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Added by Zenith Aero on June 30, 2022 at 1:56pm — No Comments
at eaa airventure this year what will you be assembling at the daily
zenith cruzer wings would be awesome!
see you there!
Added by Michael radtke on June 24, 2022 at 1:55pm — No Comments
This is my story:
Five years ago I had the Mitro valve in my heart repaired (not replaced, repaired).
According to the FAA regulation this is not an issue that would exclude you from receiving a third class medical clearance BUT.
This is the series of events that have taken place that I have had to deal with!
26 months ago I started flight school, and filled out the required forms for a third class medical. I…Continue
WITHOUT COMPROMISE: THE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF JON HAKALA’S ZENITH 701
Read this feature cover story from EAA Sport Aviation magazine, June 2022 issue, pages 46 - 54. Story by Christina…Continue
Added by Zenith Aero on June 6, 2022 at 9:37am — No Comments
Here is a link to my Zenith Cruzer Fairing installation blog post.
Added by Jonathan Fay on June 1, 2022 at 8:10am — No Comments
I finally managed to get the leadig edge skin drilled for my Zenith 650. I would say this is the most difficult challenge I have faced in this project so far.
I think the biggest feature of what was done was to figure out a way to hold the ribs steady so I can take measurements to transfer from the ribs to skin and also make sure the ribs do not move when trying to fit the skin and for drilling as well. Some of this can be seen in the thumbnail for the video below. The jig will…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 25, 2022 at 11:20pm — No Comments
After a "heart incident" Dec. 2019 I received two stents and in Feb. 2020 my Aortic valve was replaced (to correct a birth defect) at the Ottawa Heart Institute. My Private Pilot Medical was suspended. I resigned myself to not being able to fly again. Feb. 2021 I felt so good I that I passed my pilot medical which Transport Canada placed "Under Review" because of the replacement surgery. Yesterday I received my medical "Unrestricted Class 3" from Transport Canada. It was a long tedious trip…Continue
Run up and break in. Its coming along.
To change the front bungee CH601HD, CH701, CH750 or and Zenith with bungee cord front suspension. Simply hook bungee around the rear mount tube, slide up the nose strut, then slide loose end of bungee over the end of a 1/2 inch drive ratchet handle which has the 1/2 inch drive inserted in the open end of the front bungee mount tube. Lifting up on the ratchet handle will stretch the bungee easy. Once over center the bungee slides down the ratchet handle onto the front bungee mount tube. KISS…Continue
Just replaced the nose gear bungee cord of my 601HDS. This used to be a tough process that I handled with ad hoc arrangements. But this time I had Travis's bungee cord installation tool available. It was a cinch to pull up the bungee cord and have it snap in place. What a clever design! Proves once more that factory support is super.
Added by Klaus Truemper on May 2, 2022 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Joined today when I became aware of the site. Two comments:
1. Today Roger of the Zenith Company proved once more how terrific their service really is. He helped out with a significant problem, and the solution parts will arrive here tomorrow. Five star service.
2. Since 2005 we have maintained a blog about the 601HDS and, in particular, its Rotax 912 UL engine. If you also use a Rotax engine, you may want to look at posts covering various problems and solutions at…Continue
any one with a lycoming O235 or O320
what rubber isolators are u using for dynafocal
mfgr and stock #
called zenith , they only sell cowling and mounts for lycoming, no accessories.
roger reccomend pacific molded tech vip-5040-2-5
but their phones are disconnected and website down.
seems like the rubbers are 2 3/4 or 3 1/8
i have 2 beds avbl at uwo dorms. suite unit, kitchen, living dining areas.
insuite bathroom. 4 beds. 23 jul - 1aug. 9 nites.
$850. per person. pls advise if interested, weekly guest prefered, but partial
Added by Michael radtke on April 12, 2022 at 11:55pm — No Comments
I just finished building a hanger in west Waterford Ireland where I hope to finish the building of my 701.
The Zenith STOL CH 701 made us all proud in 2021!
Watch and listen as Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert explains why the CH 701 grabbed so many headlines this year, as he takes you flying in his own personal STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep."
Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on December 16, 2021 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Link to our CH750 STOL build with the Highland Aviation Academy in Sebring, Florida.
Added by James W Johnson on November 11, 2021 at 7:41am — No Comments
Inspection was completed on September 23rd and first flight on the 24th. Currently trying to get as much flight time in the remaining fall flight weather. Many thanks to all on this forum who have posted their experiences, lessons learned, and especially photos. Without these resources I would only be half done by now. I hope to share more of my experiences when the weather gets worse. I am hoping I can help others they way this community has helped my build.
Added by John Burns on October 30, 2021 at 6:15am — No Comments
I'm not ready to give up flying.... and I found an aircraft abandoned 16+ years in a hangar. In February with the snow waist deep the new owners of the hangar were considering calling the salvage yard to dispose of "The Cherokee". The new owners of the hangar had a Aeronca Chief and Luscombe and no need of the Cherokee. I agreed to buy the Cherokee and hire the AME Chief owner to completely go through the aircraft and recertify it. A new zero time engine and prop after all the spar…Continue