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Was a little worried about running all my wiring through the center console, along with the fuel lines, and having the dual controls. Fabricated and a rack and, with a bunch of adel clamps, it looks to be doable.…Continue
Added by Michael Chesney on September 23, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
All went wonderfully
We're pleased to introduce all-new extruded aluminum streamline struts for the STOL CH 701 light sport utility kit airplane.
Here's a first-flight video with the new streamline struts installed on the Zenith…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Roger and I went flying this morning in the Zenith CH 650 to summarize the events at the upcoming 25th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly In coming up in a couple of weeks at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri:
Here's more info on the events from …Continue
Fly-in to show off your Zenith during the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri and register your plane to be judged in the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
I've been flying for several years now with a 72" Warp Drive. As my good friend Felipe points out - heavy but reliable. However, no leading edge protection meant that over the years of landing in places an airplane probably should not go, I had a pretty battered prop.
I met with the folks at Sensenich who are just up the road from me here in Florida (I like doing business locally where possible). Their website actually recommends the 68" with a 912S. However, after thinking…Continue
A while back I got hooked on watching The Walking Dead series - one of a number of shows and movies about a "Zombie Apocalypse" where most of the population is turned into zombies by a mutant virus, aliens, government weaponized virus, GMO's, etc., - you get the picture - take your choice! The plot is predictable - a small band of "normal" humans makes a trek to find sanctuary from the hordes of zombies and…Continue
Finally, after having the Cruzer plans for 7 months, the first part was made! It's just a rudder rib, but it does mark the official start of construction. Onward!…Continue
Added by Chris Boultinghouse on September 5, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
OK folks - I asked this question about 6 months ago and only got one answer. I would think there are several Cruzers flying with the Viking 130 by now, can you all tell us how you have your bird equipped, if it is painted, and what you ended up with for an empty weight.
Added by Donald Lynam on September 4, 2016 at 7:41pm — No Comments
My wife and I will be touring the South Island for two weeks from 1st November in a campervan.
Do any Kiwi Zenith members have any advice about aviation related events that are worth visiting while we're there?
I'd be interested in seeing some STOL ops and WW1 replica aircraft.
If your finished Zenith aircraft isn't flying quite hands-free and is consistently demonstrating a "heavy wing," Roger and Steve from the Zenith Aircraft kit factory provide an easy fix:
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Check out the video above of the flour bombing practice drops Roger and Dennis did this morning to get ready for the Flour Bombing Contest at Open Hangar Days 2016!…Continue
Just thought I would post an update on the condition of the vinyl wrap that covers my entire 701, after five years.
In short, it still looks brand new! Everywhere I go people ask me what it cost for the paint job. They are shocked that my 701 is not painted! They walk up close and look at the rivets and tell me that I am pulling their leg! I can only convince them by showing them a seam.
About three years ago a tire went flat and, since the fuel tanks were full, the upper…
Spot cleared out, and table built. Rudder is from the workshop earlier this month. Horizontal stabilizer starts tomorrow!
Added by Brian McNutt on August 28, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments
The Zenith Aircraft STOL Competition is a crowd favorite at the Open Hangar Days! The exciting event is sponsored by Kitplanes Magazine and is sure to please the crowd again this year for the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on August 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by Rebecca Riley on August 24, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments