david shrader
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Prop balancing

Started this discussion. Last reply by david shrader Dec 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Radio issues

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Second g3x screen

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

Got a great price on my second screen from stein air.

Musk Ox

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Sheshalik Ak.   We landed on the beech and crept in to get some photos of the Musk ox without disturbing…


Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 2:00am 4 Comments

Made the trip I've been trying to make before starting the 701 build.  It was a long road but the pay off was worth all the work.  Took off from home airport PAOT, Kotzebue AK, to PAIK Kiana, picking up the Kobuk River and following it to the great sand dunes.  the most northern desert in the world.  Was one of the most  fantastic trips I've made in the 701.  Here are some pictures.  ill add more pics later…



Posted on November 16, 2011 at 10:34pm 2 Comments

We have hit a milestone today, we got her on wheels

The Build

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:00am 4 Comments

Myself and 2 friends (all A&P's) started scratch building our 701's (3ea.)in october 08. After finishing the rudders we went after the horizontals and elevators witch are currently done. I wish now i would have kept track of the times and dates but all I can say for sure they all went togther smothly. Since were building from scratch and doing 3 the roughter table is one of the top used tools we have for building identical blanks like ribs… Continue

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At 8:01am on November 3, 2019, Bob Guilfoyle said…

Thanks for the reply/info Dave .

At 10:50pm on November 1, 2019, Bob Guilfoyle said…

Hi Dave , i need to replace the main gear on my 701 and I saw where you recommended the Grove gear to a fella that was looking to buy a bent airplane .
Please tell me why you prefer the Grove gear .
Bob Guilfoyle
Roundup MT
(406) 331-0058

At 8:03am on June 30, 2018, Jason Scholten said…

I was going to plans build them. 

At 12:38pm on April 7, 2016, Norm Neuls said…

David, I just saw your comment on the snorkel vent cap.  Also realized that almost 2 years ago you were on the 'friends request' of my sign in.  I apologize for not responding then but I'm not a computer geek.  I'm hoping to get my 750 flying this summer here in Wasilla.  I'm lucky in that two members live close by.  They are Bob Jones and Bill Bear. 

At 9:35am on January 15, 2015, Terry Sadler said…
Hi David you asked about the skis that I built for the 701, I have sold the plane but hav the skis as the plane went to a warmer climate.there should still be pictures on my site. They are for sale if you are interested terry
At 8:03am on August 31, 2014, Normand Lambert said…
Hi David,
Happy to have you as a friend.how did you modify your wing?
I know it is longer so what did you modify to make it happen?
Thanks for any info provided. I like to exchange info on the 701 flying and building...if you have questions, comments dont hesitate...
At 9:36pm on September 2, 2013, Kimbull McAndrew said…

Hi Dave thank you. Is that with flaps and power? With 15 degrees of flap and about 3000 rpm I am getting about the same. My original 35 mph was no power , no flaps. I am also in the flight testing stage, currently trying different landing techniques. There's probably a whole thread on landing but haven't gone looking yet. So far the best short field over an obstacle seems to be approach at 45-50 and add a burst of power to flare, landing with stick full back. Engine out approach has to be at 60 to have enough speed for the elevator to get the nose up to flare. have done a few 300 foot landings but not yet consistent. Any thoughts??

At 12:23am on August 28, 2013, Kimbull McAndrew said…
Hi David. I appreciate you taking time to help me out. My email is kimbullm@hotmail.com. I bought my plane partially completed and have had to do major rework to get it flying. Just finished pulling the left wing almost completely apart to correct a 3 degree twist built into it by the previous builder. It is flying ok but the stall speed is higher than I expected (35 mph with 15 deg flap). My home strip is about 375 ft at 3800 above sea level so I need good stol performance. Hence the interest in the long wing
At 9:35am on March 9, 2013, ben duarte said…

Hi David, I'm looking for info on the tires you've got.---ben

At 8:11pm on June 11, 2011, Joe Spencer said…

Hi David and thanks. You live in the best state of all.



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