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Paul Sanders posted a status
"Ran control cables thru fuselage, found my torque tube bearing isn't far enough forward, and how do you stop the rudder cables from chafing?"
2 hours ago
Curtis Eggen posted a discussion

Dave's brake - length?

I bought 3x3 angle iron to build Dave's brake, but they're 10' long. I have an 8' hinge coming soon.Should I shorten the steel, or just leave it 10' long with a foot "unhinged" on each end?See More
3 hours ago
Jerry Latimer posted a video

Spring time morning flight in Arizona

Flight from Chandler, AZ (KCHD) to Millar Airfield (2AZ4) Maricopa, Arizona to attend a car show/fly-in that is held annually by Chuck Millar at his private ...
3 hours ago
Jayson Thompson posted a status
"Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone knows of an 801 for sale in Canada? Any leads would be appreciated! Thanks!"
6 hours ago
Maxim Cherkevich posted photos
7 hours ago
A photo by Dale Medendorp was featured

First Flight: N650DT

My Zenith CH650B taildragger flew for the first time yesterday and I was the sole occupant. It was a great experience. Many thanks to Chris Heintz for the great design, Zenith Aircraft Factory in Mexico, Missouri, for their great kit and support,…
9 hours ago
Earnest Fontenot posted photos
10 hours ago
Normand Lambert posted a status
"March 28,2015. Went to the airport, took the covers off the plane. Tried to fix the flat tire on the plane... No way!. Fix this next time!"
12 hours ago
A discussion started by Joe Scheibinger was featured

Banquet for 2015

EAA ZENITH BUILDERS BANQUET FOR 2015 Now that the snow is melting in Oshkosh, I can feel that sensation of EAA fever! The countdown is on for another spectacular event. Just announced today, this year's EAA convention will include a B-52 Bomber on display for the first time ever for an EAA convention! Right now I have the preliminary information for the Zenith Builders Banquet I would like to pass along to the builders and enthusiasts. This year's banquet we be held at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge,…See More
12 hours ago
Normand Lambert posted a photo

Spring has sprung....Well almost.

Saturday March 28th. Went to the airport, took the covers off the plane and checked the CH701sp for anypotential problems.Had a flat tire due to a slow air leak over winter.Will fix that next time. Hopefully next week.
12 hours ago
Rusty King posted a photo
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Bryan Walstrom posted photos
21 hours ago
Richard Simmons posted a discussion

Flap torque tibes again!!!

I re-drilled my Flap torque tubes today. I opened the AN3 hole up to an AN4. They are closing now with a small amoutn of adjustment left. However, I am not satisfied with the final product.I am getting a small amount of wiggle on the RH flap. I can get it to meet the stop but it doesn't take much to make it move.Now I remember the C-152 I learned to fly in, the flaps had a pretty fair wiggle factor. I don't think mine have  that much. However, I would like to start with Zero!Now, I can remove…See More
22 hours ago
Greg Wood posted a discussion

Sun n Fun

Are there any plans for a gathering of Zenith builders at Sun n Fun this year? I am a relatively new 750 Cruzer builder (almost done with the tail kit) and I plan to be in Lakeland late Thurs afternoon through Saturday night. I 'd love to see some finished projects and meet up with other builders.
Dale Medendorp posted photos
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rob steenweg posted discussions
Darrell Witham posted photos
Aleks Chernov posted a photo

Suction Lifter

How to lift and carry sheet of metal.
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Vancouver Island

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Ugghhhh...Cutting my spar

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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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