New STOL CH 750 features introduced at Sun'n Fun

Bigger and Better Zenith STOL:

We've made the popular Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft even bigger and better!

The STOL CH 750 cabin, which by all measures is already very roomy for a light aircraft, has been increased in size by raising the cabin height by nearly three inches (or 70 mm.)

The top front of the cabin (the ceiling) has been raised and is now part of the lifting surface of the aircraft (further adding to the STOL capability of the aircraft):

Here's a side view approximation depicting the curved top "sky light" window


The cabin frame's top diagonal cross member has been replaced by two beefy smaller diagonal "hand-holds" by the front of the cabin, and the formed plexiglass top window adds to the lifting surfaces of the aircraft, to provide better STOL performance and capability.

Here's a walk-around video clip of the new bigger STOL CH 750 cabin:

The larger cabin is the latest development in the Chris Heintz STOL design program which has a long history of innovation in the development of a light sport utility aircraft (or "sky jeep" as they are often called by their owners). With the taller cabin with airfoil top, the STOL CH 750 design continues to offer an "above-cab" wing design to maximize visibility:

Video Clip: Flying the Zenith STOL CH 750 with the new bigger cabin:



The Zenith STOL line of aircraft was first introduced as a single model in 1986, the STOL CH 701.

More STOL design info:

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Comment by Mike Hammond on March 28, 2012 at 9:38am
Sebastien, does this have any affect on field performance or speed? Looks awesome! Does the new cabin frame support the rear spar attachment points and stop the oil canning in the roof of the baggage compartment during high G loads?
Comment by Paul Sanders on March 28, 2012 at 9:06am

The big question I guess is whether Edition 2 builders can use this new design - I like more space!

Comment by Jake Reyna on March 28, 2012 at 7:47am

Sebastian, you're flying me crazy! Unfortunately, I have an excellent XL, but would be willing to part with it to build a 750 :-) Nice airplane!

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