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Comment by Ray Toews on December 23, 2015 at 10:36am

I am rebuilding my 601 with a Viking engine.
I would like to eliminate half the fuel lines in the airplane, namely the return lines to the tanks.
I am thinking about a header tank under the dash or ahead of the firewall.
Anybody done this and how small a tank can I get by with. I will probably have a local fabricator build a tank for me, pressure test it for about 100psi.
Your advice will be appreciated.


Comment by rob steenweg on October 3, 2015 at 7:02am

How much different is there in flying with the steel bungee compare to the original bungee ?.

 I posted this on the 701 discussion  form but did not get any reply, see if this works.


Comment by Corey Thomas Chartier on July 21, 2015 at 9:18am

Selling my long-wing 701 project in Missoui. Fuse structure aluminum done from firewall to tail, scratch built using Zenith cabin frame, strut fittings and tail spars. Left wing done, rt wing skeleton and le done. 8.5' tail and rudder done. Health forces sale. Have full Zenith plans and serial. 4000 obo. 8163180117

Comment by Kurt Satter on April 22, 2015 at 8:18am

Same problem here.  I've strapped /un-strapped/re-positioned/re-strapped several times and just seem to shift the problem. . Mostly I can just see the edge of one hole through the other. 

Comment by David Banahan on April 20, 2015 at 9:19pm

I having trouble getting the #20 holes on the nose skins to match up with the #40 hole in the nose ribs of the wings.  I am using cam buckle straps to hold down the skins.  Some holes centered, some not so much.  What is the tolerance.  Advice appreciated.

Comment by Vernon L.Lehman on February 17, 2015 at 8:36am

My new Rudder kit for the STOL 750.

Ends 2.5 days from now.

Comment by NOAH VISEL on November 13, 2014 at 6:04pm
Anybody want to buy a set of 701 plans 325 PayPal shipped lower 48.
Comment by Kurt Satter on November 8, 2014 at 11:17pm

Looking for info on the enclosed trailers for 701s,750s that I've seen on the Zenith site. I'm a long way from a need but,  source/specs/plans anyone?   The 8'7" tail seems to be the controlling factor.

Comment by David McCusker on November 5, 2014 at 6:25pm

Anybody know what I can use to stop air from coming in around rudder pedal rods?

Comment by Larry Webber on September 16, 2014 at 7:14pm

Hello all

anyone have pics of center console fuel selector mount setup

I changed my still not finished 601xl from Y stick to dual and cant

figure how to install where I want  on the center console   thanks in advance 

Comment by Art Ottenhof on May 21, 2014 at 8:02pm

Hi Guys

I have a CH601HD and want to put it in the ultra light class I have to deregister it from home built does anyone know what I need to make MTO happy?

Thanks Regards ART

Comment by Thomas Jackson on March 14, 2014 at 10:35am

Ski flying info:

Here is some handy info for ski plane fliers. Take a look at Advisory Circular AC No. 43.13-2B page 39 to 48.

This AC give info on rigging the skis on most planes.

Comment by Huw Carey on March 11, 2014 at 6:04pm
Thanks David, I'll have a look.
Comment by Tracy Trathen on March 11, 2014 at 9:58am
I have been trying to purchase a wheel fairing for the nose gear of my CH300. Zenair sent me 2different fairings which are not correct. It looks like I will need to fabricate my own. I can use the left main gear fairing as a pattern. Has anyone had experience copying an existing fairing? Seeing as it is not symmetrical I am struggling with where to start. I could use some advice or even a photo journal if anyone has tried this.
Comment by David Graham on March 11, 2014 at 5:44am

I meant No worries Sorry :)

Comment by David Graham on March 11, 2014 at 5:43am

I have just used the standard 3M tape on the mounts that came with the camera with now worries. If you Google ways of removing the tape you should not have a problem 

Comment by Huw Carey on February 12, 2014 at 11:42am

Has anyone attached a GoPro camera to the wing of a 601 XL? I am looking at ways of doing this - I hear the 3m adhesive mount will be strong enough but it would probably take off the paint when trying to remove it at a later date. Any advice?

Comment by Lance Gobeil on January 7, 2014 at 5:19pm

iam starting a 650 on Vancouver island is there any one building or flying a 650 in BC?

Comment by Tracy Trathen on November 5, 2013 at 12:41pm
Does anyone out there have plans for the Dual Stick option for CH300?
Comment by Frank Savignac on May 15, 2013 at 2:54pm

 Hi Sheldon, check to make sure your oil pressure gauge matches up with your oil pressure sensor. Newer engines have the Honeywell Electronic and the older models have the regular VDO gauge. There are two types of gauges you can purchase depending on your pressure sensor that you operate. Hope this helps. Frank

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