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Added by Matthew brumby on February 21, 2019 at 4:34am — No Comments
Several months back I had posted that I was experimenting with using a project management software package called Jira to help manage tasks in my scratch build. After about 6 months of use I think I can say it has been very helpful for tracking what I have done, what I am currently doing and what still remains.
While I am building my aircraft from plans, I think Jira would also be helpful for kit builders as well.
The video below is a demonstration of how Jira…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on February 13, 2019 at 10:01pm — No Comments
First and foremost, as many of you know it is not a small undertaking to start building your own aircraft and we are always excited to watch our customers, after all the work and time they dedicated to their aircraft get its wings in the air. It makes us happy to know that they chose a Viking engine to help them get there.
One of our…
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on February 13, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Added by Zenith Aero on February 5, 2019 at 11:14am — No Comments
Here's a brief follow-up report of the 2019 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, where we hosted, once again, the hands-on workshops during the four-day Expo. Watch the video:
As you can see in the above…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago in a prior blog post I had posted a picture of using a modified camera friction arm as a flexible workholder. I have added a youtube video showing some examples of its use.
Added by Damon Brantley on January 23, 2019 at 10:43am — No Comments
The weather in Michigan finally cooperated and I was able to make my first flight on 1/6/19.
Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 7, 2019 at 6:01pm — No Comments
The Zenith Builders Resources page seems to show the MA-5 cylinders on the right side of the fuselage which would infer that the MA-4 cylinders go on the left. Is this correct? Are there one way valves that will still allow one side to work if there is a master or line failure?
It was back in June that I finally finished the wing spar. However there were numerous little details I found myself having to work through before I was able to finally start laying out the wing skins. While I wanted to have both wings setup together, even with the size of shop I have there just was not quite enough space to have both wings plus an additional table to work on the skins. The first wing I will work on is the left side.
One issue I had to figure out was how was I going…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on December 21, 2018 at 2:32pm — No Comments
To begin with I haven't been working on my plane lately due to a medical problem which I hope to clear up soon, hopefully in Jan 2019. It's nothing serious. I can get around,
but it's too cold in the garage to work right now.
Anyway when I started this project in July 2005. I now realize that scratch building was not the best…Continue
Added by Robert Sceppa on December 15, 2018 at 9:49am — No Comments
Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the …Continue
For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at AirVenture Oshkosh and on their website. This arrangement was to make Zenith branded apparel more readily available to Zenith builders and pilots, while also providing a regular…Continue
Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…Continue
Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Earlier this year we previewed a new style nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750.
Zenith Aircraft developed a new nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750 series kit aircraft…Continue
"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO
Since the devastation of Hurricane Florence last month in the Carolinas, I had heard several reports of a STOL CH 801 being used to fly in supplies to flooded areas in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Here is a brief report and photos:
We are in tests
I will inform you of all the results shortly
The change list is large
Horns type control
Forwarding by bar in elevation and roll control
Nose 30 centimeters longer
Parachute behind the cabin to compensate
Flaps embedded in the vanishing edge
Ailerons 2 centimeters shorter to match the flaps
Reinforced wings (bars of 2 inches in the socket and 1.5 inches in point, 5 screws instead of three)
Reinforced lower angles
Added by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 17, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
I have a bunch of pics on my blogs from the Open Hangar days.
Added by Jonathan Fay on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments