Randy Owen
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt Oct 19, 2010. 5 Replies


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Poison Spring runway 29

Looking northwest from the other side of my plane at Poison Spring. From here to the rise in the runway in the distance is about 800’. The runway surface is soft sand and the undulations in it are worse than the pictures show. Takeoff and landing…
Jan 5
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STOL CH 701 Landing on Flat top mesa

Flew my Zenith 701 into a short mountain strip yesterday. This one is soft and sandy with about 700’ of usable runway. Field elev. 6.300 feet
Dec 26, 2023
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"Flew my Zenith 701 into a short mountain strip yesterday. This one is soft and sandy with about 700’ of usable runway. Field elev. 6300""
Dec 23, 2023
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My Zenith STOL CH 701

"What happens when you press that red button on the panel"
May 24, 2023
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One of my favorite places to land

This shot is from last Saturday. It’s a lovely little strip in Western Colorado that I frequent in my 701. It’s as short as it looks, and is about 5000’ MSL. The 701 easily negotiates it with two aboard. I’m coming up on 800 hours in my 701, mostly…
Sep 6, 2021
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Zenith 701 country. Lesser airplanes need not apply.

This lovely strip in western Colorado sits a little above 5000’MSL on BLM land. One of the joys of building and flying a Zenith STOL airplane is dropping in on places like this just to enjoy the scenery and solitude while drinking my morning coffee…
Mar 10, 2020

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At 7:07am on June 18, 2021, Michael Mccarthy said…


My name is Mr. Michael Mccarthy, I have contacted you before without any response from you. Please replied if you receive this message. I have something very important to discuss with you, I have a vital information to give you. Could you please get back to me on (mmichaelmccarthy4@gmail.com ) for full details.

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At 3:39pm on July 28, 2012, RW Hunker Jr said…

my email address:  jrhunker@gmail.com

At 3:37pm on July 28, 2012, RW Hunker Jr said…


Please email me and I will email you back the performance data on the vgs,

Thanks, Rob

At 12:36pm on July 11, 2012, Dan Robinson said…

Hi Randy,  I've got 54 hrs on my 701. I was reading you describe trimming up your plane to fly hands off, is that with just yourself in the plane?  Mine, with a passenger flies nose heavy and trim doesn't have too much effect on it ...it's a good workout for your shoulder after a half hour of constant pressure back on the stick.  Flying single it trims up just fine.  Are you having simular problems?

At 2:52pm on November 17, 2009, Jonathan Porter said…
I tend to install one 'Cessna' type friction adjustable on the left and T bar on the right - it is quite easy to set, but you will need to think about it and check that it doesn't 'jump' the outer sleeve - so it needs 'fixed' at the firewall.

Hope that helps!
At 9:34am on July 2, 2009, Jeff Beachy said…
Hi Randy. My FWF is from Skyshops, which no longer supplies FWF kits for Zenith models. I like it because it has an airbox with carb heat, so I can pull outside combustion air and get the full 100hp from my 912ULS. I also like the cowl design. George Mueller built a Skyshops FWF 701 and is selling the plane and FWF in separate chunks, but other than that the Skyshop FWF is no longer available. Good luck on your build. The 701 is a blast to fly!
At 11:06am on June 28, 2009, joseph aloof said…
hi randy i saw your info. im also building a 701 almost finished with the fuselage i was going to go with the vw but a friend has one and it runs great the problem is the 80 hp they say is not, because the airplane they tried it on was a sonex my buddy said he is getting maybe68- 70 hp im going with the corvair 100hp actual very dependable and try looking into flycorvair with willie wynn nice guy but very hard to reach on the phone ive been trying to find the motor mount for 701 to corvair, it has been done look at fly with gus scrol down to 701 with corvair watch the video im hooked a bit heavier but i would rather have the power if neede hope this helps joe also ther is another guy from valdosta ga into corvairs aswell between both more than enough info
At 1:03pm on February 21, 2009, Jonathan Porter said…
Hi, we are looking for a volunteer CFI - does that interest you.... we train local people as a way of a) funding MoM and b) keeping the airfield operational, c)a source of volunteer pilots - but there are only so many days in the hour - at least if feels that way! ...

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