James H Skaggs
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  • Greenville, SC
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"Brake caliper 701 main gear I got the finishing kit for my 701 the other day and I was putting the wheels together when I ran into a proble"
Sep 29
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Aero 701 engine mount

Aeromomentum engine mount doesn't fit. Anyone had trouble with the engine mount from aeromomentum fitting on the 701. I ordered and recieved it and it has several issues around the top front gear mount. everything is 20 mm too low. The side tabs hit the bottom of the front brace. No problem I can cut those but now the bars are hitting the front of the brace. to fix this I'll have to cut two relief notches for the bars to pass. Haven't contacted aero yet. it's like they have their plans or jig…See More
Jul 2
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"Has anyone heard news about when the Zenith website will be back up?"
May 20
James H Skaggs posted a status
"Condolences to the Heinz family."
May 2
James H Skaggs posted a blog post

Twiddling my thumbs

Ordered the finishing kit for my 701. They said it won't ship until late September. Building an airplane requires a lot of inspiration and motivation maintenance as it is. We've all heard of the high percentage of projects that take more than a decade or never get completed. I am dedicated and determined to my project in spite of the odds. I would like to drop a line in the old suggestion box if I could. Zenith please be more informative with your orders with regards to pricing and shipping.…See More
Apr 13
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Dec 17, 2020
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Still at it.

Finished riveting rear fuselage. Working on cabin floor and sides now. Pictures coming soon.
Aug 21, 2020
James H Skaggs posted a status
"Still plugging away. Rear fuselage finished. Working on cabin floor and sides now."
Aug 21, 2020

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Other
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
None
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Industrial maintenance
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
GSP

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Aero 701 engine mount

Posted on July 2, 2021 at 10:18pm 0 Comments

Aeromomentum engine mount doesn't fit. Anyone had trouble with the engine mount from aeromomentum fitting on the 701. I ordered and recieved it and it has several issues around the top front gear mount. everything is 20 mm too low. The side tabs hit the bottom of the front brace. No problem I can cut those but now the bars are hitting the front of the brace. to fix this I'll have to cut two relief notches for the bars to pass. Haven't contacted aero yet. it's like they have their plans or…

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Twiddling my thumbs

Posted on April 13, 2021 at 10:28pm 1 Comment

Ordered the finishing kit for my 701. They said it won't ship until late September. Building an airplane requires a lot of inspiration and motivation maintenance as it is. We've all heard of the high percentage of projects that take more than a decade or never get completed. I am dedicated and determined to my project in spite of the odds. I would like to drop a line in the old suggestion box if I could. Zenith please be more informative with your orders with regards to pricing and shipping.…

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Still at it.

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 2:50am 1 Comment

Finished riveting rear fuselage. Working on cabin floor and sides now. Pictures coming soon.

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