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


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William D. Phillips posted a discussion

Top & side skin to firewall

Hello fellow builders. It appears in several sections photos that show the forward edge of the top & side skins are bent around the edges of the firewall. Can not find where in the plans this is called for nor do I know the best technique to…See More
2 hours ago
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Weight and Balance for 750 Cuzer w/ Viking 130

I am getting ready for DAR and I went on the scales for the first time today. I drained the fuel in climb attitude and put it on the scales.The fuel flow test using Viking mini-header tanks was 26.5 GPH on the Pilots side, and 25.9 on the passenger…See More
3 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

2019 Zenith Aircraft "Fly-In to Summer" Open House

Despite rain and dark skies in the morning, we had a good turnout and fun times at the spring Zenith Aircraft "Fly-In to Summer" Open House at the kit factor...
3 hours ago
Tim Croy posted a discussion

Jabiru 3300 7-week Storage Using Containers with Desiccant on a 601-XLB

All,I have some open posts in the 601-XLB forum I will update / close once I finalize the maintenance, which I haven't done yet due to other priorities unfortunately. I will be unable to fly for about 7 weeks so I had an idea to fill the tanks with…See More
17 hours ago
Scott Gallant posted photos
18 hours ago
Chris Rewey posted an event

Bill Rewey - Celebration of a Life Well Lived at WS62 - Sugar Ridge Airport, Verona WI

June 29, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Next Saturday June 29th a celebration honoring my dad will be held at Sugar Ridge Airport starting at 9am with a ceremony at 10 and refreshments after. Though dad built and flew an 801 and enjoyed building his 750, he will always be known in the…See More
19 hours ago
Brad Payne posted a discussion

Proper Shutdown process for a Viking

I'm working on my POH (I have not run my engine yet) and am working on the proper engine shutdown procedure.Is it better to shut off the Batteries, Fuel Pumps, then Alternator?Is shutting off the fuel pumps first the right way or should the engine…See More
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Does your Zenith 750 Center Y Stick have play in it?

When I move from left to right, there is some slop before the torque tube will move on the roll axis?It seems like the AN3-17A bolt has play inside the C75C2-8 part.Is this normal? how do you deal with this in flight. I don't know how you fly tiny…See More
Perry delano posted a photo

Fly In at Delta Heritage Air Park

Home of recently completed CH-750 Cruzer and a few other Zeniths
David J. Beaulieu posted a photo

Two piece tailpipe

To facilitate removal of the cowling when on floats I had to convert the single pipe into a "two-piece". The S/S T-bar band clamp was modified with a small 1/8" S/S pin opposite the clamping bolt to secure the two halves together as well.
Mickey R. Mathieson posted photos
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"The nose gear, dampener and gears absorbed the prop strike damage. No Viking 130 engine damage. It started without hiccup after repair."
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Yesterday, I described a nose gear collapse on April 1,that took three months to repair but I guess it was deleted. All prop strike damage."
Steven Ward posted a discussion

Remote mounting oil pressure sender

I have the Homebuilt Help video of the O-200 installation and it shows Jon remote mounting his oil sender on a O-200. He uses two AN fittings and a hydraulic line hose. Has anyone done this and know what the part numbers are? I am having problems…See More
Herb Hornig posted a discussion

Dynamic Prop Balancing

ROTAX recommends dynamic balancing every 200 hours. Since this is a rather pricey operation, I'm wondering if others have done this and whether it is $$ well spent. That is, was there a noticeable difference in less vibration? Was the difference…See More
David Gallagher posted a status
"Installed the Uavionix ADS-B out TailBeacon last weekend. Passed FAA performance test, so I am legal for 2020. Easy to install & configure."
Todd Scruton posted a discussion

Warp Drive spinner

Warp Drive spinner. This is the 5” “skull cap” style spinner which comes with the supporting crush plate.  $100 plus…See More
Dean Smith posted a status
"Moving along on Cruzer number two"
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted photos

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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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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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