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David Banahan posted a discussion

Carburetor mounts backward, needs dual throttles any help appreciated

I have a 750 Cruzer with a 3L corvair engine and MA3-SPA carburetor that must be mounted backwards to accommodate the front landing gear.  I would like to use dual throttles and deal with the problem of swinging the carb linkage toward the cabin…See More
2 hours ago
Joe DeKeyrel posted a status
"Fluting pliers arrived today. Fluted the wing root angle - not bad, just need to be patient, and don't Popeye it."
2 hours ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted photos
4 hours ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"The doors are completed and deciding how to mount bubble windows. Deciding on Dynon SE rather than more complex system. Engine mount first."
4 hours ago
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Fwd Stabilizer spar drilled

I've started assembling the fwd horizontal stabilizer parts. Got the spar, doublers, attach brackets, and ribs drilled. Time to debur and rivet! :)…See More
5 hours ago
Jim Davis posted a blog post

Steel beams for building

Hello all, I'm getting ready to build my 650 wings and thought maybe I'd get some steel beams as shown in the guides.  Are you all using them? Where did you get them? If you aren't using them, what are you using?  I just used 2x4's for the rudder,…See More
13 hours ago
Ray Toews posted a discussion

Length of nose strut

I have an older 601. On landing it "slams" down on the nose wheel. On takeoff it takes a hard pull to get the nose up and then it over rotates causing an interesting series of gyrations.I had a post previously and a reply staTed they installed a…See More
14 hours ago
A photo by Rick George was featured

Pedal Plane

Built a pedal plane for my granddaughter. She wanted it to look like Sharky (CH750) in the background.
15 hours ago
Aumie Devoll posted a status
"After much preparation, we have 6 students possibly soloing for the first time. There is a lot of excitement in Lawrenceburg, TN today!"
17 hours ago
Dan Pohle posted a discussion

Wanted: Zenair CH 640 Horizontal Stabilizer

I am looking for a complete Zenair CH 640 Horizontal Stabilizer or the drawings to build one.Dan Pohle812-767-3545 See More
22 hours ago
Joe DeKeyrel posted a status
"Spar drilled. Top skins removed to debur. Flaperon arms and L-angles deburred and cleco'd."
Jacques Belle posted a photo
Raffaele Signorile posted a video

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Bob Jones posted photos
Denis Dore posted photos
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First trip in the Hudson River VFR Corridor - NYC

Blog post (and additional photos) of Charles Clayton's first trip in the Hudson River VFR Corridor in his Zenith CH 601XL/CH650:
A video by T.Y. was featured

Zenith Ch 650, UL 350iS Engine & Two Batteries

Always good to have two batteries in your airplane. This option shows how to use two SPST switches and one SPDT switch to link the alternator / voltage regulator-rectifier to charge Battery #1 or Battery #2.
Aumie Devoll posted a status
"We have two students from New York who traveled all the way down to Lawrenceburg, TN. We are very happy to have them here."
T.Y. posted videos

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:

Zenith transition training

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Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by an actual 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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