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Another failed nose-gear bungee on my 701

Funny thing – the original bungee on my 701 lasted for years. But with about 5 years and 200 hours on the aircraft, I was persuaded to replace it. So, I ordered one from Zenith, also the bungee replacement tool which helped - only to find the bungee was too big for my plane. It was really loose and with the gear off the ground, I could push the bungee off the pegs on the nose gear leg.


A quick call to Zenith, and Roger kindly digs up a smaller one and sends it to me. It fits…


Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on April 29, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

New prop for my 701

I've been flying for several years now with a 72" Warp Drive. As my good friend Felipe points out - heavy but reliable. However, no leading edge protection meant that over the years of landing in places an airplane probably should not go, I had a pretty battered prop.

I met with the folks at Sensenich who are just up the road from me here in Florida (I like doing business locally where possible). Their website actually recommends the 68" with a 912S. However, after thinking…


Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on September 6, 2016 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

Modified elevator cable routing for CH701

Problem: as left/right flaperon is applied, path length of the cable changes dramatically, because the top of the elevator control horn is located about 12” off the axis of rotation of the flaperon torque tube.

With cable tension set to 20lbs at neutral stick, I was seeing 10-15lbs at full left (very slack) and >35lbs at full right stick. This was tight enough to cause the elevator horn to bend!

Solution: I have added a pulley right behind the lower access hatch, on the… Continue

Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on May 5, 2010 at 4:31pm — 9 Comments

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