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2009 ZENITH ZODIAC 601XLB • $42,500 • LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT FOR SALE! • 2009 Zenith Zodiac 601XLB less than 111 Hrs TT Airframe/Engine 2700/100HP Corvair, Weseman 5th Bearing, Sensenich wood prop, ICOM 200, Mode C KT76A Transponder,…Continue
Added by Marvin Penepent on January 22, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments
This is a tool that is often seen in a machine shop to measure angles. I have known about them for a while, but only recently acquired one.
Things I found useful about the protractor that will make it a regularly used tool for me.
1. The protractor can be locked down to a give angle.
2. There is a broad face on the arms to make it easier place against surfaces I am measuring..
3. It was very easy to see any gaps between the surfaces and the protractor…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on January 21, 2017 at 6:56pm — No Comments
This blog was created to help my fellow 750 builders who have chosen or considering the Viking 110/130 Engine. Share your ideas and experience here. Thanks for participating when you can.
I was able to leak test the installed pilot gas tank with air saving a great deal of grief.
I capped vent tube with rubber cap and clamp, pressure gauge in fuel line and air hose in fuel return line.
The gas cap was sealed with double sheet of saran wrap.
The pressure was 2-3 PSI and the tank was installed and gas tank skin was clecoed closed.
It was much easier than disassembly and bench testing with gas.
The tank needed to be installed for this…Continue
Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on January 18, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments
Here's a video link to the SpaceX rocket launch from 4000 ft just outside the launch area over Lompoc airport.
Time to report back on my CH750 build. What has been done so far :
1) CH750 : stabilitor is finished but not closed. It is full symmetrical to match the symmetrical elevator.
2) CH750 : wing are done - not closed and inspecting them right now...
3) CH750 : ordered some control parts (aileron mixer) to finish the setup. Got the rudder pedals and brakes/reservoirs
4) CH750 : aileron + flap skeltons are being…Continue
The last day of 2016 saw the first completed section of my 750 Cruzer!Continue
I have the standard Rotax 912ULS setup with Ducati regulator/rectifier and 22,000uF capacitor. I’m having some issues with a small amount of smoke in the engine bay that briefly enters the cabin and then clears. More often is an electrical smell, very sporadically during flight. I have noticed it more often with higher RPMs during takeoff but also at intermittent times throughout flight. I've had several people look over the plane with no definitive diagnosis. Concerned that it might be the…Continue
Viking Aircraft Engines has once again proven itself to be a committed partner with AV84all. Viking recently donated an upgrade steel bungee for the nose wheel of the Zenith 750.
This upgrade to the standard rubber bungee will not wear out, and will make rudder operation smoother. This is crucial in an aircraft that will have a handle to control rudder deflection.
The Viking, steel bungee upgrade, “works in reverse of the original rubber bungee, yet the…Continue
Added by AV84all on December 29, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments
After 18 years, Donna Zimmerman will be retiring from Zenith Aircraft Company at the end of this year.
Donna was responsible for shipping and receiving, making sure the many parts that make up the kits were carefully packaged and crated. Here, Donna works on one of her last shipments, helping Glen (of…Continue
A demonstration of cutting and pressing a flange into a wing rib.
Added by Damon Brantley on December 27, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The Zenith 750 Cruzer build began Sept 2016 in Salisbury, NC.
Pulling the first rivet.…Continue
Added by AV84all on December 26, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments
Added by Mitchell Hargin on December 24, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Does anyone have plans for a cradle for two wings while I finish the fuselage? I am a kit builder since I do not have the capability of independent building or construction.
Zenith helps disabled pilots achieve the dream of flight! With Zenith's help, AV84all will foster a community of disabled aviators and disabled aviation enthusiasts that will participate in the mainstream world of general aviation through education, hands-on training, and inclusion, to overcome the many obstacles…Continue
Added by AV84all on December 18, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Short and sweet. I love this community. I'm passionate about building and the people who like to as well. I love the idea of taking flat sheet metal and turning it into functional engineered art work that can take you places. I want to be involved in this full time. But I need to be able to support a family (my growing family) too. What product, service or option is missing in your build process or flying adventures that would be really nice to have and doesn't currently exist, or isnt…Continue
For the first time ever, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (in Sebring, Florida, January 25- 28, 2017).Continue
It's starting to come together, finally. :)Continue
Added by Chris Boultinghouse on December 13, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments
I started the right passenger wing skeleton, it seems the factory assembled wing spar has multiple rivets in locations which will need to be drilled out to install nose ribs and rear ribs. Maybe I am missing something or have the wrong spar?
Is this a common occurrence or am I just unlucky?
While working on my wing spars I realized I had put a nose rib angle in backwards and needed to make another one. I decided to use this as an opportunity to demonstrate the method I use for for laying out, bending and checking parts that I fabricate.