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We have decided to sell one, of our two 650's. We simply decided against having two. The fuselage is pretty well done, minus the canopy fitting and the wings need to be built as well. Comes as the…Continue
Posted on February 2, 2023 at 10:00am 0 Comments 1 Like
At the start of January, David Tillema and his Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, powered by the Viking 130 engine, took to the air with a new challenge.
To those unfamiliar, Dave completed the "48 State Challenge" last year, departing from his home in southern Texas, and landing…Continue
Posted on March 16, 2020 at 9:30am 2 Comments 5 Likes
I just want to encourage those that fly not only young eagles, but any younger generations to continue to do so. I can't begin to explain the joy this kiddo had when he took his first flight in the SD this last week. Something he will remember always and I know many of you are out there sparking that same joy and wanted to say thank you. Alissa…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:00am 2 Comments 5 Likes
Posted on August 16, 2019 at 2:22pm 0 Comments 1 Like
The Arlington Fly-In started today in Washington. If you have the opportunity two Zenith/Viking powered…Continue
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Has anyone put the 174 HP Viking Engine on the CH-640?
I'm considering building the CH-640.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. Of course I haven't even seen my kit yet. I pick it up on 01/19. It will be like Christmas all over again ...
Only 3 areas of the 701 build give me any great concern only because I have little experience. I've done wood & fabric A/C before. I had a Fly Baby with 65 Franklin just about ready for cover when Hurricane Katrina took it (and just about everything I owned). We never even found any pieces. As I my condo was just across from the N.O. Yacht Club, we figure the Fly baby is somewhere in the middle of Lake Pontchatrain. I did manage to complete a 28 Hp Hirth powered MiniMAX 1103 in 2009.
I'd never done any sheet metal work so I took the EAA SportAir workshop and followed by the rudder-build workshop at the Zenith Factory. I then placed my order for the 701.
I'm a retired Industrial Engr. Prof. (shopfloor automation), but the wing-root compound curves look tough and the cabin area (doors & glass) as well. I ordered the folding-wing option and so far the plans seem sketchy at best in that area.
Finally, my comment as to the Viking install. I'm more than sold on the engine (deposit to get in the build queue will be sent later this month). I don't believe the installation itself should be a problem, I'm just not an electricals guy and the panel itself is a bit worrysome, but I'm sure I'll work it out. I do see that I have the installation services to fall back on.
How can I place an order for a set of steel bungee?