Mr. Fraser just sent us some pictures from Canada of his setup, thought you all might be interested in taking a look. He's almost done and doing final touches and a first flight will be soon. The paint job is really unique as those are local…See More
The Arlington Fly-In started today in Washington. If you have the opportunity two Zenith/Viking powered airplanes are on display and both a great representation of Zenith and Viking on the West coast. Quality Sport Planes and Jonathan Fay with the EAA Chapter 84 are both out there having a good time!In the meantime, we are prepping for our flight to Georgia in the Zenith SD. Hope some of you are getting ready to take your Zenith somewhere fun this weekend!…See More
FYI:More performance numbers for you. •Aircraft: Zenith STOL Ch 750Engine: Viking 130 HP•Whirlwind 68” Prop -pitch = 22 degrees•OAT: 81 degrees•Humidity = 55%•Field elevation: 420 MSL•Altimeter setting 30.02•Before flight we topped both tanks to bottom of fill neck•Take off and climb from 420 MSl to 1500 MSL•RPM after level off = 4600•IAS =85 MPH•Coolant temp = 196 degrees• Oil Temp =148 degrees•Total flight time including taxi, take off, climb, cruise and descent and taxi back to hangar = 7/10…See More
Are there any 750 STOLs flying in in Alberta Canada with the Viking engine ? I would like to see one possibly go for a flight in it. I live in Stony Plain A.B. near Edmonton but could drive to see one PH # 780-963-9640 , Cell 780 984-5033 , email email@example.com.
Only 3 areas of the 701 build give me any great concern only because I have little experience. I've done wood & fabric A/C before. I had a Fly Baby with 65 Franklin just about ready for cover when Hurricane Katrina took it (and just about everything I owned). We never even found any pieces. As I my condo was just across from the N.O. Yacht Club, we figure the Fly baby is somewhere in the middle of Lake Pontchatrain. I did manage to complete a 28 Hp Hirth powered MiniMAX 1103 in 2009.
I'd never done any sheet metal work so I took the EAA SportAir workshop and followed by the rudder-build workshop at the Zenith Factory. I then placed my order for the 701.
I'm a retired Industrial Engr. Prof. (shopfloor automation), but the wing-root compound curves look tough and the cabin area (doors & glass) as well. I ordered the folding-wing option and so far the plans seem sketchy at best in that area.
Finally, my comment as to the Viking install. I'm more than sold on the engine (deposit to get in the build queue will be sent later this month). I don't believe the installation itself should be a problem, I'm just not an electricals guy and the panel itself is a bit worrysome, but I'm sure I'll work it out. I do see that I have the installation services to fall back on.
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