Zenith STOL CH 801 - IO-375 First Flight

First flight of my Zenith 801. It has an IO-375 with an Eagle EMS FADEC. It flew great. Very straight and true.

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Comment by Scott Smith on July 1, 2017 at 7:11pm
Wow, what a great sound out of that engine, and a beautiful flying machine to boot.
Comment by Terry Samsa on July 1, 2017 at 11:07am
Congratulations Dan!Nice meeting and training with you at Buzzair. Just an airworthiness certification away from experiencing my first flight.


Congratulations Dan. Enjoyed your company at Buzzair!
Comment by Buzz Air Flight Academy on June 30, 2017 at 9:35pm
Congratulations. you worked real hard during your Transition Training at Buzzair Buzzair.
Comment by Daniel Niendorff on June 30, 2017 at 1:36pm
Thanks everyone! Building has been a great personal journey for me. Finally flying it after 4 and 1/2 years of construction is quite a thrill, and definitely worth the effort. I'm very very pleased with how it flies. I expected it to fly a little "off", as this was not a prepunched kit, and even the best efforts can't match CNC precision. But it flies just straight as an arrow! CHTS and oil temps are in spec so far. I'll keep up with some pireps as phase I continues.
Comment by Bill Wilcox on June 30, 2017 at 11:40am

Congrats!

Comment by Danal Estes on June 30, 2017 at 11:37am

Fantastic.  Quite nice to see an 801 take to the air. 

Many years of enjoyment to come...

Comment by John Austin on June 30, 2017 at 11:34am

Looking good!

Congrats!

Comment by Benjamin Carlson on June 30, 2017 at 11:21am

Awesome! Congratulations!

Comment by Zenith.Aero on June 30, 2017 at 11:09am

Congratulations!

Comment by Joseph Simpson on June 29, 2017 at 8:13pm
Congrats Dan ! Great Job.

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