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David J. Beaulieu posted photos
2 hours ago
Greg Booker posted a discussion

Igntion switch - help

I have the ULPower 350iS  I have the ACS 510 ignition switch however it is for magneto'd engine. Does anyone make an Off, Lt, Rt, Run, Start  ignition switch for a coil?See More
23 hours ago
Hamish Hamilton posted a photo

Nice river landing

Back into the rivers after lockdown
Noel O'Gorman posted a discussion

750 Super Duty wing depth

Hi Everyone.If anyone is building a SD at the moment and has a measuring tape handy, can you please tell me the depth of the wing at it's widest point. I can find the length and width on the spec sheet, but not the depth.Many thanksNoelSee More
Dan Broom posted a discussion

Riveting Discussion!!

Zenith Builders -As a newbie to building, a question for you all - I am finding the odd pilot hole too close to an edge - when I do this I have been putting in an additional rivet (according to Zenith recommendations), but do I put a rivet in the…See More
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Daniel Niendorff posted a photo
A video by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Aircraft "Fly In to Summer" Open House: June 20

You're invited to join us for our informal "Fly In to Summer" Open House and Fly-In at the Zenith Aircraft Factory on Saturday, June 20, 2020, as we welcome in summer 2020! This is a very informal grass-roots fly-in and builder gathering held at the…
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Zenith Aircraft "Fly In to Summer" Open House 2020 at Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri

June 20, 2020 from 8am to 1pm
Join us for our informal "Fly In to Summer" Open House and Fly-In at the Zenith Aircraft Factory on Saturday, June 20, 2020, as we welcome in summer 2020! This is a very informal grass-roots fly-in and builder gathering held at the…See More
David J. Beaulieu posted a status
"Got the first flight in with the overhauled engine. Logged about 40 minutes, no issues inflight or postflght inspetion. Yay!"
Tom Sullivan posted a status
"Received my EAA flight test manual. This phase 1 testing looks awfully involved but necessary."
Charles N. Sturdivant posted a discussion

Trim for level flight

After I trim my 650 for level flight and engage the Dynon autopilot I have to trim up further to satisfy the Dynon out-of-trim indicator (yellow up arrow).  I just posed this question to Dynon but wondered if there was any similar Zodiac experience…See More
Greg O'Shannessy posted a discussion

Etch prime prior to assembly

Hi All I have just started my 650B project and I live on the coast,should I etch prime all parts prior to assembly?Im a little concerned about how much weight it would add?Any advice will be much appreciatedCheersSee More
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David J. Beaulieu posted a photo

Take me flying!

Evrything checked out and ready to flight test tomorrow with a good weather forecast. Looking forward to getting "Sky Turtle" back in the sky!
Robert Boyd posted a discussion

Zenith’s Website

Does anyone know when the new website and online store will be done? I have been wanting to order some pieces and parts for sometime. I know I could make a list and call it in but that’s not the point. I want to be able to just jump online open the…See More
A photo by Chuck Hosack was featured

Bold Airstrip

Doing my self isolation, social distancing, or whatever Alaska style
Nelson Orta posted a discussion

Looking for a 750 on wheels or amphibs

Looking for a 750, preferably on amphibs but ok on wheels if the right plane.See More
May 31
Jason R posted a photo

STOL CH 750 flaperons

#ch750STOL scratchbuild flapperons complete!
May 30
John "Allen" Walker posted photos
May 30

Blog Posts

Rudder Skeleton

Posted by Keith Thomas on May 5, 2020 at 12:21pm 1 Comment

1000 hours on my 2007 601-B

Posted by Mark Ertz on May 3, 2020 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Angle of incidents?

Posted by Mark Ertz on May 3, 2020 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Rudder Parts

Posted by Keith Thomas on April 30, 2020 at 2:03pm 1 Comment

100 hours

Posted by Mitchell Hargin on April 16, 2020 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

Online Resources for New Builders

Posted by Zenith Aero on April 16, 2020 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Change my model number

Posted by Bob Simmons on April 10, 2020 at 9:56pm 3 Comments

CH650B - W&B Datum position

Posted by Alain Dufresne on March 30, 2020 at 9:00pm 5 Comments


Igntion switch - help

Started by Greg Booker in UL Power Forum. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Throttle carb

Started by George Snedeker in Jabiru Engine Forum. Last reply by Darrell Doerhoff 5 hours ago. 23 Replies

Looking for 801 or 750

Started by Luke Strandlund in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Nelson Orta 7 hours ago. 13 Replies


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

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Flying On Your Own Wings:
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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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