Richard Benson
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Zenith 650B for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Benson Aug 14. 4 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Benson Jun 18, 2017. 11 Replies

Oil Cooler system for Jabiru or Camit engine

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750, CH 750 Cruzer, Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
USAF pilot in F-111A and RF-4C aircraft, Alaska bush pilot/guide/A&P in DHC-2 floatplanes, Fed-Ex pilot in C208 Caravans, now retired, in that order.
I have now completed in order: BD5A,RV8,RV7A,CH750,CH650B,and now building a 750cruzer
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Birchwood , Alaska

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At 6:02am on April 30, 2017, noel farrell said…


At 1:12am on July 30, 2016, Keith Crawford said…
Would you have a time of the year that would work for you, and how about a location.
Thanks for you response. If you could ask others you may know it would be a grate help in starting a annual gathering.
Keith Crawford
Kenai AK
At 12:33am on July 30, 2016, Keith Crawford said…
My name is keith. I am building a 750 cruzer in kenai. I am seeing how many Alaskens would be interested in having a zenith builder/flyers get together. If your are interested I would like to get your input on time and location.
Thanks for your time.
Kenai AK
At 10:17am on October 13, 2015, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Richard,

Whats going on in the state of Ak?  I sure enjoyed my flight up there this summer.  I had intended to stay longer but the weather did not cooperate.


At 8:16am on April 7, 2011, KENNETH DRUMHELLER said…

My extended range tanks came with a fitting for return lines(used for fuel injection).  I just  purchased some plugs from my local hardware store used some lock-tite and I'm good to go.              KEN


At 12:01pm on January 10, 2011, Phillip Owens said…
Richard, Zenith is now making floats again for all of their models and they can be purchased as a kit. I hope this is of some value to you in your search for floats, I believe either the 2200 or the 2500 series will work on the 801 without any problem and you have the choice of making either the straight floats or the amphibious ones. I didn't put floats onmy 801 mainly because then it would have to stay outside as I couldn't get it in the hangar.  Good hunting.

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