I am in the process of registering my CH 701 as a advance ultralight here in Canada. I heard back from Transport Canada today regarding my gross weight. I am trying to increase my gross weight from 960lbs to 1100lbs. Transport Canada will not allow this. I am aware that this has been done in the past. I have a letter from Chris Heintz dated Oct. 3, 1995 that the STOL CH701 may be operated at an increased gross weight. On Transport Canada's list of eligible ultralights allowed the CH 701 with 912 show gross at 960lbs. This list was modified 2009-11-12. I am sure that previous to this date the gross was 1100lbs. Can anyone support this? Does anyone have info on how to increase gross weight? I have emailed Mark at Can-Zac (Canadian Dealer for Zenair) and I have emailed Zenith for info on this. Once received I will post.
Thanks in advance.