Zenith CH701  912S Engine Installation: a step-by-step video demonstration

Zenith CH701
912S Engine Installation

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A step by step video guide for builders of the popular Zenith CH701 aircraft kit.

This DVD features a Rotax 912S engine installation utilizing the dynafocal ring mount included in the new Zenith firewall forward kit. The demonstrations and explanations on this DVD are very specific to this new mounting system with the CH701 airframe. For installation guidance utilizing the older bed mount with the CH701, we recommend our sister video: Rotax 912 Installation Tips & Techniques, which describes more generic installation details of the 912 engine. Both of these DVD titles compliment each other in the information they provide to the builder.

This DVD is a single volume in a series of videos being developed to cover the entire build process for the CH701 kit. 912S Engine Installation is meant to follow the building progress after construction of the FORWARD FUSELAGE.

Some of the procedures demonstrated in this video are:

  • installing the ring mount
  • bolting rubber mounts
  • hoisting the engine onto the aircraft
  • positioning the water pump outlet
  • oil tank installation
  • installing throttle control brackets
  • radiator mounting
  • proper routing of hoses
  • lower hose attachment
  • muffler preparation
  • exhaust pipe installation
  • oil cooler ducting
  • throttle cable installation
  • cowling preparation
  • preparing for first engine start

A snippet of the video:

Build a BETTER LOOKING plane – by watching! Many of the cosmetic deficiencies in our pride and joy are the result of building errors. It is not hard to imagine that a near perfect job is practically impossible when we attempt a procedure for the very first time. By watching some one else make the bend, drill the hole, cut the part – we have a much better chance of doing it right. The result is a better looking, safer aircraft. Learn from others’ mistakes and experience!

Make your building experience more ENJOYABLE – Your investment in time is actually more important than the dollar value for the kit. Building a plane takes a long time and much of this time can be a bit nerve racking - always wondering if it is being done 'right'. Having to buy new components or starting over on an assembly that was performed in error is not a pleasant experience – but is typical. By eliminating the guesswork throughout the build process, your time is a lot more enjoyable as you are eliminating so many ‘unknowns’ by watching someone else who has done it before. Even scratch builders – those that are building from plans rather than the kit – can make their building experience smoother, faster and cheaper with this video as the basic need for guidance in sequencing the component assembly is still required.

Make use of the experience of those that have prior experience building this plane! You may use these videos to build in any order you choose. It is recommended to start with the Metalworking101 with Rudder workshop, then proceed with either the Horizontal Tail volume or the Rear Fuselage volume.


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