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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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Eric Johnson posted a discussion

Viking 180hp Cowling Nose Cone

I am putting together a Zenith 801 with the Viking 180hp turbo engine. I have built a custom nose cone for my engine and could make more of them if people are interested.Originally I was going to install the Lycoming cowl, but it would have needed a…See More
4 hours ago
Daniel Niendorff posted photos
21 hours ago
Harry Coster posted a discussion

putting a 601 FWF kit on a 750 fuselage

Hi ,I am just starting a 750 Cruzer biuld. I bought a Jabiru 330 Engine and FWF kit off a 601. Wanting to know if any of the 601 FWF parts will work on a 750See More
22 hours ago
Jono Lind posted photos
Scott Tyler Bragg posted a status
"Does anyone know if I'm still able to order the aileron kit for the 601 HDS? Just sent an email to Zenith but I figured I'd ask here too."
Robert Boyd posted a discussion

L angle

Ok, plans call for rear fuselage L channel to be 20mmx20mm, by my calculations 20mm comes out to be .78 inches(rounded off) so the question is can I use 3/4” (.75) or do I step up to 1”?
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted photos
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Added 2 inches of Stainless steel tubing to direct exhaust away from nose wheel. Added 1 qt of Evans and burping radiator. Improved to 200F"
Perry Hyden posted a discussion

Fault Indicator

The install manual shows that a fault indicator light should be installed on the panel to light up if the ECU detects certain faults.  The manual says that it will light up for a couple of seconds upon power up of the ECU, then go out until a fault…See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a photo
mark woodring posted photos
mark woodring posted a status
"float painting and plumbing hydraulic lines"
Robert Boyd posted discussions
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Able Flight, Zenith STOL CH750, experimental aircraft, with hand controls

#AbleFlight, #ZenithSTOLCH750, #experimentalaircraft, #handcontrols Able Flight, Zenith STOL CH750, experimental aircraft with hand controls https://www.patr...
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28th annual Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and HOMECOMING fly-in at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 20, 2019 to September 21, 2019
28th annual Zenith Aircraft…See More
Sidner Larson posted a photo

Blog Posts

Elevator completed

Posted by Bradford Drown on August 18, 2019 at 5:27pm 2 Comments

Arlington Fly-In

Posted by Jan Eggenfellner on August 16, 2019 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

Elevator trim tab horn issue

Posted by Bradford Drown on August 13, 2019 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Super Duty Build

Posted by Jono Lind on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

601XL-B For Sale

Posted by Tim Wiebe on August 8, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Oshkosh 2019 - Part One

Posted by Sebastien Heintz on August 6, 2019 at 10:30am 2 Comments


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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:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

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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.


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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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