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STOL CH 801 Sport Utility Kit Aircraft
12/21/09


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STOL CH801 A row of aircraft in Jordan ready for shipping
Zenair STOL CH801
air freight Airfreight!
Desert operation Operating the STOL CH 801 in a Middle Eastern desert (110-deg. F. in the shade)
STOL CH 801 South African STOL CH 801
STOL CH 801 Maiden flight of Christopher Desmond's custom STOL CH 801.
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STOL CH 801 Dale Carlson's polished aluminum STOL CH 801 (California, MO), powered by a 180-hp Lycoming O-360 engine with Sensenich propeller.
STOL CH 801 Dale Carlson's polished aluminum STOL CH 801 (California, MO)
STOL CH 801 Dale Carlson's STOL CH 801, powered by the 180-hp Lycoming O-360 engine with Sensenich propeller.
STOL CH 801 - Dual Control Sticks Dale Carlson's STOL CH 801, equipped with custom dual control sticks.
Panel Custom instrument panel
Instrument panel - STOL CH 801 Custom instrument panel
STOL CH 801 Belly Pod Roberto Brito's bright yellow STOL CH 801 (Brazil), built from a Quick Build Kit, and equipped with the Superior XP-360 powerplant.
STOL CH 801 Roberto Brito's STOL CH 801: Notice the custom cargo (belly) pod and custom fiberglass engine cowl.
STOL CH 801 - South Africa First flight in Bundu Aviation's STOL CH 801 in South Africa.
custom instrument panel Custom panel in Bundu Aviation's STOL CH 801 in South Africa.
STOL CH 801 LOM-equipped STOL CH 801 (Canada)
Custom panel Custom instrument panel
STOL CH 801 Ben Haas' V8 powered STOL CH 801 of Jackson Hole, Wyoming:
Ben Haas's STOL CH 801  
bwillcox1.jpg (51095 bytes) Departing from Tatitlek, Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church in the background).
On a beach in Alaska
Tom Faulkner (Berrien Springs, Michigan) with his STOL CH 801 Tom Faulkner (Berrien Springs, Michigan) with his STOL CH 801
STOL CH 801 powered by an XP-360 engine
STOL CH 801 on Full Lotus Floats

 Bill Wilcox's STOL CH 801 in Valdez, Alaska on Full Lotus floats:

"I now have 25 hours on my Zenithair CH 801 on 2150 Full Lotus Floats: On wheels my empty is about 1200 lbs and gross is 2200 lbs.  The floats added about 170 lbs over the weight of the wheels.  The other night I loaded up the plane to 2200 lbs.  At sea level I was operating it in and out of less than 1000' of water.  It was dead calm and the water was glassy.

Larry Landucci's Lycoming-powered STOL CH 801 at the Middleton (Morey), Wisconsin airport (C29).
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Spanish STOL CH 801
A Canadian STOL CH 801
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jfrisby-0042.jpg (26164 bytes) Jim Frisby's STOL CH 801 powered by a Lycoming O-320 (Alaska).
bh5.jpg (50471 bytes) Ben Haas' V6-powered STOL CH 801
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bh3.jpg (92085 bytes) Custom panel
STOL CH 801 Flying the STOL CH 801 in Brazil
g-west-1.jpg (80456 bytes) Lycoming powered STOL CH 801 (Hurricane, Utah).
haiko-eichler1.jpg (49920 bytes) Haiko's STOL CH 801 based in Colorado. Powered by a custom-installed Subaru EG33 six cylinder engine.
n3687a.jpg (130890 bytes) Ray Winsky (Alcoa, TN):
"This is my CH801 completed and flying. I started building in Oct. 1999 and first flight was on June 12, 2003. It flies as good as it looks and I think it looks beautiful. It is powered by a Lycoming O-320 D2G souped up to 180 HP with High domed pistons. I have just completed the 40 hrs. of testing and will now crate it up and ship it to Zambia, Africa for missionary duty. I will be flying for a group of missionaries there. 
"Nick and Roger at Zenith Aircraft were a tremendous help from start to finish."
Mark Patey and sons at Copperstate Mark Patey and two of his sons hold their Copperstate 2007 award for the family's just-completed STOL CH 801.
Russian STOL CH 801
1mid.jpg (53166 bytes) Another Russian STOL CH 801

Dave's LOM-powered STOL CH 801 Flies:

"The airplane flies great and engine runs great. Solid 3 hours flight time and no major problems  I will give you more numbers on the speeds and performance as the testing continues.  One number I can give you is with the constant speed prop, the take off run was 225 feet.  Take into account no flaps were used and the power was eased in very slow.  Climb is 1,500+ fpm."

  • Dave Nicholas, Naperville, Illinois.
STOL CH 801 Travis Holland's STOL CH 801 (Roseland, Florida)
Austrian STOL CH 801, powered by a Lycoming O-360.
jan-panl-l.jpg (33697 bytes) Left side of panel
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gleason-1.jpg (43056 bytes) Lycoming-powered STOL CH 801 in Colorado.
LOM-powered STOL CH 801.
LOM-powered STOL CH 801.
LOM-powered STOL CH 801.
STOL CH 801

Bill Rewey's four-seat STOL CH 801 (Verona, Wisconsin): "Total cost was about $40,000 using a used (but overhauled) Lycoming O-320 engine. N171WR has an IFR panel, wing leveler, elevator and aileron trip, and a 60 gallon fuel capacity."

The first Australian STOL CH 801, powered by a Lycoming.
Custom Walter-LOM powered STOL CH 801 in high visibility yellow (Czech Republic).
Vince Butner's (Marshall, Missouri) second STOL CH 801 project.
A beautiful custom interior.
Custom LOM-powered STOL CH 801 (supercharged 235-hp) with a custom belly cargo-pod.
    

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