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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 21, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Here's a follow-up of the 2016 Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days & Fly-In, the 25th annual event, held on September 23 & 24 at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri:…Continue
Below are two test flights of N2701 (a Zenith CH 701). Each is about an hour long. One is a series of take offs and landings in the pattern and the other is a single flight testing performance of a shortened IVO prop. The Zenith is powered by a Rotax 582 with 20 gallon fuel capacity. Being so long, both vids are pretty boring, but clicking back and forth to interesting parts is worth the trouble.…Continue
Added by Cliff Stripling on October 21, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments
I am 6 hours into my flight test phase and am definitely struggling with the anxiety of everything that could go wrong.
For background - I have been flying for 25 years, have a little over 500 hours in Cessnas and have an instrument rating (though not current).
So far nothing really scary has happened with possible exception of finding a small engine compartment fuel leak AFTER a recent flight test.
Yesterday I flew for about an hour - at…Continue
I bought a $40 non-working mobility cart at a yard sale. I got lucky and, although the wiring was all screwed up , the 24 volt motor still worked.
When I bought it I told my wife this was HER aircraft tug. It was a way of getting her partially involved in the plane. Of course now the pressure was on me to actually make it work.
I ripped all of the wiring out and put a toggle switch on/off control on the mini-panel. I quickly learned that I would need a motor…Continue
CH701sp Flight testing - 100.6 hours since September 28th,2012
Thru their website, I wrote to Matco tech support about the FAILURE I had with one of their product (Split Rim MH6BD.75 rated at 660lbs/rim). I had found an article in the LightAircraft 'SafetySpot' of November 2015 where A similar incident was reported. The Murphy Rebel that suffered the failure was overweight for the rims but my CH701 was NOT.
They offered no compensation…Continue
It would have been nice if ZAC instructors told us at the rudder course that the other photo instructions would miraculously appear after being approved for the builder's and flyers page, Zenith Aero.
Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on October 10, 2016 at 10:01pm — No Comments
After trying out the Corvair, Richard spent 6 months and some money to redo his airplane with a Viking 130 engine. He made aviation history yesterday by being the first to fly a low winged Zenith aircraft with the Viking 130 engine model. I spoke with him today and he could not stop talking about what a huge difference the engine has made to his airplane. We hope to have a takeoff video from him shortly in order to get a before / after comparison to the airplane being powered with the…Continue
Added by Kayle Mortensen on September 29, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments
Sept. 28th 2016.
The CH750 elevator is finished for now. Let's work on the stab. Some changes :
1) Tip ribs will be constructed from 2 parts - rear rib and nose rib riveted together.
2) Front spar thickness went from 0.0250 to 0.032 for increased durability.
3) Rib design changed to full symmetrical profile keeping all height the same as the original ribs.
Changing the rib design to symmetrical also means only one…Continue
Was a little worried about running all my wiring through the center console, along with the fuel lines, and having the dual controls. Fabricated and a rack and, with a bunch of adel clamps, it looks to be doable.…Continue
Added by Michael Chesney on September 23, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
All went wonderfully
We're pleased to introduce all-new extruded aluminum streamline struts for the STOL CH 701 light sport utility kit airplane.
Here's a first-flight video with the new streamline struts installed on the Zenith…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Roger and I went flying this morning in the Zenith CH 650 to summarize the events at the upcoming 25th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly In coming up in a couple of weeks at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri:
Here's more info on the events from …Continue
Fly-in to show off your Zenith during the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri and register your plane to be judged in the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
I've been flying for several years now with a 72" Warp Drive. As my good friend Felipe points out - heavy but reliable. However, no leading edge protection meant that over the years of landing in places an airplane probably should not go, I had a pretty battered prop.
I met with the folks at Sensenich who are just up the road from me here in Florida (I like doing business locally where possible). Their website actually recommends the 68" with a 912S. However, after thinking…Continue