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Zenith Zip Fly-in Schedule

Zenith Zip 2010 Brampton Airport Ontario

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Added by Mark Townsend on September 2, 2010 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Another STOL801 in the Air

Many of you have read about the 4 750's now flying since October from Can-Zac, however few know that along with the 5 601's in the shop for upgrade and finishing we have also finished a STOL 801. This plane has a Lyc IO-360 Dynon D180 with full Autopilot, It has been a far bigger build than the 750's have been but it has also been a Joy to see such a big plane take to the Sky.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on July 12, 2010 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

STOL CH750 AULA

It's Official, the STOL CH750 can now be registered as an AULA in Canada. CAN-ZAC has worked with Transport Canada to have the newest Zenith Kit added to the list. http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/ccarcs/advancedullist.htm

This means that you now have the choice in Canada of either an Amateur built or Advanced Ultralight registration for your STOL CH750.

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Added by Mark Townsend on May 10, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

New Cowling

The cowling mold has been lengthened and the new cowling's do not have a meal strip. I have deeded to change the cowling to the new one instead of trying to repair the version with metal strip embedded in the fiberglass. I will not be able to get this done before Oshkosh but it will be the the first job upon my return.…



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Added by Mark Townsend on July 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Cowling Final fit

I received the cowing from the paint shop and fitted it to the fuselage in order to be able to arrange the fitting of The airbrush work to be done on the cowling. With the cowing in place the fiberglass work over the added metal strips has pulled away and needs to be attended to before I can finish the paint job. This is the bust for being able to have the plane at Oshkosh.…



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Added by Mark Townsend on July 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Back to 801

The next two weeks have been dedicated to the 801 and the panel for the 750.

Added by Mark Townsend on June 21, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Week with my Son

It has been awhile since I have spent time with my son so I have dedicated the rest of the week to a camping

trip on an Island in Georgian Bay.

i have been assigned to a cabin with nine 11 year old boys, now I keep asking myself why did I leave the… Continue

Added by Mark Townsend on June 16, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

More final assembly

Pulled out the airplane from the hanger to take a few baby pictures.

Added by Mark Townsend on June 15, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Wings are back from paint shop

The wings have returned and are now installed.

Added by Mark Townsend on June 11, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Bubble Doors

The doors are added and trimmed to fit.



Next is the upper window and final fit of windsheild.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on June 6, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Little by Little

Whenever we have a spare moment from the 801 we working on the 750, as yo can see we are doing Assembly the stab and elevator. Wings are still in the paint shop.…



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Added by Mark Townsend on June 5, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Back to the hanger

Well the fuselage is finished at the painters,we are still waiting on the wings. It will be a major push to now get the 801 in the paint shop so we can return to finish the 750.

Added by Mark Townsend on June 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Still at the paint shop

Well is is going quicker then expected, the plane is almost finished it's time at the painters. I am much happier now.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on May 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Delay

When building a plane delays can happen, this is a simple fact of life that sometimes cannot be avoided. With thedelay in the 750 at the paint shop, I need to get moving on the 801 for another customer. With the overlap of two projects the750 will be drasticlly slowed in the process.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on May 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Re-Paint

Here is the fuselage, stripped and base coated again.…



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Added by Mark Townsend on May 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Now the Bad News

When I picked the paint for this paint job I had the paint company and the paint shop both come to the hanger before I went to Sun-N-Fun to ensure the type of paint and design I wanted for the plane. Unfortunately the paint company changed what I had asked for due to the airbrush Artists request.As you can see in the picture below the clear coat ran,pulling part of the artwork down with it. Even the paint companies own professional painter was unable to paint with the new clear without… Continue

Added by Mark Townsend on May 5, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Pick up from Paint shop, another show

Well I just got back from Sun-N-Fun and picked up the 750 fuselage just in time to show it a the Canadian Aviation Expo.

Who could resist a chance for a picture like this!!

Added by Mark Townsend on May 3, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Off to Sun-N-Fun

The 750 is on route to the paint shop and I am on route to Sun-N-Fun for the week, when I return we should have a painted plane.

Added by Mark Townsend on April 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cowing installation part 2

With the extended cowl i can now install it to fit the new engine location.

Added by Mark Townsend on April 19, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Stabilizer and Fin



With the Stabilizer installed we can add the fin an install the elevator cables.

With the wings done and the struts set we can add the Jury struts.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on April 18, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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