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Weeks of October 10th to October 24th.
My 701 started life in 1999 and went thru lots of mods but some of the stuff in there is 12-14 years old even if it didn't fly until 2 years ago. Such is the case for the bungee being used today. So, I became concerned that it could fail on landing. When I chose the propeller, I made sure that if the tire went flat,the propeller would never touch the ground BUT I never tought of the bungee giving way ??? So, when Jan at Viking…Continue
It's been a busy summer with kids sports, boating and working. The boats are put away and the time has come to start drilling some holes. I'm getting ready to start my spars and I have to admit that I'm not looking forward to these, don't know why, just dreading them. My building buddy Timothy has his done already, so I will be leaning on him for much needed motivation. Some times,...... ok most of the time I wish I had a pile of money to buy a kit but that's not going to happen. Well,…Continue
This afternoon, I re-cut the spar web doublers for both wing spars and then drilled pilot holes along one side of one spar. Time and light did not permit me to finish the other side. I still need to mark rivet points for the ribs, L-angles, and the spar web doublers.
Added by David A. Judkins on October 19, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I have just finished the installation of my windshield and top window on my CH750 project. The version of canopy frame that I have - has a diagonal tube across the top of the frame, running from the front left to the rear right position. Per the drawings and picture guides, I added the two…Continue
I am in the final push to finishing. I've procrastinated way too long through the hot summer. The only airframe parts left to fabricate are the main wing root covers that will be done once the plane is reassembled at the airport. I am looking forward to an engine start here at home, testing the radios and getting past the trailer trip to the airport. Paint will have to wait until post Phase I and will probably be done by another owner. I don't fly anymore since a 5-way bypass. An…Continue
Added by Cliff Stripling on October 14, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments
Well it took a few weeks to get the garage (shop) ready. But I was finally able to complete my Zenith CH750 rudder.
Added by Stephen M. Swab on October 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Managed a few hours this weekend to work on the rudder. Completed the skeleton and started fitting the leading and trailing edge skins. Yeah, I know I went overboard with the Cleco's, but nothing moved!…Continue
Iam going to do dual sticks on my 650 would anyone have a copy of the plans to build the sticks you can share thanks Lance
Trying to get more building time under my belt now that the weather has turned cooler. Today, I marked the drill points on the first wing spar and temporarily attached the spar caps. Great feeling! This week, I'll order a bunch of AN-470 rivets. Next weekend....lots of drilling and and some riveting.
Added by David A. Judkins on October 5, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments
This is the "Steel Bungee" prototype.
It was installed like this:
The prototype has…Continue
NO MORE BROKEN NOSE WHEEL BUNGEES - EVER
Viking is introducing the Zenith Steel Bungee.Continue
Here's a link to a deadstick landing at the dry lakebed. Sorry for the poor video, learning how to do it. It's a little steeper approach, but not by much. Probably due to propeller being stopped.
Hi there I just bought a Zodiac 601HDS (dont know anything about aircraft). I dont know how to fly yet but a friend of mine has been flying it a bit and it seems to fly great but my engine oil keeps overheating when flying longer than 20min at a time. Can anyone help or give some advise? The oil rad measures 7"X4".
Viking has teamed with Kevin Thorp to design and sell paint schemes for any Zenith Viking installation. Contact him The Viking cowling is the most streamlined of any Zenith installations and will give your CruZer a speed edge.
Can you spot the Vikings? Three Viking powered aircraft arrived from Florida and one made the journey from…Continue
Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on September 23, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Added by Tracy Buttles on September 22, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments
Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!
I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together.…Continue
To all those lucky people attending the Zenith open day this weekend have a great time and enjoy the experience. I hope to attend one of the open days soon and to all those keen aviators who will be entering Zeniths first friendly STOL comp at the weekend good luck most importantly fly safe and in the words of Deano and those of you who have met me will know and understand what I mean.
GRIP IT & RIP IT
Fly it like you STOL it!
Added by Deane Philip on September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
These are the last picturtes of the cooling baffle that were taken today, Sept 16th, 2014. There is just one more item to add to the system to be finished. I will take that tomorrow and add it to my photos
Added by Sam Birchill on September 16, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Zenith Aircraft now supplies its proprietary rivets and riveting system through Aircraft Spruce and Specialty:
The 1/8-inch (A4) and 5/32-inch (A5) blind rivets are available through Aircraft Spruce in batches of 100 each. The riveter tools, supplied…Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on September 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments