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Started Aug 30, 2022 0 Replies 0 Likes
I have decided to sell my 2500 Amphib floats. Lots of upgrades…. High quality hydraulic lines throughout, access panels/pump out cups for all compartments. Spring loaded stoppers. Storage…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Niendorff May 7. 29 Replies 5 Likes
I’ve been doing a little work on my 801, and I figured it was time to write up what I have done. …Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu May 5, 2021. 7 Replies 4 Likes
I am experimenting with fairings for my wing strut attach points.My method is to design the fairing in solidworks, and then print male and female mold with a small offset. The offset is designed to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Niendorff Aug 23, 2020. 2 Replies 1 Like
I made this plenum for my firewall mounted oil cooler. Measures angles…Continue
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I think it is worthwhile to share some of my experiences here on the forum about a recent project that I did. So here goes....
The idea for this project began several years ago. It started when I first got my 801 up and running. Zenith/Zenair had changed the cowl at some point, and when I ordered my FWF kit, I got the new cowl. The cowl fit well, and most importantly cooled well in flight. But it was quite difficult to fit the air intake. Basically, I did not fit. The…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:51pm 2 Comments 6 Likes
I have spent a little time experimenting with rudder trim, and I think it would be worthwhile to share my experiences with the group. I know that most of you are probably saying "Why?" to the concept of rudder trim for our STOL aircraft. In most cases, it is probably not necessary. However, I found it useful. I'll explain.....
The Aerosport IO-375 makes 195 hp, and lots of P-factor. With that power plant, one can point the nose up and go. In the 801, I can also haul a…Continue
Thank you Daniel! The original builder did a great job on it.
Thanks Dan - I have a CH640 which has the same design in that area as the CH801. I have a IO-360 and had to move the engine forward 5" (to make room for the prop governor) so I'm guessing I'll need 13-15 pucks. I ordered 18 so I have enough to experiment with. My pucks and sleeves will be here on 3/2/20. I'll let you know what I come up with. Thanks !
Dan, a couple questions please. Did you build the flaporon attachment bearing bellcrank that you show in your photos? I want to make similar for mine. Do you have drawings, etc? Also, I am installing seat adjustment rails for the 750 in my 801. If you are interested I can send you photos and data. Best regards, Bill Phillips
Hi Dan, I’m not on the pad very often so I missed you in March. I live in middle Georgia and building a 801. I built a 601 XLB and a RV 8-a that I fly out of Kopn. You would be welcome to see my 801 build most anytime. Bill Phillips
Hi Daniel how much experience do u have with floats or know of someone who does
just sold a cub on floats want to put maybe 2000s on my 801 in process
of putting 31s on main and 29 on nose now phone nu is 2509440038 if u want to call me
Congrats on your 801. The flight with the passengers is priceless.
I'm sure I'll bug you for build questions :)
Take care and enjoy your 801.
Thanks for your comment... I keep updating my status but sometimes Wonder if it matters much ... Anyway, lots of fun working on these planes. Good thing I got my CH701 flying while building the other ones... Keep at it, it will FLY !
Daniel, I see that you where after the firewall forward gear being sold in Utah, as I was !!. Would have been a great way to get a head start on the build but it's going to Canada I believe, I have joined the Sport Aircraft association of Australia which will help with licensing and testing etc on the 801. Also joining the Sport aircraft Builders club of Western Australia , small bitumen airstrip an hour away. No build progress as we have been 4WDriving up north for 2 weeks and still researching. Keith McEwan
Daniel, Thanks for the contact, I'm glad there are others on the same journey. I've never had two wings sitting in the lounge room before but they look good. My intention is a relaxed build over a couple of years to allow time to learn the new skills needed and do as good a job as I can, being a first timer.Mine is complete except for the fwf and avionics, cabin trim etc, it has been assembled at one time. Look forward to keeping in touch. Keith Mcewan