Been sometime since you posted...Glad to see you're doing fine !
Yep, that was really something else...I never landed while some other aircraft was doing the same ...So coming out of base and seeing the glider was a neat surprise ! We did it side by side and I kept an eye on these guys until...I realized they were landing FASTER than the 701 !!!
I was really laighing this one by myself while taking off again (touch and go!).
The REAL joy was to see it caught on video by my better half !
1) what happened with your float installation ? I'm just curious to what you could do about MD-RA and paperwork there. Is there a possible solution where you could fly them ?
2) I have somebody around here that would like to build straight 1450 Zenair floats from a pre-drilled kit, He's looking for advice, tips, general questions about quality of components and ease fabrication, if I gave you his em,amail address, would you be willing to help ? He has a Pegazair, lyco 235 115 hp, warp drive tripale 72" GW 1450...
Norm ...Still waiting for my tubeless kits from Matco...
No problem...For the tires, I bought the whole landing gear from Zenair a long time ago. It came with the tubes and the rims are 2 pieces screwed together... Should I or Can I get away with using the tubes ???
For that purpose, I would have to get a valvefor my rims. Where can I get those valves ?
Also, the rims are 2 pieces bolted together, wouldn't they leak air and that's why they use tubes inside ???
Wainting on your answer to order or not new tubes .....
Ps Once again, someone told me that my engine sounded nice and that the plane seemed to have plenty enough power on takeoff...Nice to know !
I finally made it to the airport. You had asked me about the setup that I used to do the video that I recently posted. Here are a couple of photos. Basically, I'm using a GOPRO camera with a suction cup camera mount (Delkin Devices Fat Gecko). By using the suction mount I don't have to drill holes in the plane and I can mount it where ever I want. So far it has fallen from the plane. A friend of mine uses the same setup to take videos of him doing aerobatics and so far hasn't lost his.
I am currently preparing my CH750 for paint and would like to know the company you used to purchase the stripes for your 750. I cannot find any suitable strips at any or the suppliers I have checked. No rush, I live in Pa and have to wait for warmer weather before I can start painting (spray booth is unheated). Thank you
I got your plans for the wheel-skis but need to get some soldering lessons before I can make those. Too bad they're not for sale anywhere...Also, they're made of round stock which is difficult to put together. For me, I would rather use square stock whenever possible...easier to work with...
You were very kind to send me a set of plans for wheel penetration skis (for the 750) some time ago, and I, in my complete computer ineptitude, accidently deleted them. At your convenience, would you please resend them? My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We bought Angus Watt's 750 in May of last year. Thanks, Bob.
The only thing to adjust is the elevator trim and that's it !
Took off at around 50mph and grabbed altitude at 75mph - 500 fpm being conservator... Very nice, no bad tendencies to drop a wing or anything. Went to 2200 feet for some stalls - there again no surprises - with the elevator full up, the 701 raised its nose and mushed down straight as an arrow. Aileron control remained good although sluggish. Rate of descent was 1000 fpm !!!
Applied nose down and gradual full power and here we went.
Landings were so easy that I thought I had piloted a 701 in a past life !
Looking forward to more flight time in this little bird soon....
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