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


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Flying adventures in Zenith STOL aircraft on DVD!

Super-bright LED lights for your Zenith:

These Zenair-branded 3-way wingtip-mounted LED lights from AeroLED are the brightest and highest quality LED lights available on the market today. Available at a great price exclusively for Zenith builders and owners.

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Clint L Gosch posted a status
"Tanks have been pressurized for 48hrs, good so far! Test fit and drilled panel, finalized center console angle and location."
6 hours ago
Clint L Gosch posted photos
6 hours ago
Ron Lendon posted a discussion

Zenith Zodiac 601XLB for sale

1965 Corvair, custom engine with Phase 4 heads, this thing really flies!Follow link for details.…See More
9 hours ago
Loren Warner posted a discussion

Upper Forward Wing Strut

Getting ready to mount wings, we now find that the rivet we were required to install on the Front Upper Strut Fitting (75W2-5) and Doubler (75W7-1) interferes with installation of the Front Upper Strut Fitting (75W8-2).  We drilled and riveted…See More
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Earnest Fontenot posted a status
"How I fitted the fuel cap."
12 hours ago
Earnest Fontenot posted photos
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CLEDES Alain posted photos
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Dean Smith posted a discussion

Wanted looking for a STOL front landing gear fork

Looking for a STOL front landing gear fork See More
Lynn S. Beckhorn posted a discussion

Uavionics Skybeacon

Anyone used one of these on their 701 or 750?  Just wondering if they work well on this type of wingtip before purchase.  Thanks, cheers,,,,, LynnSee More
Robert Lemke posted a discussion

Andair Fuel Valve / Flap Motor

Good day,I have the andair fuel valve available for sale. It is the standard kit valve, I believe it it the Andair FS20 Type 3. It was built into my aircraft, but removed after I decided on a different fuel system. There are some light tooling…See More
Michael Hille posted photos
Gary Welch posted a discussion

There are moments when the sheer beauty of flight is awe-inspiring.

I made my weekly 170 mile weekend trip to my home this past Thursday. The flight takes me from Cloverdale California (O60) to Pine Mountain Lake (E45) which is near Yosemite National Park.As I approached E45 I found myself in a ring of spectacular…See More
Perry delano posted photos
John "Allen" Walker posted a discussion

New style front landing gear assembly

Hi Guys;On the new style rounded front landing gear fork, is there a easy (secret) way to find the center point on the top of the fork? Or, where can I find the latest updated assembly instructions.Thanks;Allen WalkerSee More
Jim Davis posted a discussion

Cowl Hinge Pin - where to buy?

Hey all, my Viking 130. Cowl is installed on my 650 now :-) Jan says the best option now is to replace the hinge pins with smaller diameter ones (about .015 smaller). I've been looking but can't find any that are about .075 ". I looked at Spruce,…See More
Eridan Kireev posted photos
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Gary Reeves posted a status
"If I ever become a STOL pilot (and fix my engine oil leak), I will have a good STOL airplane.IMG_3010.MOV"
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Purchased the Viking 130

Dale C. was selling his 750 Cruzer project and had a buyer for his airframe, but not the Viking firewall forward and 130 engine. I was not originally going to wait to buy until next fall, but having a willing seller, and a never installed engine at…See More
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Blog Posts


Posted by Kay C Caldwell on May 7, 2018 at 2:57pm 1 Comment

Sun 'n Fun 2018

Posted by Sebastien Heintz on April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Canopy gas cylinders

Posted by Dick Miles on April 7, 2018 at 11:09am 3 Comments

Rudder Vibration on take off

Posted by Robert Emery on April 6, 2018 at 4:10pm 6 Comments

Thaw in the way

Posted by Joshua smith on April 6, 2018 at 10:35am 0 Comments

Riveting firewall

Posted by Joshua smith on April 1, 2018 at 12:23pm 0 Comments


New from Zenith:

Weather Maps

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.

New Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

New 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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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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