Introduced at this year’s Sun’n Fun was Zenith Aircraft Co.’s bigger Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft. The STOL CH 750 cabin has been increased in size by raising the cabin height by nearly 3 inches (or 70 mm.)
The top front of the cabin (the ceiling) has been raised, and is now part of the lifting surface of the aircraft, company officials explained.
The cabin frame’s top diagonal cross member has been replaced by two smaller diagonal “hand-holds” by the front of the cabin, and the formed plexiglass top window adds to the lifting surfaces of the aircraft, providing additional STOL performance and capability.
The larger cabin is the latest development in the Chris Heintz STOL design program, company officials said.
With the taller cabin with airfoil top, the STOL CH 750 design continues to offer an “above-cab” wing design to maximize visibility. The wing design minimizes the frontal area in the propeller slipstream for increased performance, and also provides direct prop blast to the tail sections for superior aircraft control in slow flight, company officials said.
Zenith Aircraft Company will be providing details on available update paths to existing CH 750 builders who wish to take advantage of the new cabin design, with the release of the 3rd Edition STOL CH 750 Drawings, planned for April 16.
For more information: ZenithAir.aero
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