August 2013 Blog Posts (13)

Nose leg bungee on a 601XL

Hi all,

I am hoping to get some advice on changing the nose leg bungee on my CH601XL. I have no experience of building aircraft as I bought the XL when it was already flying.


I have bought the bungee (1080HD) but have been told that it can be a tricky job. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Huw Carey

Added by Huw Carey on August 28, 2013 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

News From Ghana

For those who have been wondering what is happening in Ghana - well, we have a few challenges!  You can read our latest newsletter in the PDF below... 

We are also working on a radiator gantry for the 701/750 for the Rotax 912iS (and the other Rotax installation, but we are working on improved cooling for the iS at the moment) and a really simple cowling modification that goes with it.  We expect to carry out flight tests next week, and, if all goes well, will share…


Added by Jonathan Porter on August 26, 2013 at 3:06am — No Comments

Leaking Fuel Sender

I learned almost the hard way of a problem with the VDO fuel sender used in my CH701. I purchased my wings and fuel system kit in 2010 and first flew…


Added by Don Herbel on August 23, 2013 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Aircraft Builder for iPhone Released!

We released our latest Aircraft Build Log app today!  At US$4.99 it is an absolute bargain.

This app allows you to use your iPhone to capture high quality photos and create your build log as you go.

The iPhone with it's flash, is small enough take photos of those dark and difficult to reach places in your airplane.

It generates a PDF build log and can export your log to a CSV file.


Click on …


Added by Basil Buwalda on August 22, 2013 at 12:41am — 5 Comments

Back to it.

I have been out of commission for three months due to a motorcycle crash.  Finally was able to finish the work bench and start building again.

Added by Michael T. Klukas on August 20, 2013 at 2:08am — No Comments


Here is a gently used Rotax 912 80 hp for sale.

I know the owner and aircraft history. Its good.

The Rotax 912 80 hp is great engine for the CH701 or CH601HD series aircraft. I have flown both models with the 80 hp Rotax and they fly great.



Added by Bob McDonald on August 18, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Slow Down

Wings, rudder and horizontal are done.  Screwed up the elevator (tip rib alignment) probably could have fixed it but would never be happy, scrapped it :>( , got some spare aluminum to use ;>)  Nothing another $400 can't fix.  We learn by doing, I hope.


Cheers,,,,,,,,,,,,  Lynn

Added by Lynn S. Beckhorn on August 17, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

Rotec 40 TBI replaced Bing, 3300 Jabiru/601XL-B

Recently, We replaced the Bing Carby w/ a Rotec's 40 TBI to my Jabiru 3300.  Here the results: (After 25 hours running)  Still using same throttle system and air box system.   

1. Now can reach 2850 rpm in static run-up.

2. Shorter lift off distance.

3. Fuel burn @ cruise 5gph.

4. EGTs closer.  CHTs cooler.

5. Able to control mixture.

6. Very easy Starts.

7. Only use electric fuel pump for first start of day w/ primer once.

8. Climb…


Added by Mark Ertz on August 16, 2013 at 10:09pm — 3 Comments

C-IMPH First Flight

First flight of Mac McCullock's CH750 registered AULA in Canada. Rotax 912S engine. Mac did a days CH750 type training with me prior to 1st flight.

Added by Bob McDonald on August 12, 2013 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

601 feed back

Well, after my first 5 hours flying my XL I can report that this is a fantastic aircraft. It flys hands off with minimal trim, I must have been very lucky setting up the rudder alignment as it tracks straight and true with no rudder input. The Jabiru engine has plenty of power and am working out what to set the adjustable prop at. Currently getting 105kts at 2900 RPM. Am getting a lot of wind noise through the canopy frame so will look at sealing that better. With only 5 hrs so far am…


Added by Darryl Legg on August 11, 2013 at 1:23am — 4 Comments

2013 Zenith Banquet a Success

2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Another Great Year for Zenith

A huge thank you to everyone that came to the Zenith banquet at EAA this year! We had 173 builders from all over the world attend. If you would like to see more pictures of the event and pictures of the Zenith display, you can Facebook me at "Joe Scheibinger", go to my pictures, and…


Added by Joe Scheibinger on August 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

CH-701 Modification to cockpit roof.

I have read that there is a modification to the CH750 that replaces the flat plexiglas between the wing roots with an airfoil shape that is suppose to reduce drag and turbulance, and even increase lift.   Does anyone know if there is such a mod for the 701?

Added by Patrick L. Hatfield on August 3, 2013 at 9:46pm — 5 Comments


Looking at purchasing a CH300TD with a 140HP Lycoming.  Hangar kept.  Hasn't flown in 2.5 years though.


Struggling to find information/expertise on this model.


Appreciate any suggestions on what I should be looking out for and questions other than the obvious I should be asking. I am not a builder.



Added by Rich Lanning on August 1, 2013 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

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