Online community for active builders and pilots of Zenith Aircraft kits (Chris Heintz / Zenair light airplane designs).


Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Remembering Chris Heintz

Read the homage to a man and his dream, and illustrated biography of designer Chris Heintz's professional life.


Welcome Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

Welcome to the Zenith and Zenair builders and flyers online community. Zenith.Aero is for and about Zenith aircraft builders and flyers. We invite you to explore and to share your own information... See for the official Zenith Aircraft website.


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Guy Zindel posted a discussion
16 hours ago
Jason Spears posted a discussion

Gen 3 Jabiru 3300 w/FWF 750

Hello. I have my Gen 3 Jabiru 3300 with FWF kit avail. Includes Whirlwind GA prop hub and spinner 13k 37 hours since new.
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

Forming ribs - avoiding the banana seat?

Started building my wing ribs, have a question.My ribs want to come out with a little bit of a "banana seat" bend in them. I can correct this at the relief flanges, but is there a good technique to straighten the rib between?Thx.See More
A photo by Terry Smith was featured

Zenith CH 601 HDS

Zenair over Yeovilton airfield, England.
A photo by MARIO FERNANDO ROCA was featured


Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Viking 130 in a 601XLB

My Jabiru 3300 destroyed itself at 773 hrs last month so I’m considering the Viking 130 as a replacement. Any advice from 601/650 owners would be greatly appreciated. I’m at I17 Piqua, Oh if anyone in the area would be willing to let me see their…See More
Daniel O'Hara posted a discussion

Lower Mainland Vancouver builders, source for 6061 aluminum sheet needed

Hello folks, Other than Metal Supermarket does anyone know of a local supplier of sheet aluminum? Just trying to see if MS has any competition.DanielSee More
jerry nichols posted a discussion

thermostatic oil cooler

I'm still using the "tape over the oil cooler" method in the winter.  Any recommendations for a TOCA for the 3300?  Source?See More
Nov 24
Terry Smith posted photos
Nov 24
Terry Smith posted a blog post

Variable pitch prop on a ch601 hds

Has anybody put a variable pitch prop on a ch601 hds, I am thinking of a Woodcomp SR3000, but I would like to know if anybody has already done it. What improvements were there ? How did it effect the C of G, anybody in the UK done it and passed it…See More
Nov 24
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft: Thanksgiving flight in the STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Join Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert as they take you flying in the Zenith STOL CH 75...
Nov 23
Glen Bradley posted photos
Nov 23
jerry nichols posted a discussion

Rotec ignition for Jabiru

Does anyone have any experience with the Rotec ignition?  One of my Jabiru coils failed and I decided to upgrade to the Rotec rather impulsively.  Looking at the installation manual, it appears I may have to change my starting switch.  The manual…See More
Nov 23
Peter Eiberger posted a video

Zenith Cruzer First Flight

First flight of a 2850cc @WW Flycorvair powered @Zenith Aircraft Company CH750 Cruzer experimental aircraft!
Nov 22
Fernando Egas posted a discussion


Bought this cable to install a dual throtle control but it didn't work as expected. Installed and removed it in a couple of days. Asking $95.00 shipping included lower 48 states (ACS $129.75 + tax & shipping)See More
Nov 22
A blog post by Zenith Aero was featured
Nov 22
Zenith Aero updated an event

Zenith Workshop: December 2 and 3, in Lake City, Florida! at Wheels and Wings facility at Canon Creek Airpark

December 2, 2022 to December 3, 2022
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On Workshop We invite you to join us at our December 2022 workshop in Lake City, Florida, to gain hands-on experience in building your own Zenith aircraft kit!…See More
Nov 22
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion

Bruce custom cover - Insulated engine cowl - $375

This was made for a UL350iS cowling but should work with most others cowlings as well.  Excellent condition.   See More
Nov 21
Terry D Hobert posted a photo

Wings Rigged

Got the wings mounted and riggged. Struts and Jury struts are on and rigged now as well.
Nov 20

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit for the latest DVD titles.

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West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

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Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


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Member Rules

Since this is an online community, there are a few rules that need to be followed.  We'll try to keep the rules as simple as possible and to a bare minimum and we'll change and update them as required.

RULE#1:  You'll need to use your real name, and be an actual builder, owner or flyer of a Zenith aircraft.  This site is an online…

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