Some people just cant leave a good kit airplane well enough alone. This Zenith 701 is parked in Homebuilt Camping and has more than a few custom modifications.
The control stick is all wood, a beautiful burl that a crafty Scotsman might have used as a driver in his bag of golf clubs. The panel is retro wood with beautiful round gauges – until of course, you drop the solid panel in front of the pilot to find a modern EFIS.
The seasoned Ford aficionado will no doubt note the flat panel windshield panels joined lovingly with structural strips. There are many more crafty details that will be revealed in a future article in Kitplanes Magazine.
In order to bank the airplane and execute a turn properly, adverse yaw must be countered or eliminate altogether. The discussion of how to do this includes rudder control, aileron-rudder interconnects, directional stability, differential ailerons, aileron drag and the use of spoilers;
Rick Lindstrom revisits Canadas Dream Tundra, this time when its on floats. Dream Aircraft Founder Yvan Desmarais spent 10 years developing the prototype for this design, with the intention of building and kitting a better bushplane. Lindstrom says hes achieved that goal and then some.
Dave Martin returns to Sebring, and found a healthy supply of browsers and buyers. A healthy supply of aircraft, great weather, reasonable ticket and food prices, and no race noise combined to make the show a success.