Zodiac CH 701

First introduced in 1986, the STOL CH 701 aircraft was developed as an "off-airport" short take-off and landing kit aircraft to fulfil the demanding requirements of both sport pilots and first-time builders.

With the STOL CH 701, designer Chris Heintz combined the features and advantages of a "real" airplane with the short-field capabilities of an "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.

SPECIFICATIONS STOL CH 701
wing span 27 ft
wing area 122 sq.ft.
length 20 ft. 11 In.
height 8 ft. 7 In.
empty weight* 580 lbs
gross weight 1,100 lbs
useful load 520 lbs
wing loading 9.0 LBS/ft
power loading 13.75 lbs/bhp
design load factor +6 G / -3G
cabin width (shoulders) 41 ins
fuel capacity (std) 20 US Gallons
(2 x 10 gal.)
PERFORMANCE ROTAX 582 (65 HP) ROTAX 912 (80 HP)
  single dual single dual
top speed mph 85 85 95 95
Ccruise mph 75 75 80 80
Vne mph 110 110 110 110
stall mph 28 30 28 30
rate of climb f/min 1400 1200 1600 1400
take off roll ft 60 115 45 90
landing roll ft 80 140 80 140
service ceiling ft 15000+ 12000+ 15000+ 12000+
std range miles 300 300 400 400
endurance
 
4 Hrs.
 
4 Hrs.
 
5 Hrs.
 
5 Hrs.