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Any news on the Zenith Gemini CH620 Twin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Reik Apr 11. 7 Replies

I am asking purely out of curiosity:  What ever happened to the Gemini CH620 Twin?http://www.zenithair.com/gemini/Does somebody know if Zenith is still…Continue

Tags: twin, 620, ch620, gemini

AeroMomentum AM15 / Zenith CH750 - Engine Mount Installation

Started Feb 6 0 Replies

I made a video, discussing how we installed the AeroMomentum AM15 engine mount on our Zenith CH750 CruZer: https://youtu.be/CAjQkHcQrT0Continue

Tags: mount, engine, am15, aeromomentum

Max. pull force test: Sheetmetal vs. regular screw, e. g. for CH750, 701, 801 windshield

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Sep 27, 2018. 6 Replies

I wondered if a sheetmetal or a regular screw in a tapped hole would provide greater strength, as we do not like the sheetmetal screws Zenith wants us to use for or CH750's windshield.We therefore…Continue

Tags: tap, screw, sheetmetal

Rotax 912 ULS Installed Weight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Eggenfellner Apr 9. 6 Replies

A friend of ours is about to install a Rotax 912 ULS in his Zenith CH750 STOL. The firewall forward kit is the standard package from Zenith. We measured the weight of the engine itself, plus all the…Continue

 

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Any news on the Zenith Gemini CH620 Twin?

I am asking purely out of curiosity:  What ever happened to the Gemini CH620 Twin?http://www.zenithair.com/gemini/Does somebody know if Zenith is still planning to eventually release it as a kit?OliverSee More
Apr 6
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AeroMomentum AM15 / Zenith CH750 - Engine Mount Installation

I made a video, discussing how we installed the AeroMomentum AM15 engine mount on our Zenith CH750 CruZer: https://youtu.be/CAjQkHcQrT0See More
Feb 6
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Max. pull force test: Sheetmetal vs. regular screw, e. g. for CH750, 701, 801 windshield

I wondered if a sheetmetal or a regular screw in a tapped hole would provide greater strength, as we do not like the sheetmetal screws Zenith wants us to use for or CH750's windshield.We therefore conducted a pull test today, comparing a standard #6 sheetmetal screw with a regular #6 screw. I thought I share our results, as other builders might wonder the same.The sides of the CH750 cabin frame are made of 0.035" 4130 tube. Since I did not have this material for our destructive test available,…See More
Sep 25, 2018
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Rotax 912 ULS Installed Weight

A friend of ours is about to install a Rotax 912 ULS in his Zenith CH750 STOL. The firewall forward kit is the standard package from Zenith. We measured the weight of the engine itself, plus all the related components. While I was surprised about how all the small stuff adds up, I believe that it is overall still the lightest engine on the market:ComponentsWeight, lbEngine mount12.2Exhaust, muffler6.2Exhaust, pipes3.8Radiator2.4Heater hose, throttle cable, etc.4.8Mounting hardware, oil cooler…See More
Sep 23, 2018
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

Video - How to paint an airplane

I thought this is a well done, super helpful video and apparently the first of an entire series. He is painting a CH750 CruZer, his other videos are also worthwhile watching:OliverSee More
Sep 12, 2018
Joe Scheibinger left a comment for Oliver Reik
"Hi Oliver, Here is my name and address. Joe Scheibinger, 2809 Scenic Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904. You know I built an entire 650 not knowing that a tool like that existed! I just used a ruler and a couple of clamps. What a time saver! Thanks again.…"
Aug 20, 2018
Oliver Reik posted a discussion

AeroMomentum AM15 Video

I made a video, discussing our AeroMomentum AM15 engine, the firewall forward components, weights, as well as the reasons why we chose it:Our engine's dyno print out:The engine came out around 10 pounds heavier than expected, due to a number of changes they have introduced over time. AeroMomentum is currently working on getting rid of the excess weight. The weights I measured:…See More
May 29, 2018
John Frank Guinn left a comment for Oliver Reik
"Have you gotten the engine installed yet? How do you like it? I to am looking at aeromomentum the AM13 for a 701."
Mar 21, 2018

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
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Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
UL Power
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
1D2

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At 12:15pm on March 21, 2018, John Frank Guinn said…

Have you gotten the engine installed yet? How do you like it? I to am looking at aeromomentum the AM13 for a 701.

At 6:40pm on June 16, 2017, Brad Rawls said…

Oliver -

I have no problem answering any questions you have about my plane and engine. My cell is 714-606-0653. If it don't answer, leave a message and I'll call back.

 
 
 

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