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At 10:19pm on September 15, 2021, Guy Zindel said…

Thanks Phil, 

Need to pull the wings and move it to my hangar, then it'll be a a couple weeks and it'll be back to its flyoff phase again... That was started a long time ago but it never got finished, so it'll be up to me!

Did I read that right? You donated yours?


At 6:18am on June 18, 2021, Michael Mccarthy said…


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At 8:47am on October 6, 2011, Jake Reyna said…

Phillip, I've been watching your cowl development, we've been on the same path dealing with similar issues. I fixed the inlets and use 4" Scat to make the connection to the cht cooling ducts.

The last piece, as you mention is the cowl exit. My original design is adequate and extends just past the firewall. I'm also running dual exhaust and had added cuffs to prevent airflow back into the rear cowl. Just finished making a new bottom that I will bond to the lower cowl, it incorporates the exhaust cuffs, is deeper and extends farther aft.

Thanks for the tips. Good to hear what others are doing to address the cooling issues associated with the Jabiru engine.


At 1:39am on January 6, 2011, joshua knowles said…
first flights are always a little tense..!  well done.  josh
At 4:30pm on December 21, 2010, Paul Sanders said…

Thanks for your advice on the compressor, I'll be checking out Sears and the other stores after Christmas.

At 3:43pm on November 14, 2010, William Hagood said…
Hello Phillip, You have mentioned to modifications to other builders that I would like more info on; the slotless flaps and the reinforced firewall/nose-gear. Can yo point me toward specifics? Thanks, William
At 5:57pm on October 30, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Phillip, I've been watching your cowl and exhaust development. I was looking at the photos you posted recently and was going to comment on the similarities. I'm going to modify my lower cowl and merge my exhaust cuffs with my oil cooler exhaust. This will give me a cleaner shape. We're on the same path and it does sound good ;-)

At 9:17pm on October 7, 2010, Bob McDonald said…
I posted pictures of a simple velcro strap that Angus Watt designed. He had a door on his CH750 open and "depart the airframe" in flight. I have pictures of this strap posted on my page (Angus doesn't take pictures). Might be helpful.?

At 10:53am on August 29, 2010, Robin Boyd-Moss said…

I have flown my plane which is great. We are now waiting for the C of A to fly again. All seems ok I hope your plane is too.

At 5:20am on July 24, 2010, William Hagood said…
Thanks, Philip.  I just picked up my kit from the prior owner.  The first order of business will be an inventory and thorough review of the builders logs.  I  am excited to take on this project, and am sure I will need lots of help!  Thanks for your offer!   William
At 2:52pm on May 31, 2010, Robin Boyd-Moss said…

Well done. I don't seem to be getting any closer yet- one step forward two back. Anyway will get there in the end. I look forward to hearing how your flight test goes soon. Robin.
At 2:05pm on May 31, 2010, Nate Hinton said…
thanks for the message! I would love to come down and check out your plane! I am working on the rear fuse right now and a bit frustrated by how not square it is when I put the four sides together. I haven't opened up the holes yet and need to play with it some more.
Did you go with the lycoming? I'm finishing my A/P testing this week and after that should have some time. Talk soon,
At 1:58pm on May 15, 2010, Kenneth Aron said…
I had seen the description / instructions for the "no-slot" system, but decided to go stock. I've already cut the slots in. I plan on rigging some kind of leather / synthetic "gasket" to minimize exposure, and add a drain inside the vertical rod cover.
At 6:42pm on April 27, 2010, tom said…
Thank you!I am hopeing for alot of fun. I am trying to locate some plans. the originals have seem to have died with the original builder. any ideas?
At 12:58pm on April 11, 2010, Jack Williams said…
Phillip: thanks for the comment. Have been in touch woth Ben several times. He has been a great resourse! I have a friend with an E-Racer with a v-8 Ford. His radiator is mounted underneath his engine. I'm investigating this posibity. Great Cowning on your a/c. jack
At 11:51am on March 21, 2010, jim albee said…
not has finally melted enough snow to get the 801 out for pictures...will send them...I have some down time now so will be able to figure out how to advertise the plane...I also have an instructor friend who will fly some of the hours off for me...thanks for the inquiry....Jim Albee
At 10:23am on February 16, 2010, Jock Struthers said…
Thanks for your comments on my painting blog Phillip, I left the choice of paint to my professional advisor as I indicated in my blog, sure does stink and takes a bit of cleaning up also. The respirator seems to work well as I only smell it after I have finished.

The paint you used sounds very interesting, cheap and "clean" - I didn't come across that option during my initial research, so I will stick with the advice and paint supplied to me already. There is so much choice and technical info to understand the more you dig into it and at least I know that the system I am using is compatible and will stay on for a while - assuming good preparation of course.

Regards, Jock Struthers, New Zealand
At 11:31am on February 7, 2010, Robin Boyd-Moss said…
Phillip, Is it possible to get any information on flying the 801? If you could put me in touch with someone who has experience flying the 801 I would be most grateful. Regards, Robin
At 2:29am on February 4, 2010, Robin Boyd-Moss said…
Phillip, I bought ny plane from a builder in the States and it has just arrived here in Kenya. I will certainly send you some photos when I get them. I live in the bush so wil not see the plane again until the end of the month. Do you have a contact in the factory for technical help? Regards,

At 6:40pm on December 28, 2009, Michael Dawson said…
Phillip, not exactly sure why the desicsion was made either, but all jungle airstrips have been closed. I almost think it is something as simple as wanting to save face. when missionary aviation was kicked out a promise was made by the gov to fill the void, well, they tried to, but in the first year, crashed 7 or 8 planes due to lack of training on short jungle airstrips, so the airstrips were declared unsafe and closed. go figure. anyway, Lord willing, one day things will sort out and we will be able to fly again. We just lost another baby today to malaria. I am sure his life could have been saved with a flight to town. It is really hard when we see the people suffering and knowing a simple flight most possibly could have saved it's life. Thanks for your concern.


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