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ZENITH CH 801 - seeking advice re: 4 place DIY KIT, who is buidling a CH801 ?

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  1. bushpastor

    bushpastor New Member

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    Am giving serious consideration in building a CH801.The aircraft will eventually live in PNG taxying nurses in and out of bush strips.

    Wanting to know if any have ideas on easier 4 place building options, pros and cons of the 801 from builders perspectives inc any 701 builders opinions on the kits. Thanks GG :keen:
     
  2. eightyknots

    eightyknots 1st Class Member: $50/year to support the site First Class Member

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    This aircraft appears to be mostly used in the Southern Hemisphere for mission work, principally South America and Africa. Contact Zenith and they will put you in touch with other mission operators who use this versatile plane.
     
  3. Walter Buschor

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    Hi Bushpastor,

    It just so happens that I know of an 801 that is 80-90% finished with a Lycoming 320 .
    The build is very good. The owner / builder who's name is Malcom is a friend of a friend of mine .
    I think that he had a change of circumstance and consequently the plane ended up in storage at my mate's place in a shed and has been there for about a year or more. I do not know any more about it but I would hazard a guess that it just might be for sale for the right kind of money.
    The plane is located near the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland.
    Feel free to contact me if this "tickles your fancy".

    fly safe
    Walter
     
  4. bushpastor

    bushpastor New Member

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    A Lycoming 320, thats a 150hp engine isnt it? wonder how it would go in the bush in PNG? the preferred option is a 180hp due to short bush strips at altitude for a steep climb out with full load. What price I wonder? May be interested. email me bushpastor@exemail.com.au
     
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    dazza 38 Well-Known Member

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    HI Bushpastor, a Lycoming 0320, comes in 150 and 160 hp, depending on engine model.
     
  6. Ethan Shields

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    I have a friend that is a Missionary in the PNG and he tells me the they will most positively not allow any experimental in there air space. It is possible though not likely I a wrong, Please make sure they will let you se it. Pray and and fallow God's lead.
     
  7. Keith Mcewan

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    Hi Walter, I would like to discuss the 801 with you . Could you contact me on 08 94013384 or at k.p.mcewan@optusnet.com.au. Thanks, Keith Mcewan
     
  8. eightyknots

    eightyknots 1st Class Member: $50/year to support the site First Class Member

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    Just curious, Scotty, is your you-beaut yellow Hornet a four place aircraft?
     

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