Debra and Patrick Nesbitt's Blog (7)

TUNED EXHAUST for a ROTAX 912 80 hp

Now a days there seems to be Tuned Exhaust for all types of motorized people movers. They all claim to give your engine more horsepower, better fuel milage etc, etc.

Which has got me to wondering, why not a tuned exhaust for the Rotax 912, namely the 80 hp version? On looking at the exhaust on my 701 I think improvements can be made. Wouldn't it be great if a tune exhaust could give you 5-10 hp improvement maybe more?

Maybe there is all ready a…

Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on June 29, 2010 at 4:49am — 3 Comments

Aircraft Insurance

I just got the bill for my 701 insurance. I thought would be interesting to compare rates with other's.

I'm from Canada and my 701 is registered as a Advance Ultralight. My deductible is $1500. My Insurance consists of All Risk Flight & Ground, Hull Value $50,000. 3rd Party Liability Coverage $1,000,000. Passenger Coverage $300,000. My Annual Fee is $2400. This cover my wife also who is a student pilot and will be taking lesson on our 701…


Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on March 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments


Well not sure if I should title this Post IS MY WIFE PISSED OR WHAT, or DO I HAVE THE LARGEST FLEET OF 701'S? Last year while I was coming to the end of building my first 701, a fellow 701 owner had a taxi mishap in his, he decided that he would not repair it and parted it out. I purchased it minus the engine and instruments, hence my second 701 which currently sits in my shop. This last week I purchase a complete new…


Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on February 14, 2010 at 11:59pm — 4 Comments

Nothing goes as Planned

The plan was to finish before the weather got bad here in British Columbia, test fly the aircraft then paint it this winter. Well one thing after another and here we are end of Jan., still no test fly due to weather. So C-IIOA got sent off to the paint booth yesterday. In about two weeks we see what the weather holds for us and C-IIOA will have a new look.

Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on February 1, 2010 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Canadian Advance Ultralight CH 701 Registering

I am in the process of registering my CH 701 as a advance ultralight here in Canada. I heard back from Transport Canada today regarding my gross weight. I am trying to increase my gross weight from 960lbs to 1100lbs. Transport Canada will not allow this. I am aware that this has been done in the past. I have a letter from Chris Heintz dated Oct. 3, 1995 that the STOL CH701 may be operated at an increased gross weight. On Transport Canada's list of eligible ultralights allowed the CH 701 with… Continue

Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on November 30, 2009 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Rotax training

Well have not been doing much plane building of late. I have been attending Rotax Service Course for 912 & 914 Series engines and the Rotax Maintenance Course for 912 & 914 series engines. These courses are Rotax authorized and put on by Rotech Flight Safety Inc. here in Vernon B.C., Canada. I am now authorized to carry the title iRMT (independent Rotax Maintenance Technician). In our class we had students from the Yukon, British Columbia,… Continue

Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on May 25, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

ROTAX 912 wiring for DUMMIES ( me )

Well its time I start toget at some wiring. My panel is done and in it goes tomorrow. All my gauges are steam type. My problem is electrical is like a different language to me, one I do not understand. I have the Rotax 912 installation diagram, aeroelectric's Z-16 diagram and Jon Croke's simple 912 engine wiring diagram and I am confused.


Could… Continue

Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on March 3, 2009 at 1:24am — 5 Comments

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