All Blog Posts Tagged 'CH650' (4)

Sebring 2012: It was all about the trip!

Even though the 2012 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (January 19 -22, 2012) event ended over a week ago, I only just made it back home from the trip this past Friday (and I didn't spend the week on the beach).  Following is a brief summary of the trip as well as some commentary on the planes and cross-country flying:…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

Met with the FAA in the past couple of weeks and found some important info about the AirWorthiness Inspection!

First of all you may notice that we have skipped that past couple of Zenith Rudder Workshops while moving full speed ahead on the 3 projects that we had going here at once.

I am now feeling like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel to finish up my own plane. Although not complete yet, I thought it would be wise to begin checking with them concerning the registration and certification process.

Fortunately for me I had to be in Oklahoma City on business so I hand carried…

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Added by American Light Sport Aircrafters on November 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Zenith CH 650 vs. Sonex: "Competitive Comparison"

The following is an unusual post because I don't normally comment negatively about competitors.  Competition is good for any industry, forcing us to be innovative and efficient, and there is a place and market for many different airplane designs (and the companies that manufacture them): The current issue of Kitplanes magazine (December 2011) contains the annual Buyer's Guide with 316 different kit aircraft listed (from nearly as many manufacturers)!

The letter that…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on November 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — 9 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

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