TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Experimental category prototype made first flight mid-1986. Plans, 49 or 85 per cent kits available. Meets Canadian TP 10141 standards for advanced ultralight trainers. German promotion as CH-701D. Unauthorised copies are available in Czech Republic as Kappa-1, with slight performance differences. Ekoflug of Slovak Republic builds version designated MXP-740. CH-701-AG agricultural version ceased US production after 55 completed, but revived by Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW). Marketed in Italy as ICP Savannah and previously in France as Aerotrophy TT 2000.
In July 2001 design was upgraded with redesigned wing spar to accommodate increased MTOW, increased fuel capacity, top-hinged cabin doors and redesigned windscreen. Aircraft from serial number 7-4512 are affected.
CUSTOMERS: Over 700 flying by end 2002. Indian National Cadet Corps, part of the Indian Air Force, ordered 85 plus 48 options in 2000; these assembled by CZAW.
COSTS: Plans: US$380. Kit: US$12,980. Information pack: US$35. Amphibian kit: US$17,730 (2003). Materials and component parts available.
DESIGN FEATURES: Strut-braced, high-wing, STOL cabin monoplane with foldable wings and fixed leading-edge slats. In most countries, CH 701 can be registered either as advanced ultralight (AUL) or as experimental homebuilt. Quoted build time of standard CH 701 400 hours.
FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. Junkers-type flaperons; elevators; and Zenith all-moving fin. Full-span leading-edge slats for STOL performance.
STRUCTURE: All-metal semi-monocoque.
LANDING GEAR: Tricycle or tailwheel gear; optional floats, amphibious or ski gears.
POWER PLANT: One 37.0 kW (49.6 hp) Rotax 503 UL-2V engine in prototype, but 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL, 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL, 44.7 to 52.2 kW (60 to 70 hp) VW or 48.5 to 67.1 kW (65 to 90 hp) Teledyne Continental engine optional. Two- or three-blade propeller. Standard fuel capacity 75.7 litres (20.0 US gallons; 16.7 Imp gallons) in two wing tanks.