Samuel McNair
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Looking to Buy - Dynon AP74 Dedicated Autopilot Interface Module

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Kline Feb 6. 2 Replies

Looking for a working condition Dynon AP 74 module, either horizontal or vertical. This is the older (non Skyview) type that interfaces with the D100/180 series. Contact Sam McNair  ssm6791@gmail.comContinue

Tags: AP74, Dynon

Please Help, do not circulate rumor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Oct 16, 2018. 2 Replies

It has showed up in the media that I used my CH801 to support the recent Hurricane Florence Airlift. Also and unfortunately now showing up on the internet is an erroneous report from the GSO FSDO to…Continue

Tags: strike, wire, FSDO, NTSB

Alaska Trip Log and first video is ready

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Aug 8, 2018. 9 Replies

See attached MS word trip log for 26 days of flying from SC to AK to CA and back in my CH801. The link to version 1 of the video created by my friend  who accompanied me covering the flight portions…Continue

Tags: CH801, Alaska, Travel

CH801 Trip to Alaska is Completed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel McNair Aug 1, 2018. 9 Replies

I left in the afternoon of 6/1 and returned about noon on 6/25; 11,235 miles and 115 hours of flight time later. Route was: Georgia to Cut Bank, Mt. then up to Calgary, up the AlCan to Fairbanks, to…Continue

Tags: Alaska, CH801

 

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Looking to Buy - Dynon AP74 Dedicated Autopilot Interface Module

Looking for a working condition Dynon AP 74 module, either horizontal or vertical. This is the older (non Skyview) type that interfaces with the D100/180 series. Contact Sam McNair  ssm6791@gmail.comSee More
Jan 30
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N733YD new home nearing completion

The hanger side of my hanger home (~4 years in the building- a one man job) is done except for the epoxy on the floor. The residence side should be ready this spring. The strip (1SC1, 1200 feet of grass) will be fully ready this spring as well. Looking forward to getting up in the morning, pushing that hanger door button and going flying.  Hope to see some of you at SunNFun this spring. …See More
Jan 7
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STOL CH 801 N733YD July 2022

July 2022. New paint job on cowling for better visibility. Added vinyl leading edge strips to prevent etching and pitting caused by bugs and fine sand/gravel. Vinyl strips cost ~$100. Added new full length nose gear strut fairing. Should add 1 to 2…
Jul 14, 2022
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Zenith 801 makes 50

I just finished a trip up to Maine from SC in my 801 (RollerSkate). It was very memorable for several reasons. 1- when I landed and departed Laconia NH that made a straight 50 for me - a take of and landing as PIC in all 50 states. About 40% of those states were accomplished in my 801. 2-The fall foliage up north was in prime colors, and nothing like an 801 to cruise slow and low and take in all of the beauty. 3- I got to fly up the Hudson River corridor. Circle the Statue of liberty and fly…See More
Oct 13, 2020
Bill Wilcox left a comment for Samuel McNair
"Sam Send me the link. Bill"
Sep 14, 2020
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Apr 14, 2020
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"Hi Sam - Did you figure out the Nosegear Shock Suspension using the round rubber disks on your CH801?  If so, what disks did you use, how many, and where did you get them?  I have a CH640 which has the same front fork design as the CH801…"
Feb 25, 2020

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Engineer, COM IFR ASMEL Flying 39 years, in 13 countries, all 50 states, 565 airports.

N733YD has a Superior O-360, Full glass IFR panel, LR tanks, no slats (VGs) and cruises 105+ KTAS at 70% power.
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N733YD new home nearing completion

Posted on January 7, 2024 at 10:49am 5 Comments

The hanger side of my hanger home (~4 years in the building- a one man job) is done except for the epoxy on the floor. The residence side should be ready this spring. The strip (1SC1, 1200 feet of grass) will be fully ready this spring as well. Looking forward to getting up in the morning, pushing that hanger door button and going flying.  Hope to see some of you at SunNFun this spring. …

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Zenith 801 makes 50

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 12:33pm 9 Comments

I just finished a trip up to Maine from SC in my 801 (RollerSkate). It was very memorable for several reasons. 1- when I landed and departed Laconia NH that made a straight 50 for me - a take of and landing as PIC in all 50 states. About 40% of those states were accomplished in my 801. 2-The fall foliage up north was in prime colors, and nothing like an 801 to cruise slow and low and take in all of the beauty. 3- I got to fly up the Hudson River corridor. Circle the Statue of liberty and fly… Continue

N733YD CH801 Shakedown Cruise

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

I just got back from about 25 hours of flight in 2 1/2 weeks. Did some local ADS-B and avionics check flights and rigging checks after the dual stick conversion. Then a long trip.

I am very disappointed with the dual stick kit that I paid $800 for. Installed per the instructions the stick hits the dash when forward well before all travel is achieved and when back it needed to be about 2 inches into my chest with the seat way back to get full up elevator.  I had to redesign the…

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At 11:30am on September 14, 2020, Bill Wilcox said…

Sam

Send me the link.

Bill

At 9:40am on February 25, 2020, Brian Walker said…

Hi Sam - Did you figure out the Nosegear Shock Suspension using the round rubber disks on your CH801?  If so, what disks did you use, how many, and where did you get them?  I have a CH640 which has the same front fork design as the CH801 and I'd like to get rid of the shock cord on my plane also.  Thanks !  Brian  702-371-6710

At 2:47am on May 9, 2017, Chumphol Sirinavin said…
Samuel,

Your experience on reduced drag with belly cargo pod is highly interesting. Thanks for sharing.

For the wing slats, you may want to see "swing slat" moving up for slat opened and moving down flushed with wing leading-edge top surface for slat closed. The construction/modification is very much simpler than the moving in-and-out slats.

I got the idea from www.supercub.com.

Champ
At 8:36am on April 15, 2016, Jeff badgero said…
Slatless 701 from Jeff Badgero
Yes vgs on leading edge of wings back of elevator and top of elevator also e=
nd plates on elevator. I started out with slats and donated them to an orang=
e tree in Florida on my first attempt to fly to Haiti. Then I replaced with s=
eatless 18 " longer wings wit no root and 13 gal tanks. It handles more pred=
ictable on landings now
At 4:27pm on March 24, 2015, Gary Goertzen said…

Sam, I think we normally run 360 to 370, I don't think we have ever gone over 390. But it is cool here now, so not sure where we will be when it gets hot outside.

At 11:43pm on January 23, 2015, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi,

I'd like to see the picture of the aluminum fairing that you just installed under the horizontal stabilizer. Thanks.

 
 
 

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