Tim Delf's Sky Jeep

After 10 enjoyable years of on and off building, my plans built Zenith CH701 aircraft received its airworthiness certificate on March 10, 2011 and took to the air on March 11. It flies great! With a good used Continental O-200-A engine and a simple panel, it is a very inexpensive airplane that is really fun to fly. I would like to thank Chris Heintz for the design. With his designs, anyone with a pair of tin snips, a 4ft bending brake and the discipline to build can have an airplane. I received much help from Carl Ritter, my friend and Technical Advisor from EAA chapter 111, and from my brother Steve who helped me paint the airplane and provided an extra set of capable hands whenever needed. Thanks to my wife Barb for her love and support.

Location: Blue Grass, IA

e-mail address: delftr@aol.com

4 Replies to “Tim Delf's Sky Jeep”

  1. Tim,
    Would you plans build again? I'm on the fence at the moment on a 750 as to whether I want to build a kit or from scratch. Thanks.

  2. Richard,
    I will plans build another airplane. I just enjoy the building process. I always had another airplane to fly so was never in a hurry to get done. If you are anxious to get flying, I would go with the kit. I looked at them when I visited the Zenith factory for transition training and the kit quality is excellent. The CH750 looks like a really nice airplane.

  3. Did you have any CG or engine mount issues with the Continental? Its a bit bigger than recommended, isn't it?
    (BTW - its exactly the configuration I'm considering)

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