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ADS-B

Should have posted this earlier, a few months ago I installed ADS-B in and out in my 650. Got the UAT and Wifi setup from SkyVision. Connects to my ipad. At a glance its easy to see if a plane is above or below you, and which way it's going. 3-D view. Harry the tec at SkyVision is the most helpful and quick reply with help and answers. So far a few planes are using ADS-B. But more and more. Love it.

Added by Marvin W Miller on August 1, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Removing the wings?

I can't keep the CH 750 Cruizer at an airport so anyone have experience with removing and re-attaching the wings for trailer transport?

Added by Karl Fischer on July 28, 2015 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

EAA calls on members to redouble efforts to reform aeromedical certification

[The following is reprinted from the EAA website]…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Avionics Panel

I have began installation of the Advanced Flight Systems Inc. avionics panel in my 601XLB.  It contains mostly Dynon equipment.  I would surely appreciate any and all input on successful placement of the remote boxes that attach.  E.g., ADAHRS, ELT, remote magnetic compass, etc.…

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Added by Joe Hopwood on July 23, 2015 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Viking mods to the Zenith CruZer going to Air Venture

Com see the Viking "Super CruZer"   (Modified Zenith Kit registered at the FAA as the "Super CruZer" ) next to the Zenith display on Monday at Air Venture (Oshkosh).  The aircraft has a lowered tail, straight through wing mod,  lifted roof,  direct reading fuel gauges, "Cab Forward" windshield design,  Viking 2015 - "115 Dual"  aircraft engine,  2 different door designs, wing trailing ailerons and more.  This has been a fun project.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Builders Banquet Big Surprise!

So now it's time to announce the big surprise for the Zenith Builders Banquet for 2015.

 

Fellow builder Walt Snyder has announced that he will be giving away the major door prize this year.

 

Walt says "Dutch Cycles would like to express their appreciation to Zenith Aircraft and their recognition and inclusion of women in aviation by offering a chance to win a Dutch Cycle Ladies Vintage bicycle.

A chance to win your choice of Vintage Ladies Bicycle is made…

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Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 17, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments

CH701sp Flight testing - 77.2 hours since September 28th,2012

Saturday July 11th,2015

On friday, I had talked with Robert W who owns a Bushcaddy R-120 and we had decided to fly together to St-André Avellin fly-in. I would try to follow him in his plane with the 701. His plane being a little faster than mine, I would take off first and he would follow, then pass me and I would follow. Since I wasn't sure my mixture adjustment was fine, I asked that he waited for my OK to takeoff. If the problem was still there, I would catch a ride with…

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Added by Normand Lambert on July 13, 2015 at 12:01am — 8 Comments

My fuselage finally came, so I could get back to work.

This is also my first post here.  I have finished my empennage and started on the fuselage today. I drilled all the stiffeners and longerons on the bottom skin. 

Added by Joe Pringle on July 11, 2015 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

My first post!

Today I drilled the longerons for the left aft side fuselage skin.  Also cut the lateral stiffeners.  This is my first post to the group.  I started the project at a Zenith workshop on 5/21/15.  I have completed the rudder, horizontal stabilizer, elevator and trim tab, bottom aft fuselage skin and right aft fuselage skin.  I have had to be out of town for about half of the time since I started the project.  Won't have to travel as much in the future and plan to spend more time on the plane. …

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Added by Charlie Menger on July 11, 2015 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

EAA 'Give Flight' Wing Project at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2015

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, more than 2,500 volunteers helped build the One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer airplane in just seven days, shining a bright spotlight squarely on homebuilding at show center. This summer at EAA AirVenture…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

kit delivery

My 750 stol kit is arriving monday .I am pretty excited about it. I am very impressed with the quality of the parts and the support I have received from zenith. I am hoping to have my strip done this fall but am not sure how wide to make it.I am thinking about 90 feet. Any suggestions?

Added by David Keith Minnich on July 1, 2015 at 3:27pm — 4 Comments

LSA vs. Experimental

I am trying to find out the correct information on this, so if you are just speculating on the correct answer, don't bother. The question is: If a STOL CH750 is licensed as an experimental is it possible to change it back to an LSA or go from LSA to experimental. I have a private license which will allow flying a LSA whereas a LSA license will not allow private privileges (of course).  I heard…

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Added by Bruce a schmidt on June 27, 2015 at 2:22pm — 5 Comments

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Friday, July 24, 2015

Zenith Aircraft Company will host an “Engine Day” at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh on Friday, July 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different installed engines on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.

We're told to expect at least a couple of new engines on display for the first time this year! 

This will be…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft at Oshkosh AirVenture 2015

We're planning for yet another Oshkosh AirVenture: July 20 - 26, 2015.  This year will be full of activities once again - we hope you can join us!

Here is a summary of the planned Zenith activities. Whether you're a current builder or owner, or just looking at starting on your own project, there's always something for…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

World's Shortest Runway?

World's Shortest Runway?

This is Roger Dulac's runway in Quebec (Canada) that measures 100-feet long (30 metres)  by 12-feet (3.6 metres) wide that he built for his Zenith STOL CH 750 "Sky Jeep" light…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Elevator

The elevator is complete. Waiting on fuselage and finishing kit.

Added by Chet Lundy on June 14, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Musk Ox

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Added by david shrader on June 9, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Viking Steel Bungee Install question

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I installed the viking spring system tonight, but had some trouble adjusting it and would like some feedback.  How stiff should the nose wheel be after adjusting tension with the side nuts?   

The reason I ask is that i've got mine bottomed out and it still doesn't seem stiff…

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Added by Jon Reddick on June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

A "few" random flying pictures

The other day I decided go through my collection of over 20,000 airplane-related pictures and selected some of my favorites to put on one of my digital picture frames. I chose about 900 pictures for the picture frame than, having gone to all that effort, wondered what else to do with the collection. I decided to upload them to my Microsoft OneDrive for the enjoyment of my extended family, flying partners and anyone else with a…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on June 3, 2015 at 8:37am — 5 Comments

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Made the trip I've been trying to make before starting the 701 build.  It was a long road but the pay off was worth all the work.  Took off from home airport PAOT, Kotzebue AK, to PAIK Kiana, picking up the Kobuk River and following it to the great sand dunes.  the most northern desert in the world.  Was one of the most  fantastic trips I've made in the 701.  Here are some pictures.  ill add more pics later…

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Added by david shrader on June 3, 2015 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

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