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Zenith Cruzer For Sale SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel L Thompson Nov 4, 2021. 1 Reply

CH 701 SOLD !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Richardson Jul 31, 2015. 6 Replies


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Zenith Cruzer For Sale

    My 2019 Cruzer is going on the market - N610ST - This is the second Zenith that I have built, the first being a 701. Love the plane but I am being forced to the ground. She flies beautifully.T/T airframe and engine 48.7   UL350is 130HP, fadec/fuel injectedGRT sport SX  8.5 in. screen with synthetic vision  -  GRT 4/6000 EIS -  Stratus ESG transponderADSB in-out -  I-Com A220 radioAux fuel pump  -  Composite design power panel  -  Electric trim tab  -  Electric flapsWhelan LED…See More
Nov 2, 2021

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STOL CH 701, CH 750 Cruzer
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750 door latch

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 4:10pm 0 Comments

does anyone know if the 750 double door latch can be retrofit to the 701 bubble doors?


Posted on March 29, 2011 at 3:24pm 1 Comment

Went to hangar yesterday and was greeted with two flat tires on my 701. Nose wheel and right front main. Right front main had a tube put in about 2 months ago and nose wheel has been fine for over a year now. anybody out there having issues with the Matco combos. Left main and nose wheel are still tubeless. 20 hours in and these are the only issues.

first flight

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 11:25am 8 Comments

Today N5909C flew for the first time. aside from a slight trim issue, she flew beautifully!. For those of you still building, stay at it. it is worth every second of the time you are putting in to it!

Ready for flight!

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 5:55pm 2 Comments

3 1/2 years of building has come to a successful end as CH701 'N5909C" received her airworthiness certificate today. I can say that I have joined all of those that went before me in celebrating this fantastic feeling that I am sure will only be surpassed by flying her for the first time.

Today it finally started.

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 8:27pm 1 Comment

Went perfectly. Lots of stress for nothing.

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At 5:06am on June 18, 2021, Michael Mccarthy said…


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At 6:49pm on February 13, 2010, Tom & Julie McCall said…
Just saw your email, hope you get this one. That was very nice of you to donate the gift certificate for the clubs benefit, I am sure they will all sell quick. Let me know when you have the first flight, I might fly out and watch ( will stay out of the way ). If you need a chase plane I would be glad to do it. Tom
At 1:07pm on June 2, 2009, Jon Croke said…
Hi Tom,
The ROTAX TIPS & TECHNIQUES video was the original one, shot several years ago. It was intended to describe installations in any aircraft. It did have a chapter on the electrical system. The newer video was created to show an installation specifically in the 701 (ring mount) and was demonstrated by Doug in California. So , there is definitely overlapping information between them...
At 10:33am on February 23, 2009, Jeff Beachy said…
Thanks for the kind words, Thomas. My engine is a Rotax 912ULS. I have carb heat because I am using an airbox and pulling unheated air from the outside, rather than using heated air from under the cowl.

Best wishes on your completion and flying. You're going to love how the 701 flies!
At 3:30pm on January 31, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Not sure about the Rotax electrical power output, but I would do as they suggest.

At 2:06pm on January 31, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Hi Tom. The EXP BUS2V tray system is a good piece of equipment IMHO. That does not mean that it is the answer to all your prayers... I have added a few switch/breaker units to fill in the shortcomings. There was no breakered circuit in the device light enough for the Ray Allen trim units (2amp required), nor any heavy enough for the flaps (15amp) the alternator output (35amp), or the main power to the electrical system (also 35amp). Since the Jab 3300 has a permanent magnet alternator, the alternator field circuit switch was surplus and put to other use. Likewise some others such as clearance delivery. I did not use the built in master relay but instead chose to use the master switch to enegize a master contactor in front of the firewall. The only high current wires aft of the firewall are: (1) the output of the alternator/regulator to its assigned breaker, (2) the return from that breaker to the ammeter shunt [ahead of the firewall], and (3) the main power from the other side of the shunt to the rest of the electrical system. Tim Fonentot at Control Vision is a nice and capable guy and can help you with your specific issues. The unit is professional looking, easy to install, and very compact. I would use it again if the situation arose.

At 6:07pm on January 29, 2009, Tom & Julie McCall said…
Stop by anytime, see you at the next meeting.
At 6:57pm on January 12, 2009, David C Ruhe said…
Tom, if thats alright? No don't live at cuyler but I wish I did. My email address is and phone # 275-3075. Call or email anytime but I go to bed about 9:00 as I get up at 4:00 to go to work. I work at Industrial Steel Fab over by Normandy and Chaffee Rd. I live right by the I-10 and 229 interchange just out of Sanderson. Will talk to you later, Dave
At 11:01pm on December 27, 2008, David C Ruhe said…
Thomas, Dave Ruhe here. I live in Baker Co. just west of Glen St. Mary. Am building a 701 from plans and only have the rudder done so far. Working on wing ribs and spar. Maybe we can get together some time. I'm 65 and still work full time so I don't have alot of time to work on the 701. Where in Jax do you live? Dave

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