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From Afghanistan to Zenith's Rudder Build Weekend

Although I am still in Afghanistan, I ordered my rudder kit and reserved my rudder workshop space for the June session. A few months ago I order the rudder DVD from HomeBuiltHelp.com and have watched it numerous times at my base when I was off duty.  I am eager to return to the United States, meet other Zenith owners, build my rudder at Zenith in June, spend a few more days at American Light Sport Aircrafters down the road from Zenith (maybe building the stabilizer or anything else), then…

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Added by David DeAvila on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Flats

Went to hangar yesterday and was greeted with two flat tires on my 701. Nose wheel and right front main. Right front main had a tube put in about 2 months ago and nose wheel has been fine for over a year now. anybody out there having issues with the Matco combos. Left main and nose wheel are still tubeless. 20 hours in and these are the only issues.

Added by Thomas Richardson on March 29, 2011 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

We want to buy a used 601 XL canopy

Does anyone out there have a used canopy for a 601XL in good condition that they would like to sell?

Wes & Lurlene Bressler

Laramie, Wyoming

307-721-8804

bressler@wyoming.com

Added by Wes & Lurlene Bressler on March 29, 2011 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Soggy n Fun

Sun n Fun is wet. Rain most of the day. Show opens tomarrow

Added by Russell Lepre' on March 28, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Can anybody help me

Hi,
Can anybody help me? I plan to order a blueprint for Stol 750 to put together by summer's end. In the mean time, I thought I'd buy some of the materials I would need. I'm interested to know what I will be needing in terms of materials and what dimensions. Aluminum sheet, aluminum Angle, AN Rivet, aluminum pipe, 4130 pipe
Thanks!

Added by Bojan Bozic on March 27, 2011 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

materials

does anyone have an list of materials required  to build the CH701 ??thanks

Added by nelson D on March 23, 2011 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Rotax 582

Does anyone have any experience or info on using a 582 in a CH 701?

Added by Stanley Todd on March 21, 2011 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Another Zodiac is on its gear

Today, after many years of work the airplane is resting on its landing gear and the engine is mounted. I'm beginning to see the end of the build phase and looking forward to the testing/flying phase.

Been thinking this is a milestone, but Anne might see it as a millstone. Either way it sure feels good...

Added by Ron Lendon on March 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

ALSA Free Lunch! Who says there's no such thing?

Yesterday we had another visit from Sebastien, Caleb, and Roger from Zenith along with all of the Rudder workshop attendee's.

We have begun hosting a luncheon for each of the rudder workshops which gives the builders a chance to see other projects being worked on and hopefully gives them some ideas of their own.

It's not like the free vacation with the 2 hr, high pressure sales pitch for a time share at the end.

This truly is a FREE LUNCH!

So, if you are planning…

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Added by American Light Sport Aircrafters on March 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Due to questions posed on my aircraft I will provide basic info for all to note.  The engine is an 0-235, which gives a TAS of approx 100 mph, at 6 gph.  I generally fly at 2300 rpm.  The prop is a W…

Due to questions posed on my aircraft I will provide basic info for all to note.  The engine is an 0-235, which gives a TAS of approx 100 mph, at 6 gph.  I generally fly at 2300 rpm.  The prop is a Warp Drive currently set at about 13 degrees, but in checking the log books it has been set at 9 degrees.  I haven't tried to experiment with the setting since purchase; maybe someday.  The outstanding feature of this airplane is its visibility.  It is outstanding.  The comfort of the cockpit is… Continue

Added by Vance Stephenson on March 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Oil on the ground

Had a beautiful day on wednesday 65 degrees and clear skies so opened the hangar and brought out the plane for a short hop after the long winter.

