Shafid Khan
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Fly CH701 without slats

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark ralfe Apr 7, 2011. 17 Replies

I took the slats off to try to get more cross country speed and I was amazed with the difference, 12% more speed. There was no change in take-off or landings. Most of the flying I do is long distance…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Shafid Khan Sep 13, 2010. 4 Replies

Help. . . What propellor should I use for ch701 with Jabiru 80hp motor ???? And where can I buy one ???


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Rotex 100hp engine wanted

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:01pm 1 Comment

Hi all, does anyone know of a used Rotex 100hp engine for sale ???

I am keen to buy one. Contact me on

Zenith 601 XL canopy opened during the flight

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 3:33am 13 Comments

Has anyone had the canopy of 601 XL open during the flight ??

My canopy opened in flight at 1500' at 100 kts early this month (May 2013). The aircraft dived towards the land and was hard to control. The canopy stayed up in the air and I could not pull it down. I slowed down to 60 kts and droped down to 500' just in case I had to land on the beach. All the items got sucked out from the back including my head phones. I turned back to the airport, about 2 miles. I  could not communicate…


UL260i Engine for 701

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 4:17pm 7 Comments

Hi folks, I want to replace my engine from Jabiru 2200 to UL260i. Can some one point me to the right direction where to buy one and the cost please.


Popeller pitch and size

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 12:45am 2 Comments

What is the best propeller to put on ch701 with jabiru 2200 engine ??? What should the rev-counter read at full throttle when taking off and climbing ??? I can only get to 2600 rpm maximum throttle which I think is not enough. Any information will be appreciated.

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At 8:30pm on May 7, 2013, Allan / Zenair Australia said…

Welcome to the group

great shoot of the beach landings



At 11:26am on January 2, 2013, Brian Unruh said…


Have to say your posted photos are always spectacular and always look forward to seeing them. You are really living the 701 flying adventure life.


At 12:58am on September 17, 2010, mark ralfe said…
Hi Shafid.
Congradulations on your purchase,theu're a neat wee plane. Bought mine from Wairoa in June,had a few jobs to do on it before flying. Have now done about 25 hrs in it.Did you buy yours via Trademe ?
I planned on flying to Mot 2 weeks ago,but the weather turned bad,will get up soon. My parents live in Mot.
What engine does your plane have ?
At 5:19am on September 1, 2010, Jock Struthers said…
Hello Shafid,

Thanks for contacting me.

Right now I am working in Mindanao, Southern Philippines and will not be back in Blenheim for a couple of weeks yet. Meantime my almost completed 701 is stored in my garage gathering dust!

Its good to hear there is another 701 close by - I see you have recently bought yours - where did you buy it/ whose was it??

I look forward to catching up with you in due course.


Jock Struthers
At 4:43am on August 26, 2010, Chris Sinfield said…
spent some time flying into Blenham in C130's

There is also another Zenith member there building an XL.
At 4:02am on August 25, 2010, Chris Sinfield said…
Welcome to the group..

NZ would be a great place to fly a 701 or the new 750..
you north or south Island?
Chris Sinfield
Zodiac XL
Sydney Australia

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