The Specifications of the Zenith STOL CH701

Specifications Zenith STOL CH701
Wing Span 27ft
Wing Area 122 sq.ft.
Length 20ft 11in
Horizontal Tail Span 7ft 4in
Rudder Tip Height 8ft 7in
Empty Weight 580lbs
Useful Load 520lbs
Gross Weight 1100lb
Wing Loading 9.00psf
Fuel Capacity 20 Gal.
Power Loading 13.75 lbs/bhp
Cabin Width 40in
Cabin Width (bubble doors) 44in
Load Factor (G) ultimate +6/-3 g


The Performance of the Zenith STOL CH701

Figures based on a Zenith STOL CH701 with a gross weight of 1100lbs, standard atmosphere, sea level, no wind.  Range and endurance figures are quoted with no fuel reserves.  All technical data, specifications and performance figures are subject to change without notice.

Performance Rotax 912 (80hp) Rotax 912S (100hp)
Top Speed (MPH) 85mph 95mph
Max Cruise (Sea Level) 80mph 85mph
75% Cruise @8000 ft (TAS) 92mph 98mph
VNE 110mph 110mph
VS1 Stall Speed 28mph 28mph
Rate of Climb 1100fpm 1200fpm
Take-off Roll 60ft 50ft
Landing Distance 80ft 80ft
Range(standard miles) 372 miles 350 miles
Endurance 4.6 hours 4.1 hours

Light Sport Aircraft Regulations
The STANDARD Zenith STOL CH701 kit aircraft meets the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft as defined by “Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft” (7/20/04). A Sport Pilot may fly any aircraft that meets the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft, and such aircraft does not need to change its certification category to be operated by a Sport Pilot.

Zenith Aircraft Company cannot guarantee that the aircraft, as constructed by the builder, will meet the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft. Due to the gross weight and stall speed limitations of the Sport Pilot / Light-Sport Aircraft category, it is recommended that the aircraft be kept “as light as possible” if planning to operate the aircraft in this category. Larger and heavier engines and other installed equipment will limit the useful load of the aircraft, and may disqualify the aircraft from meeting the defined category limits.