Thanks for the phone numbers Bob. I live in Watertown NY and Mark would be my best and nearest bet for help upgrading my 601 HDS. It was built in 2000 and I bought it in 2005. Thanks again.
I'm weighing my electronic instrument options. The Dynon skyview system is obviously a great set-up but it sure looks like it ends up as an expensive panel by the time it's complete. Also looking at MGL explorer. Is Dynon worth it in the long run for a mostly VFR plane, or is a simpler less costly solution with MGL perfectly adequate? What are your thoughts?
I checked the current landing gear plan for the CH701 and they use the 9010HD bungee cord. I think in the previous plans called for the 1080HD also. The 1080HD is thicker and shorter than the 9010HD...
The 1080HD supports 900lbs against 475 for the 9010HD.
I think I will go for the 1080HD anyway.
Thanks for the comment Bob.
By the way I talked with the other Bob... was nice!
When I was doing the slow flight, I was monitoring a frequency that all the training schools use to broadcast their position, altitude, direction of flight, etc. Did you notice all of the different accents. It covers an area from Phoenix to 20 miles due south of Phoenix and is quite crowded. We had 2 mid airs last year in this area. No one hurt!!!
At Casa Grande the flight schools use the ILS approach there to practice their approaches. Since CGZ doesn't have a control tower, they can do it without talking to ATC. The frequency can really get busy and make it really difficult for the VFR pilots to get into the airport. It really gets fun when they are using the ILS to runway 5 and the GPS approach to runway 23 at the same time.
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 !
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