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


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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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Theunis posted a discussion

Ch601 engine installation

Hi i am busy installing a rotax 914 turbo into my zodiac have anyone done the same. I am looking for photos of a installation and the cowling that u used.
2 hours ago
Scott Gallant posted a status
"Took all of the steel parts that I have to powder coat completed."
11 hours ago
Robert Riat posted a discussion

Oil cooler

Finished my first condition inspection on my stol 750/UL350is this past weekend and also changed out the oil cooler to an Aero Classic 13 row cooler hoping for cooler oil temps this summer.  I didn’t do a great job fitting it to the cowl (it is a…See More
14 hours ago
DANIEL G REID posted a photo


2004 Ch701
16 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

STOL CH 801 SD - flight testing

One mile over Mexico, Missouri: Stall / spin flight tests in the incredible STOL CH 801 Super Duty sport utility aircraft. This test aircraft is equipped wit...
20 hours ago
A photo by Johann G. Johannsson was featured


First flight after six years of building. Everything is as hoped for. Better performance than the first one. Main diffreence ia the 100 hp engine and the wing struts. Really llok forward to the summer flying. Thank you again, Mr. Heintz fot a great…
20 hours ago
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion
20 hours ago
Joseph Werner posted photos
Brad Payne posted a discussion

How are you monitoring your Viking?

I just purchased a Viking 90 and will be updating my panel at the same time as the engine installation.What EMS you use or how do you monitor your Viking?  Does the ECU interface with the CANBUS on any of the EMS Systems?  Looking at either the…See More
Johann G. Johannsson posted photos
Daniel Miles posted photos
Tom Lobdell posted a discussion

MGL Avionics - am I asking for too much?

hey guys,I am not a marketing expert. I am not a logistics specialist. I do work for the US military, teaching people how to handle people in the most difficult situations imaginable.  I do not post on this site very often, because as a first time…See More
David Long posted a photo
Michael Hille posted videos
Scott Gallant posted a blog post

Fuselage update

My Cleco cans are filling back up as I rivet skins See More
jeff herman posted discussions
Kenneth Stapleton posted photos
John Heather posted a blog post

Cruzer-full flap landing practice & scenic flight circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with…See More
George Snedeker posted a discussion

Throttle carb

Hello...i am running a 3300A with a bing carb. lately i have been having issues. If i pull the throttle cable back till it stops it stalls the engine...if i adjust the cable to full throttle it starts missing during climb out like it has too much…See More
John Sanders posted a blog post
May 17


Canopy strut for 601XL

Started by Richard Simmons in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Glenn Johnson 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

New Service Bulletin

Started by David J. Beaulieu in UL Power Forum. Last reply by Perry Hyden 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Oil cooler

Started by Robert Riat in UL Power Forum 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

How are you monitoring your Viking?

Started by Brad Payne in Viking Forum. Last reply by Loren Warner 16 hours ago. 15 Replies


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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, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, 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:
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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:

Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance


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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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