All Blog Posts (1,486)

Gower Peninsula, West Wales

Flying over the Gower, West Wales, UK

 

Llangennith Beach Worms Head…

Continue

Added by Huw Carey on April 23, 2014 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

750 elevator balance

Does anyone have any ideas on how to balance the elevator stick back pressure 

Thanks Hamish

Added by Hamish Hamilton on April 21, 2014 at 10:35pm — No Comments

New Plane

Getting some stuff ordered for it. I want to upgrade to Tundra tires on the main gear as I will be doing mostly off airport flying and ordered a cabin heater........its cold up here in the North. The plane came from Florida so I guess they didn't feel the need for cabin heat!

Added by Frank Schlichting on April 21, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Spar Tip

Not much accomplished this weekend with Spring chores and family commitments, but I did get the Spar Tip edges bent with the newly constructed bending brake.

Added by David A. Judkins on April 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

One wing... finished!

Milestone reached today - finished the right wing. (Well, as finished as you can get without a fuselage).  Skins riveted, trailing edge is solid riveted, flaperon bracket supports riveted, fuel tank installed.

Made a wing stand out of timber and carpet (the idea came from someone on the CH701.com site) and my workbench is now clear for the other wing...…

Continue

Added by Marty de la Motte on April 20, 2014 at 6:05am — 2 Comments

A new CH750 flying in Alaska

I had the pleasure yesterday to issue a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Jack Schnurr of North Pole, AK on his beautiful CH750 using the Continental C90 engine and 2 blade composite Sensenich prop. Jack did a fine job and I look forward to a ride with him when he completes his 25 hours of test flight time.

Michael Heit A&P IA / DAR-T

Added by Michael Heit on April 18, 2014 at 1:26pm — 4 Comments

CH750 CruZer Group

I am building a CruZer here in northern Minnesota.  I wonder what is the link to join the CruZer group on Zenith Builders site. I have searched the link provided but haven't been able to find the group.

The project is going nicely.. to date the rudder,tail assembly and rear fuselage are complete and the cabin should be done early this week. To date we have 440 hours into the project. Now we are dependent on parts acquisition from the factory.

I would enjoy hearing from…

Continue

Added by Stephen L Towle on April 12, 2014 at 7:34am — 7 Comments

jabiru 2200 engine

HI , is anyone using a jabiru 2200 engine on a ch 701 on floats , and if so how is it performing THANKS

Added by derek power on April 9, 2014 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Help - Metric Fittings For Rotax 912

I am now at my wits end. Rotax deliver their engines in the USA fitted with AN oil and fuel connections and that is what my FWF kit comes with.



For the rest of the world Rotax deliver the engine with "metric" connections for the fuel pump, fuel rail and oil tank - which is what was delivered to me here in Australia.



Only problem is that no one seems to be able to tell me exactly what standard of "metric" Rotax uses. there is bound to be a European (or DIN) spec for what… Continue

Added by Geoff Klestadt on April 7, 2014 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

Bending Brake

Spent the last two Saturdays building a bending brake using a slight modification of Dave Clay's terrific design. To mount it, I had to bolt a 4x4 to the front of my bench as mine doesn't have the overhang that his apparently has. I used 4 foot pieces of angle iron in its construction and my handle legs are 12 inches long and sticking out straight, whereas, I think, his are 18 inches, and angled. Anyway, it works great as I had my wife bend the first test piece. Next weekend, back to building… Continue

Added by David A. Judkins on April 6, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Cleaning Aluminum

To clean non-painted skin on your plane, what do you use, that doesn't leave much residue or attack the aluminum?

Thanks, Thomas

Added by Thomas Spickermann on April 6, 2014 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

OPINION OF SENSENICH 3 BLADE ON A 701 912ULS?? WORTH THE MONEY??

