Congratulations to Deane Philip in Zenith CH701 ZK-JUG for winning the "Healthy Bastards STOL competition" in New Zealand, and to Jock Struthers for coming in second in his Zenith CH701 ZK-ZMX.

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Comment by Wayne Tyson Jr on February 3, 2014 at 2:20pm

Oh, yeah, Deano, how much do you weigh at liftoff? Is your gross weight 1320?


Comment by Wayne Tyson Jr on February 3, 2014 at 2:18pm

Hi Deano,

Thanks for the description of your secrets and the good advice. Umm, "modified flap assembly?"


Comment by Deane Philip on February 3, 2014 at 2:21am
hi Wayne I have a modified flap assembly which allows me to hall on full 30 degree flaps very quickly my process is no flap full throttle with foot brakes on full I release the brakes start the roll for about 3 to 5 meters then rotate when I feel the slightest lift while the nose wheel is in a very high attitude I quickly hall on full flaps and push forward on the controls quickly this drops the nose and helps kick the gear up. it over emphasizes the effect of hauling on the flaps my approach is 25 degree flap and a very steep approach be careful not to loose elevator authority I also fly aggressively drive it like you stole it as the saying goes but please stay safe and fly within the design and your own limits I have bent my gear trying new styles and im still learning I have only been flying about 18 months and I have abouut 100 hours in m 701
Comment by Wayne Tyson Jr on February 2, 2014 at 11:16pm

Please describe your technique in detail.

I like your paint job. How do you like the polish option?

Comment by Deane Philip on February 2, 2014 at 3:54pm

Hi Dr Edward it is actually the take off 16.3 metre or 53 feet I have done better

Comment by Dr. Edward L. Olds III on February 2, 2014 at 3:19pm

Nice looking approach!  Looks like a lot of fun!

Comment by Deane Philip on February 2, 2014 at 3:15pm

Tracey Buttles thanks for the comment I would so so so be keen to get over there for Oshkosh but it is so god dam expensive to get from New Zealand to there especially with accommodation ect its a 10-15 thousand dollar trip but man it would be awesome and I would definitely fly in it if I had a plane over there it would be some what of a effort to get mine there hahahaha  

Comment by Deane Philip on February 2, 2014 at 12:30pm
tail skid is a modification I made aluminum flat bar with nylon fixed to under side and it works well I have put the backside on the rocks several times especially when I first started doing river bed flying and even the stol comp practice very easy to pull back just a little to far saves damage I will take some pictures
Comment by Thomas Jackson on February 2, 2014 at 11:30am

Good show Deane & Jock! We 701 drivers need to indicate who's boss! Others are good but how good.

Comment by Peter Driussi on February 2, 2014 at 5:02am

Nice work! Good result seeing the other competing aircraft! What is the tail skid made from?

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