A nice walkaround the roomy four-seat utilty STOL CH801 "sport utility" bushplane from Zenith Aircraft Company as seen at Lakeland Sun-n-Fun fly-in 2010. Notice the belly cargo pod on this airplane, powered by a Lycoming IO-360 engine.
Folding Wings Option for storage and trailering: Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit plane
Folding Wings for storage and trailering, as demonstrated on the Zenair
CH750 prototype test plane. Though not developed for folding between every
flight, the folding wing option allows for easier storage or trailering.
Note that the standard wings are easy to remove (and that an all-metal
airplane like the CH 750 is ideally suited for continuous outdoor
tie-down). The wing folds (hinges) back for low-volume storage.
Airplane details: http://www.zenithair.com
Cross country flight in the Zenith STOL CH 750
Sport pilots take the roomy STOL CH750 on a long distance cross-country
trip with overnight bags. Powered by the Jabiru 3300 (105-hp) engine.
Zenith 701 100HP in Texas
ZENITH 701 100 HP • 2009-912-100 hp-2/10 gal-50 TT-modifications-solid
front axle-oil drain-dual Exhaust-cabin insulated fire proofed &
upholstered-heater-2 piece doors-46 in. cabin -all lights-IC200-128
commercial vhf & scanner-intercom-solid carburetor linkage-bucket seat
cushions-in flight lower cowl cold weather cover-G25 bat.-aux 12v. door-tie
downs-strut & wheel fairings-hub caps--full cabin storage cover-parking
brakes-tow bar-drink holders-master bat. shut off-tail drag wheel-vortex
generators-elect fuel pump-panel moved 8 in. forward-tow bar-in & out air
temp-transponder-fuel flow meter-int. lights. • Contact FRED BURG - BURG
LAKE AERO, Owner - located STONEWALL, TX USA • Telephone: 830 889 2303 .
830 644 5563
Flying the Zenair STOL CH 701
Roger takes us flying in his prized Zenith STOL CH701 "Sky Jeep" that he
built in the 1990's, demonstrating the light sport aircraft's outstanding
short field capability and great handling characteristics.
STOL CH801 Short Take Off, 4 Seat version of CH701
First flights of our just finished Zentih STOL CH801. Built By Dad, age 35
and four sons 6,8,11,and 12 for mom and wife who recently got her pilots
licence. Plane was NOT a quickbuild kit but we did finish it quickly, 8
months, including paint and interior.
STOL CH 801 aircraft agricultural crop duster
Custom Zenair CH801 agricultural crop spray airplane in Kazakhstan. This
airplane is based on the STOL CH 801 four-seat sport utility kit plane from
Zenith Aircraft Company:
STOL CH 701 and STOL CH 801 Sky Jeeps
I-Tec's STOL CH 701 light sport utility Sky Jeep and the four-seat STOL CH
801 utility plane with a big belly cargo pod and beautiful leather
Zenair STOL CH 801 HD Sport Utility Airplane - High Speed Passes
Fly By: Flying the new "heavy duty" STOL CH801-HD four-seat sport utility
airplane (Sky Jeep). The STOL CH 801-HD is a robust, utility aircraft
with a useful load of 1,000 pounds! It is not just another pretty plane,
yet like the earlier (and much lighter) STOL CH 701, it was developed to
provide maximum short-field performance while remaining easy to assemble
and maintain; designed for much more than occasional leisure flights and
weekend outings, the CH 801-HD is optimized for intense and repetitive use
- at full loads. Aside from its off-airport appeal and unmatched STOL
performances, the STOL CH 801-HD is attracting many thanks to its
compatibility with many different types of engines. Many brands & models
of powerplants have been installed, ranging from 160-220HP. Differences in
the new CH 801-HD model include more ribs in the wings, thicker fuselage
skins, heavier streamlined struts, beefier landing gear fittings, beefier
cabin frame, more gussets and larger rivets in key areas. The HD
modifications do not enhance the performance or specification of the
aircraft, rather, they make it tougher, more resistant to abuse and rough
handling. The rational for these changes is to give the aircraft a heavier,
more utilitarian look and feel. Now more than ever, the CH 801-HD lives up
to its reputation as the "Sky Jeep"
STOL CH 750: The Complete Airplane Kit
This is an overview of the complete all-metal DIY kit for the Zenith STOL
CH 750 light sport utility kitplane. The kit meets the FAA's "51% rule",
while at the same time being a "Quick Build Kit" - with match-drilled pilot
holes for maximum ease of assembly.
Zenair STOL CH 801 Sport Utility Aircraft
Learning to fly the four-seat utility Zenith STOL CH 801 Sky Jeep.
Practising short take-offs and steep approaches at gross weight (2200+
pounds) with this custom-built Zenair powered by a Subaru automotive
conversion. Amazing capabilities! The all-metal STOL CH 801 features
fixed wing leading edge slats.
DeltaHawk Engine Update
DeltaHawk will be the first to admit they've been plodding along on the
diesel engine certification project like...forever. Actually, it's been 14
years. But they think they'll have a production engine available this year.
Here's KITPLANES editor Marc Cook with an update.