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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Raffaele Signorile posted photos
7 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

Can your Homebuilt Aircraft have Too Much Power?

Experimental Aircraft designers specify guidelines for the size of the aircraft engines to be used. What happens if you use a larger (more HP) engine than is...
15 hours ago
dschmaz posted a photo
Raffaele Signorile posted a video

October 2019 Flight back from virginia

Quando le conditioni meteo cambiano
David J. Beaulieu posted photos
Jason R posted a status
"Elevator nose skins fitted, upper and lower elevator horns fitted including front and rear brackets and trim tab actuator slot cut out :)"
Todd Scruton posted discussions
Patrick Hoyt posted photos
Brad Payne posted a discussion

DUC prop washers

I have been adjusting the pitch of my DUC prop and have noticed that the bolts are no longer holding their torque and the washers stay flat when loosened.Does anyone know where to order replacement washers and how many times you can loosen/tighten…See More
Scott Smith posted a discussion

Question regarding 701 build

So what is the reasoning behind the 2 piece longeron on the aft fuselage?  All four longerons call for an overlap and splice in the center.  I would think running one continuous piece would be stronger.  (I am building an older 701 kit)See More
David Koshinski posted photos
Dec 3
A video by David Orr was featured

Chaising my Sun Dog

Flying over the sea fog along Port Angeles
Dec 3
Mark Parry posted a discussion

Looking for 750 STOL

Hey folks, anybody (Stateside) have a well built and flying 750STOL they are ready to sell...or have a friend that does?  Thought I had one lined up for past couple months but owner ended up selling to someone local so back to drawing…See More
Dec 2
William Jose Soto Araujo posted a discussion

WTB 701 project

Hello all want to buy a CH 701 project at any stage ThanksSee More
Dec 1
Daniel Miles posted photos
Nov 30
Todd Scruton posted a discussion

KT76A with Dynon encoder

Almost everything you need to install a transponder. Add a UAvionix unit for 2020 compliance. Tray, harness and Dynon…See More
Nov 30
Jason R posted a status
"Stab fences fit and drilled, trim tab slot cut - good to be back in the shop!"
Nov 30
David Orr posted videos
Nov 30

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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 0 Comments

Short encouragement video

Posted by John Heather on November 9, 2019 at 7:51pm 1 Comment

100 Hours!

Posted by Mark Baenen on October 29, 2019 at 8:40am 2 Comments

Flying my 601XLB

Posted by Glenn Johnson on October 21, 2019 at 5:37pm 1 Comment



Started by Todd Scruton in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Robert Shoukry 9 hours ago. 4 Replies

Couple of questions for Jan on the Viking engine

Started by Glenn Davis in Viking Forum. Last reply by Loren Warner 12 hours ago. 19 Replies

DUC prop washers

Started by Brad Payne in Viking Forum. Last reply by Ronald LeBlanc on Saturday. 7 Replies


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


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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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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.

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Pro Builder Assistance

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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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