Russ Bens
  • Sebastopol, CA
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750, ZODIAC CH 601
Project Status
Just started
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Jabiru
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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Made my first assisted free-fall jump today

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:30am 6 Comments

Jumped out of an perfectly good airplane today. Ironically, as we climbed to altitude I became gradually less nervous. When it finally came time to jump I was OK. My instructor said I did very well. I went through all my maneuvers in time to pull the cord right at 5500'. It was actually a lot of fun.

Ordered Engine Today

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 2:30am 16 Comments

Placed on order a Jabiru 3300 and complete firewall forward kit for my STOL 750. Made a few changes to the standard kit, including the Sensenich ground-adjustable prop, optional tachometer pick-up and cabin heat. The folks at jabiru USA in Shelbyville were great. They had a quote prepared within one day and were quick to answer all my questions. Should arrive in three weeks.

Orcas Island Adventure

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

6/30/09 What a great place to visit! Orcas Island is a picturesque little community North of Seattle. There are a number of B&Bs and small hotels within walking distance of the airport. But you might consider parking in the overflow grass area and camp with your plane. Have dinner at Lulu's. Highly recommended.

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At 11:58am on September 3, 2009, Brad DeMeo said…
Excellent. What a great brother you are!
At 9:55am on September 3, 2009, Brad DeMeo said…
Hi, Russ. How's your progress on the 750? The semester started at the law school so I cannot make the wednesday meetings until next April. So I thought I would check in. Do you still like building?
At 12:58am on August 16, 2009, Bob Simmons said…
Great! Thanks.
 
 
 

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