Perry Delano
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Temporary Painting Registration Number

Started this discussion. Last reply by Perry Delano Sep 24, 2023. 10 Replies

Carb Heat Requirement on Rotax

Started this discussion. Last reply by Perry Delano May 5, 2023. 6 Replies

Stabilizer Fairings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Perry Delano May 1, 2022. 2 Replies


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Final Inspection

Except for a couple of minor snags, a success. Ready for 25 Hour test period with Special C of A
Dec 21, 2023
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Temporary Painting Registration Number

Hi,I am not planning on painting my planeright away, but I need to put my Canadianregistration number (N Number in US)in 12 " letters both sides of fuselage. I may change the style and placement w final painting. I am looking for suggestions for an easily removable paint I can usewith a big stencil (12" high letters Approximately 4' long).PerrySee More
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701, CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Nearly done
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
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Forest Technology/Mechanical Engineer
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Delta Heritage Airpark, Delta, BC

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Reinstalling the Wing Root Skins on a 701

Posted on February 28, 2023 at 2:00am 7 Comments

Although several years ago, I recollect that the wing root skins when clecoed to the uninstalled wings looked pretty smooth and unbuckled,  a tough job but nicely executed.

Now as I try to install the wing root skins w the wings on the plane,  trimming to clear the skylight per the plans and manual. It seems no matter which way I start clecoing them on, I cannot get away from having a stressed, buckled wrinkled mess (and thats just me). I keep coming back to: Am I sure this is…


CH-701 Cabin Frame Jigging

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Re: Jigging 701 Cabin Frame

Following the procedures in the plans and manual for levelling fuselage, Hz tubes on cabin frame and engine mount, I jigged drilled and cleco'd the cabin frame to the AC. I supported the assembly at the

bottom of the firewall to get everything level (Fwd fuse is rivetted to rear fuse). When all was done I pulled the support from under the firewall, and of course everything sagged a bit leaving

the side tubes with a slight decline angle from level…


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At 9:22pm on March 13, 2023, Dean Wichmann said…

Thanks for the comment. The 750 has been a challenging and rewarding project. I have some final fuel lines to secure and engine runs are planned for next week. The cowl unique in that only the nose bowl if fibreglass. Everything else is aluminum. I'll post some detail pics next week. 

At 11:43am on January 21, 2022, Matt Pope said…

Thanks, Perry - I'll be in touch next time I'm heading to the Lower Mainland!

At 9:56am on May 6, 2021, Coenie said…

New to this forum not sure if I am using the correct comment area
WRT to my plane and the radiator oil cooler

the previous owner put it like that but it is not nice, I am going to configure it standard again with oil cooler on the side.

At 8:05am on February 18, 2021, Donald Woodley said…

Thank you Perry. 

At 12:47pm on July 9, 2020, Brian Unruh said…


sent you a private message

At 1:37pm on June 12, 2019, Ted Taylor said…

Thanks, Perry. I'm enjoying it. Got the fuel system from Skytek Aircraft, your neighbors up there in B.C.

At 1:51pm on April 5, 2019, Lawrence Bird said…


At 3:32pm on April 2, 2019, Stefan carlsson said…

Yes it is. I was going for the 100 hp, but I got my hands on a used engine whit only 600 h. The deal included the propeller and the Dynon flightdeck, and was to good a deal to let go. If it will work as planned only time will tell. 

At 4:56am on December 23, 2018, Shay King said…

Hi Perry,

Do you have a header tank in your 701? If so, do you have any photos you could share?


At 1:05pm on November 27, 2018, James K. Allen said…

Hi Perry. What questions do you have?



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