Jay Parker
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Curious about using a Constant Speed Propeller on low Horsepower Engine on Zenith Planes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louis W. Ott Mar 19, 2010. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any knowledge of someone using the AirMaster AP420 Constant Speed Propeller (…Continue


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Geologist, I believe I'm handy enough to start this project, however, scrounging the funds to build it may be difficult until my truck is paid off. Setting up a work shop and getting everything else taken care of first, before I start this project and new way of life.

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Landing Lights on a Zenith STOL

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 9:41am 10 Comments

Assuming I get a full Pilots License and wish to fly the LSA CH-750 as a regular plane after the sun sets, I’d like to know where those of you who have equal ambitions plan to install your landing/taxi lights on the CH-750? Do folks even fly STOLs after hours as I don’t recall seeing them on the Zenith website on any of the CH-801 photos. With the fixed leading edge wing slat on the Zenith STOLs, it…


VGs on the CH-750...... wings, elevator or rudder?

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 7:17am 6 Comments

I have been reading various articles about how VGs help in the flying characteristics and landings of various aircraft and I plan on using them on the elevator of the CH-750 as Zenith suggests. But I have a question for any aeronautical engineers out there regarding VGs and if they would have any affect or be of any aid should they be applied to the plane’s rudder and if they were applied, would they be placed along the leading edge or someplace else? I’m just curious to find out if they might… Continue

I just took a big turn around in my desired engine for my CH-750, switching from Rotec R-2800 to the Jabiru 3300.

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 1:02pm 11 Comments

Today I took another look at the Jabiru 3300, 120 hp engine and really liked what I saw. I was comparing it to the stylish radial engine, the Rotec R-2800. I like the fact that it is only $17,500 new and sold in a town not far from where I live now here in Tennessee. It includes all the accessories including mounting for that price. They also sell the front cowling/nose bowls for the engine (they show an engine mounting process for a on a 701 or 750 on their website:… Continue

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At 3:26pm on January 18, 2010, Andre Levesque said…
Thanks Jay!!
You should of seen my shop before the major cleanup -:) My shop is about 30'x30' and i decided to paint the walls white and that really helped.
have fun setting up your shop and send me pics...

At 11:38am on January 13, 2010, Jay Parker said…
Brady; I'm planning on using the Rotec Radial R-2800, 110HP. I could probably also use the R-3600, 150HP as well on the CH-750, but I doubt there will be much I could do to make it fly any faster with Tundra tires and Cargo Pod if I should opt to go that route. I think the Tundra tires will be a must even if I don't fly much bush, because of the centralized propeller shaft which probably lower the propeller to the ground another 4 to 6 inches. If you have never seen the Rotec engine, here is their website for the R-2800 : http://www.rotecradialengines.com/0RotecR2800/R2800.htm
At 9:23am on January 13, 2010, Brady McCormick said…
it looks like you're planning on a radial?
what engine are you looking at?

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