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


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Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"I made a pilgrimage to Viking engines today on the way back home from Miami. I am happy with my engine. I will recheck, safety wire and go."
14 hours ago
Daniel Booker posted a discussion

Amphib plans

Just bought a pair of like new Czech 1410 amphib floats for my Cruzar. I need a set of plans to build the correct rigging to install on my 750?  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,danSee More
16 hours ago
David Griggs posted a photo

fuel flow test

Mains on 5 inch blocks, tail on ground
Tim Dura posted a discussion

3 bladed prop for 601xlb

Looking to retrofit my 601xlb with a 3 bladed prop. Does anyone have any any experience with purchasing and mounting a three bladed prop on their 601?
Daniel Niendorff posted a video

Cedar Key Departure (CDK)

Departing Cedar Key (CDK) Runway 23 in Zenith 801. Virb 360 film.
Bradford Drown posted a blog post

Hi guys, Completed the Rudder on Saturday, June 22nd.  A good learning experience.  I had to remove my first bad rivet due to a gap at the head.  Sweated that out since it was one of the last rivets…

Hi guys,Completed the Rudder on Saturday, June 22nd.  A good learning experience.  I had to remove my first bad rivet due to a gap at the head.  Sweated that out since it was one of the last rivets installed prior to completion.  However, it went…See More
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Nose Strut Bottom Bearing Issue

Hi, All;I attempted to install the lower bearing,support, block, etc., for my Cruzer. My bearing block is about 2.5mm too wide to fit between the sides of the center firewall stiffener. The specs for the block show it's supposed to be 94mm wide,…See More
Jacques Hoffler posted a photo
Bradford Drown posted a photo


Completed rudder for CH 601 HD. Did not rivet the tail horn or upper bearing however all drilling is complete.
Daniel Niendorff posted a photo

Enterprise AL

The “road trip” continues......
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Fun day - landed at 15 airports without refueling

I was looking for some small adventure, that would be inexpensive, to take my Zenith CH601 XLB on.I saw the recent thread about a guy who landed at 13 airports in one day.I decided to figure out how many could I land at on a single fill up and still…See More
Clint L Gosch posted a photo

Sunset after a great flight

Sunset after a great flight
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

IFly 740b Wanted

Anyone have a 740b they wish to sell? Thanks JimSee More
dschmaz posted a blog post
Mark A Phillips posted photos
William D. Phillips posted a discussion

Mounting wings

Hello fellow builders, I am about ready to mount the wings for my 801. The plans photos and instructions are a bit thin. Those of you that have mounted 701,750 & 801 wings I ask is there any valuable sage advise I should know? Tips or things to…See More
joseph aloof posted photos
Sebastien Heintz updated an event

Quality Sport Planes Open House and Fly-In at Cloverdale Airport (o60)

June 22, 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Quality Sport Planes is hosting its annual fly-in and retirement party for Doug Dugger on Saturday, June 22!More about the…See More
A video by Zenith.Aero was featured

Extreme STOL Flying at QSP - May 2011

Amazing STOL Flying by pilot Doug Dugger


Amphib plans

Started by Daniel Booker in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Mounting wings

Started by William D. Phillips in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Daniel Niendorff on Saturday. 6 Replies


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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.

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Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
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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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