Phil, you have some interesting pictures.sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I hope you look me up when you come in, if you can send me a email or call 304 633 1492. I don't know about a ride in the 701, if its cool we might make that happen. My 701 is built like a brick and climbs like it. With me in it and full fuel it weighs 1074 lbs, max gross is supposed to be 1100 but I set my gross weight at 1200. I still have to get comfortable flying at the 1200lb max, which is me, half tanks and 160lbs ballast. Any way, if you would like look me up and we'll tell lies or something.
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