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


Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Remembering Chris Heintz

Read the homage to a man and his dream, and illustrated biography of designer Chris Heintz's professional life.


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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Peter Chapman posted a discussion

Ivoprop on 912 - no engine damage after full-power crash

Just a brief note here on one odd little advantage of having an Ivoprop, an inexpensive but also less efficient prop that some fancier ones. A Rotax mechanic I know  just did a crankshaft & gearbox inspection on a 912UL (no slipper clutch) from…See More
20 hours ago
Matt Miller posted discussions
A video by Zenith Aero was featured

Watch the landing: Zenith STOL CH 701 Taildragger!

Check out the short landing of this Zenith STOL with custom taildragger gear configuration! Ivan Gromala of Quality Sport Planes is learning to fly his recently completed Zenith STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" with this custom tail wheel gear…
Damon Brantley posted a blog post

Leading Edge Skin for Left Wing Drilled

I finally managed to get the leadig edge skin drilled for my Zenith 650. I would say this is the most difficult challenge I have faced in this project so far.I think the biggest feature of what was done was to figure out a way to hold the ribs…See More
Bryce Onjukka posted a photo

First Flight!

First Flight!
Stanley Douglas Sheldrake posted a discussion

Wanted 1650 Lotus Floats

HI  Anyone know where there might be a pair of 1650 Lotus Floats for my 750 STOL Project. Thanks Stan See More
Bob McDonald posted a blog post

Bob Is Back Flying

After a "heart incident" Dec. 2019 I received two stents and in Feb. 2020 my Aortic valve was replaced (to correct a birth defect) at the Ottawa Heart Institute. My Private Pilot Medical was suspended. I resigned myself to not being able to fly…See More
Kevin Beriault posted videos
Kevin Beriault posted photos
Brian Rodriguez posted a discussion

FlyLEDs Seven Stars Landing Lights for sale (assembled, but new!)

I have a set of two, assembled and tested (for about two minutes) FlyLEDs Seven Stars Landing Lights for sale.   I purchased these, assembled them and tested them - they have not been installed and have been sitting in a box.  I am almost positive…See More
Zenith Aero updated an event

Zenith Aircraft "Fly In to Summer" Open House 2022 at Zenith Aircraft factory

June 18, 2022 from 8am to 1pm
Join us for our informal "Fly In to Summer" Open House and Fly-In at the Zenith Aircraft Factory on Saturday, June 18, 2022, as we welcome in summer 2022! This is a very informal grass-roots fly-in and builder gathering held at the…See More
jerry nichols posted a discussion

Tach stopped working

I don't know ohms from alms so I'll need a simplified answer.I have the Jabiru 3300 and Dynon 180 combo.  For 200 hours the tach has worked fine above 600 RPM; below that it flickered numbers between 250 and 500.  During flight, the RPM went to Zero…See More
John Burns posted a status
"Flew 4 Young Eagles this week. First airplane ride for all of them. They were all glued to the view out the CH750 STOL bubble door."
May 20
John V posted a discussion


Need studs to fit MA3 carb to airbox on Lyc O235. Looked at AS and many others on line but can't source any. Anyone have a lead where available pls?See More
May 19
David R Ferrell posted a discussion

Typical Amps Reading in 350iS

I was getting a lot of variance in my voltage and amps. I changed the regulator out with a much more robust unit with a far better wiring harness set up. Also replaced a 5 year old battery. Upon a ground test I was seeing better voltage in the 12.5…See More
May 19
Michael Shewan posted a discussion

WANTED - Control Cable Tension Meter

Just wondering if anybody out there has a control cable tension meter, for example a Burroughs BT 33-75 or similar, 10-70Lb for 1/8" lines. I am based in the UK but willing to pay shipping etc. See More
May 19
A photo by Glen Bradley was featured
May 18
Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Rotor button adhesive

The Jabiru engine maintenance manual calls for “a small batch of 5- minute epoxy adhesive combined with a small amount of fiber (such as cotton fiber flock).”  Can anyone give me the name of the products you have used for the replacement of the…See More
May 18
Glen Bradley posted photos
May 18
Brian Plautz posted a discussion

Wanted CH 650 kit or sub kits

Looking for a ch 650 partially completed kit or component kits. If anyone has one or knows of any please message me.See More
May 15

Blog Posts

Bob Is Back Flying

Posted by Bob McDonald on May 24, 2022 at 7:17am 5 Comments

Its Alive!!!!

Posted by Nathan Gamble on May 7, 2022 at 2:13pm 2 Comments

Bungee "Installation Tool"

Posted by Bob McDonald on May 3, 2022 at 9:23am 2 Comments

27 years flying 601HDS

Posted by Klaus Truemper on April 28, 2022 at 2:37pm 3 Comments

Selling planes

Posted by Gary Nelson on April 20, 2022 at 7:38am 3 Comments

airventure 2022 housing

Posted by Michael radtke on April 12, 2022 at 11:55pm 0 Comments


Posted by Ralph Llewellyn on April 5, 2022 at 11:37am 1 Comment


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Custom Instrument Panels
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Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

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Zenair Floats

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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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