Preflight went normal and I got airborne without a hitch, climbed out and flew for about 45 minutes and CHT temps seemed to be lowering, noted the oil temp seemed to be getting a little hoter than normal so I returned to the field and landed, went into the restraunt for a bowl of soup and when I came out there was oil all over the ground…

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Added by Phillip Owens on March 17, 2011 at 7:27pm — 11 Comments

Quality Sport Planes Spring Flyin

QSP invites all Zenith builders and flyers to our spring openhanger day on May 7th. If you will be there to take a test flight with Roger please call for a reservation. See our event posting on this sight. Welcome all and see you there. www.qualitysportplanes.com

Added by Doug Dugger on March 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

UHMW flange dies dont work every well

Well I made a 4.5 inch flange die tonight and am less than pleased.  It doesn't make the flange very good.  I cant see if the plastic is giving under pressure or what.  Anyway I will not be making anymore, sorry to get your hopes up (and mine)   but I just dont think they are worth the effort and mess.  It looks like I got 2 feet of snow on my lathe.  I will try other materials and keep you up to date.  Sorry Jesse.

Added by Jesse Hartman on March 16, 2011 at 9:14pm — 4 Comments

Oshkosh here we come...

It is pretty certain that we will be coming to Oshkosh... 

 

Oshkosh is a long way from home... a long long way from home... 

it is a shame that there are not a few places to top up the tanks on the way over...…

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Added by Jonathan Porter on March 15, 2011 at 1:52am — 2 Comments

50 Hours In

Seems like a milestone, completed my 50th hour on the project yesterday which nicely coincided with the completion of the final flaperon. It seems like I am making slow progress compared to everyone else but when I see my rudder, slats and flaps I think well I am certainly making some progress so that can't be bad.

 

 

Added by Paul Sanders on March 13, 2011 at 1:59pm — 4 Comments

Jabiru Tuning Question

Hey guys,



Scenario:

Jab 3300, wood 64x47 Zodiac 601 HD.



Recently rejetted from a .255 to .250 b/c I was running rich at high end.



Flew it for about 5-10 hrs with the .250 Main Jet in it, all was good, left bank was a little on the lean side and I was getting about 3100 rpm level at cruise on a good day.

Decided last night to try to remove the scat hose from intake and replace with smooth lined radiator hose 2 1/8" diameter, and nice smooth molded…
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Added by Michael Herder on March 12, 2011 at 8:15pm — 17 Comments

Getting started $

 Well I've made the dissishion my 701 is going to be 99.9% from sratch and have jumped in with both feet ,I've got all my forming block's and blank templets cut and have orderded a good amount of 6061 t6 ,I'm still having problem's finding the proper size and thickness of 4130n tubing ? So if anyone has found a suppler that has a good supply on hand please let me know!! I know they are out there I just havent found them yet I find one size here and one size there but no one that has it all… Continue

Added by Douglas Lee Broughton on March 12, 2011 at 3:37am — 2 Comments

Secondary canopy latch for a 601

First we'd like to thank all who responded to our last request for help on our flap position sensor.  It really helped and our sensor turned out great.  Now we'd appreciate suggestions for a secondary canopy latch.  We tried one that didn't work out too well.  Pictures are especially appreciated! 

Thanks, Wes & Lurlene Bressler; N601WL; 601XLB

 

Added by Wes & Lurlene Bressler on March 11, 2011 at 5:52pm — 6 Comments

Flying with Roger Dubbert

I completed the first flight of N701YB today.  All went well and it was a great experience.  I was able to perform the first flight with a lot of confidience because I spent 5 hours flying with Roger Dubbert in the Zenith 701 factory demonstrator last Sunday.  I would recommend to anyone who does not have time in type to fly with Roger before you make your first flight.  The CH701 demonstrator fly's great and I was able to get a good feel for how a 701 should fly.  Roger showed me some… Continue

Added by Tim Delf on March 11, 2011 at 2:18pm — 6 Comments

ALSA Zenith Tail Workshop & Lunch

We are holding another lunch for those attending the Zenith Rudder Workshop in March.

This has become a very enjoyable event for us as well as for the workshop attendees and Zenith Staff. The lunch is free, and is held at American Light…

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Added by American Light Sport Aircrafters on March 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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