This lovely strip in western Colorado sits a little above 5000’MSL on BLM land. One of the joys of building and flying a Zenith STOL airplane is dropping in on places like this just to enjoy the scenery and solitude while drinking my morning coffee…
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Hi Randy, I've got 54 hrs on my 701. I was reading you describe trimming up your plane to fly hands off, is that with just yourself in the plane? Mine, with a passenger flies nose heavy and trim doesn't have too much effect on it ...it's a good workout for your shoulder after a half hour of constant pressure back on the stick. Flying single it trims up just fine. Are you having simular problems?
I tend to install one 'Cessna' type friction adjustable on the left and T bar on the right - it is quite easy to set, but you will need to think about it and check that it doesn't 'jump' the outer sleeve - so it needs 'fixed' at the firewall.
Hi Randy. My FWF is from Skyshops, which no longer supplies FWF kits for Zenith models. I like it because it has an airbox with carb heat, so I can pull outside combustion air and get the full 100hp from my 912ULS. I also like the cowl design. George Mueller built a Skyshops FWF 701 and is selling the plane and FWF in separate chunks, but other than that the Skyshop FWF is no longer available. Good luck on your build. The 701 is a blast to fly!
hi randy i saw your info. im also building a 701 almost finished with the fuselage i was going to go with the vw but a friend has one and it runs great the problem is the 80 hp they say is not, because the airplane they tried it on was a sonex my buddy said he is getting maybe68- 70 hp im going with the corvair 100hp actual very dependable and try looking into flycorvair with willie wynn nice guy but very hard to reach on the phone ive been trying to find the motor mount for 701 to corvair, it has been done look at fly with gus scrol down to 701 with corvair watch the video im hooked a bit heavier but i would rather have the power if neede hope this helps joe also ther is another guy from valdosta ga into corvairs aswell between both more than enough info
Hi, we are looking for a volunteer CFI - does that interest you.... we train local people as a way of a) funding MoM and b) keeping the airfield operational, c)a source of volunteer pilots - but there are only so many days in the hour - at least if feels that way! ...
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