Picture series / photo-guides
The following pictures were typically requested by someone in need of clarification for a certain item or process. These "in-the-field" snapshots were provided in response and can perhaps also be of use to others. This is the spirit in which they are posted here...
QBK Airframe overview (pictures):
People often call to find out what the difference is between a standard kit and a Quick-build-kit (QBK). With the standard kit, almost all the parts are made, but there are virtually no pre-assembled elements. As can be seen from the accompanying pictures, most of the airframe is now already assembled in a QBK.
Remains to be installed: The controls and systems (fuel, brakes, electrics, etc.), the engine, instruments and cabin finishing + paint.
Assembly time is cut by 300+ hours when building from a QBK...
QBK airframe kit - transportation:
Trim tab installation photos:
Nose gear bearing details:
This green plastic Nyol bearing is designed to lubricate the main nose gear strut as it moves up and down during taxiing.
To further reduce friction in this area, make sure to apply plenty of grease. When well greased, the nose gear strut moves easily and silently in the bearing and steering is effortless.
Brake cylinder details:
Matco calipers details:
Folding Wing Option details:
Engine 912 engine mount photo & detail:
Throttle installation details:
BRS installation details:
Yes, the installation of a ballistic recovery system can be done in a STOL CH 701. This should only be undertaken by a knowledgeable person. The parachute is installed at the back of the baggage compartment. We recommend the BRS system because BRS provides all the mounting and installation instructions.
Bubble Door installation details:
Windshield installation details:
Installation of the windshield can be a little daunting. Take it one step at a time and it all goes together easily. These pictures will help.
Note: This is a Plexiglass windshield (not lexan) so it is stiffer and resistant to fuel, but it is also more brittle. Use caution when drilling, especially in a cold environment. Hot workshop = best...
Woodcomp propeller details:
The STOL CH 701-SP, as built by CZAW
The features listed and illustrated below were developed and offered by CZAW for the STOL CH 701 SP. Some of these features were sanctioned by Zenair, others were not. The features illustrated may not be included in newer standard CH 701 kits, but may be available from your regional Zenair representative as options. Call for details.