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Zenith 801 makes 50

I just finished a trip up to Maine from SC in my 801 (RollerSkate). It was very memorable for several reasons. 1- when I landed and departed Laconia NH that made a straight 50 for me - a take of and landing as PIC in all 50 states. About 40% of those states were accomplished in my 801. 2-The fall foliage up north was in prime colors, and nothing like an 801 to cruise slow and low and take in all of the beauty. 3- I got to fly up the Hudson River corridor. Circle the Statue of liberty and fly… Continue

Added by Samuel McNair on October 13, 2020 at 12:33pm — 9 Comments

Zenith Homecoming 2020

                                                                                                                                        Enjoyed my visit to Homecoming and meeting everyone.

Added by Kim R. Anderson on October 8, 2020 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Zenith’s 29th Annual Homecoming

If you want to get a closer look at the most popular kit-built airplanes in the world, you must attend this Homecoming Event!…


Added by Jon Humberd on October 5, 2020 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Comes to Florida in December for the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Comes to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming to Florida for Sun 'n Fun’s Holiday Flying Festival and…


Added by Zenith Aero on October 1, 2020 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Cruzer Profile for MSF Simulstor 2020

Is anyone planning to build an airplane profile for new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020? I would be glad to assist if someone has the expertise.

Dr. Terry Hall

Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on September 29, 2020 at 12:35pm — No Comments

ArkanSTOL (how fast can you fly slow)

ArkanSTOL is a timed competition where a plane/pilot has to takeoff and land at 4 grass runways (turning around after each landing to depart in the same direction) in the backcountry terrain and obstacles of the lower Ozark mountains.…


Added by Jon Humberd on September 29, 2020 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Awesome Community | NEW CH750 Super Duty Builder

Hey everyone,

My name is Adam Andrews and I'm currently sharing the build process of my CH750 Super Duty build.  I have a weekly build series and would love to have you along for the build.  Make sure to subscribe to the playlist and/or the channel to never miss an episode.  Just wrapping up Ep. 5 right now but here is a link to the playlist.  Super Duty Build…


Added by Adam Andrews on September 12, 2020 at 5:44pm — No Comments

2020 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 18 & 19

Thank you to everyone who visited and participated! We had a fantastic 29th annual event at the Zenith Aircraft factory. Beautiful planes, perfect weather and awesome people!!


Added by Zenith Aero on September 11, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Still at it.

Finished riveting rear fuselage. Working on cabin floor and sides now. Pictures coming soon.

Added by James H Skaggs on August 21, 2020 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

What's In Your Garage?

Avemco insurance is currently running the above print ad in Kitplanes magazine, featuring builder Jono Lind working on his STOL CH 750 Super Duty in his home garage in Washington. The ad reminds builders that their homeowner's insurance may not cover their kit aircraft project that is in…


Added by Zenith Aero on August 14, 2020 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

"The Wheels On My Plane Go Up and Down"

[Paul Gabehart, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, sent us this "builder report" on the day he received his FAA airworthiness certificate, which was just 7 months, 3 weeks from the date he picked up the kit at the factory and attended the hands-on Zenith rudder workshop class. He modestly says "I really did not intend on building in what I understand is a short time. I found building was like drinking a milkshake: Taking your time can be a challenge when it tastes so so…


Added by Zenith Aero on August 12, 2020 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Corvair Engine Wrangling

How a noob learns to move a heavy short block onto an engine stand when working alone:

Added by Skip Rhudy on August 11, 2020 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Fuesalage side cut outs

Cutting out the side window openings on my 750 but can't find any info in the drawings about the location of the banana shaped cut outs for the flaperon connections,can anyone help,
Regards To All
Tom Carlin

Added by Thomas carlin on August 5, 2020 at 7:18pm — 6 Comments

Empennage Done

Empennage stuff largely done. Maybe not "done done", but 99.9%. I'm not connecting the stabilizer and elevator yet. I'll be off to Zenith soon to pick up the other parts of the kit. A 13 hour drive ... but I've been wanting to visit Zenith since I first discovered them 15 years (or longer) ago. Demo flight? By all means ; )

Added by Skip Rhudy on August 1, 2020 at 4:20pm — No Comments

"Oshkosh Week" 2020 at the Zenith Aircraft factory

Last week we hosted our first (and hopefully only!) "Oshkosh Week" at the Zenith aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. With the annual EAA AirVenture show canceled this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided to open our factory to builders (and pilots) so that they could continue to "aviate" and work on their kit aircraft projects. We limited group sizes and activities…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Elevator Build

Deburred, primed and began riveting elevator. Installed trim actuator, clickbond nutplates for access cover, and clickbond wire harness ties on spar.

Added by Keith Thomas on July 27, 2020 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

3d Magic

I think it is worthwhile to share some of my experiences here on the forum about a recent project that I did.  So here goes....

The idea for this project began several years ago.  It started when I first got my 801 up and running.  Zenith/Zenair had changed the cowl at some point, and when I ordered my FWF kit, I got the new cowl.  The cowl fit well, and most importantly cooled well in flight.  But it was quite difficult to fit the air intake.  Basically, I did not fit.  The…


Added by Daniel Niendorff on July 24, 2020 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Corvair Pushrods and Valve Train Geometry

On July 3, 2020, I my 3100cc engine started running rough on short approach to KTTA, after a 25 minute flight from KJNX, and resulted in me having to dead stick her in against traffic.  The resulting teardown exposed a broken pushrod, and possibly a worn out rocker arm.  The resulting discussion led to a lot of education on valve train geometry.

The journey started with Mark Langsford's page at: …


Added by Ernest Christley on July 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tieton State Airport Hyperlapse video

Amazing flight in great weather to a back country mountain grass field.

Added by Jonathan Fay on July 20, 2020 at 12:18am — 2 Comments

My scratch built 701

Added by Stefan carlsson on July 19, 2020 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

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