My 750 stol kit is arriving monday .I am pretty excited about it. I am very impressed with the quality of the parts and the support I have received from zenith. I am hoping to have my strip done this fall but am not sure how wide to make it.I am thinking about 90 feet. Any suggestions?

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Comment by David Keith Minnich on July 6, 2015 at 9:40am

Thanks for the feedback on runway width.I will probably go with about 75 feet.It is well sheltered from the wind.

Comment by James R Depfer Sr. on July 3, 2015 at 6:32pm

Hi David,

Although I feel a little uncomfortable on my home field which is 40 ft wide, I'm quite comfortable on a field I practice at which is 50 ft wide. I'm not very good at landings, and do go to one airport with a 100 ft wide runway. That really seems excessive. I would think 50 or 60 would be more than adequate even if you're not good at landing. One good thing about a narrow runway....You definitely concentrate a little more on hitting the centerline. I also wouldn't make it any wider than some of the other airports you plan to fly to frequently.


Comment by Mark Maltais on July 2, 2015 at 8:49am

The wider the better IMHO, gives you more forgiveness but at 90' you should be good! :)  Have fun with the kit, I had a blast putting it together, very rewarding "hobby"!   :)

Comment by Tom Sullivan on July 1, 2015 at 9:47pm
HI David, Our town airport runway is 45 ft wide and is more than adequate for most light aircraft. Tom

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