HAS ANYBODY DONE THE SENSENICH 3 BLADE UPGRADE  WITH HUB,SPINNER, THAT CAN SHARE THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OVERALL(CLIMB-CRUISE) AND WORTH THE $2400.00 COST. ID LIKE TO DO IT,BUT LOOKING FOR OPINIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE.OR WOULD THEY SUGGEST A DIFFERENT PROP...TKS  GREG

Added by greg frank on April 3, 2014 at 10:14pm — 4 Comments

Rotax 912iS Sport Announced

Looks like there is a significant upgrade available for the 912iS. It is now called the 912iS Sport. A new airbox and software upgrade (plus a few other minor goodies) result in a higher torque curve. It looks like the parts are free for a limited time for those of us that already have the iS engine. Yay for Rotax! I'm pumped!…

Continue

Added by Joe Harrington on April 2, 2014 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

Tank leak test

Thread sealed the return fitting and tightened up.  Removed the tank from the wing, added a small section of fuel line to the return and clamped it off.  Clamped the end of the main line too.  Added 20 litres of unleaded to test (placed the tank in the carport next to the car, figured after the test I can just drain it into the car!)

Seems to be no leaks around the fitting at the moment, will give it a full 24 hours or more just to make sure.

Received the…

Continue

Added by Marty de la Motte on April 2, 2014 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Pop riveter magic

I finished riveting the tail today. Am waiting for fuselage to ship. Super easy to build. Almost no parts. Didn't spend many hours. Didn't keep track. Not a record keeper. I have the green inline pneumatic rivet puller. I finally figured 50 psi and an adjustable air flow restrictor valve allows the rivet gun to square itself to the rivet head before snapping it off. With full 90 psi and full flow the rivet is pulled almost instantly, with no ability to control the gun before, during, or…

Continue

Added by Lyndon Robert Leining on March 27, 2014 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

Viking Aircraft Engines to Sun N Fun

Viking has a new forum here: Viking forum with Zenith firewall packages


Get your "Half Off" CruZer engine firewall forward engine package during the Sun N Fun airshow. Viking will be in space 

N-068, N-079


Viking

Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on March 27, 2014 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Snohomish County, WA

To say the landslide near Oso is tragic is an understatement. This is only a few miles from my home field of KAWO.

I know this area well. This is the river (Stillaguamish) where I land gravel bars. These are the mountains where I fly. It hits home big.

Currently my home airport is now the center of the rescue and recovery efforts.

If you have watched any of my videos then you know this area too.

Added by John Marzulli on March 26, 2014 at 10:28pm — 2 Comments

Conduit in wing

Based on some excellent suggestions from others, I bought some lightweight 7mm corrugated conduit (used to tidy up wires in car engine bays) with clamps to suit.

My wife assisted in running a lightweight string through the conduit, I then installed it using some home made 0.025" brackets and taped the ends of the string to the root rib and tip spar.  Now, if I decide to install tip lights, just a matter of taping the wires to the string and pulling them…

Continue

Added by Marty de la Motte on March 23, 2014 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

More ski building/flying...

I finally got our "Fat Boyz" skis (modified from Bob MacDonald's plan set) finished and have now flown about 4hrs and done about 25 landings in everything from perfect 4" of snow on good base to about a foot of powder and some hard packed and they performed rather well in all conditions. Best of all, there was very little loss in cruise speed. Having built now several sets of skis I can only recommend to buy a set, it's probably cheaper and certainly faster. Next, while I love the 5 minute…

Continue

Added by Willy Trinker on March 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Skis for Dummies or Confessions of a Slow Learner

                                                               Skis for Dummies 

                                                                           Or

                                                     Confessions of a Slow Learner

 

Having completed the CH750, flown 130 hours in 6 months, and having builder’s withdrawal, I was getting the itch to build something. Wanting to expand my…

Continue

Added by Rick George on March 18, 2014 at 9:30pm — 12 Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

New from Zenith:

Coming to AirVenture 2014:

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panelsare now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Zenith T-shirts and Hats:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz.

© 2014   Created by Zenith.Aero.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service