Turbine-powered Zenith CH 701 at AirVenture


OSHKOSH — Showcased at the Zenith Aircraft exhibit at this week’s AirVenture is a scratch-built Zenith CH 701 that has a jet fuel starter from an A-7 Corsair hanging out front. I asked co-builder Scott Ehni, “Why?”

“Well, I have an idea for a new airplane, and I wanted to get some building experience before I start my design,” noted Ehni, who is from Trinity, Texas. “Plus, I got the motor for just $2,500.”

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