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Finally building

Started on the Horiz. Stabilizer and just finished cleco-ing the front spar assembly.  Logging everything and taking pictures for the final inspectors.  Also trying to keep a good track of time spent.

Added by Kurt Satter on January 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

More Parts!

Don't have a shop with a bunch of equipment to make it easier but still plugging away. Everything so far with a ruler, jigsaw and a file. My local EAA has a big metal brake so I'll bend the pieces needing bends on Tuesday hopefully. Its kinda fun fabricating you own parts. I just hope they fit/work when assembly time comes.

Added by Michael Chesney on January 18, 2015 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Corvair engine for sale

I have a corvair engine core for sale with motor mount for CH750. The block number is TO429RK and the heads are 3856743. I have been told these heads are the preferred castings for aircraft use. I am in the Phoenix AZ area and would love to sell it to someone local. If interested, leave your number and I will call you with the details. 

Added by Bruce Cobo on January 17, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Scratch building!

My first scratch built pieces! Not sure if I'm up to the task to do all the wings this way but I've got till march before the fuselage arrives so why not give it a shot. Starting with some small pieces out of some 0.032 and 0.063 T-6 I found at a local metal place. Also working on forms for ribs. Slow going but it's progress!

Added by Michael Chesney on January 16, 2015 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Corvair Engine - CraigsList FL - $450

1965 110HP Auto tranny engine with No Smog Heads $450 (obo)

Case # is TO826RH - Head #is 3878566

Good fins on cylinders, good condition and spins over with wrench 360

(So I have been told)

Search CL in Daytona/Orlando for ad (located in Deland FL)

Contact Norm at 386-804-7948 (Tell him BRYAN sent you)

I was about to go get this engine tomorrow, but decided to wait until my project is further along so I can focus on the airframe.…


Added by Bryan Walstrom on January 15, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

It's Alive!

Second run of engine but the first on the airframe. I was surprised at how quickly it started. 120 hp, 3,000cc corvair.

Added by Jon Reddick on January 15, 2015 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

750 STOL kit

Received my CH 750 STOL kit last week. Taking inventory of contents. Can't wait to start. Parts for major overhaul on Lycoming 0320 should arrive any day and I can get that part of my project out of the way.

Added by Chris M. Brammer, Jr. on January 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

The geese are back

The geese are back,

A few weeks ago the snow geese started to arrive in full force and spread out all over the valley in which I live. This started about five years ago and it seems more and more are joining the fray.  Winter wheat   planted in fall stands about two inches high at this time of year is tops on the menu. Flocks like the ones shown can destroy a field in one day, it is to the point farmers are planting more corn in place of wheat. Along with some corn my land is planted…


Added by ulis temos on December 27, 2014 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments



Added by ulis temos on December 24, 2014 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments


In Plane language would you guys explain what is going with Jabiru engines.

This brand has been used in Zenith aircraft for many years and  personally have owned two.

Other than typical heating issues in new engines, I didn't know of other problems until this morning..

Added by Steve Weston on December 24, 2014 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Snow Loads

Anyone have experience with your 601 XL-B and snow loads ?

With this years heavy storms, I am concerned about the stress of two feet,  maybe three feet of snow on the wings.

Cantilever wings ,  snow,  over stress spars,  weight of snow. 

Added by Steve Weston on December 23, 2014 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Christopher Ward's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer project - Horizontal Tail

Earlier this month, we opened up our factory to Christopher Ward and members of EAA Chapter 429 of Jefferson City (MO) to give Chris and his helpers to get a chance on progressing on the construction of a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.

Christopher attended our regular Zenith Workshop earlier in the year,…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Steel Bungee System now out in the field

Just got the first review on a flying "Steel Bungee"

"Yesterday I flew Rick's 750 with the new spring and what an amazing difference!"


We now have a bunch of hours on our own "Steel Bungee" and also have the V-shaped nylon block milled flat. I have tried to introduce rudder flutter to see if I could loose the rudder at VNE and all other speeds but it is just fine.

The suspension is now actually moving up and down, rather than mostly being locked into the top…


Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on December 14, 2014 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

701 towing hook


I am looking for drawing for towing hook for 701 , is someone who can help me with this ?


Added by Andrzej Kostkiewicz on December 12, 2014 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Prop Pitch

Anybody have info on prop pitch I have a 80hp rotax 912 with GSC 3 blade wood 68 inch on my 701 with low RPM 4400 is max. Wondering what degree i should use at the tip for short field takeoff and more RPM. Thanks

Added by David McCusker on December 8, 2014 at 9:44am — 3 Comments

Bob Posted great pictures of his Steel Bungee Installation

Take a look at his nice workmanship.  Bob has a CH-650 and also a CH-750 and has gone steel bungee on each.  


Jan Eggenfellner 

Added by VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINES on December 6, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments

One more kit finished

Finished the last of the slats on November 6th.  The wing kit is now here and I hope to start assembly this weekend.

Added by John Burns on December 5, 2014 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Finished in the garage.

I finally have finished all that can be completed here in my garage.  Soon, I will move all the parts to Sunrise Beach airport, Texas, for re-assembly and to get ready for the FAA airworthiness inspection.

Added by Cliff Stripling on December 4, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

The Latest As Of Nov. 28, 2014

Rec'd cylinder heads a few days ago, but from Azalea Aviation in Ga. Mine are still in Wisconsin. Heads look super good. Excellent work done on them, and it didn't take a year. Have the new engine mount installed and it is supporting the motor. Panel is cut and instruments are ready to be mounted. Got the new lower starter, too. I'll be able to finish the engine now and locate the wires and hoses as I go. Wife working on interior. She wants cup holders and glove compartment. (Sigh!) I'll…


Added by David Muse on November 29, 2014 at 2:55am — 3 Comments

Spar Web Doubler Pre-Mounting

Shifted focus back to the spar web doubler yesterday and today. Have pre-mounted to the spar and cut and pre-mounted the strut angle. Thanks to Timothy Aanerud for his advice on the strut angle cuts and photos of the entire assembly! I have to admit his strut angles look better than mine!

Added by David A. Judkins on November 26, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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