Cliff, Thanks for the response. I like the building too. I worked many years in a Fly Baby that was ready for cover when Hurricane Katrina took it (and most of New Orleans). We could not find any of the bird. I figure it's somewhere in the Gulf. I completed a MiniMAX 1103 ultra-light in 2009 when I retired and moved to TX. Mostly too windy for flying it here.
The 701 is my 1st shot at all metal. I took the EAA Sheet Metal Workshop then did the Ruddder Build Workshop at Zenith and told myself I could do it and ordered a complete kit (with folding wing option). I picked it up myself on 19 Jan.
I'll probably drop you an note now and then ... You should do an 801 on floats ... It would sell real quick ...
I flew my 701 with a new blue head Rotax for last 6 years, it flew well
A bit under powered.I had a 68"three blade WarpDrive prop.C box 2.62.1
3.1 would be better,cruise about 55knts best rate of climb 50knts.
I found it was a bit hungry because of the GBox ratio and with two up
Had to rev. It more,it got off the ground ok climb around 500ft per
Min.single two up a bit less.
Empty weight 617lbs all up full tanks(fuse& older style wing tanks
919lbs.2 up full tanks 1089lbs,I'm changing to 80hp 912 it'll go
better,I would trade your engine on Rotax Ricks 670 but I was quite
Happy with performance one up.
Hope this helps.
Regards Gavin Waite
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