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I had my rudder ready for priming and riveting last week, but it's been too rainy to prime. So I just moved on to the fin and kept drilling. :)
Added by Chris Boultinghouse on December 4, 2016 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Has anybody tried to cool down a 3300 with louvers added to the cowl?
Added by Mike Miller on December 1, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments
I got a couple of hours in this evening and got the rudder skin drilled and cleco'd to the skeleton. It's looking pretty good!Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on November 24, 2016 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Below is a list of some tools I have found useful while scratchbuilding. Some of these I already had because I have machine tools, but have been very useful for building my plane.
1. Magnets- Neodymium magnets work great for holding parts together for doing test fit ups. Wrap magnets in duct tape with extra hanging off as a tab to grab onto them.
2. Steel sheet- Laying steel sheet on my workbench and magnets to hold aluminum and layout tools in place. I use 20…Continue
I am interested in changing from the wingtips provided in the CH 750 Cruzer kit to winglets.
Perhaps you might be able to steer me to further information.
The Cruzer kit is the absolute best in the business, and your efforts toward improving it are clearly visible.
Added by Ronald LeBlanc on November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Today, November 21, is Chris' 78th birthday. While most of you know Chris or are familiar with him and his work, I know many new Zenith builders and owners are not as familiar (since his retirement about six years ago) so below I am sharing an article written by aviation writer and friend Jim Cavanaugh in 2011 for the "Zeniths to Oshkosh" celebrations honoring Chris Heintz at EAA AirVenture.…
Hi, Just bought a 701 in Texas with approx 120 hrs. I would like to connect with another 701 owner in southern Arizona. The plane will move out of my garage to Norgales International airport within the next month or so.. Is anyone out there? Thanks, Allan West 520 400 4161
Added by Chris Boultinghouse on November 20, 2016 at 9:50pm — No Comments
Finished canopy frame and latches
Added by Chet Lundy on November 11, 2016 at 10:49pm — No Comments
Added by Chris M. Brammer, Jr. on November 11, 2016 at 8:57pm — No Comments
|Deane Philip installing his Honda based Viking 130 in the CH-701|
Viking promised the DUC propeller company to test their Carbon fiber blades and hub system. We have now made one flight and so far so good. Initial…
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 7, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments
My focus for the last few months has been to complete spar construction.Most of the holes were drilled and match drilled into the doublers using my mill to insure that the holes were perpendicular. However some holes near the root were left deliberately left undone because of uncertainty in the plans. .Once the spar was clecoed together I had a better understanding of the hole locations and needed to drill those out.
Despite my best efforts it was not going to be practical to…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on November 6, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Patricia and I have been busy preparing the new workshop for our winter project... a CH750 STOL with Rotax 912iS at the pointy end. It will be our demo plane for the next year or so... but also something more..
Those who know us from the One Week Wonder and our previous work in West Africa, will know that we enjoy promoting aviation... and this build will be no different.
Last year we relocated to the UK, and earlier this year set up our own business (…Continue
October 28, 2016.
Now it can be told. On August 4, 2016, the $23,000 plywood crate containing my CH-750 kit arrived looking like this:
FedEx had “reweighed” the 877 pound crate as 415 pounds, and then loaded 450 pounds of freight on top of a box clearly marked FRAGILE in letters six inches high. I didn’t take the end off this crate; this is…Continue
Hello all, I am a UK builder having constructed and flown many aircraft. I recently purchased a almost finished 701 only requiring final assembly.The documentation package and drawings supplied don't seem to show anything on either wing or tailplane incidences. The only info I can find is dihedral to set and the airframe datum line/Level. If anyone with this info could forward it to me that would be appreciated. Many thanks Eric.
Tonight marked the emergence of the first part from my version of the "Dave Clay" bending brake! Read more on my website:Continue
INSTALLING AN AIR INLET IN THE COWLING…Continue
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