Brian A Manlove
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650 canopy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian A Manlove Jul 20, 2014. 3 Replies

Help! I'm trying to get my 650 canopy to sit right on the hoops & side frames. I followed the builder's guide as far as placing the rear hoop... "in line" with the seat backs, then trimmed the…Continue

Rotary cutoff tool for canopy cutting

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Jul 12, 2014. 1 Reply

I bought a 4.5" rotary cutoff today, can anyone recommend the right type of disc for cutting canopy plastic?thanks!Brian M.Continue

601 XL Takeoff and landings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wesley Parker Apr 2, 2015. 8 Replies

I had a chance to go on a breakfast run yesterday in a buddy's 601 XL/Jabiru 3.3 liter. I came away from the experience a little puzzled and possibly concerned... and I'm wondering if the issue is…Continue

Throttle Cable End

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Boon Dec 14, 2013. 1 Reply

I need to terminate my throttle cable at the carburetor.  I am thinking of using the end fitting shown below.  I am a little concerned that this might not be a "positive enough" termination.  Any…Continue


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Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 9:12pm on November 7, 2018, Clint L Gosch said…

Hello!  Message recieved! 

At 9:00pm on February 17, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian

Finally received my heads from Falcon.  Ordered some parts from Clarks and Summit and will go down to Corvair Ranch when the weather improves.  Maybe I'll get the engine completed after all.  Question- What are the chrome rings on your nosebowl inlets and what spinner are you using?

Thanks and keep in touch- Fred

At 8:37am on February 8, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian

Looking at your nosebowl- mine from DW had inlet holes cut out.  And what chrome rings did you use on the air inlets?


At 4:30pm on January 17, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian Its been awhile- looks like you are about ready to fly.  I did get rest of my order from WW after I said I would file charges.  Ordered nose bowl from Dan W. but flanges are a poor fit at prop opening- going to take a lot of prep work to make it look good.  Did you have problems with nose bowl?  Almost a year waiting on cyl heads.  Thinking about selling corvair and using Lycoming.

Keep in touch- Fred

At 7:24pm on September 29, 2014, Dave Gardea said…

Hi Brian,

I was looking at your pics this evening. Nice job getting the wings mounted .. major accomplishment! Your project if looking great!

From the head end on I was trying to judge what your clearance is from the bottom of the firewall to the lip of the ventral cowl? I did not initially have enough outflow there and ran hot the first couple times up. I ended up dropping the ventral cowl with some additional aluminum side pieces riveted on the side cowling. This gave me about three inches of clearance from the firewall to the lower lip of the ventral cowl. Just something to check. If I recall you want about 50% more on the outflow than the inlets to the cowl volume-wise to the produce a nice cooling downdraft thru the heads. You may already have this .. if not, something maybe to check.

It would be cool to fly down to your field one day from Shelbyville to visit your project. Where are you based? My email is if you have time to shot me an email offline.



At 10:57am on July 27, 2014, Brian A Manlove said…
Successfully resurrected canopy!
At 5:51pm on July 6, 2014, Dave Gardea said…

It was good to meet you at Columbus this morning. Please feel free to shoot me an email at if I can be of any help. Regards, Dave

At 1:17pm on July 6, 2014, Larry Winger said…

It was good to run into you at the Columbus airport today.  When Dave Gardea and I flew in for breakfast, we were so surprised to see a 601XL on the line.  Best of luck as you move toward the finish line in your own CH 650.

At 7:00pm on May 4, 2014, Frederick Schutt said…

Brian- what part do you need to fabricate? Some members will say i am picking on WW in classifieds. My email is

Will discuss my WW order there


At 7:04pm on September 26, 2013, Larry Ward said…

What happened to the "Y" part of your control stick?


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