October 2009 Blog Posts (10)

CH701 & CH750 Wheel Skis

I heard a rumour that Zenair was going to release plans / kits for wheel skis to fit the CH701 & CH750 model aircraft. I thought it would be a wonderful early Christmas present (project) for the model owners from Zenith (Chris Hientz).

O.K. I will admit to starting the rumour ! I saw a wonderful looking set on a CH701 owned by Rob Nelson on the completions section of the Zenair web site. Winter comes early here in Canada and wheel skis would be a ray of sunshine in my part of the… Continue

Added by Bob McDonald on October 30, 2009 at 1:20pm — 9 Comments

Search for condition inspection form for 701.

I saw there was a link posted for a annual condition inspection for the 601. Does anyone know if there is one available for the 701. I tried to find one on the Zenith site with no luck, just thought someone might be able to help.

Added by Wayne Clagg on October 29, 2009 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

The Build

Myself and 2 friends (all A&P's) started scratch building our 701's (3ea.)in october 08. After finishing the rudders we went after the horizontals and elevators witch are currently done. I wish now i would have kept track of the times and dates but all I can say for sure they all went togther smothly. Since were building from scratch and doing 3 the roughter table is one of the top used tools we have for building identical blanks like ribs… Continue

Added by david shrader on October 29, 2009 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

CH701 Write-off .

It looks like my CH701 will be written off so I am wondering if there is a market for serviceable parts. The response to this blog will have a bearing on whether I make an offer for the wreck. The empenage and starboard wing are un-touched and many other parts. Aftar running into a ditch, the front undercarriage, cowling prop & fuselage are beyond economic repair. Don Bowtell 01920464585.

Added by Donald Bowtell on October 27, 2009 at 4:10pm — 4 Comments


I was offered a chance to be part of a 3 man (sometimes 4) team conducting a CAN-ZAC Power Build program. The kit owner Angus Watt from Ottawa started with Mark Townsend building from a 6ft X 6ft X 12ft crate Friday, and I joined them on Monday afternoon. Neither Angus or myself had any previous kit building experience... but we were closely supervised by Mark Townsend of Can-Zac in his Kitchener hangar. The working day starts at 8AM (or earlier if you can't sleep) and generally goes hard until… Continue

Added by Bob McDonald on October 27, 2009 at 8:19am — 5 Comments

Getting Dunked - Egress Training

If you fly floats getting Egress Training is a must!

Earlier this year a local flight school arranged for Bryan Webster from British Columbia, Canada to provide a one day course on submerged emergency egress. Bryan runs his own training company and is also a long-time commercial bush pilot. I found the course well worth the cost. We spent several hours being tossed around in mock cockpit in the pool. Getting wet taught me some very valuable leassons that I though might be… Continue

Added by John Ellis on October 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Jabiru Tips & Tech

This blog is for all helpful information regarding install, operation, preventative and general maintaining, upgrades and any information to assist our engines to be the best that they can be.

Please ask any questions directly to the person who posted the info but please post any new info arrising from your discussions. This request is designed purely to make it easier to browse information without having to wade through general… Continue

Added by Phill Barnes on October 16, 2009 at 5:46pm — 11 Comments

Progress Update

Empennage is done. Flaperon skeletons are done. Working on wing ribs & ordering materials to complete the wings and fuel system.

Added by Travis Corbin on October 13, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Please help a Zenith builder with a grad school project!!


I am working on a graduate capstone project for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I need to collect some survey responses from current or future airplane owners. THAT IS YOU!

This directly relates to General Aviation and the Next Generation of Airspace in the United States. Please help my research out. Any builder in any phase of building or ownership can participate:

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Added by Christopher Nail on October 6, 2009 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

In the mail this week! Be on the Lookout!

The September/October #174 issue of the Zenair News is being mailed today. Enclosed is the companion DVD with exclusive interviews from the recent Airventure show at Oshkosh.

Below is a summary of the contents from the Newsletter:

After reviewing this issue, please deposit your comments right… Continue

Added by Zenair News on October 5, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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