Roger Wibbels
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Parting out 701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Beriault Apr 8, 2021. 106 Replies


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First Flight

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday.  He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight.  All Went perfectly.  What a joy to see five years of work go airborne.

Streamline Struts

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

Streamlined Struts

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 5:05pm 6 Comments

I've spent a considerable amount of time researching streamlined strut covers to reduce drag, better performance.  I've found that sells two sizes.  The smaller size fits our (701) struts, but are very difficult to slide on unless you use some form of lube.  I used silicone, and they went on very nicely as opposed to doing one with no lube (very hard), and baby powder on one (no difference).  They look good and are secure.  you can change the angle of attack fairly easily.  The…


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At 11:18pm on September 30, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Roger,

Actually I do ! I never installed the round 4130 wing struts. Instead, I bought float streamlined struts and fitted them on. Maybe got a few mph added to the top speed of the 701 doing this...Still the 701 isn't a race plane !



At 8:03am on February 27, 2013, Normand Lambert said…

HI Roger,

Thanks for the hearder tanhs tip, I'll do that. I should have more photos by the end of the week ... I did design the new Beanie ribs and will go to the hangar thursday to fit them on.

Should be interesting. Keep you posted.


At 8:53pm on February 26, 2013, Normand Lambert said…
Hi Roger nice header tanks...I went the website but couldn't find them ....?..
Also, can you post photos f your Beanie mod... Would help me somewhat too
At 10:26pm on December 16, 2011, Jerry Griego said…

I have a NIB engine mount Jab 2200 to zenith 701

At 7:25pm on September 23, 2011, RANDY L HALLOCK said…
Hi Roger, sorry I'm so slow responding, really been a rat race here the last few weeks. Your so close, I look forward to meeting you soon. Some day maybe we can fly our Stols somewhere together. Great having you as a neighbor.
At 9:08pm on September 22, 2011, Brian Unruh said…

Roger here is a link to those pics.

At 9:07pm on September 22, 2011, Brian Unruh said…


I got the cork spacers from 12" square cork sheet from Michaels store. I just used the

doubler ring to trace 3 pieces and glued them all together. The original plans called for the location of the senders on the top of the wing but with no access to them. I made access panels for maintenance and removal of the senders if necessary. Has worked very well and not affected flying characteristics.




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