Gavin Waite
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701 flying for 6 years,plans built
Original engine 582 Rotax now 912 80hp
40years auto smash repair industry so building
Metal aircraft was'nt difficult
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Fox Pine

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At 5:42pm on April 28, 2014, Cliff Stripling said…

Thanks Gavin... the data you supplied will be very helpful as I approach first flight.  Cliff

At 7:24pm on April 27, 2014, Cliff Stripling said…

Gavin...  I noiticed you were flying with a 582.  What was your experience?  What was the empty weight of your 701 in that configuration and what did you consider your max. weight. Fuel capacity?  How was the performance of the 582 with  two up?  Climb rate at max gross?  Max speed.  Which prop?  I am about done with my 1987 vintage 701 airframe (beefed up a little with the suggested mods) with the 582 (Rotax Rick OH) and a 36X68 wooden prop.  It would be helpful to know the performance specs before I fly.

Thanks a bunch,



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