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


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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.


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Larry Nelson posted a photo
28 minutes ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Fabricated and welded a tow bar with 5/8 inch steel rod. Welding did not get better after two years of riveting."
54 minutes ago
Paul Sanders posted a status
"Superb weather for flying, still discussing battery replacement with EarthX. May just buy a new one Will be summer before I know it"
4 hours ago
David Banahan posted a discussion

No logbook

Request advice for a gentleman in out west.  He bought a complete 601 with an O-200 that has never been flown.  Will it be possible to get an airworthiness certificate without builder logs?See More
9 hours ago
Harley McCartney posted a status
"love my 801 200 hrs great back country plane. I went with the extended range fuel tanks. get in and out without refueling."
11 hours ago
Jonathan Fay posted a blog post
20 hours ago
christopher fryatt posted photos
David Griggs posted photos
David Griggs posted a status
"Painted the horizontal stabilizer. Two wings, two slats and the elevator to go"
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Airworthiness Certificate approved today. Almost time to stop building and enjoy. Need some transition time to satisfy the insurers."
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"DAR finally tomorrow and nothing to worry about? To be continued............"
John Austin posted a discussion

Swift Solid-State Oil Pressure Sensor

It seems that the VDO resistor-type oil pressure sensors commonly installed on the Jab 3300 routinely wear out every couple of hundred hours - or less!  I'm at 550+ hrs and noticed my 3rd VDO sensor was starting to show signs of failing - usually…See More
Ralph Powell posted a discussion

Fuel Burn

All,I paid extra attention on a 3 hour flight today to my fuel usage. Just under 3 hours on the Hobbs, slightly under 15 gallons fuel. Four take offs, climbed from 4500 ft msg to 10,000 msl on one leg. RPMs were around 2600 for the most part. Air…See More
Jay Herron posted a discussion

anyone familiar with Richporter Electronic Magneto?

Is anyone familiar with Richporter Electronic Magneto?  I found a used one for sale, but I can't find any information with a Google search.See More
Robin Boyd-Moss posted a photo
Mark Moore posted a discussion

Paint Scheme

Here's my similar paint scheme, I love itSee More
Pedro Luengo Nieto posted photos
David Orr posted a photo

701 Flyby

701 fly by taken by a friend from his deck on a hilltop.
Bruce Cobo posted a photo
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Nothing but another wait. Started 10/16 and hope to finish by 10/18. Will weld a tow bar while waiting."


No logbook

Started by David Banahan in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by R Michael Moore 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Swift Solid-State Oil Pressure Sensor

Started by John Austin in Jabiru Engine Forum. Last reply by John Austin 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Paint Scheme

Started by Mark Moore in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Mark Moore 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

shut down sequence for ULpower 350is

Started by Brian Tollefson in UL Power Forum. Last reply by Brian Tollefson on Friday. 3 Replies

Fuel Burn

Started by Ralph Powell in UL Power Forum on Friday. 0 Replies


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:

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

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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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