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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.

Thank you to everyone who visited and participated at the 29th annual Zenith Homecoming! We had a fantastic event at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory. Beautiful planes, perfect weather and awesome people!! Check out the photos from event (more to come!)


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2020 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming: Views from above

Views from above the 29th annual Zenith Aircraft Homecoming at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. September 18 & 19, 2020 Thank you to ever...
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John Schaper posted a photo
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John Burns posted a status
"MGL com radio installed and operational. Made my own cables for about 1/3 the cost of pre-made cables."
3 hours ago
Brady Butterfield posted a discussion

Aeromomentim AM15 vs Viking 130

Hello Folks. My 13-year-old and I are looking forward to eventually choosing a Zenith kit but I believe we are close to picking a powerplant.  I'm considering purchasing an AM15 for most likely a Cruzer, either going with the 117 hp or the 131 hp…See More
3 hours ago
John V posted a discussion

Wanted Dynon 180

Looking for D180- Must be working condition and preferrably with all connectors.See More
4 hours ago
Zenith Aero updated an event

29th annual Zenith Aircraft HOMECOMING and fly-in at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 18, 2020 to September 19, 2020
Thank you to everyone who visited and participated at the 29th annual Zenith Homecoming! We had a fantastic event at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory. Beautiful planes, perfect weather and awesome people!! …See More
6 hours ago
John Schaper posted a photo

In the barn

Nav lights installed.
Kevin Powell posted a discussion


Open question to group regarding finishing the cabin frame for the 750 (STOL/CRUZER).At the moment, my inclination is to have the frame powder coated. Has anybody experienced any problems or issues with getting this done on their frames? In other…See More
Tom Sullivan posted a discussion

Black Sooty Exhaust

I don't understand why the exhaust on my 350is continues to be black and sooty. Was like that when I uncrated it and hasn't improved after 10 hours of operation.See More
Tom Sullivan posted a status
"Finally First Flight today. No surprises just need pratice practice practice."
Bernie Maxwell posted a photo
John Austin posted a discussion

WTB 6" Matco Wheels for 750 STOL

Looking for a set of gently used 6" Matco wheels for the 750 STOL as supplied by Zenith with the kit.  Mains are Matco # WHLMH6BD.75XT  and nose wheel is # MH6N.  Prefer to have complete wheels with hub and bearings, but do not need brake disc,…See More
Ron Simonsen posted a discussion

VIKING Gearbox oil level

Question for JanAfter installing the upgraded gearbox on the Viking 130, and the first start, I noticed that at idle rpm, (1200 rpm) the sight glass indicated the right amount of oil quantity with 8 oz. Is this a good way too check the oil quantity…See More
Clint L Gosch posted a status
"Returned home from the 2020 Zenith Open House. Met some fantastic people, enjoyed talking with every one of them. See you next year!"
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Mark Strout posted a status
"Using a gearbox on my EA-81 built by Karlo Kuhner. Purchased many years ago, now trying locate him. Anyone know his whereabouts?"
David Krakowsky posted a discussion

Pmag wanted

Looking for a used Pmag 114 for a Continental 0-200anyone want to part with one?DaveSee More
David Krakowsky posted a discussion

Dynon D180 autopilot wallowing

Hi guys and gals, finally got my Pmag installed in place of my crapped out Right side Slick mag, all went well and back in the I want to try and get my Dynon 180 autopilot working right. When I try to track a heading it wallows back and…See More
Tom Hankamp posted a discussion

Misc info

Several builders were looking for good nutserts, I have found that “ FASTENAL “ has good inventory. may not be in stock at local store, but can order promtly from main wharehouse. They are nationwide company, have used in NY and Florida. Tom HankampSee More

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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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