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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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"Laid down some paint today !"
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WW Cowling for Corvair & 601-HDS

I am having problems fitting the two halves of the fiberglass cowling together.It looks like the parts were removed from the mold before the resin was completely cured.The flange where the two parts mate will not fit flush. Also the flange where the sheet metal has to over lap has a curve in it so the metal will not fit flush.Has anyone else ran into this problem. It appears the only solution is to cut the flange off and re-glass a new one.See More
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"Shux,Going by the TOOLS section on Zenith's site says 150 of each. I had about 180 silver, 165 copper, and I just ordered 175 black ."
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Ch 750 wing spar doubler question.

Hello,   I'm starting to lay out my spar for my right wing.  I'm having troubles interpreting  the strut angle that get riveted to the doubler .  Will someone take a picture of the FACTORY spar doubler  for me?  ThanksSee More
Bryan Walstrom posted a status
"I believe I finally have all the tools needed ( for the moment)! :-D"
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"Thursday October 23rd. Got confirmation from Jan at Viking that my order for the Viking Steel Bungee will be in the 25 first sent !"
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Stephen R. Smith posted a status
"Set new personal record for non-stop flight in my 601 XLB: 752.7 statue miles in 5.8 hours. (KSTS - KCGZ); Average SPEED 129.77 mph."
Sirodja Lopugas posted a discussion

Search Rotax 912 80-100hp

I'm looking for my project airplane : you need complete engine Rotaks 912 80-100hp, -1000-1300 hours on new engine or crashed with a small time of flight in a state suitable for repair. We will be thankful for the information and for your offer, Best regards, SergeySee More
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"Wednesday October 22nd. Received my oversized Tundra tires ! They are Aero Classic 21/800 x 6 4 ply. Now got to install them on the 701 !"

Blog Posts

Time to dig into spars

Posted by Jesse Hartman on October 20, 2014 at 5:54pm 2 Comments

More Spar Work

Posted by David A. Judkins on October 19, 2014 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

Final Push to Finish

Posted by Cliff Stripling on October 14, 2014 at 9:56am 0 Comments

Rudder CH 750

Posted by Stephen M. Swab on October 14, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A Little More Rudder Work

Posted by Todd Osborne on October 13, 2014 at 3:31pm 1 Comment

dual sticks

Posted by Lance Gobeil on October 9, 2014 at 10:39am 2 Comments

Spar Caps - Initial

Posted by David A. Judkins on October 5, 2014 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

Steel Bungee

Posted by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on October 3, 2014 at 2:00pm 7 Comments


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