Join us for our annual "Fly In to Summer" Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory: Saturday, June 18, 2016.This is an informal grass-roots Zenith fly-in and builder gathering held at the kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri. Click here for details about the fall OPEN HANGAR DAY and FLY-IN with seminars, workshops and more! The Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8:00 am -…See More
A custom nose rib means I get to make custom wing tips. If you look closely at the Cruzer prototype you'll notice it has all metal wing tips. I'm trying to fit a strip of L with lots of notches around the nose skin.
">i got it at lowe's i had some from another project and it worked really good. it's self etching but it is really expensive one rattle can does not go very far. I am going to paint it myself but it will be a two…"
Ran pitot tube air line and AOA air line. Two power conduits one for pitot tube heat, the other for wing tip and landing lights. The air lines are from SafeAir1. The conduit for wiring is 3/8 inch flame retardant polypropylene split loom.
Peeled the plastic off the inside of the bottom skin. Aluminum from Aircraft Spruce has plastic sheathing on both sides. I left the plastic on where the fuel tank goes because I haven't fitted that into place yet.
>i got it at lowe's i had some from another project and it worked really good. it's self etching but it is really expensive one rattle can does not go very far. I am going to paint it myself but it will be a two part epoxy, this was just simpler to use.
Thanks for the friend request. Am really impressed with your better than factory build. What a passion you have for detail.
Nothing final on the nose section yet for the wing. As I get closer to cutting metal my plans become more moderate. The Sportsman cuff profile will be close to what I go with. I have built the ribs and have the metal for the spars and expect to be well into the wings by late summer. Too many other, non airplane issues to deal with. The build is as much therapy as anything else at this stage.
I am very pleased with accounts by other builders who have ditched the slats and went with a more conventional wing with vg's. The experimental aspect within reason is providing myself a lot of satisfaction. Other builders such as Armand Lambert, Mark Maltais and Chumphol Surinavin have been an inspiration for me to mention only three.
Hi Tim, this 750 mounted a 6 banger Alfa Romeo engine converted for air...130 Hp. The owner produces plastic components and made this cowling himself. His first test taxi & rolls he is preforming very long T/O runs...maybe a W&B issue to smooth out. Keep in touch.
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.
New Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft: