Ari Hulkkonen
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Hi, I'm a 40yrs old telecom engineer from Northern Finland. October 2010 we bought a Zenair STOL CH-701, manufactured by Zenair Ltd, Ontario, Canada. The plane had not been flying since 2006 and needed some updates and service. Now it's back in business again!

BR, Ari Hulkkonen, Finland
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 8:12am on October 30, 2018, Wayne Woloshin said…

Hi Ari, I saw your picture of your Foot, I am sure you had a lot of pain to deal with but hope it's all OK now. Speedy recovery and happy flying soon. Tks Wayne 

At 4:14pm on November 17, 2017, Jock Struthers said…

Sorry to be so slow in befriending you. Ive not looked at the Zenith website for a long time.  Thanks for your comments.  I can only beat those young guns with the big motors and tyres in the STOL competition if they miss the mark on their landing and I am on target! Being lighter, I can stop a little quicker than them, so there is always hope!

At 5:18pm on July 13, 2016, Lonny M. Kirk said…


of all the Beanie mods I have seen I like yours probably the best. I would be very interested in any information you might have to help me replicate it on my 701.


Lonny M. Kirk

At 6:40pm on August 4, 2015, ulis temos said…
Arie, Schould you desire to forward photos, it may be better to send them direct. My address is If you desire to see my strip go to google earth, my address is 3224 sterner road Nazareth pa. 18064. I own a eighty acre farm which I rent to a local farmer who raises mostly grass for horses.
At 7:31am on August 4, 2015, ulis temos said…
Arie, I located your lake on Google earth however the resalusion is not very good to see the dock. It's hard to find a remote location with in forty plus miles of home here in the states.
At 4:54am on July 29, 2015, ulis temos said…
What took you so long to build the dock?
At 5:24pm on May 17, 2014, Wayne Koski said…
Yes, I am 100% Finnish heritage. Also, my wife is from Latvia. I often show her pics of planes flying over the Baltic.
At 8:12am on April 28, 2013, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Fred Burg had an easy way to expand his 701 cockpit.


At 4:09pm on April 12, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Ari,

I haven't played with the heating in my 701. I know that it is way TOO COLD as all temps are way TOO LOW in the winter. I will have to install a winter kit if I want to see those needles reach a nice WARM temp. As is, I never saw more than 130 for oil and 50 for water coolant. These are never enough to warm anything... Having an auto conversion engine, I dont worry abot those low temps (shock cooling) but the PILOT NEVER gets WARM..That I really hate. This will have to wait for next year as summer is coming...Soon hopefully !



At 12:58pm on April 12, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Ari,

Well you know Americans...what they didn't invent...they dont use !

Same for me, The inside Beanie is covered with insulating aluminum/plastic kinda wrap...I used this material in the doors and around the luggage area.Works real good and stop noises ...especially oilcanning and warms up the place.



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