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


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David J Tillema posted photos
15 minutes ago
David J Tillema posted a discussion

Corvair Changes???? WHY

Did some more checking on plugs. In the WW 2014 Corvair conversion manual ( i  don't have the new MOP) It lists the DENSO IWF16.  ( which it claims has 700 hrs of testing)   Since the videos WW produces don't allow comments or questions, which is…See More
2 hours ago
Scott Miller posted a discussion

Dual Stick Kit for Sale

For Sale:  Dual Stick kit.  This kit was purchased for a CH750 CruZer and never installed.  $200 plus shipping.See More
3 hours ago
Dan Hill posted a discussion

avex rivet testing

We had a discussion a while back about the strength of Avex rivets and if rivets from other suppliers were as strong as the rivets supplied by Zenith. My opinion on this was and still is that with todays manufacturing technology a rivet is a rivet…See More
23 hours ago
Mark Pensenstadler posted a discussion

UL Power Washers??

If you installed a UL Power engine you are familiar with these special washers. I'mthinking I may have installed mine backwards. Does anyone know the proper orientation for these washers?There is a side with lots of ridges, and a smoother side...…See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion

Viking Engine Annual Inspection LIst

I'm posting below our recent Annual Checklist in hopes to help aid everyone. It is open for debate, thoughts, ideas etc. Hopefully will help anyone looking for direction in this arena. -Alissa/Jan…See More
Jono Lind posted a photo
Jono Lind posted a blog post


Latest update on my DIY EFIS, now includes COM, NAV, and XPDR via SDR (Software Defined Radio) See More
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Procedures for Viking 130 Annual inspection

Are there any checklist, videos or other instructions for doing your own annual on a Viking 130?See More
Chris Beebe posted discussions
William Quin posted photos
Samuel Warner posted a discussion

Traveling ToolKit for the Viking

I recently watched the Webinar — The Traveling Toolkit by Mike Busch and thought we could create a list of tools / spare parts specific to the…See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion

Viking Engine Checklist

Basic Viking Engine Procedures for Startup/Flight/Shut down. Open for comment, but available for anyone that wants to take a looksee :) Just trying to have a basic sheet for people to use or have in the cock pit.…See More
Zenith Aero posted a video

SkyJeep at the lake, with the doors off!

Amazing views of Jon Humberd having fun at the lake with his Super 701, flying low and slow with the doors off in his Zenith STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" light spo...
Michael Hille posted a status
"Crazy short Cruzer takeoff and landing"
Michael Hille posted a status
"This might be a good project for some"
James Nichols posted a photo
Jan 19
William D. Phillips posted a discussion

Side step design and attachment

Hello fellow builders, I have concluded my wife and I are both too short to get in and out of the 801 we’ve built. Any one designed and built a steel step attached to the gear and gear weldment? Please and thanks, BillSee More
Jan 18

Blog Posts


Posted by Jono Lind on January 24, 2020 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Flipping Over Wing Solo

Posted by Damon Brantley on January 18, 2020 at 5:43pm 2 Comments

Center Wing, time to debur

Posted by Bradford Drown on January 5, 2020 at 7:34pm 0 Comments


Posted by Jim Stutson on December 22, 2019 at 6:54pm 3 Comments

Top Skins

Posted by Bradford Drown on December 17, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Latest Update Picture

Posted by dschmaz on December 9, 2019 at 7:18am 0 Comments

Throttle Reversing Bell Crank

Posted by John Austin on November 26, 2019 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

Part 4 Flap Bending

Posted by Damon Brantley on November 25, 2019 at 11:30am 2 Comments


Corvair Colleges

Started by John Mazzolini in Corvair Engine Forum. Last reply by David J Tillema 12 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Corvair Changes???? WHY

Started by David J Tillema in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by David J Tillema 20 minutes ago. 2 Replies

CH801 For Sale

Started by Michael Rausch in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Randy & Theresa Cechini 25 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Dual Stick Kit for Sale

Started by Scott Miller in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Mark Schleier 2 hours ago. 1 Reply


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


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Custom Instrument Panels
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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.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

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Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
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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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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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