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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.

Latest Activity

Kenneth Buchmann posted a discussion

engine test bed plan

Hello folks,I am looking for DIY plans for Engine Test Bed or Dynamo for me so I can excerise run my engine while I am building, it's taking longer than I thought that I thought Seb " one week" planeKenBSee More
2 hours ago
Dennis Mitchell posted a discussion

Stall Horn

I am thinking about installing an audible stall horn on my 601xlb. Does anyone have suggestions on type or brand available? Or homemade? I have an AoA which works great for slow flight and approaches, but for very short fields it would be nice to…See More
3 hours ago
Travis Turner posted a discussion

New Cyclo Polisher Model 5 Mark II w/Accessories (Never Used) $250 I ship

I have a Cyclo Polisher Model 5 Mark II (Never Used) w/Accessories for sale. It includes Nushine IIF9 (1/2 lb), Nushine IIS (1/2 lb), Nushine IIF7 (1lb has been opened ), Nushine IIC (1/2lb). It also includes 3 Buffing Pads (7.5 inch diameter), 1…See More
Joe Hopwood posted a discussion
Jared G Brown posted discussions
Damon Brantley posted a blog post

Using Jira to help manage my aircraft build

Several months back I had posted that I was experimenting with using a project management software package called Jira to help manage tasks in my scratch build. After about 6 months of use I think I can say it has been very helpful for tracking what…See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted a blog post


First and foremost, as many of you know it is not a small undertaking to start building your own aircraft and we are always…See More
joseph aloof posted discussions
Lampros posted a photo


My father gave me a hand this evening and the building space is now ready. I placed a 12 by 4 feet sheet to the working table and I removed the protection fllm on the marking side. This will be the bottom rear fusalage skin. 7-F-2-3.
William D. Phillips posted a discussion

Fishy No Slot Flap System

Hello, I am building the fuselage for my 801. Does anyone have plans, drawings and specs for the no slot flap system? I don’t want to cut a big banana slot in the side skin if I can make help it. Thanks, Bill Phillips CH 601 XLB (sold) RV-8a…See More
Timothy Aanerud posted photos
Robert Riat posted a discussion

New donut suspension

Easy to install on new build, will probably need further adjustment.7AFFB646-C77C-47FF-8E1C-F353014A29D9.jpegSee More
James Smith posted a discussion

Sensenich prop Jabiru 3300

This propeller was sold for use on a Jabiru 3300A and was never used. It remains in the original shipping container in perfect new condition. The matching spinner is also original and new. Prop $1500, Spinner $600, both for $2050.See More
Anthony Fortney posted a photo

My Hawaii 701

Just picked up this 701 a few month back. I have always wanted one for it’s short field capabilities. Since this picture, I have gone to 21” tires on all three.
Perry delano posted a discussion

Home Page View

Is anybody else experiencing having a large blank area show up where new builder submitted pictures used to show up. I get the sidebars, but have to scroll way down to see the Facebook submissions and further to see what people are doing on their…See More
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Electrical questions

Anyone out there able and willing to talk how they wired, switched, and protected their external voltage regulator on their 912? If so please contact me via this forum, Thanks,JimSee More
Robin Boyd-Moss posted a discussion

Engine mounts for 801 Lycoming dynafocal

Could anyone tell me the best place to buy engine mount rubber bushes for my Lycoming installation please.See More
Randy Cross posted a status
"Getting ready for pre-cover inspection on my CH701 . Removing some rivets, drilling drain holes."
Bob Jones posted photos
Bob Jones posted a status
"Jones Landing, Centerline for Transients"

Blog Posts


Posted by Jan Eggenfellner on February 13, 2019 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

AOPA builds an aircraft rudder

Posted by Zenith Aero on February 5, 2019 at 11:14am 0 Comments

Flexible Friction Arm Workholding

Posted by Damon Brantley on January 23, 2019 at 10:43am 0 Comments

First Flight - N579SA

Posted by Stephen Aupperle on January 8, 2019 at 5:02pm 3 Comments

The Traffic Pattern Blog

Posted by Sebastien Heintz on January 7, 2019 at 6:01pm 0 Comments

CH750 Matco Master Cylinders

Posted by Steven J Sergenti on December 23, 2018 at 2:20pm 2 Comments

Starting wing skins and a few tips

Posted by Damon Brantley on December 21, 2018 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

My 701 status report.

Posted by Robert Sceppa on December 15, 2018 at 9:49am 0 Comments


engine test bed plan

Started by Kenneth Buchmann in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Gary Reed 19 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Home Page View

Started by Perry delano in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Jimmy Young 53 minutes ago. 6 Replies

salvage 701's

Started by Bob Jones in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Bob Jones 5 hours ago. 32 Replies

Fishy No Slot Flap System

Started by William D. Phillips in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by R Michael Moore 15 hours ago. 5 Replies


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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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