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.
Flaps blowup Zenith 701
Loud, man!! And sudden altitude loss and airframe jolt. Rockie has 350
hours 701 time and knew things weren't right...and wanted a brief. Smart
Bigger and Better: 2012 Zenith STOL CH 750 - flight demo
We've made the Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft even
bigger and better!
The STOL CH 750 cabin, which by all measures is already very roomy for a
light aircraft, has been increased in size by raising the cabin height by
nearly three inches (or 70 mm.)
The top front of the cabin (the ceiling) has been raised and is now part of
the lifting surface of the aircraft (further adding to the STOL capability
of the aircraft).
The cabin frame's top diagonal cross member has been replaced by two beefy
smaller diagonal "hand-holds" by the front of the cabin, and the formed
plexiglass top window adds to the lifting surfaces of the aircraft, to
provide better STOL performance and capability.
STOL CH 750 info: http://www.zenithair.com/stolch750/
Details on new cabin: http://bit.ly/HjPgEG
STOL CH 801 Demo Video Excerpt
The four-seat sport utility STOL CH 801 airplane in action. The Zenith
STOL CH801 is an all-metal quick-build utility kit plane from Zenith
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.
Zenith STOL CH 750 Quick Build Kit Overview
Here's a quick tour of the Quick Build Kit now available for the popular
Zenith STOL CH750 light sport utility kit plane from Zenith Aircraft
With the Quick Build Kit (QBK) the fuselage is supplied as shown.
STOL flying fun on river gravel bars.
Flying for fun! This was a great outdoor adventure with a custom STOL CH
701 airplane and a stock STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit plane, landing
and taking off from a gravel bar somewhere in northern California. The
Zenith STOL CH 750 "sky jeep" is in standard tricycle gear configuration
with stock wheels and tires and a Jabiru 3300 engine, doing what it was
designed to do!
STOL design considerations:
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
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.
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.
Extreme Flying: Zenith STOL CH 701 on skis in Alaska
Bob Jones of Alaska demonstrates the short take-off and landing
capabilities of his Zenair STOL CH701 light sport utility aircraft, on
skis. This video was taken while testing micro vortex generators (VGs) on
the bottom side of the elevator (horizontal tail), demonstrating the
outstanding slow flight characteristics of the two-seat aircraft, equipped
with a 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS engine.
Airplane details: http://www.zenithair.com/
Flying the turbo Viking engine in the Zenith CH 750
Jan Eggenfellner of Viking Aircraft Engines visited with Vern Knott's
homebuilt Zenith (STOL) CH 750 equipped with the new turbocharged Viking engine, on his way back from
the Copperstate Fly In. Here we go flying (in the rain) to try out this
new engine. (Sorry for the problems with the audio)
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: