Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
Monday May 20th.
Went flying today. Nice weather, overcast with some sunshine, 23C and almost no wind !
I did 1.4 hour of flying some touch and goes at first and tehn went for a ride. Got to the Carillon dam and then to a
brush fire to check it. Tried the flaps for size... They do slow you down and get the nose to pitch down but nothing
uncontrollable. I did land with 10 degrees of flaps dialed in ...Slower and flatter but otherwise no surprize. I'll have…Continue
Added by Basil Buwalda on May 19, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Hello, Im a new guy on the block, looking for any advice on a prop for a continental 0200A on my 750. Any recommendations? Was told Warp Drive props were'nt too good......Thank you........Scott
Well I'll try again since I submitted about 6 hours ago and all that went thru were the photos. A liability of growing up on vacuum tubes and trying to master the computer age. I acquired Ken Ryan's 750 project and yesterday brought the wings home here to the Wasilla area from Ken's place in Anchorage. A lot of you have interacted with Ken over the last few years and I will have to say he did a fine job of building. This won't be the first airplane I've built or rebuilt over the years…Continue
I didn't see anything in the plans about aileron controls stops. Any comments on what to do there?
I like it when I can use the word "uber". It just sounds cool. Anyhow, the photo below shows my garage for the next year. It's small, I mean like real small. Breaks down like this.....
I once had a really cool house with a really nice sized garage, that was 6 months ago. The plan was to buy a…Continue
Well, it's as good a time as any to start. The plans are still a blur but I should be able to get through the rudder. I'm scratch building but I can see where buying parts is a real advantage so I'm sure I'll be buying parts. Zenith prices are pretty cheap, all things considered.
Building the sheet metal brake
Anyhow, I need to build a brake. I'm a self employed plumber so I made some time today…Continue
I completed most of the wiring in the panel before firing up the Dynon. All went well, recognized all systems. This was the first time I rolled it out into the backyard since I started the build 3 1/2 years ago.
Added by Blaine Schwartz on May 9, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Has anyone had the canopy of 601 XL open during the flight ??
My canopy opened in flight at 1500' at 100 kts early this month (May 2013). The aircraft dived towards the land and was hard to control. The canopy stayed up in the air and I could not pull it down. I slowed down to 60 kts and droped down to 500' just in case I had to land on the beach. All the items got sucked out from the back including my head phones. I turned back to the airport, about 2 miles. I could not communicate…Continue
In exchange for your feedback, I have made the application free until to 12 May 2013.
The new version releases soon, so grab a copy while you can.
A bit about the application
Aircraft Builder helps you capture your progress using your iPad, and generate a build log when you are done.
-The dashboard gives you a quick overview of the project and instant access to the tasks that are in progress.
-The application allows you to capture…
Zenith builders and pilots are made up of a very interesting group of individuals, and continue to be a source of inspiration. Here's a brief story of one of them that was recently featured in the news:
In his eighties, Guy Savoie is building his own…Continue
Friday I felt like I needed to do something that could be construed as actual work toward creating the plane. To preface this I will try to explain my parts fabrication ideas. Sorry about the long-windedness.
I have seen here and other places that while builders are making parts they have damaged them in some way or have had to remake the part for some reason. In thinking about this I decided that I need some way to be able to remake the part without having to spend any more time than…
More questions from the rookie.
Still playing with heat issues, but a new opportunity has surfaced. While taxiing to the active, my battery charge indication shoed low voltage, fluctuating into yellow. On run-up, the bar still showed slightly more than 12 volts. It usually reads 13.2 or so. I went back to tie down, and quit for day. Later, the battery would not turn engine. On charger all night.
Does the Jabiru have a voltage regulator that may be bad? If so,…Continue
I have just completed a 701 and have 5hours air time everything is awesome with the exception that the plane wants to roll to the left. What is the recommended roll trim fix?
I acquired a 750 project from another builder. I am going to be hanging an O-235 on it, so I have no need for the Jabiru 3300 cowl and mount.
$795 plus shipping for both. That's 50% of the cost of purchasing new.
Added by James Cameron on May 2, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments
fast weekend trip- BWI to JAX - rental car to WW for my 2850cc and
Dan's new crank w/5th bearing - nice visit w/WW but too short- fast drive home
Added by Frederick Schutt on May 1, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments
I took over a CH-750 project that was started by another builder. I am installing a Lycoming O-235, and the standard 12 gallons tanks just aren't enough. I have TWO standard 12 gallon tanks with sending units installed in perfect condition that I will sell for $500 (total for both) so that I can apply that money towards the 15 Gallon tanks, or I will give you $500 for your standard tanks (so that you can upgrade) and I'll just install Four 12 gallon tanks.
Having recently finished the CH 750 elevator, I resumed work on the stabilizer. You may recall that I damaged the skin on the stabilizer when I laid the upper skin side on the bottom of the skeleton and riveted the entire side before I realized what I had done. In removing the rivets, I damaged the skin enough that I had to buy a new one during my visit to the factory during the September fly-in and open house. Today, I finished the major assembly of the stabilizer and now have to attach the…Continue