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 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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Jason R posted a status
"If I said I was cutting 0.025 strips 36mm by 4 foot wide, would you know what I'm talking about? ;)"
2 hours ago
Kerry Mykituk posted a discussion

Soft rivets Question-701

Hello there! Currently in the constructing process of my zenith-701 and I am seeking some advice to secure (pound) the soft solid rivets on the elevator trailing edge.  For these small soft rivets do I require a bucking bar, hammer riveter and air…See More
2 hours ago
John Austin posted a discussion

Tie-Down Ring Camera Mount

My kids gave me a GoPro Hero 5 Black for Christmas, and during an episode of "cabin fever," I decided to fabricate an external mount for my STOL 750.  I had seen a similar, commercially available mount with a cam lever bolt that allowed for quick…See More
11 hours ago
Shawn Magin posted a discussion

Ch 701 elevator

Hey all,Was wondering if straightening out the"duck tail" on the trailing edge has helped with speed. Cant help but notice that when trimmed for level cruise, my trim tab is just as far up as the down angle of the elevator T.E. ...hmmm... What say…See More
James Smith posted a discussion

Propeller for Jabiru 3300

New Sensenich composite, nickel edges, 64". Part # 2A0J5R64ZN. Was purchased for Jabiru 3300 in 2007 but never used. Still in the original box. Matching new 9" spinner part # SPIN9H5-2. Prop $1500, Spinner $625, both for $2050. • Contact…See More
David Krakowsky posted a discussion


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Zenith Aero posted a video

Top of the world! Zenith STOL mountaintop views

SLO Down Under: Great views from a mountaintop in New Zealand (by Hamish Crowe) with the Zenith STOL "Sky Jeep" light sport utility airplane. #zenair #stolfl...
Jared G Brown posted a discussion

Seat Ideas for STOL 750

We are looking for seat ideas for our 750. We have the zenith adjustable seats and back just looking at ideas for padding or covering without breaking the bank. See More
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a photo


Viking 130 radiator closure in Cruzer
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Strenghtened the radiator box with smaller pitch and A5 rivets. Attempted closure of cowling to radiator box and it increased heating?"
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Mechanical oil pressure gauge

My new 912 UL came with an electrical sender installed but I am planning to use the VDO direct read mechanical oil pressure gage in my 701, anyone have any experiences to share either good or bad with this setup?See More
JEFF HUDSON posted a discussion

Plasma ignition from Light Speed Question

Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and hope to use an 0-200 for my 750 cruiser when I get it built. Has anyone tried the plasma electronic ignition from light speed engineering ? I was wondering how much if any weight it might save on the…See More
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion

Viking Newsletter, Zenith First Flights and Zenith Flyers

If you haven't had the opportunity to see the recent Viking Newsletter take a look HERE and see the new recent flights and builds for some motivation.…See More
Lonnie Fosgate posted a discussion

Replacing tire on a Matco rim

Ok, I've got the rim apart and new tire ready to go, how in blue blazes to you get that o-ring to stay when you bolt the two halves of the rim back together?? It sure doesn't seem like you can bolt the rim together and then stretch the o-ring over…See More
Van Cole posted photos
A video by Stephen Aupperle was featured

1st Flight: Zenith CH 750

First flight of Zenith STOL CH 750 airplane with Viking 110 engine.
Bob Jones posted a discussion

Float Modifications

here are some modifications I made to the Zenair 1150 Floats…See More
Loren Warner posted a discussion

Tractor Configuration

Curious, any aeroMomentums flying in the tractor configuration yet?  See More
David Orr posted a discussion

Main Gear Rubber Spacer Slippage Cure

I have about 250 hrs on my 701 and I've had to readjust the main landing gear rubber spacers several times, especially after a hard landing. I never had the bottom rubber spacer slip, only the top one. I added a 90 mm "L" angle bracket under the…See More
David Krakowsky posted a status
"January 14, 2019 Hobbs turned 700 Flew to 2IS 75 mph ground speed westbound 140 mph ground speed eastbound"

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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

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Zenair Floats

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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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