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Zenith at Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2019

Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in central Florida we are returning with the workshops at the 2019 event, to be held…

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Added by Zenith Aero on December 11, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let us know what do you want to wear? Zenith apparel from EAA

For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at AirVenture Oshkosh and on their website. This arrangement was to make Zenith branded apparel more readily available to Zenith builders and pilots, while also providing a regular…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 7, 2018 at 2:30pm — 39 Comments

Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…

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Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New style nosegear shock suspension system for Zenith CH 650 / CH 750

Earlier this year we previewed a new style nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750.

Zenith Aircraft developed a new nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750 series kit aircraft…

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Added by Zenith Aero on November 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

Taxi video 1

Taxi video 2

Added by Jim Davis on November 19, 2018 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

STOL CH 801 to the rescue: Sam McNair flies supplies to people affected by Hurricane Florence

Since the devastation of Hurricane Florence last month in the Carolinas, I had heard several reports of a STOL CH 801 being used to fly in supplies to flooded areas in the aftermath of the hurricane.

 

Here is a brief report and photos:

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Changes

We are in tests

I will inform you of all the results shortly

The change list is large

Horns type control

Forwarding by bar in elevation and roll control

Nose 30 centimeters longer

Parachute behind the cabin to compensate

Flaps embedded in the vanishing edge

Ailerons 2 centimeters shorter to match the flaps

Reinforced wings (bars of 2 inches in the socket and 1.5 inches in point, 5 screws instead of three)

Reinforced lower angles

Retractable…

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Added by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 17, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments

Visit to the Zenith Open Hangar Days

I have a bunch of pics on my blogs from the Open Hangar days.

https://my750cruzer.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/zenith-open-hangar-and-homecoming/

Added by Jonathan Fay on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Mark Phillips' custom STOL CH 701 in EAA Sport Aviation (10/18)

Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

582 engine mount.

hello, would you happen to have any measurements ,pics, plans of your bed engine mount for the 582?

thank you.

907-347-5015

josh

jssflyer@gmail.com

Added by Joshua smith on September 23, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments

SCHEDULE: Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days - September 21 & 22, 2018

Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar & Fly-In Gathering Event Schedule

Friday, September 21, 2018

(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

2nd Annual Engine Starting Party!

Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat! 

This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)

Thank you to the support…

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Added by Mark Baenen on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments

LYCOMING O235 Struggle

Looking for help with my O235.

O235 with conical mount. 

Trying to figure out what lord mount kit I need to use. I have spoke to Zenith, Zenair, and Quality Sport Planes. They all have info on the Dynafocal mount but nothing on the conical. I spoke with Lycoming they cannot help because it is not on a GA Plane. I spoke with Lord they have no way to help because they do not have a kit for the 750. 

Has anyone installed a Lycoming o235 on a 750 with a conical mount…

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Added by dschmaz on September 5, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Using Jira for Managing My Aircraft Build

One of the problems I have run into in the course of this project is being able get an idea of how much

is left for me to do on my plane and what needs to be done next.I have various notes and spreadsheets scattered around, but nothing has ever seemed to really pull everything together for me into a coherent whole.

In my day job as a programmer I use a project management software package called Jira. I have found Jira to be a pretty flexible software package, so I…

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Added by Damon Brantley on August 23, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

OSHKOSH

Well I made it! I flew C-FPQO from High River AB to Oshkosh. It was 7 legs, just under 1300 miles one way, over 3 days on the way down and 2 days on the way back.

Added by Vance Lucas on August 11, 2018 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Canopy material

Is the canopy plexiglass?

I fly with a small sharp point hammer.

Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?

Added by Dick Miles on August 11, 2018 at 2:06pm — 4 Comments

Banquet Results - Largest one Ever!

Fellow Builders,

Thanks so much to everyone that attended the Zenith Builders Banquet during the Oshkosh EAA convention. The event was held at the Elks Lodge in Oshkosh. With 162 Zenith builders attending, this was the largest Zenith banquet to date for the Elks Lodge. Profits from the event go to the many charities that the Elks Lodge support including education and Veterans groups.

And once again the door prizes were outstanding. Patricia Porter was the grand…

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Added by Joe Scheibinger on August 8, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

2018 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and Builder Fly-In

Thanks to all who visited and participated at the 2018 Zenith Homecoming! We had a great event!

Video clip of the eventCheck out the…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

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