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


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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.


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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Kenneth Stapleton posted photos
1 hour ago
Scott Gallant posted a status
"To the Cruzer builders out here. Where are you running or going to run the fuel lines from the tanks to the fire wall?"
4 hours ago
Robert M posted a discussion

912is Turbo??

Has anyone came across any information or installed a Turbo Kit on the 912is fuel injected Rotax? I know there are kits for the carbonated version. I am looking to get more power out of mine for Takeoff and Climb. Not really concerned about cruse as…See More
4 hours ago
Kenneth Stapleton posted a discussion
4 hours ago
David J. Beaulieu posted a status
"Reinstalled exhaust system. Finished safety wire on float hardware/all hydraulics systems bled and functional check complete. Ready to fly!"
18 hours ago
Jeff Roberts posted photos
22 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft kit assembly at Oshkosh AirVenture in the AeroPlane Workshop hangar

We're back in 2019 to demonstrate kit aircraft assembly at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture! Zenith staff and volunteers will return to demonstrate kit assembly daily ...
Michael Hille posted a status
"Some cruise speed testing at different rpm settings 100knots @4500rpm climb rate is 1500ft/m at max power ."
David Orr posted videos
Zenith Aero updated an event

Zenith Banquet at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2019 at Oshkosh Elks Club

July 25, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Zenith Aircraft Builders Banquet for 2019!Our event will once again be held at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge, 175 West Fernau Ave, in Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 25. As…See More
mark woodring posted photos
Brad Payne posted a discussion

Viking 90 Coolant hose connection

Im having a tough time fitting the coolant hose to the top mounting point on the engine behind the gearbox. (see image attached)  I'm told it will fit, however the tube has a sidewall of .205" and the clearance between the pipe and the back of the…See More
Alexander Heap posted a discussion

Wanting to Purchase a Zenith CH 750 STOL Prefer Version 3

I had found a CH750 in Ukiah California with an 0200 it was White with Blue trim, however, the guy decided to take down his ad on Barnstormers and I lost his phone number. Not sure if he sold it or not.So I want to see some pictures of aircraft…See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion

So, can you fly an hour on about 2 gallons of gas?

FYI:More performance numbers for you. •Aircraft: Zenith STOL Ch 750Engine: Viking 130 HP•Whirlwind 68” Prop -pitch = 22 degrees•OAT: 81 degrees•Humidity = 55%•Field elevation: 420 MSL•Altimeter setting 30.02•Before flight we topped both tanks to…See More
George Burns posted a discussion

Question about navigating this site (builder pages)

I saw in a discussion from, I think 2011?, someone was talking about upholstery and said something to the effect of "you can see what I'm talking about on my builder page". I clicked on his name, but that just showed me his discussions and posts.…See More
Scott Gallant posted photos
David Orr posted a photo

Concrete WA Fly in

Waiting on early morning coffee at the Concrete Fly in. Good times!
Bradford Drown posted a blog post

Elevator and Stabilizer

The elevator is on hold waiting for replacement parts.  Tried to salvage it but it was beyond me.I moved on to the stabilizer and finished the skeleton tonight.  Skills are getting better.  Had trouble with the hand rivet gun from Zenith.  It…See More
Herb Hornig posted a discussion

Carb icing issues

HI AllHas anyone encountered engine vibration on days with high relative humidity after descending from 4500 feet +? to about 1000' agl?How much of a need is it to use carb heat system for the 912?Thanks See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted photos

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

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


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.

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

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.


Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance


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

For Sale

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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