While perusing the wares at the 2010 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN's Jim Campbell had the chance to get reacquainted with the relative of an old friend, the newest variant of the CH 700 family, the STOL CH 750.
The aircraft was in good company; on January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.
Based on the very popular STOL CH 701 design from Chris Heintz that was first introduced more than twenty years ago and first featured a light-weight two stroke engine), the all new STOL CH 750 design incorporates all of the 701's considerable short-field capabilities, while maximizing cabin size and load carrying capability allowed under the FAA's new Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft category.
Like the original, the STOL CH 750 aircraft was developed as an "off-airport" short take-off and landing kit aircraft to fulfill the demanding requirements of both sport pilots and first-time builders. Designer Chris Heintz has combined the features and advantages of a "real" airplane with the short-field capabilities of "ultralight" aircraft. The aircraft features fixed leading-edge slats for high lift, full-span flaperons (both ailerons and flaps), an all-flying rudder, and durable all-metal construction.
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