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While discussing aviation accidents with some co-workers I went to the NTSB website and was surprised (and saddened) to see that a 701 got damaged two weeks ago out where I live: accident report
But I was also excited because I thought that would mean there was a Zenith builder around but from the registration details it looks like the owner is a snowbird from Oregon,…Continue
I will be at the Zenith Fly-In to Spring event on June 25. If anyone is interested in my 701 slat jig, I ask for the cost of the wood. My Homebuilt Help videos have been sold.
A week ago my Zodiac had an oil cooler failure which caused me to do an off-field landing. I wrote about the event in this blog post. That mishap turned out well enough with a bit of skill, luck and significant help from friends.
It has taken a week but I now know what went wrong and feel compelled to share the information. The short story is “builder error”. The longer story…Continue
Link to my builder's log: http://may750.blogspot.com/
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My CH750 is powered by the Rotax 912S engine. To date I have 90 trouble free hours on the engine with no adjustments required other than tightening a radiator hose clamp. While flying the other day the engine oil pressure started to fluctuate and go full scale both directions on the D180. This really gets your attention! I selected a field for a forced landing, but after flying the approach with Rotax humming along happily (all oil temps & cylinder temps normal) I reasoned I was risking…Continue
need zodiac wing upgrade help in tracy ca. expenses paid plus $.
ed help with the zodic wing upgrade. im in central ca. tracy airport.
Added by daniel l pinks on April 11, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Today we managed to finish the installation of the new Positech Oil cooler and the new manifold pressure guage as well as re fit the cowl. engine has been tested and no leaks were found. Washed down the engine and fuselage with mineral spirits to remove any residual oil from the previous leak.
During the ground run the manifold pressure guage indicated 12" @ 1000 RPMS and 15" @ 1600 RPMS it will be interesting to see what the indications are at the next takeoff. Aircraft has a fixed…Continue
Added by Phillip Owens on April 11, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Saturday I decided to fly to Quincy via the Feather River canyon. I had just dropped into the start of the canyon above an arm of Lake Oroville when I smelled hot oil which was soon followed by smoke in the cockpit. I was 500 AGL over water and below the ridgelines, miles from landable terrain.
I knew I was losing oil and had limited time. I did a quick U-turn back toward landable terrain and started a full throttle climb out of the canyon while monitoring oil pressure.…Continue
Each month I am asked if we have considered doing others so it became clear that there are literally hundreds of…Continue
it finally arrived in ecuador(actually been stuck in customs for a month!!!)
few details but its there , what a differance in climate from when it left Wisconsin !!!
I have finished my 701 and am getting ready for the DAR. I am now hoping to find someone that is flying a 701 that is willing to do some transition work with me. I have been flying since the early 60's, got my private in J-3s, owned a Yankee American for about 10 years, since then I have been flying Cessna's ususally the 150-152s but in the past was checked out in 172s.
My 701 has a Rotax 912s, Dynon 180, X-Com, Becker TP, and is backed up with a VSI, ALT, SI, TACH which are…Continue
http://qualitysportplanes.comOur spring open hanger day is coming up very fast. This year it will be on May 7th at Quality Sport Planes in Cloverdale Calif. Please see our event posting on this sight or go to our web page for more info.
Added by Doug Dugger on April 8, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments
The Turbine Zenith 701 (742DE) flew over 1200 miles at 300’ over Lake Livingston last week in an attempt to locate a lost fisherman. We unfortunately did not save a life this time but I was sure impressed with the utility of the 701 to perform this type of search. It was gratifying to be able to help and I would recommend that all of you that have 701/750 consider letting local law enforcement know if you have time to volunteer.
Added by Scott Ehni on April 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Following is a brief summary of our eventful week at Sun'n Fun which ended this past Sunday. The following post was sent out as part of a Zenith Aircraft E-mail Updates sent out earlier today to Zenith builders and enthusiasts. …Continue
A documentary is underway about what we do in West Africa, much of it with Zenith aircraft... Many people ask to see a video of what we do, but our internet is 'inter-mittent-net'....
Happily, here is a link to the preview to the documentary.... http://vimeo.com/21946586 , donated by Rex and Melissa Pemberton, watch out especially for the Zenith across the setting sun and rising sun pictures.... we had a great time shooting this, but…Continue