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


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Todd Scruton posted a discussion


Great moving map, will talk to Dynon equipment. I just removed it from my panel for a different setup. This includes everything you would need to put it in a panel or use it on your knee. Includes the unit, AirGizmos panel mount, external GPS, hard…See More
1 hour ago
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

3/16 bend radius?

The good news is that I now have access to *two* brand-new CNC-controlled bending brakes, and have the training to use them.The bad news is that the smallest bend radius in the tooling set is 3/16" (4.8 mm).Since I am building from plans, can I…See More
14 hours ago
John Austin posted a discussion

US Fleet Service Survey

Today I received this email from Arion Aircraft/Jabiru Engine-Parts:Please see attached survey. We really would appreciate your cooperation. If you do not own a Jabiru please disregard. Our email lists are in bunches of over 500 email addresses so…See More
17 hours ago
Kay C. Caldwell posted photos
21 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft hands-on kit building workshop at the DeLand Sport Aviation Expo

Check out Zenith's hands-on kit aircraft building workshop held at the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Expo, as well as the fuselage assembly workshop which showc...
21 hours ago
Guy W Dayhoff Sr posted photos
Leonardo posted a video
A photo by Stan Cooper was featured

N601KE Over Sedona Airport at Sunset

Photo by well known aviation photographer Jack Fleetwood over Sedona, AZ airport (KSEZ) on November 11, 2019
Sebastien Heintz posted a video

Short take-off and landing in the Sky Jeep

Jon Humberd flies his custom "Super 701" (a Zenith STOL CH 701 powered by a 130-hp UL350iS engine) at the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, demonstrating a sho...
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion

Viking steel spring

Has anyone else had an issue with the plastic circumferential liner around the spring riding up out of the nose gear landing tube until stopped at the billet cap?  Outside observors have noted what sounds like "metal on metal" banging when i am…See More
David J. Beaulieu posted photos
Bradford Drown posted a blog post

Center Wing Adventures Day 166, 391 hours

I have been lax at keeping up with my blog entries but I haven't been idle. I have been dealing with a number of issues created by the factory and by me.I backtracked a lot of rivet work when I discovered the factory installed L angle on the spar at…See More
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

701 Drawing 7H4-1 Stabilizer Skin

The drawing clearly states the top side of elevator skin is the side with 18mm bent flange with the trailing edge pointing up.  However, this make a very efficient trim tab that will deflect the elevator down, and induce a pitch down moment…See More
Carl Orton posted a discussion

O-200 & Holes in the Firewall

Hi, All;Please see the enclosed image.Most of the firewall penetrations are clearly obvious, but some....   I've labelled each area for which I'm confused.  They're labelled 1, 2, & 3 for ease in referencing.I have the Zenith complete FWF kit,…See More
Scott Gallant posted a photo

seat backs nose gear

had the parts powder coated. I'm going to be using tundra tires on my Cruzer.
Scott Gallant posted a status
"found the N1-2 yeah, did the seat pan mounts and backs"
Todd Scruton posted a discussion

Matco wheels and brakes 6 x 6.00 single puck

Title says most of the info. Used in good shape, with bearings and axles that you may find useful. These are not the Zenith style axles but could be reworked for it. I’ve taken the wheels apart and removed the tires, they are pretty much scrap…See More
Stan Cooper posted photos
Nov 14
Glenn Davis posted a discussion

Couple of questions for Jan on the Viking engine

Jan1.You appears you are no longer promoting the EarthX batteries.Is there something about them that those of us that use the battery should be concerned about?2. I'm confused about what grade of gas to use for the 130. It appears that you are…See More
Nov 14

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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

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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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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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