January 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Fuel system help

If anybody could help I would appreciate it.

My 750 is nearly complete at as a kit.  When I built the wings I ran the supply fuel lines at the lower fitting and the vent line to the fuel tank on the opposite side on top of the tank. At the time I didn’t consider what type of engine I was going to install. Now that I have decided to install a fuel injected engine, I realize that I need use the vent lines I ran  for the return of the fuel to the tanks. But because there are only two…


Added by Bob Fairbanks on January 24, 2014 at 8:34pm — 9 Comments

Wing Ribs Complete

Yesterday I finished the last of the wing ribs. All nose, rear, root and flaperon ribs are done and I have cut material to form flaperon spars, rear wing channels and cut material for the wing spars.

Question, I wanted to post this as a status as many do but I don't know how.  Can anyone teach an old dog a new trick --thanks.

Added by Tim Smart on January 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

FlyIns in Australia/New Zealand

Thinking about visiting "down-under" this Summer or Fall (your seasons) and wondering when and where the most popular home-built aircraft fly-ins might be.  It would be great meeting fellow builders/flyers.


CH701 in progress

Del Norte, Colorado

Added by Loren Otto on January 12, 2014 at 9:15am — 7 Comments

How many 650s in canada

Iam starting a 650 on Vancouver island just wondering if there are any 650s being built or flying in BC?

Added by Lance Gobeil on January 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

firewall Boots 701

Is there some type of boot for the two threaded rods that control the front nose wheel? Trying to keep engine compartment smells from entering the cabin area.

Added by Jerry Griego on January 6, 2014 at 6:34pm — 6 Comments

Thanks Santa!

A while ago I bought a set of wheels and brakes off a crashed Savannah.  The seller was in Adelaide, so I asked a bloke who lives nearby and who bought the engine from the same plane to pick them up for me.  The seller told me he'd throw in any other Savannah bits in the hangar.

Well, he delivered them today, and not just the wheels - but the main gear, the nosewheel fork, the rudder pedals with toe brakes and master cylinders, the flaperon mixer, Y-stick... and…


Added by Marty de la Motte on January 6, 2014 at 4:19am — 2 Comments

New Year, New Start

After taking a several month break (mostly to gather monies for materials to go forward) I’m back.  I have resolved my immediate problem of having to wait to purchase materials at least to carry me through the airframe stage.  That said, in the process of getting my act together I purchased a set of plans for the Ch 750.

 Yeah I know, but these STOL guys just seem to be having so much fun.   I will be placing an order for materials this week to scratch build my 750.  Hope to be able…


Added by Tim Smart on January 5, 2014 at 5:37am — 9 Comments

Received my engine today

I took ownership of my new engine today. Now it's time to strip all the unwanted parts off and take a good look see.  Once I strip it down I will post a video with a walk around.  If anyone is like me, you have spent hours looking for a good video of the engine, or even good pictures.  This is a 2010 Honda Fit l15a7 engine.

Added by Jesse Hartman on January 2, 2014 at 4:04pm — 7 Comments

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