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 Loren Otto on February 2, 2014 at 1:28am

Way to go, Deane!  I'm sure that the skill of the pilot is a key factor in STOL techniques.


Comment by Deane Philip on February 1, 2014 at 9:27pm
thanks everyone it is certainly a fantastic plane and has changed many pilots perception of microlight lsa capabilities the comments of many of the competitors was of amazement
Comment by Shafid Khan on February 1, 2014 at 9:15pm

Congratulations Deane and Jock, you guys have done well.

Comment by Bob Wood on February 1, 2014 at 8:41pm
Nice Job Deane & Jock! Technique is the deal. 1st Place;Deane 100hp+2nd Place;Jock 80hp= 3rd Place;Robert 180hp! Interesting stuff.
Comment by Tracy Buttles on February 1, 2014 at 8:31pm
Someone needs to bring a 100 hp 701 to Oshkosh this year for that competition
Comment by Mark LaPierre on February 1, 2014 at 8:05pm

Oh man!  Where's the video? ;-)

Comment by Wayne Clagg on February 1, 2014 at 7:53pm
Interesting that 1st and 2nd place beat out a plane costing 4 times as much!
Comment by Zenith.Aero on February 1, 2014 at 7:38pm

More info on the  "Healthy Bastards STOL competition" in New Zealand held on February 1, 2014.

Microlight (LSA) Category <1325 lbs. Top 5 results: (Complete results)

1. Deane Philip in a Zenith CH701 with 100-hp Rotax (JUG): Take-off: 16.3 Landing: 27.1 (43.4 pts)
2. Jock Struthers in a Zenith CH701 with a 80-hp Rotax (ZMX): Take-off: 20.8 Landing: 32.1 (52.9 pts)
3. Robert Gray in a Carbon Cub with 180-hp (CSS): Take-off: 28.5 Landing 49.2 (77.7 pts)
4. Bo Nilsson in a Rans S7S with a 100-hp Rotax (XBO): Take-off: 59 Landing 60 (119 pts)
5. Chris Reid in a Rans S6S with a 80-hp Rotax (CER): Take-off: 56.6 Landing: 90 (146.6 pts)

Watch this great video of the winner at last year's event.

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