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.
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
Amazing turbine STOL homebuilt airplane
This is Scott Ehni's custom Zenith CH701 airplane (that he scratch-built
from plans) powered by the lightweight Garrett JFS 100-13A turboshaft engine, putting out at least 90 BHP at
a prop speed of 3,100 rpm, burning about 12 gph. The small APU will work on
almost any liquid that will burn. The best off-airport fuel choice is a mix
of diesel and unleaded regular gas as it burns a bit cleaner. Awesome
turbine jet engine sound on the experimental aircraft!
Details on this custom engine installation:
Details on the Zenith STOL CH 701 plane: 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.
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.
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
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
Short field Take Off, Turbo Zenith 801
Now that we finally got the fuel flows right this is our shortest take offs
yet. We still have not had a chance to get down anywhere near sea level
altitudes to see how she does in some thick air.
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 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
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:
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"
Sport Pilot Flies the Zenith STOL CH 750 Light Sport Utility Plane
Flying Zenith Aircraft's new demo STOL CH750 light sport utility kit plane
from a grass strip (off airport). This Zenair CH 750 is equipped with the
Dynon SkyView D1000
Integrated Glass Panel System (with GPS and autopilot). This STOL CH 750
is powered by the Jabiru 3300 engine, cruising at 100+ mph with a take-off
roll under 100 ft.