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


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Flying Adventures!

Flying adventures in Zenith STOL aircraft on DVD!

Super-bright LED lights for your Zenith:

These Zenair-branded 3-way wingtip-mounted LED lights from AeroLED are the brightest and highest quality LED lights available on the market today. Available at a great price exclusively for Zenith builders and owners.

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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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Samuel McNair posted a discussion

WANTED - CH801 Cowl

If you have a CH801 cowl for the Lyc or Superior O-360 engine you want to sell. Please contact me. I need one soon.ThanksSam  ssm6791@gmail.comSee More
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Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Taming the wiring beast and hiding from the snow and cold."
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Four mini Tips for Homebuilders

This week's Tip is really a collection of 4 new mini Tips for experimental aircraft builders. Two of these demonstrate tools in action. Watch and learn! We e...
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"What is the best way to adhere cork to aluminum?"
Patrick Hoyt posted a status
"Taxi tested with new engine."
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John M Greiner posted a status
"I started welding my dual stick "option" yesterday. I am using the Acetylene torch method. Happy with my welds so far."
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Jerry posted a status
"Looking to see if anyone has put a 26 in tundra tire on front of 801 need to find out how u made the fork putting 31 on the main"
Jon Humberd posted a discussion

Engine Cowl and Mold construction

Hello all,I started looking for an engine cowl for my setup over a year ago and couldn't come up with a solution, so I am now in the process of designing and building my own engine cowl. (Zenith 701/ULPower 350iS) I know this is a bit of an odd…See More
David Krakowsky posted a discussion

601 Seats

 I have a pair of 601 seats for sale.$300 if you pick them up from in the West Palm Beach area of Florida$100 for shipping should cover the actual cost.see photos.Id really like to move them out of here.Interesting trades considered.DaveSee More
Normand Lambert posted a status
"January 10th ,2018. Went to the hangar and surveyed the place in the winter. All good. Plane is awaiting warmer weather and so do I !!!"
Jason R posted a discussion

Scotchbrite deburring wheels

Good evening everyone....As I progress to cutting out my larger parts from aluminum sheet, I've read a ton of information about deburring the edges.Other than the $107CAD 3M wheels offered by Aircraft Spruce, does anyone have a cheaper source or…See More
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Gil DeVault posted a discussion


I'm looking for a good used headset for my 601. Bought two new sets from MGL but one set defective , so returned and now  I can't get a response from them. Looking for something in the 200 dollar rangeSee More

New from Zenith:

Weather Maps

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, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

New Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

New 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.


Zenith transition and Sport Pilot training:

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Wheels & Wings

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Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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

Building and Pilot Supplies

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


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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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