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At 9:36am on November 7, 2014, Charlie Becker said…

Bob,

I can't get the message system to send you a message.  

My email is sonex450 @ gmail.com

Can you send me info about the skis?

Thanks

Charlie

At 9:20pm on November 2, 2014, wij Horemans said…

Bob,

Having just completed my 750 and passed the inspection.. a new project is warranted.. could you please send a copy of the wheel-ski plans..

My emai is wij@xplornet.com

thank you in advance.

Regards

Wijnand Horemans Rocky Mountain House Alberta

At 8:45pm on September 21, 2014, Mike Gleason said…

Bob, I understand you have plans for Rob Nelson's wheel skis. Could let me know how I may obtain a set.

At 9:27am on March 11, 2014, Doug Wagner said…

Thank you.  What do you all know about reliability of the UL350is?

At 6:43pm on February 10, 2014, Damien Graham said…
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.
Regards,
Damien
At 11:14am on January 23, 2014, Stephen Foreman said…

Hello Bob, thanks for your friend request. Not flying much at the moment the grass strip is a bit waterlogged!!

At 12:50pm on December 2, 2013, Brian A. Manlove said…

Bungee Installation Tool - THANK YOU... fantastic solution.  I used a 3/8" drive ratchet with a short cheater bar, a 7/16 socket fits right into the front tube, and all I can say is you are right...

BOB'S Y'ALLS UNCLE!!!  (as we say it in Texas.)

 

At 4:09pm on November 21, 2013, David Lee said…

Thanks Bob for the ski plan offer. send to Dave@DleeCo.com   I was just thinking the other day at the first snowfall that it was time to get started on this again.

At 7:28am on November 10, 2013, Gilbert Moore said…

Hi Bob

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?

Thanks Gilbert (Bill)

At 9:07am on November 9, 2013, Normand Lambert said…
Hi Bob,
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!
Regards,
Norm
At 7:25am on November 8, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

Ok I saw how you did replace the bungee. Very easy if engine isn't in the plane.

But with the engine mount and all fuel and other cable in the way, it is way more difficult.

What is the bungee part number (Aircraft Spruce ???) so I could order one to replace my out-of-date one ??? 

Thanks for the headsup.

Norm

At 6:54pm on September 18, 2013, Gilbert Moore said…

Hi Bob 

Bill Moore from Huntsville.

I have been making decent progress with my 750 kit (ready to rivet forward fuselage and start finishing kit/controls). Every once in a while I think "jeez, I still haven't flown in one yet."

Is it possible to meet up sometime, perhaps after Thanksgiving? I would still like to come and visit you, and see your plane.

Bill

705-789-7248

At 9:01am on September 18, 2013, Jerry Latimer said…

Bob, thanks for commenting on my Dashware video.  

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.

Jerry

At 9:01am on July 23, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

The 701 is now parked at CSK3 (Mascouche airport). Feel free to drop in anytime !

Let me know in advance so I can try to arrange for a meeting! It would sure be nice.

The Floats are 1150 amphibs. They are a tad bigger than the 950s. The water pump is kind

of sturdy ..and somewhat on the heavy side but couldn't find any other to fit there.

Regards,

Norm

At 2:31pm on June 7, 2013, Wayne Huk said…

Bob

Thanks for the welcome - am very excited to finally begin this project.  Am doing my build at my BC home in desert country of Osoyoos, BC.  If you are travelling this way, please stop at visit!

Wayne

At 12:18pm on May 21, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

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 !

That 's one of my neatest flying moment so far...

Regards,

Norm

 

At 2:03pm on May 14, 2013, jim miller said…

thanks bob it has been an awsome exprience and i loved every minuit

At 11:16am on April 17, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

Just a couple of things quickliy...

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...

Regards,

Norm ...Still waiting for my tubeless kits from Matco...

At 11:07pm on April 9, 2013, Timothy Stephens Minor said…

Thanks Bob. And thanks for all the help.

At 9:27am on April 8, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Bob,

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 .....

Regards,

Norm

 

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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