Yes it is. I was going for the 100 hp, but I got my hands on a used engine whit only 600 h. The deal included the propeller and the Dynon flightdeck, and was to good a deal to let go. If it will work as planned only time will tell.
Hi Perry, thanks for the comment. Yes I have the engine but I'm having a hard time finding a mount.planning on building my own using zeniths design as a starting point for my own. Are you planning on finishing your 701?
Thanks for the kind words.You can't see all the sags and runs in my photo, but the vinyl graphics came out well, even if I do say so myself! I'm kinda stuck at the moment, since the airport has no hangar space for the plane. So, I paint and wait.
It took me about 12 years to complete it from start. Although I was off and on a few times building a house and raising a family. It first flew in 2012. I obtained my licence with it over a couple of years. But in 2015 it was tied up out side and another aircraft ran into accidentally and almost wrote it off so I rebuilt it over 11 months and started flying it again last September and haven't stopped. Great Airplane!!
Thanks for the nice comments on my paint scheme. Its not 100% original, but another auircraft on the webpage a few years ago was so close to something I was working on anyway that I used it with a few adapations. I see you also have painted a "wave" to try and reduce the hard lines of the fuselage.
No I haven't ordered the kit yet Perry. I've literally spent hours researching the 750 on the internet and joined this group only yesterday to gather even more information. Before for your visit with Purdy I was days away from ordering a Challenger kit. It's taken a while for me to convince myself I'm making the right decision with the 750. I now think I am. Glad you never gave me '20 reasons' to reconsider the 701, I don't think my brain could have handled another change. My mad money resources are limited right now as well so I'll be buying this kit in stages and spreading the cost out over a few years.
Can-Zac periodically holds builder workshops for just the tail section in Kitchener. I was thinking of doing one of these late winter/early spring when things slow down here at work. It would give me an opportunity to get some hands on building experience, to actually see and possibly fly in one and a chance to ask a 'thousand' questions. As a bonus my mother lives a 1/2 hour drive from Kitchener.
Look forward to seeing you, I'll likely have a bunch of questions for you as well.
Good to hear from you Perry. Purdy pointed me towards Zenith after he visited with you in the fall. He never mentioned you yourself were building one. I'm curious as to why you are building the 701? I guess the biggest reason I'm drawn towards the 750 is the relative simplicity of the kit in comparison to the 701. Just wondering what I may be missing, would appreciate your opinion(s).
When do you guys get here for xmas? I'm heading to my brothers place on boxing day, hopefully see you before I leave.
Good to hear from you. A fellow by the name of Charles Delano crossed into Canada from Maine in he 1800's settling on the Miramichi River in NB. Although few in number most of the Canadian Delano's can trace thier history to this imigrant. I was in Williamsburg, Virginia a few years back and found that there were many more Delanos in that area. The Holiday Inn had 9 pages of Delanos in their computer.
I did not realize the name had such a rich history until my cousin did a genological report back in the 90's. I am assuming you know the name has its origins with the pilgrims and the Mayflower. If not, look up Phillipe de Lannoy and the ship the Fortune.
Would love to visit and see your plane if we ever get down that way. If you're ever up this way give us a call.
UMA is also in Vancouver and being in engineering I've worked with some of their people in the past.
Yes, not too many Delanos out there. Our last name has always been spelled with a capital "L". Both my mother and father were from SW Michigan where there are some other DeLanos. They came west during WWII and never went back.
I worked for UMA out of Lethbridge for awhile and have flown to Victoria, Penticton, Vernon, 100 Mile House, Watson Lake, and Whitehorse, in a Cessna 182. Don't have the proper equipment in my 701 to venture back into Canada at this time, maybe you can visit us here in the central valley of California sometime. Good luck, enjoy your plane.
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