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


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Super-bright LED lights for your Zenith:

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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 Zepp posted photos
16 hours ago
Lesieur Dominique posted a photo
Christopher Jon Brown posted discussions
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion


I am considering the use of a helmet for my recreational flying!  I ike the idea of something that will fit over my Bose AN20 headset.  I have seen pics of people doing this but never see a product logo or name.  Anyone with some suggestions or…See More
Zenith Aero posted a photo

Airworthiness Certificate and First Flight

Congratulations to Chet Lundy for completing his Zenith CH 650 light sport aircraft (powered by a Viking 130 Honda engine) and successful first flight!
Mike Holder posted a discussion

What alternator are you using?

I found a prestolite model on eBay that is missing a pulley, and it is advertised to fit  the O-235. I have an O-235 C2C, but according to the information I have found it in fact is not "sized" for my engine. I have the attachment and tension…See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"I repaired cracks in bubble windows. Hopefully ready to resume flight testing."
Vincent Maggiore posted photos
Skip Rhudy posted a blog post

Tail / Slats / Flaperons

About 3 weeks ago finished the rudder. Failed to take account lead time so have been reading Sky Ranch, and did short block Corvair assembly. I'm looking for some 95 or 110 HP heads if someone has some rebuildable cores, hit me up I'll take them off…See More
Mike Bradsher posted a photo
Keith Thomas posted a photo
Keith Thomas posted a status
"Finally made my first form block"
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Reinstalled ECU and started engine. It started after three times but it has been sitting for two weeks."
Ben Knox posted a discussion


Any one have  FOR SALE  T2-7a Rayallen trim servo.  An 130 or 140 turnbuckles  also need zenith 750-c  cowling for  lycoming engine.See More
Jonathan Kreilich posted photos
Rheal Comte posted photos
Jonathan Blackmore posted a discussion

Looking for a 701 kit in Ireland / Europe

Hi all I'm looking for a 701 kit in Ireland or Europe if anyone got a contact will you let me know. Thanks all. JohnnySee More
Daniel Pelletier posted photos
Chris and Ann Blackmore posted a status
"Just getting started after a long break"
Mike Bradsher posted a discussion

701 Engine Mount

 I have a 701 engine mount for VW Engine make offer. Thanks for looking. SOLD See More

Blog Posts

Tail / Slats / Flaperons

Posted by Skip Rhudy on March 25, 2020 at 11:34pm 1 Comment

Work on it daily

Posted by John Burns on March 17, 2020 at 6:42pm 4 Comments

Posted by Kenneth Stapleton on February 18, 2020 at 9:43pm 0 Comments

Seat Panel

Posted by Bradford Drown on February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Cruise pitch

Posted by Robin ten Pas on February 7, 2020 at 8:10am 0 Comments

New Acquisition

Posted by John Schaper on February 6, 2020 at 4:47pm 3 Comments


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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

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.

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Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

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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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