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Embroidery file for Zenith Logo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walt Snyder Jan 26, 2016. 3 Replies

SOLD. 601 kit for sale $5500 SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by JEFF COCHRAN Aug 4, 2013. 2 Replies



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750 Seat Upholstery Part 4 Accessories

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 9:34am 2 Comments

After I melted part of one of the seat covers, I had to order an additional yard of material to complete the repairs.  The repairs took only a couple of small pieces so I was left with lots of extra material for some more upholstery projects. 

When I leave my home base for other airports, I like to carry my tow bar for easy maneuvering and parking.  It is a long clunky piece and there is not a good place to stow it.  I decided to use some of the extra material and pleating…


750 Seat Upholstery Part 3 Harness

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 8:41am 0 Comments

There are several forum topics in the 750 STOL area about seat belts and 4 or 5 point harnesses.  So far I have seen three different ways of upgrading to the 4 or 5 point harness from the stock over the shoulder seat belts.  Joe Harrington has posted pictures of his installation using a cable attached behind the baggage back wall and John Austin has posted pictures of his installation using a welded tube running from the existing shoulder belt tabs.  Both of these types of installation are…


750 Seat Upholstery Part 2

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

I later added a Velcro strap to hold headsets.  Seat cushions are positioned in the seat pan with Velcro also.

As with all my fabrication, I had it Cat scanned to be sure there were no defects.…


750 Seat Upholstery

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

I have been flying for several years with just some Noral seat cushions from Aircraft Spruce.  The 3” seat bottom was okay but the 2” back was always slipping between the back support bars.  I ended up adding a stadium cushion and a lumbar pad without much better results.  After reading several of the seat discussions on the forums, I decided to build my own upholstered seats.  As usual, I studied the work of my hero, John Austin, and copied his and others’ seats.  But in this…


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At 7:04pm on March 20, 2013, Bob McDonald said…


A builder in the Classified section of this site has most of the parts you will need to fix your CH750.

Zenith will charge you more for the parts individually than this builder has "for Sale" complete.

At 10:15pm on May 22, 2012, Jeff Larson said…

Hi Jeff, my trip to Guadalope was quite an experience.

I got 7hrs of flight training from Sebasten one of the instructors that spoke english.

The Island of Quadalope is pure french and I speak none.

the place is very nice with great warm weather year round.

Lots of good swimming and snorkeling

My wife enjoyed the weather while I was flying morning and night.

It cost around $180 an hour Canadian, with instructor.

Also the wind is always blowing so I got to try this great little plane is quite strong winds.

I will try to post a picture. 

At 10:48pm on April 12, 2012, Max Russell Baldwin said…

 Jeff,  I  am looking foward to seeing you Sat.     Russell

At 8:30am on December 12, 2011, Russell Calhoun said…

I finished my Corvair powered 750. It flies great

At 8:43pm on July 28, 2011, Danny Creech said…

>Danny, of all your services, transition training would be the most interesting to me.  Contact me with some details when you have time.   Jeff


Hi Jeff, I would be glad to help you with your transition training. Please contact me via email: and I will gladly answer any questions you may have about the training.


Danny Creech

At 9:08pm on July 22, 2011, Lynn Dingfelder said…

Jeff,     Your ship is looking good, and obviously your cats approve. The "ducting" you see at the air inlets of my 601 is made from plastic flower pots. They are split horizontally so each half stays with it's respective cowl half. My inlet holes in the cowl are 5 1/8" I.D., but this is reduced slightly to 5" by the ducts, which are 1 3\4" deep. They taper larger toward the engine. They are held in place by high density aerosol foam insulation. This method works, but is problematic. After installation I shaped and painted the foam (the plastic must be held rigidly in place during cure). The problem comes from the foam continuing to shrink and crack for the next year or more, requiring touch-up work. Perhaps there is a better material to use, though mine seems to be stable now. As you probably know, outlet area and configuration under the cowl is critically important. Be sure to use the big oil cooler recommended by William. If you would like any specific photos of my installation, let me know. I'm not an expert, but have a working installation after tweaking. The Corvair runs great, with good power. 

At 8:35am on July 21, 2011, Danny Creech said…
Well Jeff, I can't find your page to see where comments like this are at. So, I don't know what it was a responce too. It was almost two months ago. I've slept since then. hahahaha Just disregard if you don't know what it is responding to. I do offer my services as a builder of 701s and as a Master & Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, GI. and do Transition Training. So, if you need transition training or someone to help you build your plane, I may be the guy. I just finished up with a guy who came here from Swisserland. I'm taking him to the airport today.
At 10:01pm on May 30, 2011, Danny Creech said…

Sure Jeff, I can gladly help you with that. When would you like to get started??


At 7:08pm on March 8, 2011, Ken Pavlou said…
Hi Jeff,

I bought the laminator they sold simply because I didn't already own one. The main problem I ran in to was not being able to get the labels to transfer properly on to the clear Mylar. It turned out I wasn't putting enough of a stiatic charge in the Mylar. It takes a whole to master the technique but the end result is worth it. The text and lines are crisp and clear. It is very much like silk screening. The initial kit comes with plenty if foil colors to practice with. I ended up ordering more white to finish my panel simply because I messed up a lot during the learning phase. I'm even thinking of making my exterior labels with this system as well. 

At 8:03am on August 2, 2010, Randall Haney said…
I would like to visit and see your project. You can e-mail me at

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