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HDS Wing Extensions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Damien Graham Feb 15, 2013. 15 Replies

650 Canopy/XL conversion to 650 Canopy

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Roberts Jan 4, 2011. 8 Replies


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At 6:20am on November 25, 2012, guido meens said…
Hi James hope you get this i am new to this The canopy hood is painted with acrylic paint very effective and looks good i think ? Cheers Guido
At 8:21pm on November 24, 2012, Phill Barnes said…

Thanks James. It was an awesome journey that I will venture on again one day when circumstances allow. I will still be hovering around this group helping out when I can. Keep having fun with your build and post as lots of pics.


At 5:19pm on December 31, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

Tried sending a message directly to your email but it got sent back to me.


Hi James

I just checked my pics on kitlog and also could not find one showing the inside of the rear bubble, my appologies. What I did was everywhere there was a rivet ending with acyrlic, I placed a washer over the rivet before pulling it to spread the load on the acyrlic surface rather than the edges of the hole.Only one small crack as you can probably see on the R/H rivet in the pic. All the rivets through the flashing ending in acyrlic are avex not the low pressure soft household rivets provided and used on holes starting with acyrlic. Maybe the softer rivets would have prevented the damage. Good luck mate.

Happy building and new year









At 4:07pm on October 6, 2011, Glenn Woolston said…
hi--been flying--but decided to give it up---do you know of anybody who would buy parts to CH 701???
At 8:33pm on January 27, 2011, Buzz Air Flight Academy said…
James, check out video Dec 31, wind tip mount, 90 degrees @ 90 knots
At 4:34pm on August 13, 2010, Glenn Woolston said…
hi James--I stalled my CH701 and went down on landing strip into some growth and banged up my wings real bad---was hoping some one out there had started to build CH701 but gave up and would be willing to sell parts. Thank you for asking, but am ok--knocked my pride all to pieces---Glenn
At 5:55am on August 11, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi James
Thanks for your comment. I have done all of my upholstery myself. It has been a most enjoyable job and it's not really that hard to learn with the greatest learning tool at our disposal. The internet.

Thanks again.

At 6:50am on April 25, 2010, Rudi Venter said…
Hi James!

Your baby is looking good :-)

No, mine is not finished yet, the structure is done but interior, instruments and engine needs to be done. It stood for a while during the time I was getting the Savannah ready to fly but the Savannah is now flying so the 601 is next!


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