Richard Green
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601HD Rudder Rib Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Green Feb 21, 2016. 4 Replies

I have a 601HD tail kit and hope to finish the rudder up this weekend.  Everything is clear except the installation of rib 4 at the top of the rudder. The 601HD spar does not have pre-drilled holes…Continue


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Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
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Have worked on airplanes before
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Commercial / CFI
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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CH 601HD Builders and Rotax's

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 5:45pm 5 Comments

Have CH601HD's with Rotax 100HP engines faired well in cruise and climb performance?

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At 9:58pm on March 31, 2017, Scott Smith said…
Great to hear you are back to it! Yes, I'm going with 601 HD. I have to pay off our landscape project the wife and I did recently and then I'll order the rudder, hopefully in mid May. I was hoping to dive in sooner, but reality dove in instead and the realization that paying off a relatively high interest rate loan should come first.... Life...

I cant wait though and in the meantime I'm watching metal workshop vids as well as gathering the tips and tricks people have posted here.

I believe I'll be going with a Jabiru, but still cant rule out the Viking 130. The viking is awfully heavy though. I just don't like the rotax, from what I've been hearing it is very complex and requires a lot of maintenance.
At 10:25am on March 21, 2017, Scott Smith said…
Hi Richard,
Are ypu still building your 601 HD?
If so I would love to get in touch with you. I'm strongly considering building a 601 HD myself.
At 8:45am on January 22, 2016, Lawrence Bird said…

Looking forward to seeing your 601HD build... The Homebuilthelp folks have a vid on putting the 650 canopy on the 601XL -- not a direct application to the HD... but seemed pretty good/general to me... Always liked the "honesty" of the HD -- although I'd probably build as light as possible; have to finish my current project first, but will be looking for your updates -- Good Luck !!

At 6:09am on April 2, 2014, Sherman F. Childers said…


       Enjoy your build.



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