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


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Tim Hine posted a discussion

Routing fuel line/brake line/wiring

Hi folks,Posting in the open forum, as this question is not truly type specific. I am building a 750 Cruzer.I like the idea of keeping fuel lines out of the cabin, if at all possible. I have seen others route fuel lines inside the stiffener on the…See More
6 hours ago
Jonathan Kreilich posted photos
17 hours ago
Jason R posted a status
"First rivet pulled on my 750 STOL scratch build this morning. ... only 8440 or so to go #satisfying"
19 hours ago
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Roller Painting Works....for me, at least....

A month or so ago, there was a thread about painting your aircraft, and at least one builder (Stephen Aupperle) noted that he used marine polyurethane with foam rollers.I picked his brain enough that I think I'm persona non grata now, but I made a…See More
22 hours ago
Keith Crawford posted a blog post
Jason R posted a status
"Got my horizontal stab built up and final hole drilled... now apart for Cortec and centre-lining the ribs - first project rivets tomorrow!!"
Allan Gratia posted a discussion

which side to mount 2.5 gallon header tank

Getting ready to install the Viking header tank on the Cruzer.  While in the "hell hole", it occurred to me that it MAY make a difference as to which side to install it.  The weight is what I'm considering (2.5 gallons plus the tank weight).  I…See More
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Looking for Lemke Interior kit feedback (mostly fit and options)

Hi, All;For some time now, I've seen a few posts from builders who have used Lemke seats, and y'all appear to love them. I've begun the email exchange with Robert Lemke even though I'm a ways off from being able to install them.So, I'm looking for…See More
James K. Allen posted photos
James K. Allen posted a status
"Landing light installed in left wing. Wingtip remaining to complete the left wing"
John Austin posted a discussion

Heatshield Products "Heatshield Armor" Exhaust Insulation

There is no doubt that reducing under-cowl temps provides many benefits - longer electronic component life, reduced chance of fuel vapor-lock, and reduced cooling requirements, to name a few.  Also, due to a carb mod I did, I had to install a small…See More
christopher fryatt posted a status
"just added 2 dynon servos and ap74, now got 2 axis A/P first test flgt seemed perfect!"
Jim Davis posted a photo
Gary Welch posted a discussion

IFly GPS Does it again

They keep coming up with amazing new features and just giving them away to existing users. Garmin and Dynon should be taking notes...They have come up with a patented system for long distance flight planning unlike anything anyone else has (Garmin…See More
John Sanders posted a status
"prepared the pilot side wing for painting"
Conor Whitehead posted a discussion

Learning/teaching in a CH750 STOL

Looking for time in a 750 STOL?Get in contact with us at Pianosa Flying Farm, Carlton, WA.Our Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) was just issued, allowing training. So, let's make a plan flying in the North Cascades and enjoying the pros &…See More
Ed & Eric Clark posted photos
Sebastien Heintz posted a blog post

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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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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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