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Looking for a CH 601/650

Im an older, experienced pilot who re-entered flying in a light sport aircraft, a nicely restored Aeronca Chief.  Now I'm ready for something to spread my wings a little further and I really like the 601-650 series, particularly with the Continental 100HP engine as I'm experienced with a similar Continental 75 hp in the Aeronca. I have the Aeronca up for sale now but I don't plan to wait till it sells to move up. I have the funds, I'm in good health, great fall…

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Added by Robert B Jamieson on August 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

CH750 Cruzer Workshop 8/15

Completed CH750 Cruzer Rudder at 8/20/15 workshop. Well worth traveling out to Mexico MO to tour the factory, get a demo ride, and start building the aircraft. Many thanks to Steve, Roger, and Sebastian for their assistance and hospitality. Onto to the next component kit!

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Added by John DiMattei on August 25, 2015 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

750 down in pa.

GOOD NEWS,

Last Thursday Tom left the hospital and was moved to a rehab center, which means when he proves he can take care of himself he will be on his way home.

This whole episode has proved one thing to me. Do your research, choose a plane which meets your needs, choose a company that will back you, choose an engine that’s proven, and follow the plans. Than you can post what RW Hunker did (1000 hrs. and 15 years). What more can you ask?

Added by ulis temos on August 22, 2015 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

801HD

Building my fuselage in Phx. Az. Really hot, dripped sweat, "one drop" on skin. Tried to wipe off with rag. Didn't come off. I think it etched into the aluminum. I wiped off with lacquer thinner and it took it down to a dark metal finish. Will coating it with zinc-chromate primer keep the spot from getting worse?

Added by Jeff Ford on August 21, 2015 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

Preview: 2015 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAY and BUILDER FLY-IN

Following is a preview of our planned activities for the upcoming Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering on September 18 & 19, 2015 at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. RSVP for events…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on August 21, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

airplane delivery

Not sure if this is a proper post but guess it will be deleted if NOT.  Is there anyone who would be willing to fly a 601 From Central Mississippi to Central Mo.

Added by Robert Unternaehrer on August 18, 2015 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

750 down in PA.

Dear Zenithaero Members,

Tom based his plane at Queen City Airport (XLL) in low wind conditions runway 25 is used for standard departures than for noise abatement follow I78 west. The air park is surrounded with developments and a long narrow stretch which is part of Allentown park system. At the time Tom was climbing out his engine failed, giving him only two choices I78 or the park system. It seems he chose the latter. Descending through the trees and into stream Tom took one hell…

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Added by ulis temos on August 17, 2015 at 6:53pm — 8 Comments

Chandler Arizona Airport Damage

On the night of August 11th at about 9:30 PM a strong storm hit the Chandler Airport.  30 planes were damaged or destroyed.  Aircraft parts were littering the ramp.  I saw radios, fiberglass wing tips, seat belts, nose gear with wheel, etc.  One of the flight schools lost all 6 planes that it had stationed at KCHD.  One was thrown about 50 yards and over a fence into the parking lot.

Several of the planes still had the tie down chains attached to their wings.  Either the…

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Added by Jerry Latimer on August 13, 2015 at 6:40pm — 4 Comments

Noseweel strut and bungee installation

Here's a video outlining the installation of the nosewheel strut and the bungee installation:

Here's the link for the Bungee Installation tool: http://j.mp/bungee-tool

More videos:…

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Added by Roger Dubbert on August 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

test flight

could Jeff Garrett please call me at 660-414-5854

Added by Robert Unternaehrer on August 6, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

601 annual condition inspection check list

Where can I find an annual inspection check list?

Added by Robert Unternaehrer on August 3, 2015 at 7:24am — 1 Comment

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 — 2 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 — 2 Comments

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 — 4 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

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