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Engines and FWF for your Zenith!

Reminder to all Zenith Builders: Zenair offers a wide range of Firewall Forward Packages (FWF) for a variety of different engines for the CH series of kitplanes. These include full packages, individual components as well as engine-related options. For full details, visit: http://zenair.weebly.com/firewall-forward-packages.html.



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Added by Michael Heintz on March 16, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

EA81

Anybody have any experience with a Real World Solutions efi in an EA81. It acts like it is not getting fuel. I've checked everything and I'm just about to give up.

Added by sam hord on February 26, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

EAA One Week Wonder on Tour in Central Florida: March 2015

Here's a summary of my three days with the EAA One Week Wonder airplane in central Florida earlier this week. 

On Wednesday, we flew by the shortest paved runway (a nice R/C field, just a few hundred feet long) and later that night I had the chance to fly over the longest runway I'd ever seen (NASA's shuttle landing runway at Kennedy Space Center, three miles long!).…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Video of the Rock House Landing in California Desert

Kind of learning how to use a video editor, much harder than building a plane! Here's a link to the video.                                                       Chris Brown STOL 750 Rock House Landing 

Added by Christopher Jon Brown on February 23, 2015 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

DIY avionics

The flight instruments (namely the artificial horizon) is now being driven by the MPU board (MPU9250 -> Arduino -> iMac).

Eventually all of this will be put together and run on a PCduino with its own screen.

More work to be done. Fun, but slow.



Here's a video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54366879@N06/16476904241/

(Too big for zenith.aero).

Note: the colourful spaghetti of wires is a left…

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Added by Carlos Sa on February 8, 2015 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

John M Greiner - Aircraft Online Log

Google Site built from a template another 750 builder did.

http://N750JG.info

Added by John M Greiner on February 6, 2015 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

N183AM

My plane is a factory built AMD Zodiac 601XLB

Attended Rainbow Aviation Repairman 16 Hour course in Lakeland Florida, January 2014

Purchased November 2014, changed SLSA Certificate to ELSA January 2015

Received repairman certificate for the airplane February 2015

Plane has a Dynon D180 with AOA Option, Garmin SL40 Com radio, Garmin digital Transponder, Garmin 396 with air gizmo mount, Garmin Audio Panel.

Approximately…

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Added by David Krakowsky on February 5, 2015 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments

Vancouver Island

I am spending February on Vancouver Island escaping the bitter cold in southern Ontario. Are there any builders on the Island? I would love to see your project and offer free advice ... or find out you know more than I do and learn from you. I have 600 hours on my 701 since first flying it in March of 2011. You can contact me at ch701@duncansoftware.com

Stu

Added by Stuart Duncan on February 2, 2015 at 9:14am — 3 Comments

Ugghhhh...Cutting my spar

I attempted to cut one of my wing spars with the olfa knife and may have messed it up. On my initial pass, the angle aluminum I was using as a guide moved about 1mm. I ended up having two areas where it goes from 209mm to 208. From the way I read the construction standards this is past tolerance. Is it worth a call to Caleb to see if this still usable? I Had a bad feeling about attempting this with the scoring knife when I started...should a listened to my gut!

Added by Michael Chesney on January 31, 2015 at 8:34pm — 4 Comments

Flygas - Rotax 912 SUPERCHARGER = 140 HP

Here is a real product to wake up your Rotax 912 80 hp engine.

Failure of the Supercharger simply means you have to fly on the original 80 hp.

http://youtu.be/EVqDhmlePXQ

Added by Bob McDonald on January 29, 2015 at 3:25pm — 6 Comments

Flight from the Florida coast to Haiti

I have compiled the following photos and account of Jeff Badgero's recent flight from Florida to Haiti. 

Jeff and Carol Badgero are missionaries with H.O.P.E. Missions who have been working in the …

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

My zenith aircraft

I have built two zenith kits in the past. My first one a ch701 was built in1991-1992. It originally was powered by a rotax 582 for about 300 hours. The 582 was replaced with a rotax 914 to give superb performance in the mountains where I live. I have put 1200 hours on the 914 now and I have nothing but good to say about the 701/914 combination. The airframe at 1500 hours is in excellent shape.



My second zenith is a ch801. It is completed and has been flying for about 125 hours…

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Added by Clarence E Wood on January 27, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Finally building

Started on the Horiz. Stabilizer and just finished cleco-ing the front spar assembly.  Logging everything and taking pictures for the final inspectors.  Also trying to keep a good track of time spent.

Added by Kurt Satter on January 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

More Parts!

Don't have a shop with a bunch of equipment to make it easier but still plugging away. Everything so far with a ruler, jigsaw and a file. My local EAA has a big metal brake so I'll bend the pieces needing bends on Tuesday hopefully. Its kinda fun fabricating you own parts. I just hope they fit/work when assembly time comes.

Added by Michael Chesney on January 18, 2015 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Corvair engine for sale

I have a corvair engine core for sale with motor mount for CH750. The block number is TO429RK and the heads are 3856743. I have been told these heads are the preferred castings for aircraft use. I am in the Phoenix AZ area and would love to sell it to someone local. If interested, leave your number and I will call you with the details. 

Added by Bruce Cobo on January 17, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Scratch building!

My first scratch built pieces! Not sure if I'm up to the task to do all the wings this way but I've got till march before the fuselage arrives so why not give it a shot. Starting with some small pieces out of some 0.032 and 0.063 T-6 I found at a local metal place. Also working on forms for ribs. Slow going but it's progress!

Added by Michael Chesney on January 16, 2015 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

Corvair Engine - CraigsList FL - $450

1965 110HP Auto tranny engine with No Smog Heads $450 (obo)

Case # is TO826RH - Head #is 3878566

Good fins on cylinders, good condition and spins over with wrench 360

(So I have been told)

Search CL in Daytona/Orlando for ad (located in Deland FL)

Contact Norm at 386-804-7948 (Tell him BRYAN sent you)

I was about to go get this engine tomorrow, but decided to wait until my project is further along so I can focus on the airframe.…

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Added by Bryan Walstrom on January 15, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

It's Alive!

Second run of engine but the first on the airframe. I was surprised at how quickly it started. 120 hp, 3,000cc corvair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqw8-ikskco&feature=em-upload_owner

Added by Jon Reddick on January 15, 2015 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

750 STOL kit

Received my CH 750 STOL kit last week. Taking inventory of contents. Can't wait to start. Parts for major overhaul on Lycoming 0320 should arrive any day and I can get that part of my project out of the way.

Added by Chris M. Brammer, Jr. on January 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

The geese are back

The geese are back,

A few weeks ago the snow geese started to arrive in full force and spread out all over the valley in which I live. This started about five years ago and it seems more and more are joining the fray.  Winter wheat   planted in fall stands about two inches high at this time of year is tops on the menu. Flocks like the ones shown can destroy a field in one day, it is to the point farmers are planting more corn in place of wheat. Along with some corn my land is planted…

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Added by ulis temos on December 27, 2014 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

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