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At 7:17pm on August 20, 2017, Stephen Dunn said…
I am needing some info on install of cowling on my 601xl. Has same firewall as your 750.
The fit on mine is horrible. Zenith has been no help.
Seems to be about 4 inches too wide at the rear of the lower cowling.
Indiana Yankee
At 6:05pm on September 25, 2016, Jason R said…

Thought the plane was sold?

Let me know if you have anything you want to unload when all is said and done.


At 10:06am on June 4, 2016, Richard Carson said…
Mark, I am also installing an O 235 I'm partially through my kit and I purchased two o 235 engines one's going to be for practice the other will be for the aircraft itself I have to rebuild both. I could use some information about the O 235 installation as far as the firewall forward. If you have any pictures or information about how you went about it and it's some of the equipment that you had to purchase to do it I would appreciate it very much.
At 5:02pm on May 6, 2016, Doug Johnson said…

Hi Mark , I tried to watch your videos and couldn't.  Said they were private. I had watched some before.  trying to decide if I will use my O-235 or not.

At 10:19pm on May 17, 2015, Normand Lambert said…
BEfore you take the Slats off make sure you add VGs to the main wing...Stoolspeed do not advocate flying the 701/750 wihtout either the Slars or the VGs.
At 11:44am on February 5, 2015, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

Getting the Steel Bungee from Viking should be pretty fast now. Mine took almost 3 months mainly due to the fact that the Steel Bungee was made for the CH750 and Viking tought that the CH701 could use the same design. Not so, the nosegear leg is different; they had to redesign some parts and have machine work done to make the Steel Bungee fit the CH701.

I would think that getting either a CH701 or a CH750 SB would be quite fast now ; a month or so between payment, clearing  and mail...



At 7:52am on January 20, 2015, Ken Elias said…


I'm retired so any time would be OK to call.  Looking forward to hearing from you.


At 10:40am on January 19, 2015, Ken Elias said…


I have a 750 with a 0-320 flying now and have dealt with this issue also.  I made a few mods to help plus modified my operating procedures.  It would be best if we could speak about these issues on the phone.  Give me a call when you can.


Ken Elias



At 5:10am on January 18, 2015, Carlos Sa said…

Hello, Mark

Thanks for the comments on my avionics project.

As with anything else, you can pay a small fortune for what you want.

The guys at MP3car recommended a screen in the US$1,200 range, and a second option for US$600:

Yesterday I found option 2 (Lilliput 669 GL) for ~US$300 - and, if I don't mind a "naked" monitor, less than US$200. It was a matter of finding the one without the stuff I do not need (transreflective touch screen, for one).

Good luck with your project, I see you are almost there.

Regards from Montreal


At 10:41am on August 4, 2014, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

I used Epoxy paint and primer.The paint is REAL good. Sticks to the primer VERY WELL. 

The primer on the other hand did not stick to the aluminum so good !

If I had to do ti over - which I will :-(   ...  I'll use CAR PAINT. Easier to work with, infinite choice of color - only drawback - heavy  !

I don't know what went wrong, I did scotchbrite the whole thing, still the primer/paint peels off...



At 2:24pm on December 25, 2013, David J. Beaulieu said…



Great looking panel!



At 12:59pm on April 9, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

Yeah, split rims suck!  Mine came with tubes (old kit). The tire rotated on the rim and cut the valve stem on landing. No fun, but a good thing it was the nosewheel and the prop was far from the ground !

I ordered the tubeless kit for the Matco rims so I will get rid of all the remaining tubes (mains). I tried without the kit to put back the rim together but it leaked real bad.

Hope the kits solves the problem.

Keep safe !



At 2:28pm on September 16, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

Thanks ! It was really great to have the 701 take to the sky. The instructor fiddled with it for some time and then turned the controls to me and said 'flies real well'. When it was time to land, he said 'go for it - I'll follow your movements just in case...'. He never touched anything and the next thing I knew we were on  the ground rolling....

Hope you enjoy your 750 as much...




At 9:37pm on August 13, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

The WigWag lights were installed under the fuselage in front of the door on both sides of the plane. They came forn CrazedPilots and were installed like the ones on the Rebek in the video. When I go back to the hangar, I'll take pictures.



At 5:26pm on April 27, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mark,

I do know that passenger warnings and aerobatics are in both language in the RAC or Chapter whatever (549)... So I guessed these should too... Mind you, if your passenger cant figure out how to open the door....well ???!!! Better safe than sorry.



At 11:15am on April 15, 2012, Andre Levesque said…


For the float attachements it's way cheaper to make them yourself.Even get a welder to make them.

Just buy the material and provide the plans...that's it.

$390 for that part is no deal.

At 10:15pm on August 24, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project. If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

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