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At 4:46pm on June 12, 2011, smitfire ( Ron Smit ) said…

He Patric is there an other Zenith fly in this Year  ?

Ron.

At 8:16am on July 26, 2010, Robert Bryant said…
I also have my wood prop set at 13 degrees, have checked it and have set the tracking, I have now ordered a warp drive. Hope it is an improvement.
At 6:11am on July 24, 2010, Robert Bryant said…
What problems did you have with the other prop? I have the same prop and I am having problems with vibration.Bob
At 3:34pm on March 28, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
Better to be on the ground wishing your were up flying, than to be in the air flying wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe.
At 3:15pm on March 23, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
If your waiting for pictures of my finished CH750...? So am I ...the graphics installer messed up the lower nose cowl decals so I had to drive home yesterday. The graphics are supposed to be finished today and Mark Townsend will send me a picture or post it on Zenith-Aero. The graphics were designed by James Cameron, who I met while he & his wife were building a CH650 rudder at Can-Zac. James has a flair to paint design. I have about 100 more picks from the last 2 weeks... thought I would space the posts so as not take over the site. I painted the aircraft entirely "Artic White"...and Red leading edge slats. The rest is vynl graphics.

Bob
At 10:34am on November 27, 2009, mitch donnelly said…
thats MOJO he is old english mastiff HE is the PILOT
At 11:52am on October 3, 2009, jim miller said…
hi patrick sorry for taking so long to get back to you just figuring out how this sit works
got run right now but i will keep in touch as i work my way throgh this sit
thanks jim
At 12:40pm on March 23, 2009, Chris Aysen said…
I wish it could be my landing strip but I do not believe my neighbors would be to keen on the idea. It would also require ALOT of practice on my part; 600 feet with 50 ft. obstacles on both ends. Unfortunately from what see the wings will have to be removed and everything brought to the airport. But I still have 2 or 3 weeks of building and another 2-3 of taxi testing on the property you see (approx. 2 acres). However, the compliment is very much appreciated.
At 11:59am on March 10, 2009, Chris Aysen said…
Patrick, thanks for the comment. I do intend to post more pictures of the "no-slot flaperon" attachment.
At 7:09pm on March 4, 2009, Jock Struthers said…
I’ve completed all my panel wiring without a hassle - I am not a dummy, have done a bit of house wiring without getting too many shocks or blowing fuses- but I have never attempted to do anything like this before. I first bought Jon Croke's video on wiring aircraft, it covers the basics and gave me the confidence to draw up a rough wiring plan which my son who is an electrical engineer (in Canada) put through his computer and provided me with professional schematic plan(s) (and way easier to follow than the rotax manual plan for engine only!) - he also cross checked the wire / fuse sizes which I had initially predetermined after reading the manufacturer's instruction for all components (and with the knowledge gained from the video). Every wire was labelled in the plans and I listed each one with its fittings on a speadsheet from which I could order everything I needed in one hit from aircraft spruce.

To make it easier, I bought fully made-up wiring harnesses for the radio and transponder.

From there it has been plain sailing and everything tested so far has worked first time, as it should, (no smoke, sparks or bangs!)

If you watch Jon Crokes video and still feel a dummy - then maybe you will need to talk to an electrician - it will be too painful to walk you through it in full detail by email! Do your homework. I haven't seen the recommended book, but if necessary get that too. You need to understand, not just follow instructions. It will be easier for people to help you then.
At 6:42pm on March 3, 2009, joseph aloof said…
hey patrick how much do you want for the folding wing kit its for a 701 how old are the parts. thanks joe
At 9:47pm on February 19, 2009, Wayne Clagg said…
Hi Patrick,
You asked about how much paint it took to paint a 701. It all depends on the paint you use, some of it requires a lot of thinning and some doesn't. I used polyuethane paint that required activating but no thinner. We used one gallon of primer, 1.5 gallons of white, 2 qts of blue and just a splash of silver. The brand was Utech made by Akzo Nobel. A friend who used to paint airplanes had this paint leftover and gave it to me and I think it turned out really well.
Wayne
At 4:03pm on February 16, 2009, James Cameron said…
Hi Patrick, thanks for the compliments. I just got back home from vacation for the long weekend. I'll get started tomoroww on a 701 scheme for you tomorrow. I'll give you some black and lime green you'll be sure to love.
James
At 9:58pm on February 15, 2009, Isaac Wee and Nita Maharani said…
Hi Patrick.

Nice photo of the rottweiler. We have 2 mutts, Tess and Chief. Hopefully, they'll come flying too someday.

Will try and get in touch with Can Zac about the Rotax engines.

As you might have read, Nita and me live in Jakarta. We are both trike pilots. The 701 will be our little adventure transport, to take us to a little beach hut that we have on the south coast...about 59nm from Jakarta. Flying the trike there is a little tiring and cold at 4000ft. Looking forward to a more relaxed flight in the 701.

Are you going to AirVenture?
At 5:11pm on February 15, 2009, Sergio Fink said…
Thanks for appreciating the cowling, lights, etc. Some people here mean that my 701 looks somewhat like the Cessna Caravan... The only disadvantage of a FRP cowling is the weight (aluminum would be lighter). The cables for the landing light run within the lower part and have a joint (plug + coupling) to allow for removal of this part.
At 10:51pm on February 14, 2009, Isaac Wee and Nita Maharani said…
HI there Patrick.

Thanks for the info on 912s. Much appreciated. I managed to get a pretty decent price from Rotax Australia for the 912S but the 912 (80hp) is only about 1000 USD cheaper once you add the slipper clutch.

love this site. Its great to be in this large 'family'.
At 11:20am on February 14, 2009, Brady McCormick said…
Pat,
Thanks for the pictures! They are inspiring me to start my fuselage.
I need to get the slats done and the horizontals done first but I can feel it coming on fast. I really want to get it on the gear! Then it will feel like a real airplane and not just a collection of parts. :)
You need a Corvair to help keep the nose down. :)
At 6:30pm on February 13, 2009, joseph aloof said…
hi patrick im waiting for my fuselage hope in a coupler of weeks what do you recommend any tips before i start joe
At 12:53pm on February 13, 2009, Brady McCormick said…
Dog is my copilot! :)
At 11:54pm on February 12, 2009, Brady McCormick said…
Patrick,
After looking at your picture....I am amazed at how well you type!
:)
Got any pictures of your airplane?

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