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As purchased, the main landing gear was reversed to put the gear 4 inches forward (see photos) to help the builder better hold off the nose gear when landing. I plan to put it back to its intended (correct) position. The engine is an O-235.
What is the best method to support the airframe when removing the main gear and reattaching it?
I plan to support the wings under a rib on each side using sailplane wing supports and the fuselage under the width of a bulkhead with the nose…Continue
hi all trying to fit my wing root skins could do with some better build pics,and how to do it imfo thanks Tony.
Fuselage & cabin & cabin frame secure. Looking forward to getting firewall secure.
Added by Jeff Ford on June 6, 2018 at 8:31pm — No Comments
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on June 6, 2018 at 8:25pm — No Comments
Fellow Zenith Builders,
It's time once again to announce the Zenith Aircraft Builders Banquet for 2018! Our event will once again be held at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge, 175 West Fernau Ave, in Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 26. As always we have very comfortable seating, our own private bar, award winning food, and door prizes! The full bar will open at 5:30 PM for people that would like to come and relax early. Dinner starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are once again available at the door…Continue
Up until now I’ve been using a paper logbook but taking a lot of pictures for my own reference later (and for the memories).
It occurred to me that Wordpress would make a great build log platform (and it is free, my favorite word!). I was originally just going to set it to private, but since a lot of people want to see the progress I figured what the heck…
So if you’re looking for something to put you to sleep:…Continue
Added by Michael Doornbos on June 4, 2018 at 7:11am — No Comments
Below is a link to a video of a small drill guide I constructed to help ensure I drill the wing bolt holes perpendicular.
This weekend Dave and I decided to check out a British Columbia Forestry airstrip in the East Kootenay area of the Rocky Mountains. The airstrip is known as Sage Creek as it is adjacent to the creek of the same name. We had only heard about it last year and apparently is rarely visited and the condition was said to unmaintained and one should be careful.
We departed our home airstrips after work on Friday evening with our camping gear. We decided to go direct “over the top” to maximize…
Earlier this month I participated once again at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage, and visited with area Zenith builders and flyers. The day after the show I went flying with Bill Wilcox in his…Continue
Yesterday I left Santa Rosa California and flew here more or less in a straight line, having seen that country go by before.…Continue
I have a lycoming O290 that has been sitting in my hanger for many years. Has anyone used that engine in a Zenith application (I am building a 750 Cruzer)? I understand that it will have to be torn down and inspected. Information that I have found on the web say that it weighs about the same dry as an O235 but is 135 HP? Thanks, Pete
How to fix?
Hey just want to throw this out there, my daughter is the one that did my first flight video from crappy go pro and other clips my buddy filmed. If any of you would like a video of your projects edited,put to music etc,etc she said she would do it for cheap. She is a struglging college freshman looking for extra tuition money....Thanks Kay C. Caldwell..
Here's my report of the 2018 Sun 'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 10 - 15) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the videos for additional info (with…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
have no info or can't. get any advice on this aircraft. the build is 85%. minus engine I know they stop making them back in the 80's. please help!
Added by David Plumley on April 15, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments
New to aircraft.
The gas cylinders on my aircraft 601XLB are listed at 40 lbs.
They hold the canopy up but if I step on the wing walk to get in the canopy falls.
Is that the best the cylinders should work? Seems poor to me.
Are they not working correctly?
Can or should I get higher pressures cylinders?
Thanks for your reply.
i am experiencing rudder shimmy through right pedal just after lift off.
My 601 is 6yo, 350 hrs Jabiru 3300. My hrs 800.
i have checked cable tensions, all ok. It settles after about 5 seconds of applying rt and or left rudder.
ball is in centre
i have removed wheel pants, no change.
Bob Emery, Perth W Aus
45 baby chickens showed up yesterday, and its above 30 for the first time. Thaw is here and will be making a mess for the next two weeks. I have to pause on the plane for a few days while we get ready for spring. After 7 weeks of hard building I am ready for a break for a few. And my hands definitely need a few days to heal.
Added by Joshua smith on April 6, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments
riveting the firewall today. To facilitate getting the fuse on gear and off the table. Exciting times!
Added by Joshua smith on April 1, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments