Cliff Stripling's Blog (5)

Couple of test flights Vids!

Below are two test flights of N2701 (a Zenith CH 701). Each is about an hour long. One is a series of take offs and landings in the pattern and the other is a single flight testing performance of a shortened IVO prop. The Zenith is powered by a Rotax 582 with 20 gallon fuel capacity. Being so long, both vids are pretty boring, but clicking back and forth to interesting parts is worth the trouble.…


Added by Cliff Stripling on October 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FAA inspection was today 5/28/2015 and N2701 now has an Airworthiness Certificate

Today was a culmination of 3 years work.  I received the project partially built from a fellow in Canada.  He had done about half the work and I did the rest.  The inspectors from the FAA did a good thorough job.  I have had medical problems the past several years that are not going away so flying is not possible now.  My skills have eroded along with my health.  I haven't decided how to approach the Phase I flights if at all.  I know of a couple of pilots who are capable.  I plan to ask one…


Added by Cliff Stripling on May 28, 2015 at 8:32pm — 8 Comments

Finished in the garage.

I finally have finished all that can be completed here in my garage.  Soon, I will move all the parts to Sunrise Beach airport, Texas, for re-assembly and to get ready for the FAA airworthiness inspection.

Added by Cliff Stripling on December 4, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Final Push to Finish

I am in the final push to finishing.  I've procrastinated way too long through the hot summer.  The only airframe parts left to fabricate are the main wing root covers that will be done once the plane is reassembled at the airport.  I am looking forward to an engine start here at home, testing the radios and getting past the trailer trip to the airport.  Paint will have to wait until post Phase I and will probably be done by another owner.  I don't fly anymore since a 5-way bypass.  An…


Added by Cliff Stripling on October 14, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Many Thanks!

All...  Perhaps this has been said before... most probably.  I want to express my appreciation to this site and the builders and flyers who populate it for posting tips, pictures and ideas for improving my 701 as I progress toward completion.  I have copied many of the modifications and suggestions for strengthening the airframe  Anytime I feel like putting my tools down and walking away for awhile, I check out the latest on the site and my attitude changes immediately for the better.…


Added by Cliff Stripling on December 20, 2013 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

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