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.

25th Anniversary: 1992 - 2017


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.

27th annual Zenith Aircraft

September 21 & 22, 2018 in Mexico, Missouri

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A photo by Mark Moore was featured
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Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Performed First Static test for Viking 130 engine. Propeller set at 18 degrees. All parameters seem acceptable including Eng. Coolant Temp."
2 hours ago
STEVEN and TARA SMITH posted photos
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A blog post by Zenith Aero was featured
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Tom Hankamp posted a discussion


 Any one care to comment on approximate price for insurance / or company for insuring a 701 ?See More
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Mark Moore posted a photo
10 hours ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Gained 3 and 1/2inches of propeller clearance with nose gear spacer to 9 and 1/2 inches. Seems worth the cost and effort."
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted photos
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Reinstalled nose gear with spacer and torqued all the bolts. Necessary to remove front wheel to reinsert new bolts. Riveted flaperon weights"
Glen Rushing posted a discussion

* * *EA81 DUAL pickup distributor WANTED * * *

Looking for a Subaru EA81 Distributor for sale that has already been modified to include DUAL MAGNETIC PICKUPs in the distributor?   OR:   Does anyone have any documentation with good photos that shows exactly step by step, how to modify my…See More
Patrick Hoyt posted a video

CellPhone GPS Speedometer Test

Testing an old Cellphone for use as a GPS Speedometer. Gives "speed over the ground" (which is different from "airspeed over the wings"). Your old cellphone ...
Gary Welch posted a discussion

N972GL and the B-17 Sentimental Journey

My sister Shirley is the "Oscar" (aka crew chief) for the current tour of Sentimental Journey. And yes - I am stinking proud of her!!! Our father flew 36 missions in WW2 over Germany as a ball turret gunner in one, so our family as always had a…See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Checked all new wired components.Plumbed all fuel lines and will close clamps, checking tanks for debris.Built modified Viking wheel spacer."
Mike Holder posted a discussion

Prop demension and selection

I would like to use a three blade Warp Drive propeller on my O-235. What size(s) are practical for the 601? Are there other viable options that has been used successfully?MikeSee More
Scott Tyler Bragg posted a discussion

LED wing lights

Has anyone thought of installing or installed LED lights bars for trucks as landing lights? Many are built rugged enough for harsh off roading and weather, 12v systems, and CHEAP. I have not found any regulation for a Lumen requirement, so what do…See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Reversed wing bolts and torqued. Wired the wing roots including OAT, Magnetometer, Strobe, Nav , Taxi Landing lights, and wing fuel floats"
Jeffrey Goodrich posted a discussion

Engines for CH801

Does anyone have experience with installing an 0-320 vs an 0-360 Lycoming in a Ch 801?Curious on how a 320 may perform.ThanksSee More
Zenith Aero updated an event

27th annual Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and builder fly-in gathering at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 21, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Join us for the annual Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and Builder Fly-In at the Zenith kit factory in Mexico, Missouri.This will be our 27th annual event, and we are…See More
Zenith Aero posted a blog post

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.

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

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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

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:

Quality Sport Planes
Cloverdale, California:

Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance

For Sale

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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