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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm

Hi Goose, yes am back building now that the broken leg is useable vhpy .I had a set back on the 4 fuel tanks which had to be redone with thicker material even thought I followed the plans.Wasted 2 sheets of 0.025 6061, any way tanks are now done and fitted. I hope to have the main spars inspected this weekend and then rivet the top skins onto the wings.Then the build gets exciting as will then try fit wings to fuselage set dihedral and fit and drill wing struts.
I will post some photos shortly of the wings once riveted closed and then some photos of the wings fitted to fuselage.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Goose » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:01 pm

Z-MRP it's good to hear you are still building. Every now and then there's a setback but you must keep going. It's always a achievement when the wings go on and it looks more and more like a real aircraft.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:33 pm

97A Left wing upper skin riveted.jpg
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97 Left wing tanks,wiring and pitot line fitted.jpg
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Build update. Wing spars have been inspected and passed so a huge leap forward on the construction of the wings.Tanks fitted and plumbed in along with nav wiring and pitot tube tubing.
Busy working on closing up the wing tips along with a mod to fit a hatch in the wing tip panel to access nav wiring and create a small storage/baggage space.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Mon May 08, 2017 11:46 am

97E Left wing tip storage hatch.jpg
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97D left wing tip storage hatch.jpg
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97B Left wing completed.jpg
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Left wing completed as well as adding a storage hatch in the wing tip.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:11 pm

Good progress this last weekend. Right hand wing closed up and riveting completed.Now to do the wing tip fitting and inspection hatch in the wing tip.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:31 am

98 Fitting the wings.jpg
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Wings are now fitted. Dihedral is set now to start making up the wing struts
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Re: CH 701

Postby Goose » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:34 am

Getting closer to the end of the building and even closer to flying (^^)
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:57 am

I am looking for the drawings to make up the radiator mounting brackets for my CH701.I am using the rotax ring mounting and unfortunetly my plans only show radiator mounting for the old style of engine mounting.Possibly this drawing would also be in the CH750 plans.
Thanks in advance

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