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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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