First flight: Zenith CH650 RG (retractable gear)

First flight: Landing the Zenith CH650 RG (retractable gear)

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Comment by Pedro Luengo Nieto on December 5, 2018 at 11:05am

880 pounds with instruments and parachutes
The retractable train with the hydraulic control unit weighs around 33 pounds more than the original aluminum
30 pounds are in the reinforcement of the wings because the plates are 3 inches in the socket with 5 screws and 1.5 inches at the tips.
It also has another 10 pounds in the double control by horns.
8 pounds to greater in the change of control of cables to lever.
Shortly I will send summary photos of all the changes.
I am happy with the first tests and I will send you the final results when we finish the adjustments.

Comment by Zenith Aero on December 4, 2018 at 3:41pm

Comment by Steve Freeman on October 16, 2018 at 5:58pm
What is the empty weight on this plane?

Steve
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on October 15, 2018 at 9:21am

Nice landing!

Comment by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 14, 2018 at 4:53pm

first flight

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