Sebastien Heintz's Blog – August 2010 Archive (7)

EAA president Rod Hightower in Mexico, MO

The Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) new president, Rod Hightower, was in Mexico, Missouri, this past weekend for the "Mexico AirFest Salute to Veterans Air Show." Rod flew in for the weekend (with his daughter Hillary) in his Stearman, pictured below.…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 30, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

2010 Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day... One Month Away

Our 19th annual Zenith Aircraft Company "Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In" is just one month away!

This year's events is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. All aviation enthusiasts, but especially builders and owners… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

...from Voice of America radio: "Kurdish Aviator Builds Plane, Flies Over Home Town"

See and listen to Voice of America for an interesting story about a man and his dream (original broadcast on August 12, 2010):


Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 12, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

STOL CH 750, Edition 2 (Design Max. Weight Increase), Now Available

As announced last month at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (view press release), the design maximum weight for the STOL CH 750 has been increased from 1,320 lbs. (600 kg) to 1,440 lbs. (650 kg), an increase of 120 lbs. The increase adds significantly to the load… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

A story, about a story, about a story.... worth reading.

I read the following story (about a story in the New York Times, no less) about a Zodiac builder and his love of flying. Isn't it great to read some good news about aviation and flying, especially in a non-aviation publication?…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 11, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

STOL CH 750: Dual Control Sticks

Frank Tompson recently installed the dual control stick option kit in his STOL CH 750:

We were a little concerned about cabin access (getting in and out of the airplane) with the dual sticks but it appears not to be a problem. Here's a schematic of the system:


Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Oshkosh 2010 Follow-Up

Despite a very wet beginning, we had a great time once again at AirVenture and really enjoyed meeting both existing and new builders from around the world. Following is a summary of our week:

Heading to Oshkosh from our factory in Mexico, Missouri: The STOL CH 750 as seen from the STOL CH 801:…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 4, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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