After my recent mention of Angelina Joli, now I can tell you about my other life, being a pilot in a real life Avatar movie... Zoe Saldana is not, however, present in our part of the planet 'Pandora' - but the Home Trees certainly are.
Today I flew into the newest aerodrome in Ghana, at Mim. It is nestled in a Cashew Plantation between belts of rain forest. The area is very beautiful, surrounded by endless Cashew trees with their unique hues. Flying in to 'officially' be… Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on September 2, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The following article by builder Bob McDonald is published in the current is of COPA Flight, the magazine of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Bob, thanks for sharing your story!…
Added by Zenith.Aero on September 2, 2010 at 10:30am —
The Experimental Aircraft Association
's (EAA) new president, Rod Hightower
, was in Mexico, Missouri, this past weekend for the "Mexico AirFest Salute to Veterans Air Show
." Rod flew in for the weekend (with his daughter Hillary) in his Stearman, pictured below.… Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 30, 2010 at 2:15pm —
Just ordered my rudder kit for a 701. Spent the last 2 weeks scouring our small town for tools and ordering those I couldn't find. My plan at this time is to install a VW based engine from Great Plains w/ redrive. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has installed this engine.
Added by Michael K. Smith on August 29, 2010 at 8:41pm —
Added by JG Ginther on August 28, 2010 at 9:00pm —
This is a very pertinent question. Those who have seen SALT will know that Angelina Joli also uses sanitary towels for gunshot wounds - but these ones are for the more traditional use.… Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on August 28, 2010 at 1:30am —
Anyone have any suggestions for a nose bowl and cowling for 701 without building from scratch? I have already inquired with RPE without succss.
Added by Richard Deglman on August 26, 2010 at 11:41am —
This is not a good way to land but it could have been a lot worse. I am over my diapiontment now so I will share it with everyone on the 20th Febuary 2010 I had an engine failure due to fuel starvation and a forced lading on a forestry track in a place called Duck Marsh Tasmania I was on a 3 mile final for The Vale a private air strip at the base of Mt Roland North West Tasmania Australia I was 700ft AGL approx and no other choise for a lading spot unfortunatley the track was only 12ft to… Continue
Added by Kevin Rudd on August 24, 2010 at 8:57pm —
Hi Guys, I have a CH701 as I understand was built in Czechoslovakia, during the various changes of ownership the keys to the locks have gone missing, does anyone know where I can obtain replacement keys or complete door latch sets. I want to replace with the originally installed equipment so I dont have to mangle the door trying to put in the lock sets now offered by Zenith.
Added by Tom Genereux on August 24, 2010 at 7:23am —
I need to order additional rivets for my 701 kit and can not find how to do so on the Zenith web site. Can anyone tell me how to order rivets on the site?
Added by David Abbott on August 23, 2010 at 7:10pm —
Picture of my first CH701 flight.
Since retiring I have been looking for a worthwhile project to pass the long winter nights here in Canada. Continue
The pictures and stories you have posted have inspired me. With your help I would like to begin writing a book relating the adventures of flying…
Added by John Ellis on August 21, 2010 at 5:41pm —
I went to the rudder workshop one week ago. I LOVED the experience and ordered the tail section last Friday. I just got back from Fed Ex with a large box that contains my rudder and the tail section. I can't wait to open the box and get started. Any guidance you have will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Added by Diane Bancroft on August 20, 2010 at 5:43pm —
Today was the day, not the best of days hot and blustry but clear. Rolled down the runway and lifted off for the 1st time, have to admit I was a bit nervous and pretty shakey but into the air we went turblance and all, managed to get it straightened around and rounded the pattern for the 1st landing, kept the speed up as was suggested by the facory pilot and came in about 80, rolled out and caught my breath and talked over the 1st flight with my A&P, Rolled out for the second flight and… Continue
Added by Phillip Owens on August 20, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Been informed that Clark's Corvair new cylinder, upper to cylinder head studs, expand about 30-40 thousanths more than the original GM studs.
Clark's Corvair has informed me that it will not affect the engine.
Does anyone have actual experience with these new studs compared to GM's originals which are no longer available as "new original stock?
Any adverse problems?
Added by Gene Kujawa on August 20, 2010 at 11:13am —
Anyone know of a source for a metal sign for Zenith aircraft, with picture of 701, or 750?
Added by David Abbott on August 19, 2010 at 6:02pm —
Our 19th annual Zenith Aircraft Company "Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In
" is just one month away!
This year's events is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri
. All aviation enthusiasts, but especially builders and owners… Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Fellow Corvair Engine Owners: I have been trying to install the correct spark plugs in my Corvair Engine. We are in the process of flying off the 40 hours in our newly completed 650. William Wynne says that the correct plugs should be R44C's. We have been unable to find a source for this plug model number. So my question to the group is: Are you flying with R44C's, and, if not, what plug model number are you using and where did you find them? The present plugs in the engine are Champion L92YC.… Continue
Added by Shayne McDaniel on August 18, 2010 at 8:14pm —
I am scratch building my zenith 701. I am looking for the best method in drawing the parts on the computer and printing them on paper. What software has builders used and can you send me the link for the download? Thanks for your help.
Added by Casey Zechmann on August 18, 2010 at 6:21pm —
Does anyone have some photos or drawings or what have you of a successful pitch and roll servo installation. I am near the point of starting that and would love to have some really good ideas to consider and possibly steal. I hate re-inventing the wheel. Takes away too much time for real inventions. :-)
Added by Joe Hopwood on August 18, 2010 at 10:48am —
I am looking for help from an A&P or an experienced builder for my motor mount. I made a jig from an original factory 0200 engine mount, but with the coming of the new 750-2, I am now considering a slighty more powerful engine. I am looking into a Contintal or Lycoming engine between 100 to 150 horse power, and was wondering if anyone knows if there is any simularity with these mounts in as much as the bolt patterns concerned, or if each and every… Continue
Added by Robert Pelland on August 17, 2010 at 9:00pm —