Chane Burk
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  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • United States
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  • Dawn and Tom Levis, and Jim McGovern
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Aircraft Model
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
other auto conversion
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Retired USAF SERE instructor. Living a dream; teaching US Marines how to skydive for a living and building an 801 in my spare time.

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At 3:07pm on December 27, 2020, Ben Church said…

I'm not aware of any -801 steel bungees that are flying.  Saw this post about an installation but not sure if it's flying yet.  Dan Niendorff opted for the Zenith donut/pucks system and I nearly did that but liked the Viking system more since it loads the bungee pin instead of the top firewall Z.  Viking has an option for a -801 bungee on their order form which is what I ordered but the strap I got from them is clearly not going to work (maybe my 2008 kit has a different firewall / nosegear than the current SD or HD versions?).

Let me know next time you're in MKE.  Zenith builders are always welcome! 

At 11:13pm on November 25, 2014, Bill Wilcox said…


I have a house full of people right now.  I will call you early next week.  my e-mail is

At 12:33pm on November 1, 2014, Bill Wilcox said…


the reason I was thinking of this weekend is my wife gets a new knee Monday.  My life will be hectic for a few days after that!  

Any time that is good for you let me know.


At 11:21am on November 1, 2014, Bill Wilcox said…


Could I come by and see your project?


At 5:58pm on August 31, 2014, Bill Wilcox said…


I head south Oct 20 or so.  I would love to look at your 801 and give you some tips on flying it.  I have over 800 hrs in in mine.

Give me a call 907-255-8586


At 10:38pm on October 7, 2011, Bill Wilcox said…


I have a ticket on US airways red eye direct from Anchorage to PHX.  Get on at mid night where it is 35 and rainy and get off into 75 and sunshine.  



At 2:57pm on October 7, 2011, Bill Wilcox said…



My winter home is in Casa Grande. We are headed down Oct 25.   I would love to come look/ help with your project.

I consider my 801 an Alaska plane.  If I build an AZ plane it would be 180 hp 180 mph.


We should get all the builders in the area together and have dinner.



At 10:51am on February 20, 2011, Ronald Miles said…

Good Morning Chane,  thanks for the shout.  Where is Queen Creek? I'm near Tucson, building a 750 with a Converted Corvair, per William Wynne's manual.

Regards,  Ron

At 8:09pm on October 6, 2010, Suzy Patey said…
You still out there? Any progress on the plane?
At 4:35pm on February 11, 2009, Mark Patey said…
It's looking good bro. Keep up the work, no excuses. :) THANKS again for all your help down south. We'd of had a really tough time without you.

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