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My CH750 Cruzer Build will be Live Streamed

I would not call this video exciting, but I'm starting a new YouTube series to document the building of my Zenith CH750 Cruzer. This Introduction shows the new format, which uses 3 cameras to film the construction and shows off the workshop. Once construction starts, in a few weeks, the work will be live streamed. Each day of work will then be compressed into time lapse at 60 times normal speed. I am not trying to become YouTube famous, just document the entire process of building a…


Added by Todd Osborne on January 17, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Another completed piece

It's always an exciting day when you just get to rivet! Assembled the elevator for the final time. These are the days that make me want to invest in a pneumatic riveter, I think I will for the fuselage. 

The stabilizer was finished my junior year in college, will just tack rivet elevator for now.

Rudder I'm holding was finished by my granddad at the Zenith factory in 1993.…


Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on January 11, 2021 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Corvair Short Block Assembly

Sequence of pictures each hyper-linked to my eaa builder log which show details of Corvair flight engine short block assembly.

Corvair Flight Engine Short Block Assembly (

Added by Skip Rhudy on January 9, 2021 at 12:41am — No Comments

2020 is over

A look in the review mirror: 2020

Added by Skip Rhudy on January 3, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Happy New Year! Let's make it a great one for Aviation.

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Added by Adam Andrews on January 2, 2021 at 11:08am — No Comments

Paint Scheme of my Cruzer

I have decided on my color scheme and have already ordered my paint. Going with a commemorative L4 Grasshopper. I am looking for a supplier of Leather seat coverings. Any suggestions?

Added by Joseph Millette on December 29, 2020 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Making Progress! Main Gear Installed

Added by Adam Andrews on December 24, 2020 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Zenith Coming to Texas in February for Workshop Class and Zenith Fly-In Gathering

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Is Coming To Hondo, Texas on February

Zenith Aircraft Company is taking its popular hands-on workshops on the road again, this time to the state of Texas, to…


Added by Zenith Aero on December 22, 2020 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Finally getting back to work

Last year I graduated college, and moved to Oregon to start my aerospace engineering career (as an avionics engineer). Been instructing a lot, especially after finishing my CFI-I. BUT I finally have the whole kit here, and make time for it most days. Nice to have it close by and easy access. 

I got the wings to about 75% done in high school and college breaks. Finished most of the fail feathers in college. I'm just about to install the trim servo in the elevator, and close it…


Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on December 16, 2020 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Years in the making

Bought my kit in 2008 or 2009, but never built it. 11 years later, two moves, a broken back, a broken rib, four surgeries and another soon to come, we now live in an airpark and my hangar is finally going up. Of course, if I had a trophy case, it would be full of gold medals for procrastination, but we can overlook that for now. Should be building fairly soon if my medical status allows. My wife says after all we've gone through to get here, she'll kill me if I don't build this plane. So…


Added by Bob Simmons on December 15, 2020 at 2:14pm — 6 Comments

Matco Split Wheel Assembly with Aero Classic 27" Tundra Tires

Added by Adam Andrews on December 11, 2020 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Super Duty Build Series (Weekly Videos!)

Hi Zenith builders and enthusiast, Adam here from Aeroworks Productions.  I thought I'd post a link to a recent video of mine from my weekly Super Duty build series.  I've got a great video #18 dropping tomorrow at 7:00 CST on DIY Matco Wheels and Aero Classic Tundra tire installation and I'm wrapping up #19 as of the writing of this post. …


Added by Adam Andrews on December 10, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Slats, Flaperons, and Alan Shepard

Finished up the empennage and the slats and the flaperons. Was doing some research on Alan Shepard and relate some imperfections to a dispute between Alan and Werner Von Braun about whether Freedom 7 was ready to go or not.

12-05-20 Slats, Flaperons, Twists, and Alan Shepard - corvair750

Added by Skip Rhudy on December 7, 2020 at 8:34am — 2 Comments

CH 300

   Hi All,  I recently acquired a partial started CH 300 but have not been able to track down a Builders Manual.  Does anyone have a manual that I could buy or borrow.  Looking forward to your replies,  Bob

Added by Robert M Bjorn on December 4, 2020 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Zenith CH200 Serial #16

Trying to get a good drawing on AutoCAD to send to the metal shop for their CNC machine. Having a bit of difficulty reading copied plans. Are there any original CH200 plans available? When I got this plane it had been flown less than 4 hours and had a hard landing with a prop strike. The nose gear buckled the firewall. I believe the firewall bracing was built backwards. Not sure. I will have to consult an engineer for reading the hand-drawn plans.

Added by Robert Leo McLellan Jr. on November 16, 2020 at 2:39pm — No Comments

On Wheels

Installed the wheels at 1076 hours.

Added by Bradford Drown on November 15, 2020 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments

Still liking it

Great load hauler.

Added by Harley McCartney on November 7, 2020 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Received air worthy certificate on my 701 last Thursday!!

After working on my 701 for five years I received an air worthy certificate on my 72nd birthday! Since I am not a pilot I am looking to friends to fly off the 40 hours and then the plan is to learn to fly in the 701. Have enjoyed building the 701 and looking forward to learning to fly it. 

My 701 was built with longer wings (similar to 750), a longer horizontal and elevator, raised top window, divorced elevator control and a four position flap control. I did not install slats but plan…


Added by James R Strong II on November 3, 2020 at 9:44pm — 5 Comments

South Australia Scenic Flying - Cruzer at 130hours

Hi from South Australia,

11 minutes, scenic flight in my Cruzer (one of the first kits), best viewed on a big screen, if you can.
Where we live is really beautiful. This video is to share the views from 1000ft.  Strictly it’s 1500ft over built-up areas but the…

Added by John Heather on October 25, 2020 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Zenith 801 makes 50

I just finished a trip up to Maine from SC in my 801 (RollerSkate). It was very memorable for several reasons. 1- when I landed and departed Laconia NH that made a straight 50 for me - a take of and landing as PIC in all 50 states. About 40% of those states were accomplished in my 801. 2-The fall foliage up north was in prime colors, and nothing like an 801 to cruise slow and low and take in all of the beauty. 3- I got to fly up the Hudson River corridor. Circle the Statue of liberty and fly… Continue

Added by Samuel McNair on October 13, 2020 at 12:33pm — 9 Comments

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