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2021: The Year of the STOL CH 701

The Zenith STOL CH 701 made us all proud in 2021!

Watch and listen as Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert explains why the CH 701 grabbed so many headlines this year, as he takes you flying in his own personal STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep."



Added by Zenith Aero on December 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Left Wing - Drilling Most Holes to Final Size

Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on December 16, 2021 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Free Labor!

Link to our CH750 STOL build with the Highland Aviation Academy in Sebring, Florida.

Added by James W Johnson on November 11, 2021 at 7:41am — No Comments

A completed and flying airplane.

Inspection was completed on September 23rd and first flight on the 24th.  Currently trying to get as much flight time in the remaining fall flight weather.  Many thanks to all on this forum who have posted their experiences, lessons learned, and especially photos.  Without these resources I would only be half done by now.  I hope to share more of my experiences when the weather gets worse.  I am hoping I can help others they way this community has helped my build. 

Added by John Burns on October 30, 2021 at 6:15am — No Comments

Bob's Cherokee 1972 PA28-140

I'm not ready to give up flying.... and I found an aircraft abandoned 16+ years in a hangar. In February with the snow waist deep the new owners of the hangar were considering calling the salvage yard to dispose of "The Cherokee". The new owners of the hangar had a Aeronca Chief and Luscombe and no need of the Cherokee. I agreed to buy the Cherokee and hire the AME Chief owner to completely go through the aircraft and recertify it. A new zero time engine and prop after all the spar…


Added by Bob McDonald on October 24, 2021 at 6:08pm — 3 Comments

Questions about STOL 701's

TWO questions:

1. If I build a 701 with the folding wing option, is there any builder option that I should / must fore go ?  Like wing gas tanks?   Any advice about the folding wing option ?  Thumbs up or thumbs down ?

2. Most photos I have seen of STOL 701's show standard two blade props.  Anybody have any experience with a three blade props?

Added by Robin Michael Dawe on October 20, 2021 at 8:45pm — 5 Comments

Zodiac training

Any CFI who can train me on a Zodiac 601 anywhere in the country? Please call or text 913 481 5741. Thanks. 

Added by rajan kaleekal on October 10, 2021 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Workshop Returns to SW Texas in February 2022

(Above video from the 2021 Texas workshop class)



Added by Zenith Aero on October 6, 2021 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival + STOL Competition!

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming back to Florida for Sun…


Added by Zenith Aero on October 5, 2021 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

26 Airstreak 2.0 On a Zenith 701

Has anyone installed the Alaskan air streaks on The Zenith 701. If so can that tire also be mounted on the front with the proper fork modifications? If not what size of tire would work with these maingear tires?

Added by Andrew Rauert on September 29, 2021 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Making Progress

Got my fuel flow/air pocket problems resolved, got a replacement major overhauled O200A to replace the C90, finally got oil pressure on the O200A, and ready for the first start attempt.  Yesterday I had my fingers crossed as I tied down and chocked N345CC for its first start attempt.  I made a final check of all that spaghetti of wiring from the back of the instrument panel to and through all the necessary appliances that should make the prop turn and engine start.  All the "electrons" had…


Added by Bill Bear on September 24, 2021 at 1:12am — 4 Comments

Stabilizer Skeleton Work

Spent an evening scuffing, priming, pinning up and final riveting. After this, the skin goes on, then I can get started on the elevator. …


Added by Austin Loveless on September 19, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments

Super Duty Viking Engine Install

The latest episode in our Super Duty build series and another milestone in the project.  The installation of our Viking Aircraft Engines 195 Turbo Honda based engine.  Complete build series HERE

Added by Adam Andrews on September 8, 2021 at 9:39am — No Comments

Canopy Installed: 90/90 point reached

Added by Bradford Drown on September 7, 2021 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Under Carriage fairings

Hi, has anyone cleaned up the undercarriage of their Zodiac 601xl? Also looking for a nose strut fairing (already have wheel fairings) Any help I would be grateful. Bob

Added by Robert Schneck on August 23, 2021 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

For Sale -CH 601HD, S/N 6-3248, N738J

Completed Jan, 1997. ROTAX 912UL 80 HP, GCS Prop, 797 Hrs A & E. A&P built and maintained. Always hangared. 7 inside, 9 outside. Basic panel. No ABSD. Sold as is, with fresh Annual Cond. Insp at time of sale.   $17,900. Please TEXT "Plane" and your phone number to 678-634-4618, I'll call you with details.

Added by Jim Hoak on August 22, 2021 at 10:33am — No Comments

2021 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 17 & 18

Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In!

What a fantastic event!! Check out the photos.

Save the date for the 2022 Homecoming event: September 16 & 17, 2022…


Added by Zenith Aero on August 18, 2021 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

DUC 5 Bladed Propeller Super Duty Build

Added by Adam Andrews on July 18, 2021 at 7:51pm — No Comments

making headway

Added by chris webster on July 16, 2021 at 4:12am — No Comments

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