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Mike Joslyn posted a photo
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Sergii Ivanchuk posted a status
"Yesterday went for a test fly with Martin Bima on his CH-701 - nice weather, smooth fly - lots of fun!! Thanks Martin!"
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Profile IconDon Woodward, Crazy Bat, Robert G Seifert and 1 more joined Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers
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"I have wings !"
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Scott Ehni posted photos
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Carlos Sa posted a photo

CHT graph

Added CHT graph. Now it is possible to display the bar graph, which shows present CHT and EGT values, or the history of the past "n" samples (which will cover a period of time TBD in the final implementation).The data at this time is computer…
23 hours ago
Larry Winger posted a status
"Sold my completed airplane to my hangar mate. Decided I'm a builder and not a pilot in SoCal airspace. Great experience - no regrets."
Larry Winger posted a status
"First flight on October 12, 2014. Heavy left wing which was corrected by adjusting right flap which was low. A good day!"
Mark Maltais posted a discussion

Rotax incident on Katana...

Reading the latest COPA paper and it had this interesting scenario regarding an Diamond Katana with a Rotax..."A13P0167: A Diamond Katana DV20-A1 departed R12 at Boundary Bay, BC for circuits with one person on board.  During the climb-out, the pilot noted an engine vibration (Rotax 912S3) and declared an emergency.  The flight landed R25 with local emergency vehicles called out.  The engine had been noted as having high oil consumption for some time.  Factory examination determined that the #4…See More
Craig Johnson is now a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers
Christopher Jon Brown posted a video

Chris Brown STOL 750 Hut Landings

Thought the Hut was a kiln but turned out to be an earth bag structure in the desert
Bob Jones posted a status
"installed pitot tubes, roof mod, elt, dog"
Bob Jones posted photos
Mike Armstrong posted a status
"Replaced my 601XL plans today with new ones for a 650 B. Looking forward to getting started on the new project soon."
A photo by Sebastien Heintz was featured

EAA One Week Wonder to Central Florida First Week of March 2015

EAA One Week Wonder to Central Florida First Week of March 2015:
Bob Jones posted a discussion

cargo net

I have for sale two cargo nets for 701 $125 @ bobnpat@mtaonline.netSee More
timothy h emerson posted a discussion

CH750 Dual Throttle install with new O-200-D lightweight engine

Has anyone done a dual throttle installation on the CH750 with the new Continental O-200-D lightweight engine. The O-200-D comes from the factory with an aluminum oil tank with a tube welded through it for the throttle cables to pass through. The U bracket that is supplied in the FWF kit from Zenair is designed to work with the O-200-A. The U bracket will need to be heavily modified and also a secure mounting point is required. Just need to pick someones brain who has already done the…See More

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DIY avionics

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Vancouver Island

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Ugghhhh...Cutting my spar

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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 Zenith Tees from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz.

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