John Burns
  • Male
  • Connersville, IN
  • United States
Share on Facebook

John Burns's Friends

  • Todd Scruton
  • David Mason
  • Efe Cem Elci
  • David J. Beaulieu
  • Patrick Borton
  • Clint L Gosch
  • John  Austin
  • John Edwards
  • Dave Gardea
  • Jon Croke

John Burns's Page

Latest Activity

John Burns posted a blog post

Hardware Boards

I unpacked the finishing kit this weekend and had to add two more hardware boards to keep it all organized.See More
Aug 25

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Currently flying a Cessna 172E with the Connersville Flying Club and building an airplane with my daughter.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

John Burns's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

John Burns's Blog

Hardware Boards

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

I unpacked the finishing kit this weekend and had to add two more hardware boards to keep it all organized.

90% done, 90% to go

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 6:51am 6 Comments

Looking at the completed box makes gives you a sense of progress.  Then I looked at the Home Built help videos and realized I was only working on disc 1 of 4 for the fuselage.  It always feels like you are almost there and you have just begun at the same time.  As they say 90% done and 90% to go.

Filler Neck Trim Ring

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 5:17am 4 Comments

Used a simple plumbing gasket for a trim ring on the filler neck.  Almost embarrassing to have something look this good for $2.00

Extra Materials

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 4:34am 0 Comments

Some extra products you may need for the build are available in the US from McMaster Carr.  The Loctite 567 thread sealant that is used in the Home Built help videos is available from McMaster Carr ; part number 45855K27 and has worked well on my fuel tanks and fuel sender screws.  The cork for the fuel tanks is also available from McMaster…


Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers to add comments!

Join Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

At 3:00pm on October 22, 2019, John Austin said…

Arion Aircraft was right next door to Jabiru USA, so I've met them including Nick Otterback, the owner.  It seems to have been a fairly seamless transition from Jab USA (later Jabiru North America) to Arion.  I've spoken to a few people who have done business with them since the transition and it has all been positive!

At 12:17pm on June 25, 2017, Theodor Galdi said…

Thanks, John.

I have the Aeroelectric CD. I can see the requirements, but would feel more comfortable if someone with more knowledge than I have gives exact details.

At 1:50pm on June 24, 2017, Theodor Galdi said…


I noticed your comment on John Austin's flap actuator switch.

I don't know whether you are knowledgeable enough about a problem I have, but here goes:

I am installing  Ray Allen 301 sticks on my Cruzer. There are two issues: the use of two sticks to control a relay, AND in my instance, wanting to use the stick as the switch for the flaps. I can use the relays that come with the sticks for the trim motor as it is of low amperage and grounds through the relay. But, I cannot figure out how to have the stick relay trigger a relay to operate the flaps.

Is this within your knowledge base?


New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


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.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

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:

How to videos from

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a 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.

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance

Pro Builder Assistance

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2019   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service