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COMPLETE CH701 STOL Kit (Airframe, Hardware and Finishing Kit). Collect from Melbourne.

COMPLETE CH701 STOL Kit (Airframe, Hardware and Finishing Kit). Collect from Melbourne.

From: $35,400.00

The STOL CH 701 Kit comes with all kit parts to build the airframe AND complete the aircraft to the point where it is ready for engine, upholstery and paint: The kit includes the factory riveted wing spars, pre-formed sheet-metal parts (ribs, skins, etc.), factory-welded parts, standard fuel system (welded aluminum wing tanks), controls, and hardware required for assembly of the airframe. Most skins are now supplied CNC pre-cut and pre-drilled!

This is the price for collection from Melbourne and INCLUDES:

  • the Drawings and Manuals,
  • The Airframe Kit,
  • The Finishing Kit,
  • International Crating,
  • all applicable Foreign Transaction Fees,
  • Merchant Fees,
  • Customs Clearance Fees and Duties,
  • Freight and Freight Insurance.  

GST is added at the checkout stage, and your kit is ready to collect from Swish Projects’ workshop in Melbourne.

There’s enough here to keep you going for quite a while.  If you are in a hurry for your kit and would like to have it shipped separately from the factory to your door then I will get you a custom quote.  This option will add about $2 000 to the cost of the freight.


The CH701 is still the King of the Hill for dedicated STOL performance.  Originally designed to be operated in the ‘Ultralight’ category of aircraft, the CH701 is highly suitable for pilots looking for registration under the RAAus Ultralight category.  Under this category of registration, you will need to operate by Day only and at a weight off less than 600kg.  This is not a problem for the CH701 – A typical empty weight is less than 270 kg.  The 701 is absolutely NOT the poor cousin of the 750STOL.  It’s the smaller and lighter STOL aircraft in the line-up.

You will be very happy with either of the Viking Aircraft Engine options.  The V130 will spoil you for out-of-this-world climb angles, but the V90 will save on cost, weight and fuel burn.  For the lighter pilots or those that will do most of their flying solo or on ‘longer’ strips – the 90HP will do the job just fine.  Some of the reduced power is offset by the lower engine weight.

If you are over 6FT/185cm tall or weigh more than about 90 kg – then the 701 will not be a very comfortable fit for you.  The cabin dimensions are pretty good with the bubble door option, but it is still narrow at the feet and waist if you’re a big bloke.  For flights less than 90 minutes at a go you’ll be fine, any more than that then things will start to get a bit tight.  Give me a call and I’ll see if I can find a local CH701 that you can access for a test-fit.  Check out the larger CH750 STOL – it can also be registered as an Ultralight if you wish.

Additional information

Weight 372 kg
Dimensions 374 × 125 × 102 cm

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