Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
I guess that we are a bit like a 'sensible Santa' in our part of the world... we fly over the African Bush and look for communities that need some health education and then drop them a package! (no chimney, no reindeer, no toys)... our Rotax 912iS powered 701 works really hard... and today we dropped over 100 packages to rural communities - some which have never had even a motorcycle to them!…Continue
As we work ever creatively towards using the Zenith STOL aircraft in practical applications, in the heat of the tropics, we are currently working towards a concept for improved cooling. It has taken us a long time, but we are close to test flying the 'nose job' on the 701 with a Rotax 912iS up front.…Continue
For those who have been wondering what is happening in Ghana - well, we have a few challenges! You can read our latest newsletter in the PDF below...
We are also working on a radiator gantry for the 701/750 for the Rotax 912iS (and the other Rotax installation, but we are working on improved cooling for the iS at the moment) and a really simple cowling modification that goes with it. We expect to carry out flight tests next week, and, if all goes well, will share…Continue
One of our pilots from Brazil is transitioning to the CH701 with the 912iS. He put a GoPro on the mount and then created with You Tube video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ijgyJhgUic - although it is speeded up, it shows a lot of interesting hand movements in the cockpit... watch carefully as you see me in the right seat moving my hands around a lot! Also check out the full and free movement prior to take off - as well as enjoy…Continue
Our drop tests went 100% to plan. We now start working on how to get our new project to reach the tougher parts of West Africa with the 750 platform (more load, more range!). Thank you Zenith and Rotax for making it possible!…Continue