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


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Robert Jaap posted a status
"Hello everyone. I have recently bought a CH-200. Partial kit. I was wandering if anyone had the drawings to make it aerobatic ?"
2 hours ago
Gary Motley posted a video

The Phoenix Lands at the Lake of the Ozarks

Flew my Zenith Cruzer from Denver, Colorado to a flyin on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri 7/2020. Great group of people to hang with for the weekend even ...
5 hours ago
Paul Sanders posted a discussion

Turned my build blog into a book

Almost ten years to the day that I opened the rudder kit never expecting to order a second kit, let alone finish. I celebrated by turning my build blog into a book and I'm very happy with it. I highly recommend …See More
9 hours ago
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

"Oshkosh Week" at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory at Zenith Aircraft factory

July 20, 2020 at 6:30am to July 24, 2020 at 3pm
Start (or continue) building your kit airplane at the Zenith Aircraft factory during "Oshkosh Week" - July 20 - 24While we are limiting visitor activities at the Zenith kit aircraft factory to follow social distancing and other rules in affect at…See More
11 hours ago
Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Jabiru 3300 muffler

After waiting 5 weeks for a new muffler it arrived today. It has 6 inlets but no outlet. I guess I’m supposed to drill a hole and weld the outlet pipe to it. Has anyone had to do this on their Jabiru engines?See More
A video by Zenith Aero was featured

Fun at the lake! Ozarks Fly-In and Camp Out

Despite scorching heat, we had some great fun at the Ozarks Fly-In and Camp Out at Mt. Eagle Escape at the Lake of the Ozarks. Hosted by Robert Helms, the UL Power guy, it was a fun gathering of a few Zeniths "and a bunch of other Zenith characters"…
brad cohen posted photos
Michael T. posted a discussion

Can you modify the banana shaped flap slot?

hi guys I'm building a CH640 so I don't know much about the high wing members of the familyIs the flap slot open on the fuselage side....on all models?.... I was curious if something can be done to close up or modify the flap slot...I thought it…See More
Van Cole posted photos
Ernest Jessee posted a discussion

Jabiru 3300 through bolts

I am working to close a deal on a 601 with a 3300.  I knew that there was the bulletin regarding crank-case through bolts but had thought I could deal with them fairly easily even if they had not been replaced -- just pull them out one at a time and…See More
Alain Dufresne posted a blog post

Final Inspection Completed

Last Tuesday was my Final Inspection by the Transport Canada delegate. All went fine with no snags. Just waiting for the…See More
Alain Dufresne posted a status
"Last Tuesday was my Final Inspection by the Transport Canada Delegate. All went fine with no snags. Just waiting for the CofA now...."
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion

No, no, no!!!

This UL is starting to make me lose "the love" just a bit.  20 hours on the rebuild and postflight inspection discovered this!  (Sigh) - gonna pull the prop flange bolt and see if the oil stop on the end of the crankshaft is leaking.…See More
Barry Sweeney posted a discussion

Jab 6 Engine mount

Hi all,  have decided the fit a new Gen 4 Jab motor to my CH650 kit build and have been trying to get a copy of plan 6-JE-1 that was available when I got my plans. But now Zenith dont do them anymore and during this pandemic thing they have been…See More
David A. Muse posted photos
David Koshinski posted a video
David Koshinski posted a status
"Finally flew my first flight in my Zenith 750 STOL with a Corvair engine, the flight could not have gone better!"
christopher fryatt posted a discussion

Garmin Aera 760

just updated from aera 796 to the Aera 760. lighter and a few new features. ( now 8 user data fields, my favorite so far)Warning: after updating to version 2.3 software the unit will no longer recognize your computer unless v3 USB ports available.…See More
David Long posted a blog post

Fit fuel fuel tank with cork

Fit fuel tank with cork.Drilled holes in leading edge for vent and drainDrilled hole for finger screen attachment in nr#3(Note)  previously installed fuel level indicators, sealed with b2 sealant, and added ground wiring on both standard range tanks)See More
David J. Beaulieu posted a photo

Painted fence is on

Hope to test fly tomorrow...then do a bit of touch up paint on the rivets. Had fun "fishing" out the A5 rivet ends with a magnet!
Jul 8

Blog Posts

CH-750 Project For Sale

Posted by Jeff Francis on July 13, 2020 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

Final Inspection Completed

Posted by Alain Dufresne on July 10, 2020 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

Fit fuel fuel tank with cork

Posted by David Long on July 9, 2020 at 8:16am 0 Comments

Learning about Wiring

Posted by Skip Rhudy on July 4, 2020 at 11:36am 0 Comments

601 XL Elevator Balance Bungee

Posted by Joe Hopwood on June 22, 2020 at 7:16am 1 Comment

601 XL Elevator Balance Bungee

Posted by Joe Hopwood on June 17, 2020 at 1:51pm 2 Comments

Ground adjustable prop.

Posted by Raymond Woods on June 16, 2020 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

Rudder Skeleton

Posted by Keith Thomas on May 5, 2020 at 12:21pm 1 Comment


Blew an oil cooler today!!

Started by David J. Beaulieu in UL Power Forum. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu 4 hours ago. 52 Replies


Started by Joe Spencer in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Jim and Amelia Isaacs 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Garmin Aera 760

Started by christopher fryatt in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by christopher fryatt 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Jabiru 3300 muffler

Started by Joe Donohue in Jabiru Engine Forum. Last reply by Joe Donohue yesterday. 2 Replies


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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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