my 701 finally inspected - next week I hope and have been calibrating fuel tanks, fuel flow etc and am a bit worried about the amount of residual fuel left in my tanks when simulating a downward pitch.



I have built a Czech Kit with the supplied fuel tanks - a bit larger than the American ones being longer at the "thin" trailing wing edge end. They hold 45 litres full and have the fuel outlet at the back inboard corner as with the "normal"…

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Added by Jock Struthers on September 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Formation Flying in the Zodie Rocket

My friend Mike Mossman and I have been flying our Zodie Rockets for about 6 years now.  His plane is equipped with the Rotax 912S, mine with the Jabiru 3300.  Both are fitted with HDS wings.  The Zodies are a hoot to fly.

 

We have flown together to many flyin's over the years and it is one of life's…

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Added by Chuck Long on September 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Do I have the right part numbers?

Could someone check these part numbers with aircraft spruce?  They are for a4 and a5 rivits.  I just want to make sure that Im ordering the right rivets.  A4 part #1604-0412  @7000 pcs.  A5 part # 1604-0514 @3000 pcs.

I just want to make sure before I order 400.00 worth of rivets.  Thanks for your time.

Added by Jesse Hartman on September 26, 2011 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

TRANSITION TIME COMPLETED

Bob McDonald in Northern Ontario was generous to give up a day of his time and transition me to the 701-750 from Cessna's that I fly. Bob is a great host, teacher, and technical advisor. He is busy with Zenith floats at the present time. Thanks Bob and thanks to others ( like Ron) who volunteered to help with this important safety issue.

Added by Thomas Jackson on September 23, 2011 at 2:22pm — 3 Comments

STOL Banner Towing

Here's a nice series of photos showing a unique banner towing arrangement from this STOL CH 701 light sport utility plane in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean:

#1:  Take-off from water:

#2: The folded banner is on the floating platform, with the towline hanging between the pick up gates on the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on September 23, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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