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Choosing an avionics supplier is a difficult decision due to some of the great options available to home builders as well as the significant investment in this part of our aircraft.
After extensive research and soul searching, I finally selected the Dynon Skyview system as the basis for my avionics package and am very pleased with the equipment and especially the fantastic customer service I have received from Dynon Avionics.
I wanted to give my kudos to Dynon for coming to my…Continue
Yahooooooooooooo! Drove to Arcata today and piked up our CH750 kit from FedEx freight! We are so stoked! Couldn't wait to get it home and unpack it! Going thru the packing list tonight to make sure it is all there. What a great way to spend the week before Christmas!
Oh yeah, we watched the first of the how to videos from "homebuilt" they mentioned the "aircraft standards " booklet. Does anyone know if this is something that was supose to come with the kit and if not where do you…Continue
A few more detail pics for those interested
from; Warren L. Taylor(pete) This is just a note to introduce myself and my brother we are building three zenith zodiac aircraft from plans two sets of plans we have are the 601xl and one is the 650. we have been working at least three years on this project the normal time spent is 3 days a week 7.5 hours per day. luckily the wings werenot complete when the upgrade came along. this is our firstbuild of an all metal bird. there have been few problems that gave us trouble thanks to the…Continue
I just wanted to post a few pics of the control setup on a 750 , for anyone that had anyquestions and would like to get see pics . i know it always hepls me and i havent seen to may pic of the setup
and i knew they had to be crossed but i was…Continue
I may be repeating what everyone else already knows, but just in case....
I've priced O200 baffles, and even the units built by other than Cessna were pricey, probably due to the FAA paperwork. The cheapest I found were around $800. That's a lot of money for a little aluminum, and a bit of seal.
Whilst browsing through my library, I happened to scan my copy of the late Tony Bingelis' "Firewall Forward." Inside, I found a scalable pattern for O-200…Continue
I flew to another airport for the first time today. Managed to get enough courage to leave home airport (kmic) by myself. Used gps from Microsoft flight simulator to get right heading. It worked, I ended up about 3/4 mile north of Buffalo airport. Seen alot of people out on lakes with very thin ice (looked black from the air). Go to store and buy fish, or fall through thin ice and freeze to death? Its a toss up.
Added by Jesse Hartman on December 18, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Suzy Patey is responsible for the following challenges in Ghana. Thank you Suzy...
You see, SHE pasted nice pictures of a windshield fairing on her 801. Our girls told me that our 'silicon putty windshield seal looked ugly'. So, I told them 'If you can do better - go do!'.... and they did.…Continue
In Ghana, Santa has been giving inspirations to the CH701 building ladies of WAASPS and Medicine on the Move.
Consideration was given to renaming the the aircraft as 'Metal Sleigh', for, afterall, both the Wooden Sleigh of the red-coated-white-bearded aviator (Reindeer powered, of course), have great…Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on December 16, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments
I'm looking to stay in touch with builders who have Serial numbers 8500 and 8502 as I'm building 750-8501 are you building the sister plane to mine? If you are or know who is building these serial numbers could you let me know I would like to stay in touch with these individuals. Thanks Phil
I need to trim my canopy to fit a Zodiac XLB. Does anyone have any advice that they can share in respect to the best tool to cut the canopy and how to approach the job. Should I start trimming from the rear or front of the canopy and how do I determine my datum point on the canopy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone know how long the L angles are supposed to be for the trim servo support? ie, do they extend all the way under the leading edge of the aileron, or just up to the leading edge of the trim servo?
Fellow builders: do you have any photos/ suggestions on how to provide padding protection for the trailing edge of the glare shield on a CH701? The drawings refer to it as the front top skin, part # 7F14-4
The plans have no information to guide the installation of the optional fiberglass doors.
The builder resources on Zenith's website have an aged photo assembly guide that leaves out a key piece of info...The upper door sills must be trimmed 20 mm ( from 80 to 60mm in height). Otherwise the door hinges will not align with the door's upper flange, instead they will want to align on the plexiglass.
I confirmed my findings with another builder's experience here:…Continue
Thanks for that... just got to sit back and wait for kit to arrive, time to make benches etc to build on now.
Added by Chris Hoare on December 9, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
November 9, 2011, Tule'os, my bird, passed inspection and is ready to go!! Eleven years worth.
www.rickbeckmanszodiac601xlb.com has some pics.
Before I put the top skin on the rear fuselage I was wondering other things that would be easier doing now than later. Also contimplating placing a few extra L braces opposite of the others on the side walls.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
750 under construction.
Does any one out there have a used set of the Homebuilt DVDs they would like to sell for the CH750? Let us know! Thanks! Dave and Patsy
We are waitng for our CH750 kit to arrive and are planning to buy the videos as we go to help assist in the build. We already went to the rudder workshop in Cloverdale and came home with our rudder completed. It was fantastic! Thank you Doug and Lori! Our question is, which video should we buy first, and where do we begin in our build? We are wanting to buy the videos as we go rather than all at once. We are not sure which part we start on first. Any advice out there? Thanks! Dave…Continue
Thought you might be interested in hearing about our great cross country adventure to Traverse City, MI this Fall. We planned an 8 hour drive up to meet our family on Friday, then return home on Monday. As the weekend drew closer, it became apparent that the weather was going to be severely clear throughout the whole weekend. On top of that the wind was solidly out of the South. This begged the question: To fly or not to fly? I spent the better part of about 2 seconds…Continue