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At 11:01am on February 24, 2022, Tom said…

Hi Paul

We hope your doing well and your health issues are getting figured out in your favor. 

We are still very excited/interested in your project. Your pictures show a great level of care and attention to detail.  I would love to present it to my EAA club for completion and to use as a teaching tool for our young eagles now and in the future.

Please also let us know if their is any other way we can be of help to you and or your family.

Thanks for your considerations toward our group and know our prayers are with you and hope your health issues are improving.


At 5:17pm on April 6, 2014, Brian A Manlove said…

Howdy Paul - things are moving along here in Louisville... haven't had a chance to do much with the engine yet.  I'm seriously considering popping the lid off and do a double-check of the rod bolt torques, plus I need to block the crank in order to torque the safety shaft.  Mounted the step tubes on the fuse today.  I love Bowman field - there are a whole bunch of Zenith builders/flyers there, several 750's and a bunch of 601's.  I'm a few hangars away from Jeff Garrett, who is one of Zenith's recommended upgrade guys for the 601 mods. He has 3 601's and a 650 in his hangar!  

At 10:42am on August 22, 2011, Jerry "Sonny" Webster said…

Paul, I live in Magnolia off of 1488 about 2 miles east of Spur 149.  I've too have slowed down lately because of the heat - tends to take some of the fun away.  You can see my progress at  We (me, you and Jeff) should plan a Saturday morning breakfast to sit and compare notes.  Let me know how your schedule looks.


Talk to you soon,


At 9:12pm on June 7, 2011, David Farlow said…

Paul, you look to be progressing well with your project.  I am trying to get my major assemblies completed so I can start to get the main airframe together.  I hope your shop has AC as I have been hearing about how hot it has been in Houston lately.

At 8:59pm on March 23, 2011, nelson D said…

hello paul

im also building from scratch, do you have the list of materials for the CH701 ??

At 3:23pm on December 2, 2010, Ben Knox said…
Paul My e mail is ben-knox @ hotmail'com
At 9:16pm on December 1, 2010, Dave Gardea said…
Hi Paul, thanks for the nice comment on my Corvair. Yep, that's an Evektor Sportstar in my profile pic. I have noticed the same plane in your pic for some time and meant to send you a note about that. It's the aircraft I got current again in and have enjoyed renting. I intend to get some dual in a 601XL before I fly my plane but the SportStar has been a great plane to fly as it's performance is so close to the Zodiac. Regards / Dave
At 9:52pm on October 28, 2010, Julio Marques Vieira said…
Thank you for your attention to the project.
I am also very happy with the progress.
The complete set weighed 95 kilograms, now managed
considerably reduce the weight of the engine exhaust.
The propeller is made of wood reinforced and even very big.
Note that the propeller hub is higher with the use of reductive.
I will send all data and video, wait for results of further test flights.
keep in touch and see you soon.
At 12:51am on October 20, 2010, James Cameron said…
Paul, I look at your photos everyday for motivation. Thanks for keeping us all up to date on the parts you're making.
At 1:45pm on July 28, 2010, Ernest McAlister said…
correction to message slight round and not sharp corner bend.the kit suppliers nicely rounded bends
At 1:42pm on July 28, 2010, Ernest McAlister said…
Hi Paul where did you commence ie rudder tail sction ?
when bending parts for example L section how do you get the inner bend with a slight round and sharp corner
At 7:21am on July 28, 2010, Chris Aysen said…
Paul - Parts looking good. I finish scratch building my 701 in April of 09. I'm enjoying the flying now. However, I miss building and I'm currently researching my next build.
Good luck. - Chris
At 5:02am on July 12, 2010, Jimmy Young said…
I'm not anywhere close to flying the 750, probably 18 months away at least. I just started the fuse, have the wings & tailfeathers complete. What part of Houston are you in? My email is, cell # 832.309.1730. If I can help in any way let me know.
At 2:23pm on June 9, 2010, John Bolding said…
Several years ago I talked Scott Casler into making drop in cyls for the Vair, his are billet (tube) Brady Mc Cormick has them as well but his are cast.
At 11:02am on June 9, 2010, John Bolding said…
Lot's of things, nickisil cyls save 18#, another 10# or so is there if you get SERIOUS. Roy's is the only bearing I'd consider as I watched him develop it over the yrs, he's almost finished with mine now. Dan's DOES have a good track record however.
Still sending out kits for Leonard's airplanes all over the world.
At 11:13am on June 7, 2010, John Bolding said…
Using a lightened Corvair, project dormant for a yr now, hope to get back on it soon, stop by any time
At 7:35pm on June 5, 2010, John Bolding said…
Paul, I'm building from plans in Baytown, RWJ Airpark, gimme a call if you need 4 hands on anything


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