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The Viking Steel Bungee was developed from customer requests:

"I have a flying CH-701 at present and was always wondering how to improve the bungee on the nose wheel strut.  I have added a…


Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on November 22, 2014 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Rudder completed

Well, might not win any awards but the rudder is done. Turned out well and doesn't appear to have any twist. 10 hour day in a cold pole barn today...and loving it!

Added by Michael Chesney on November 20, 2014 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

Video Link of a flight in the California Desert with a STOL 750

Flew with a 17 year old that I helped get his pilot license.  He has about 70 plus hours now and let him fly the 750.  He did extremely well with his first dirt road landing and take off from a soft field.  I think he did an excellent job on the video with music and the video editing. Enjoy!!!

Added by Christopher Jon Brown on November 19, 2014 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

Wing Spar Photos

Could someone post front and rear views of their completed wing spars? I am particularly interested in close-ups where the Spar Web Doubler and Spar Root Doubler are mounted. Thanks in advance.

Added by David A. Judkins on November 17, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Spars done

spars.jpgI finished up my wing spars tonight, all in all it was an easy build.  My transmission went out on the Explorer and is gonna cost 1500.00 bucks to fix........ So that will delay my next and last aluminum order for a few months.  Time to make wing ribs and tidbits.

Added by Jesse Hartman on November 16, 2014 at 5:37pm — 4 Comments


I'm building a CH 750 on Zenith 1450A amphibious floats.  Completed so far are everything except the fuselage and fuselage-related…


Added by Frank A Pisz on November 16, 2014 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

2012 Zodiac 601 XL-B N 601 DK SOLD!

 Now I am looking for a flying "N" numbered 801 so I can put it on Amphibs!

Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on November 15, 2014 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

Trip to Barnwell, SC in my 601XL-B

This week I returned from an awesome trip down to Barnwell, SC to attend William Wynne's Corvair College.  Read about it in my blog here: Barnwell, SC…

Added by Ken Pavlou on November 13, 2014 at 8:48am — 3 Comments

nsi ea81 engine mount 601 or 750

anyone have a nsi ea81 engine mount for 601 or 750 for sale? thanks Todd

Added by Todd Skroblus on November 10, 2014 at 6:41pm — 2 Comments

Less Goldner on a 3,300 mile Viking CH-701 Flight with friends

Less Goldner on a 3,300 mile Viking CH-701 Flight with friends

My 55 hour, 3300 mile flight in my Viking HF110 powered Zenith CH701 STOL plane last month.

To summarize, three of us followed rivers and river canyons from the San Francisco area to Yellowstone NP, Canyonlands NP, and the Grand Canyon. We flew between from 50’ AGL to 11,000 feet altitudes, mostly in river canyons, camped out, and had a great time. The Viking engine performed very well during the entire…


Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on November 7, 2014 at 4:42pm — 6 Comments

First flight

I had been waiting for the wind to go down for two weeks. I finally had an evening where I felt it was low enough to do the test ride. It flew out with plenty of climb. It ran a little too cool and the left wing felt a little heavy. The trim worked. I got up to 120KTS while in the pattern, so I slowed it down and did some pattern work after I got higher.
I nailed the landing. She is a good flier.

Added by William Campbell on November 7, 2014 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

Attended October Rudder builder workshop

Took the plunge and went to the October Rudder builder workshop in Mexico Missouri. We had a great time and learned way more than I thought we would. Zenith really puts on an excellent program to get new builders started and comfortable with building and headed in the right direction. I can't recommend it enough if anybody hasn't been. We bought the Cruzer plans while we were down there and brought them home along with our completed rudder. Now just in the process of getting the workshop…


Added by David Back on November 5, 2014 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment

Rudder Boots

Anybody know what I can use to cover rudder pedal arms in firewall maybe rubber boots cold air burrrrr

Added by David McCusker on November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Spar Root Doubler Mounting

Yesterday, I shifted attention to one end of the spar. I drilled out and temporarily mounted the spar root doubler assembly that I had made some time back but had put aside.

Added by David A. Judkins on November 3, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Acquired wing kit

Picked up my wing kit about 3 weeks ago, and just finishing up the elevator and trip tab. I have a new work schedule that should help accelerate the construction. I will post pictures soon of the tail feathers.

Added by Curtis Moyer on November 2, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Cruzer Kit

My fuselage kit arrived today so let the snow fly. I'll stay warm and busy this winter.

Added by tom. sullivan on October 30, 2014 at 10:36pm — No Comments

I Got the Big Box with a Zenith 750 CurZer in it

I got a very big Wooden Box with a 750 CurZer in it last week. Got it unpacked and got the parts all over my storage shed and my small shop. I'm ready to start and now I can't remember where I put all the various parts. Time to start construction, but first I have to find parts. The fun begins Jim Peale

Added by James Edward Peale on October 29, 2014 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Spar Drilling

Yesterday, I finished drilling the remaining spar pilot holes and then followed up by drilling out to #21. I will put an angle on the Spar Web Doubler when I go to our chapter meeting next Saturday (my bending brake cannot handle .063" metal). Will pre-mount it later in the day.

Added by David A. Judkins on October 27, 2014 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

CH701 flight testing (67.2 hours since September 28th,2012)

Weeks of October 10th to October 24th.

My 701 started life in 1999 and went thru lots of mods but some of the stuff in there is 12-14 years old even if it didn't fly until 2 years ago. Such is the case for the bungee being used today. So, I became concerned that it could fail on landing. When I chose the propeller, I made sure that if the tire went flat,the propeller would never touch the ground BUT I never tought of the bungee giving way ??? So, when Jan at Viking…


Added by Normand Lambert on October 23, 2014 at 3:14pm — 8 Comments

Time to dig into spars

It's been a busy summer with kids sports, boating and working.  The boats are put away and the time has come to start drilling some holes.  I'm getting ready to start my spars and I have to admit that I'm not looking forward to these, don't know why, just dreading them.  My building buddy Timothy has his done already, so I will be leaning on him for much needed motivation.  Some times,...... ok most of the time I wish I had a pile of money to buy a kit but that's not going to happen. Well,…


Added by Jesse Hartman on October 20, 2014 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

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