Sebastien Heintz
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For Sale: Jabiru 2200A 85-hp Engine - SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Efe Cem Elci Apr 16, 2016. 7 Replies

The First Flight

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Cessna abandoning LSA SkyCatcher?

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Zenith Workshop In Europe: June 29 & 30, 2017 at Barge Aviation, Nancy Essey airport, France

June 29, 2017 at 9am to June 30, 2017 at 3pm
Join us in France for the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop experience! Hosted by Zenair distributor Barge Aviation, this will be the first-ever Zenith workshop in France!  Zenith's workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. Participants get the opportunity to actually start assembling kit parts under…See More
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Sun'n Fun 2017: Tail winds both ways

Here's my report of the 2017 Sun'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 4 - 9) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the videos for additional info (with narration) and check out some of our Facebook posts of the trip and the event.…See More
Apr 17
Sebastien Heintz posted a blog post

Sun'n Fun 2017: Tail winds both ways

Here's my report of the 2017 Sun'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 4 - 9) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the videos for additional info (with narration) and check out some of our Facebook posts of the trip and the event.…See More
Apr 14
Sebastien Heintz posted a video

Departing Sun'n Fun 2017 - rear facing camera - takeoff

View from the Zenith CH 750 with a rear facing camera, taking off runway 09 (Lakeland, FL), and being joined by the Zenith STOL CH 750 and the SAM-EX in the ...
Apr 11

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STOL CH 701, STOL CH 750, STOL CH 801, ZODIAC XL, ZODIAC CH 650
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Sun'n Fun 2017: Tail winds both ways

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 6 Comments

Here's my report of the 2017 Sun'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 4 - 9) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the videos for additional info (with narration) and check out some of our Facebook posts of the trip and the…

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Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2017

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 8 Comments

Following is my report on the 2017 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held last week in Sebring (central Florida), with photos and videos of the trip to and from Sebring from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri.  Watch the video (below), "Recap of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2017," for a further summary of the 2017 event.…

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Happy Birthday Chris Heintz!

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 3:00pm 28 Comments

Today, November 21, is Chris' 78th birthday. While most of you know Chris or are familiar with him and his work, I know many new Zenith builders and owners are not as familiar (since his retirement about six years ago) so below I am sharing an article written by aviation writer and friend Jim Cavanaugh in 2011 for the "Zeniths to Oshkosh" celebrations honoring Chris Heintz at EAA AirVenture.…

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Preview: ZENITH OPEN HANGAR DAYS & FLY-IN 2016

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Roger and I went flying this morning in the Zenith CH 650 to summarize the events at the upcoming 25th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly In coming up in a couple of weeks at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri:

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Flying the SAM Aircraft for the first time

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 3:30pm 16 Comments

Since announcing that we'd purchased the assets of SAM Aircraft earlier this year, Zenith Aircraft demo pilot Roger Dubbert and I recently traveled to Zenair Ltd. in Midland, Ontario, Canada to fly the prototype aircraft (that my brother Nicholas had previously flown back from Quebec). The purpose of…

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At 11:56am on January 16, 2017, dewayne clardy said…

I AM in the process of starting a B mod on a zenith 601 xl. The plane had recently been in a accident and had damaged firewall and nose gear. I replaced the floor skin and am in the proccess of fitting the new bulkhead. the main gear and wings are both removed  and it is shored up on tables my questions are: can i install the b mod with the landing attached and the aircraft sitting on the ground, or is it better to install it while its shored up on the table 

At 7:11am on September 10, 2016, Ben Hamouda Khalil said…
Hi Sébastien, do You speak french? .
At 10:40pm on August 19, 2016, Jerry Bryan said…

Seb, Several of us are having problems assembling the fin on the Cruzer. Could I suggest that you assemble one yourself. We really need a photo guide for this one.

Thanks,

Jerry

At 8:05pm on January 11, 2016, Mark said…

Thanks for the warm welcome!  As you've suggested, I've kicked off a blog with a first post today.  I'm totally new to blogging so we'll see how this goes.

Our EAA chapter is grateful for the excellent support we have been provided by the factory.  What a wonderful opportunity this "Gift of Wings" has given our EAA chapter.  Thank you!

Regards,

Mark Briggs

At 6:06am on March 3, 2014, Phill Barnes said…

Hi Sebastien

Just saying a quick hello and also wondering how your Dad is these days. It sure would be nice to have him say hello on this forum and tell us what he is up to of late. I was lunching in KFC in Tasmania Australia the other day and a gent sat down that in my mind very closely resembled Chris and so I wondered how he was. Though I have sold my plane, I still peruse the forum when I get the chance to stay up to date with new developments. I will someday soon be plans building the 750 Cruzer. I think that you have ticked a lot of boxes with this design and congratulate you.

Say Hi to the pioneer for me.

Phill Barnes

Tasmania Australia

At 4:17pm on September 28, 2012, Antonio Molina Gonzalez said…

Hi Sebastian. I am much better, I hope you continue with your dream. Big Hug.

At 10:18am on May 20, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi Sebastien,

Had I lived closer to most members, I might make upgrade kits for CH 701 with a (downloadable?) 'how to' manual complete with photos, drawings and videos on flight testing. With everything shown for DIY, many will want to just put cut and formed parts together the most expeditious way.

But as is, I'd rather have you do it, if you want to.   ;^)

As a retiree, building CH 701 is a very good hobby. I like it since my first flight with the previous owner in Puerto Rico. If the Honda Viking can make good record here, my third Zenith airplane might be another roomy (modified) CH 701 to take up my huge sons. 

Champ

At 1:45am on May 20, 2012, John Edwards said…

Glad to see you will be working on a headroom mod for the 701 too!

Let me know when you get that done and I will be one of your 1st customers to order it.

John

At 1:45pm on May 19, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mr Heinz,

I have a question if I may... I have a CH701 and I asked for a 1200lbs gross instead of the usual 1100 lbs. Since it's a NEW AIRPLANE (amateur built in Canada) the MD-RA inspector (for amateur built) requested a letter from the designer (or representative) stating it can be flown at 1200 lbs GW  - but that the load factor/limit will be affected... Plans for the CH701 already states that and show the calculation in such a case. I sent him a copy of the page but that won't do. I also sent him a copy of the Canadian Aircraft Registration table showing CH701s already approved at 1200lbs (and sometimes more) and still it won't do.  

Is there such a document stating that the CH701 can be flown at 1200 lbs provided the pilot is aware that load limits will go from +6/-3 G downt to +5.5/-2.8 G ? 

 

The inspector told me I could register the plane at 1100lbs and after request an upgrade to 1200lbs to Transpost Canada which will be given right away. The inspector doesn't want to do it without the Letter because it will be on his head and if T.C. does it, he stays in the clear.

 

If I can't get the Letter, I'll have to refile all paperwork, get my flight permit and ask for the increased GW afterwards... Delays, Delays, bureaucraty and such...

 

I Know of quite a few builders that have requested 1200lbs from the start and were never bothered with this...

 

Can you help ?

Normand Lambert

thech701storm@hotmail.com

CH701 C-GFEU 

At 12:27pm on May 7, 2012, Jake Reyna said…

Sebastian, next time I'll have fresh batteries in the headset and enable the intercom, duh! Thanks for all the great advice.

 
 
 

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