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At 1:14pm on March 27, 2013, Bob McDonald said…

Ken the graphics were done by

Contacts name was Ashley Martin.

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

At 5:08pm on June 10, 2012, Bill Alexander said…


I used AN hose fittings that were bought from JEGS. The race car people use a lot of AN fittings of all sizes and configurations. If you look on line you can find most anything you may need.


At 8:38pm on April 8, 2012, Dr. Edward L. Olds III said…


Glad to hear that you are  happy with the Aerotronics folks.  I am not installing an autopilot right now, but may in the future.  I just did an approach to minimums in a twin (I was right seat) while bringing my aunt home and it was done by the autopilot!  I was sold.


At 10:42pm on March 8, 2012, Dr. Edward L. Olds III said…


Finally home from my trip to help with my aunt.  I can say nothing but the best things about Aerotronics.  They were great to deal with and Jason Smith, who handles most of the experimental stuff was a real help in planning and design.  He gave me lots of ideas to make the panel cheaper, but even better.  Now remember, "cheaper" is a relative term.  My cost was @ $18,000, but when I compared what I was getting with just buying the equipment and trying to do it all myself, I thought it was very fair.  I only have about 9 wires to connect and some antennas to install and the AHARS to mount and I can run the system.  Dynon makes upgrades easy, too.


At 11:04am on March 4, 2012, Dr. Edward L. Olds III said…
I'm dealing with an elderly aunt in the hospital and can't get to my computer, so I will say more later. Aerotronics is super, not cheap, but are wonderful.
At 2:15pm on February 8, 2012, Bill Alexander said…


In answer to your guestions. Yes the stiffener is hollow, the drill bit just cleans out a clean hole so the rod will slip in easily. I used  steel rod on the rear because that what was laying around the shop, I think I used about 8 oz of epoxy, Then I decided to do the front and bought some aluminum rod, this time I used some very good construction adhesive, found at Lowes, its cheaper and more of it. You can drill some 1/16 holes down the stiffener, to see epoxy  oozing  out and let you know you have it down there. taper the end  of the rod,so it wont push all the epoxy out in front of the rod as you push it in. I think one more important thing is to change the location of the hole in the bottom latch for the rear latch pin to give it more travel. This will insure the rear of the door will stay latched.I also added a bracket under the gas strut attachment point to spread the load on the door frame. Too date very happy with the mods, the door is much more ridged, I do not think it will fail again.


At 1:37pm on February 8, 2012, Mike Ethridge said…

Ken I have been out of the country but will make a point of part numbers etc on Friday.


At 8:34pm on January 10, 2012, Mike Ethridge said…

Its the only way to go and will take and send pictures next week. mike

At 2:14pm on August 22, 2011, John Weigel said…
Still waiting for the new rails to arrive.
At 8:13am on August 6, 2011, John Weigel said…

I did not end up using those rails.  I'm really liking the ones in this thread.


At 8:57pm on May 10, 2011, nelson D said…

thanks for the greeting, yeah i had meet john rizzo yesterday at the local EAA meeting

we chat about the projects however he is way ahead of me as im just begining to build the workbench, hey Congratulation in you Super progress thats alot of accomplishment in just five months

At 4:14pm on December 15, 2010, Jim Smith said…

Hi Ken,

I did purchase the vinyl cut-outs locally.  A company called "Adpro" makes them in Claremore, Ok. but every community usually has a sign maker with the same product.  I picked a pattern off his computer and gave him the dimensions of the "print area" on the fuselage and he sized the graphics to fit and cut them out.  It worked very well and has held up exceptionally well.


At 11:48am on December 13, 2010, John Rizzo said…

Hi Ken,


Yes, I am plans building a 701. Mainly because I am on a tight budget, but also because I like to build things. I am about 60% done at this time. I will be using a Great Plains VW engine in my plane.


I would have opted for the 750 design if it was available when I ordered my plans in March of 2006. I feel that the wings are a better design (rear spar wise) and the fact that it could handle a bigger motor would have allowed me to use a Corvair or even a rebuilt Continental or Lycoming motor.


I hope to have my aircraft ready for final assembly this summer. I had lanned to do the test flying at Kutztown. I now have no idea where  I may end up for that, but it may be several counties away.


If you have any questions or need help on something let me know. I think I have experienced them all.




John Rizzo

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