Zenith STOL CH750

BLog By:  BVD
Start Date:  Feb 28, 2021
Finish Date:  Still Working!
Total Hours: 258

  • Hangar Flying's SS750z Builder's Log
    • This project and this Builder's Log is a work in progress

    • Aircraft – Zenith STOL CH750
        • Engine – Rotax 912 ULS Zipper big bore – 116 HP
          Prop – TBD but leaning toward a 2 or 3-blade eProp
          Panel – 12.9" iPad Pro, Levil 3 AW, GRT EIS and TQ radios

          I found this factory quick build kit that was partially built and decided maybe it was a good time to build another airplane…even though I travel 7-8 months a year for work. What was I thinking! ? Anyway, you are welcome to follow along, comment, ask questions, and hopefully, it will help some other builders along the way. I deploy for work about 6-7 months a year, so there may be some gaps in my updates. I also added all posts prior to April 2022 well after I had taken the photos...but going forward I will do a better job of posting updates!
Hours:  0.00
Apr 10, 2022
I ordered my iLevil 3 AW today, taking advantage of their Sun-n-Fun 10% off special. Check it out here.

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Hours:  4.00
Apr 03, 2022
I think I've decided on using the Levil 3AW w/iPad Pro 12. 9 and GRT EIS as my main avionics suite. Along with the TQ radios and analog LRI setup, I should have way more than I'll ever need in this STOL toy. Let me know what you all think. ...read more

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Hours:  2.00
Jan 30, 2022
I decided to go the RV route again for my instrument panel, so we put the original panel in the Panel Pro and cut it out to make a flange with nutplate holes. The flange portion of the panel will be permanently mounted on the aircraft, and the main panel simply screws to it. We'll be offering this d ...read more

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Hours:  8.00
Jan 30, 2022
More work on the firewall forward. I have the radiator mounted, as well as the Rotax oil and water tanks. I got the FWF kit for a 912iS ring mount and cowl and couldn't be happier. . . everything just fits exactly where it needs to.

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Hours:  8.00
Jan 23, 2022
The firewall forward work continues with mounting the oil cool. In my kit, the oil cooler mounts to the lower engine cowling, so I got the top and bottom cowls mated and started work on mounting the cooler. I soon realized that it would be better to just wait until the cowling is permanently mounted ...read more

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Hours:  8.00
Jan 23, 2022
Started work on the firewall forward components, plumbing and wiring. Carbs and fuel lines installed, electronics installed. Started on the cooling plumbing, but still need to rotate on of the water pump housing outlets. I'll be using the GRT ESI for an engine monitor. . . as soon as I get that, wir ...read more

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Hours:  8.00
Jan 22, 2022
I originally wanted to use standard sight gauges in the wings for fuel indication, but the way the wing sits higher than the fuselage I would have only been able to see about 1/3 of the fuel in the tank. Also, the tubing would have had to be much longer than is typical. So, I decided on using the fa ...read more

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