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Zenith601xl-B For Sale

2005 Zenith601 for sale. 115 Hr.TTSN. Annual Condition Inspection being completed Oct 2017. Included full engine inspection at Jab USA. Aircraft has normal 6 pack panel with compass, AOA, clock, iFly 720 GPS. Aircraft flown by friend as I'm 81 and have stopped flying. Jab engine is early edition and has none of the issues found in later models. Flys great. Price is $29500.00. Call Al Young 217 259-1181. Plane located at MTO.

Added by Albert B. Young on October 6, 2017 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Zenith601xl-B For Sale

2005 Zenith601 for sale. 115 Hr.TTSN. Annual Condition Inspection being completed Oct 2017. Included full engine inspection at Jab USA. Aircraft has normal 6 pack panel with compass, AOA, clock, iFly 720 GPS. Aircraft flown by friend as I'm 81 and have stopped flying. Jab engine is early edition and has none of the issues found in later models. Flys great. Price is $29500.00. Call Al Young 217 259-1181. Plane located at MTO.

Added by Albert B. Young on October 6, 2017 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Gary Motley first few flights in the Viking 130 CH-750 CruZer in Colorado

Gary Motley first few flights in the Viking 130 CH-750 CruZer in Colorado 
VIDEO HERE
Thanks Jan, the engine does produce much more power than I had hoped. Initial climb rates were 900-1000 feet per…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 2, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Mike Wilson and wife have flown Viking engines for several years in Thailand

Mike Wilson and wife have flown Viking engines for several years in Thailand and own several of them.  The engines are in the CH-750 CruZer aircraft and also in the CH-701.  They also fly a CH-601XL.  

"The first 130 in Thailand flies. Wow what a difference, impressive to say the…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 30, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Flying a Viking CruZer from Zenith to Florida

Flying a Viking 130 powered CH-750 CruZer from the Zenith 25thcelebration back to Florida. 

The flight is from FES Missouri to X50 Florida and the distance is 840 statue miles.  Departure was at 7:30 am local time.  

Here the flight is under way.  Fuel was full leaving FES (Festus) and the total…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 26, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

First Flight Thoughts

The feeling is still sinking in that after seven years of building I actually flew a plane that I built myself. Like my brother in law said last night "to think when you started you didn't know the difference between a screw and a bolt" so I really never thought I'd get past the rudder, let alone have something that flies.

I had originally planned to have Roger do the first flight so that he could look the plane over but scheduling issues meant that I didn't want to wait,…

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Added by Paul Sanders on September 26, 2017 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

Viking at the Zenith 25 th

MARVIN RECEIVING THE -MOST BEAUTIFULLY POLISHED- AIRCRAFT REWARD FROM SEBASTIEN AT ZENITH 
MARVIN HAS FLOWN HIS AIRPLANE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND JUST INSTALLED A NICE AUTOPILOT AND EFIS SYSTEM
FLYING TO ANY ZENITH MEET IS FILLED WITH GOOD…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 25, 2017 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Centering little hole over big hole

While working on the center spar I had needed to attach the doublers. The problem is that the body of the centerspar had  1/4 inch holes already drilled into them, but the doublers only had 3/32 starter holes. It is no problem drilling out the first hole to 1/4", but how do I make sure that I am centered as closely as possible  over the other other 1/4" hole.…

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Added by Damon Brantley on September 24, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Deane Philip looking for Valdez 2018 sponsor

130 HP Viking CH-701 by Deane Philip
Deane used a narrowed CH-750 cowl for this Viking 130 CH-701 installation.  Beautiful workmanship.  
Some of the best Deane CH-701 Viking 130 Video's in the world…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 17, 2017 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

SCHEDULE: Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days - September 22 & 23, 2017

Thanks to all who visited and participated at the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly-In!

Check out the many great photos of the two full days of activities: http://bit.ly/2hr5s1c
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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 14, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Get your Engine at the 25th

Bring your truck, trailer or SUV to the Zenith 25th for this lifetime engine deal.  
  • Show your current (from this 25 year event) deposit receipt for any Zenith aircraft kit in order to bring one of 3 Viking 130 engines home for…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 13, 2017 at 9:32pm — No Comments

2007 ZENITH CH 701 - For Sale

Aircraft is near-new form. With custom eagle livery, large oversized tundra tires and bubble pilot/copilot side windows. Aircraft has sought-after Rotax 912 ULS 100hp engine. Annual was Just completed.  Privately owned, no corrosion, always hangared, well managed, smooth running aircraft with.TOTAL TIME: 154, NO DAMAGE HISTORY.

Call Jimmy Hembree 804-400-8008 or e-mail jimmyLhembree@gmail.com

Added by Jimmy on September 12, 2017 at 8:34pm — No Comments

....so what do you do while awaiting your kit?

1.  Attend workshop and build a rudder.

2.  Order Kit.

3.  Begin to assemble tools.

4.  Practice polishing aluminum.

5.  Build an assembly table.

6.  Clean out storage space for kit parts.

7.  Wait!

See you all at the Open Hanger Days 25th Anniversary Celebration.…

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Added by Byers Coleman on September 11, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments

CH-750 Super Duty Cruzer

Aside from the changes that come with the Super Duty (SD) design (i.e. longer wing, higher GW, larger engine options, 3rd seat, etc...) what else would you like to see in an "SD Cruzer" that the current Cruzer does not have?

Added by Scott Raynal on September 9, 2017 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments

Zenith Aircraft 25th Anniversary Quilt to be Auctioned for Charity

Sharlene Stapleton created this custom quilt in recognition of Zenith Aircraft's 25th anniversary! The colorful quilt features the official 25th anniversary t-shirt artwork in the center…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 6, 2017 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Zenith Rudder Workshop

I attended the workshop a few weekends ago and my recommendation, if you have not been, is to sign up NOW...you will have a blast! The crew at Zenith starting with Sebastian to Roger, to Steve, to Joyce, and the whole factory are just wonderful.  They will answer all your questions, show you anything you're interested in, and give you a terrific flight in one of their demo planes.  Well worth the time and highly recommended!

Added by Scott Raynal on September 1, 2017 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Buying a Used car engine for aircraft use

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Viking CruZer passing published speeds with STOL wheels

Jon  is now flying his Zenith CH-750 CruZer with a Viking 130 engine. Operating from a short grass field, the airplane is not configured CruZer like but rather has BIG wheels and NO wheel pants. Basically a hybrid without any electric. The great news is the performance. Over 130 mph, even with the big wheels - congratulations to a great combination.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Viking working weekly to deliver CH-750 engines

Viking producing more engines
Viking 130 and 175 hp Gearboxes
Viking Weld-In-flange -…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 20, 2017 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Setting rivets in infrared

While setting the rivets for my spar jig I decided to take some infrared video of the rivet setting process to see

how the rivet heats up as it is compressed. Hopefully others find the results somewhat interesting.

The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5s0YRXXiuw…

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Added by Damon Brantley on August 19, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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