Mark Phillips’ Zenith CH 701 is the best kind of unique. An admittedly over-the-top interpretation of individualism, Phillips’ Zenith sparkles with innovation, craftsmanship, and a wicked-good sense of humor. Follow along as he describes the unique features of his retro-themed (yet thoroughly modern) CH 701 and how he came to create them.
Since the beginning, homebuilders have gazed upon the engine lurking under the cowl of a certified light aircraft and thought, There has got to be a better way. Rick Lindstrom looks at several aeromotive engine conversions, from the practical to the semi-exotic.
Doug Rozendaal brings his considerable experience to a discussion of flight handling characteristics and his favorite aircraft. Among the factors designers consider are stability, control response, feel, personal preferences, FAA requirements, stick force, center of gravity, center of pressure, and the flight envelope. Every design is a compromise.