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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Bob Dimond posted a discussion

Location of stall warning switch on 601 HD.

Can anyone give me the location to put stall warning. I’m using a Reddish Stall Warner Marl 1..See More
7 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

2021 STOL Drag World Championship: Winner Bronze Class

Jon Hakala won the Bronze class in the STOL Drag 2021 World Championship at the High Sierra Fly-In this past Saturday, October 16, 2021, flying his Rotax-pow...
8 hours ago
Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Nose gear upper and lower bearings lube

What are you using to lube the upper and lower nose gear bearings?See More
10 hours ago
Lee Rosenhan posted a video
14 hours ago
Robin Michael Dawe posted a blog post

Questions about STOL 701's

TWO questions:1. If I build a 701 with the folding wing option, is there any builder option that I should / must fore go ?  Like wing gas tanks?   Any advice about the folding wing option ?  Thumbs up or thumbs down ?2. Most photos I have seen of…See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Another hour of flight testing, all mechanical looks good. Viking 130 engine flies seamlessly. I just need another 21 hrs..About 4.5 gal/hr"
Glen Bradley posted a discussion

Luga (NR) Simitar Propeller

Hi all,Just bought a S107 prop for the 912 ULS, have anyone anyexperiance with this?ThanksSee More
Glen Bradley posted photos
Michael Shutze posted a discussion

Opinions On Damage Repair

The trailing edge wing spare was bent about a foot from the wing root.  The rest of the spare to the wing tip is not damaged. What are the thoughts on removing the damaged section and splicing in a new piece.   Let me know your thoughts on repair.…See More
Francois du Toit posted a discussion

CH 200 to fly again

Hi, l am new to the forum and also new to the Zenair family.I am in the process of acquiring an CH 200 with an O 235 engine that was completed in 1983 and flown for some time.She now needs some TLC and l am hoping to get her flying again in the next…See More
John Austin posted a discussion

TRIPLTEK 8" Pro Tablet

51 Drones, one of the YouTube channels about flying drones,  had a very positive review about this…See More
Oct 15
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Removing friction lock from throttle cable?

Like many others, I have installed dual throttle cables in my Cruzer.I've seen a few comments about removing the friction lock on the right side cable just to ensure that the cable isn't locked when you need it most.So....HOW do you remove/disable…See More
Oct 15
Jaime Pujol posted an event

Boerne Texas Flying Inn (5C1) at Boerne Texas

October 16, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Save the date. October 16th at Boerne Stage Airfield (5C1). William Fahey is Inviting Zenith builders and flyers out for some hamburgers and hot dogs. The purpose of the event is to get to know our fellow Zenith owners and build a community to share…See More
Oct 14
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Source for carb heat box locking stud and cross pins

I'm finishing-up the connection of FWF wires etc to my O-200 Cruzer.I purchased the Zenith FWF kit, which came with everything.I had a heckuva time installing the tiny cross pins into the bottom of the air filter mount studs.  I'm talking the studs…See More
Oct 13
A photo by David J. Beaulieu was featured

Fall colors are here...

Fall colors are here...and a lot of glassy water!
Oct 13
Zenith Aero posted events
Oct 13
David Mason posted a discussion

Radiant Technology Belite fuel probes

zenith members. Anyone install Belite fuel probes and have issues with the fuel drain and vent creating either positive or negative pressure effecting the panel readings? If so, can I ask what was your solution? See More
Oct 13
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

Hands-On Workshop Class in Texas: February 18 & 19, 2022 at Boerne Stage Airfield (5C1), north of San Antonio, Texas

February 18, 2022 at 9am to February 19, 2022 at 3pm
(Above, photo from the 2021 Texas event. View video)Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to…See More
Oct 13
Zenith Aero posted a video

Flying demonstration: CH 750 Cruzer light sport airplane at the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop

Demo flight in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport airplane at the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop at the kit aircraft factory.Raquel attended a Zenith ha...
Oct 13
David J. Beaulieu posted a status
"Finally went over 300 hrs on the Hobbs!"
Oct 13

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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

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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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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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