Sorry to be so slow in befriending you. Ive not looked at the Zenith website for a long time. Thanks for your comments. I can only beat those young guns with the big motors and tyres in the STOL competition if they miss the mark on their landing and I am on target! Being lighter, I can stop a little quicker than them, so there is always hope!
Arie, Schould you desire to forward photos, it may be better to send them direct. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you desire to see my strip go to google earth, my address is 3224 sterner road Nazareth pa. 18064. I own a eighty acre farm which I rent to a local farmer who raises mostly grass for horses.
I haven't played with the heating in my 701. I know that it is way TOO COLD as all temps are way TOO LOW in the winter. I will have to install a winter kit if I want to see those needles reach a nice WARM temp. As is, I never saw more than 130 for oil and 50 for water coolant. These are never enough to warm anything... Having an auto conversion engine, I dont worry abot those low temps (shock cooling) but the PILOT NEVER gets WARM..That I really hate. This will have to wait for next year as summer is coming...Soon hopefully !
Well you know Americans...what they didn't invent...they dont use !
Same for me, The inside Beanie is covered with insulating aluminum/plastic kinda wrap...I used this material in the doors and around the luggage area.Works real good and stop noises ...especially oilcanning and warms up the place.
Ari, Wade Grandpre from north Idaho here. I did a beanie mod when I built my 701, so I would be interested in your experience of flying with and without the mod. and how it flies.I have never had the pleasure of flying a regular 701. I did a quite a few mod`s while building and I am still planning on more, the experimentor, experimenting on his experimental a/c.
Good luck on the rebuild. They are great airplanes. I live in northwest Illinois and we just had the worst snow storm in many years. Up to 24 inches of snow and wind speeds of 45 mph. I think I'll start on some wheel skis!
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