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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Carter Jun 29, 2019. 1 Reply 1 Like
I am really struggling with the decision as to which airframe to build. Fortunately, I get paid to fly. I really don’t have a mission, other than having a plane that i can use to teach my daughter…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Bird Aug 13, 2017. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Been a little while since I have been on here. Classic example of "baby on the way." I had purchased a Ch650 tail kit, but had to sell it when the baby came 4 months early. With the extended stay in…Continue
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A question for the experts. On the Zenith website, when I am looking at the performance and specs, I am trying to determine what engine is used for the advertised empty weight of the 701 and the 750…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jorge Matas Feb 18, 2016. 7 Replies 0 Likes
I have a friend that is Looking for either a 701 or 750 kit. Started or not, he is just looking for a solid project.
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Welcome to the family. These planes are not hard to build especially if you build from a kit ! They also fly quite well but not very fast...
Trade offs, trade offs...
Concerning your question about gross weight increase, you have to talk to the zenair guys at the factory, they'll give you a good idea to what extent you can increase it safely.
For my CH701(SP standad) they allowed a 10% increase (from 1100lbs to 1200lbs) without any problem. In. Canada, in the Homebuilt category, you need an official letter from tye designer/manufacturer of your plane stating that the weight increase is reasonable otherwise it is not allowed.
I dont know if it is the same with the DAR inspector in the US...
Check before with Caleb at Zenair, that's a start.