One of the advantages of a STOL airplane is the ability to explore the countryside and to land at non-traditional airfields (a.k.a. farm fields and country roads). Weekend trips usually include overnight stays, usually in a pup-tent.
At the Sebring Sport Aircraft Expo, Bjorn Spelter of Germany demonstrated his new tent on the STOL CH 701:

This lightweight tent uses no tent poles at all...

And instead uses the wing as the roof and structure...

The adjustable "wingbag" is pulled over the wing and the tent is up – just push the aluminum pegs in the ground!

The tent is of double layer construction for good "climate control" and protection...

and easier to set up than a conventional tent...

Makes me want to go camping with my 701!

The tent is adjustable to accommodate the taller and larger 750 or 801 models (or most high wing planes), and weight about 7 pounds... Let me know what you think... we could offer it as an option in custom colors and with the Zenith logo...

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Comment by Terry Watson on August 6, 2018 at 3:30pm

Oh yea, I like it.

Comment by Jeff Slutz on November 8, 2009 at 8:04pm
I'd buy one...what a cool idea. Needs to be a 4-man tent for the 801.

See you Thursday-Friday at the workshop.
Comment by Bob McDonald on April 4, 2009 at 3:44pm
That is true under wing camping... I love it. ;>)
It would make an excellent Christmas / Birthday gift for the CH701 / CH750 ? CH 801 pilot who already has everything he needs in his Zenith aircraft.
Comment by Chris Aysen on March 30, 2009 at 9:30am
Excellent tent for a "Oshkosh" or "Sun-N-Fun" type flyin.
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on March 30, 2009 at 8:39am
"Remove before flight" could be a nuisance if flying from a base camp:

Comment by Mark Townsend on February 12, 2009 at 3:59pm
I'm in for one.
Comment by Perry delano on February 10, 2009 at 10:50pm
Offering it with tent poles would be good for those of us who are not ......er..fin... really started.
Comment by Glen West on February 8, 2009 at 9:07pm
What colors will they come in, may be interested??
Comment by Bob Simmons on February 6, 2009 at 2:48pm
I might be interested in one of the custom logo versions.
Comment by Wayne Clagg on January 29, 2009 at 7:27pm
Great idea, I'll be getting one, I'll be traveling soon I hope.

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