Chris Heintz

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Quite sad to report the passing of Mr. Heintz,  aged 83 years.  Mr. Heintz was, according to reports, involved in shaping the design criteria for Concord.  He went on to design and manufacture mostly as kits,  a range of light aircraft two of which I have owned.

His most celebrated design was, I believe, the Zenair 701.  This was a STOL bush aircraft possessing a very flexible performance range incorporating wing leading edge slots (fixed) and a reverse cambered elevator.  It was by no means the prettiest flying object but it did have a style and was pleasant to fly and tolerant of mistakes - it had no stall capability.  I think that there might be in excess of 1500 of the 701 in operation around the world.

If you search Zenair there are library pictures galore !


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