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Big Lake is 65 miles toward Mount McKinley (Denali National Park) from Anchorage and Johnson Creek is about 80 miles closer to Mt. McKinley.
My plane was built from a kit purchased from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri.
The plane flies unbelievably well. The shortest take off on skis, with no wind, pilot only, was 25 feet. The slowest landing I've made on floats was 28 miles per hour, the shortest landing and take off (at gross) on floats, was 400 feet. The plane will land itself, skis, floats, wheels, it doesn't make any difference.
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Do you still sell the straight ski build plans for the 701? PDF (email) or mail out
very impressive plane and pics!!!!!....kudos!!!!
I am mostly interested in wheel skis.
Hi Bob. Thanks to your reply on my airbox question.
Firstly, I had a look through your photos and I'm impressed. The engineering mods you have incorporated look very interesting indeed. Skis and floats! We have a local 701 owner who has a set of floats but I haven't seen skis before. The aerofoil roof panel is interesting too. One of our local 701 guys has just done his and claims a 4-5 knot increase in speed. Myself and another guy are looking to do ours soon too. The wingtop fences are interesting. Are that associated with the skis and floats, or some other aerodynamic aid?
Now, the airbox. Would you be able to send me some photos, as it sounds like you might have already done what I want to do. I am buying a new Rotax engine for mine (although the old one has only 250hrs, it is an old one. A local guy is going to buy it for a good price, but there is a whole new topic) Anyway, if I buy the Rotax airbox at the time of engine supply, I can get a sizeable discount, although it is still expensive at $1250. I'd like to see how you modified yours and that might be the way to go, as opposed to making one from scratch.
Secondly, great photos. Reminds me of much of our own flying ground here in the South Island of New Zealand. We have about 6 701s here and we go flying on Saturdays along with guys in Savannahs and Foxbats.
I have a 914 but I will check the intake mount points to make sure they are isolated on the engine side.
Black Bear went through my 4 ft X 8 ft kitchen window of my Northern Quebec camp last week. I'm still looking for the bear. A Timber Wolf was coming around my camp 2 - 3 times a day... close a 30 yards, 3 warning shots the 4th a kill. I'm carrying a rifle around the camp these days also. Never had a bear problem in 35 yrs, this year a bear & wolf.
Hey Bob....thanks for those strut lengths.
I will update my progress as I get everything rigged over the summer
I need wing tanks for my project .let me know if you still have them
My name is keith. I am building a 750 cruzer in kenai. I am seeing how many Alaskens would be interested in having a zenith builder/flyers get together. If your are interested I would like to get your input on time and location.
Thanks for your time.
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