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Purchase Your Combo Dinner Tickets - Open Hangar Days 2016

The addition of new activities and two full days for the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days at…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on August 24, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

My 2016 Oshkosh Adventure

I flew my CAMit-powered 601 to AirVenture 2016. This was its third trip to OSH.  It’s just over 1,800 statute miles each way from Santa Rosa California.

I usually…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on August 23, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Seminars and Engine Panel Discussion - Zenith Open Hangar 2016

(Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016) You are invited  to attend the seminars and engine panel discussion presented at the Open Hangar Days (September 23…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on August 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Look who got into Kitplanes! (2nd one down) KitPlanes Completions

Look who got into Kitplanes! (2nd one down)

KitPlanes Completions

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Added by Jon Croke on August 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

August -- In the beginning...

In August 1986, in tiny Stanley, Nova Scotia, I bought a ride around the patch in a 2-place canoe with wings. For 30 years, I studied "Low & Slow" -- the laws, the flaws, the struggles to make it grow. I watched it blossom and evolve, and blossom again. And after I retired, I made a decision, 'pulled the trigger', and bought a kit. In August 2016, a Zenith CH-750 STOL kit arrived outside my single car garage in suburban New York. And now, the journey begins. :-)

Added by Rich M Ward on August 21, 2016 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

A cheap aircraft hoist

My Zenith builder partner and I were looking for a cheap way to house our 750 and 650 aircrafts in a single hangar and save some expense, this is our solution built from a modified Harbor freight lift table.  The 750 is lifted high enough to roll the 650 under the wing and then lowered again.  The table is rated for…

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Added by Ronald W. Gorsline on August 19, 2016 at 7:17am — 3 Comments

EAA Chapter and Pilots with Disabilities Need Your Support

Two groups have banded together for a common goal with EAA Chapter 1083 and John Robinson, the founder of AV84all.org…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on August 18, 2016 at 12:49pm — 8 Comments

Nose Gear

Thinking of extending nose strut by about 2 inches for clearance in case of off road bungee failure.  I've got large mains and standard nose wheel.  Anyone else?  Input appreciated.  Cheers,,, Lynn

Added by Lynn S. Beckhorn on August 4, 2016 at 10:58am — 4 Comments

Wiring the Cruzer

So while I await an answer from Zenith on my "elevator issue", I have moved on to other areas in the project. Can someone that has been before me help me with this. I am wiring the panel using the Composite Design Mini panel. Everything from the primary bus, and the avionics bus has been pretty simple. 18AWG does the trick for all these low draw items. I need help with the gauge wire needed for the other items. Master switch to battery relay, alternator switch to control, and back to the…

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Added by MattMiller on August 2, 2016 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

Milestone: Viking Engine Startup

Milestone:  1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally.  I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.

Added by Kurt Satter on August 2, 2016 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

Did you see Jon in KITPLANE ?

Jon had a great showing of his CruZer in KITPLANE 

Jon in KITPLANE

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Viking was posted in KITPLANE today

Viking in KITPLANE 

The 180 hp engine they mentioned will be installed in my CH-750 CruZer

Already looking forward to the first flight :)

Jan

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Elevator Trim Tab

Hello All, simple question, how did you guys debur and corr X the inside of the pre-molded elevator trim tab?? It's tight.
Secondly, should I prime the hinge barrel too?
Thanks Aaron

Added by Aaron Steines on July 27, 2016 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

North East Flyin

Looking at the members list there are 200 plus members building or flying Zenith aircraft in the Pa, Ny, Nj, De,and Md alone. Is it time to plan a North East Flyin next year?

Added by ulis temos on July 24, 2016 at 12:27pm — No Comments

C-FFWF Lives

Whoo Hoo!

Received my Special Certificate of Airworthiness from Transport Canada Today.

3 1/2 years of pushing myself and learning new things. Wow, what a ride that has been!

Thank-you to everyone on this site who has asked questions, answered questions, made comments or contributed in any other way to this fantastic community.

Would not have done it without you!

Cheers,

Bill Moore

C-FFWF Stol CH750 UL 350is

Added by Gilbert Moore on July 22, 2016 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Building a CH750 and making modifications along the way !!!

July 20th,2016

Hi all,

I've constructed most of the elevator skeleton and made some changes. They are :

1) tip ribs are made of 0.025 (instead of 0.016) for added strength

2) Tip ribs will be constructed from 2 parts - rear rib and nose rib riveted together.

3) In the plans, the rear elevator skins are made of 1 part that wraps around the trailing edge. This is too complicated

    and time consuming. I will split that part in…

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Added by Normand Lambert on July 21, 2016 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

Zenith aircraft at Air Venture and Jon's Fly-In on Saturday before the show

First, if you missed Sebastien and Roger's news presentation, here it is again.  Very nice video.

My airplane will be at a display next to Zenith as always.  I made some personal changes with my friend Vern to the airplane.  Come have a look.  Right now it is being wired for some new fuel pumps.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Six Years In

Today is the 6 year anniversary of opening up the rudder box in my living room and drilling the first hole. Even though I only get to work on weekends, and on weekends outside of the summer when it isn't 110+, I had kinda thought I'd be done by now. But if I've learned one thing on this project is to take all estimates and double them: and expect it to take longer than that.

While we are firmly in the 110s, I have managed to sneak some early mornings in this summer in an…

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Added by Paul Sanders on July 17, 2016 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

CH701sp Flight testing - 93 hours since September 28th,2012

Sunday July 17th, 2016 (93 hour TTSN)

Hi All,

It's been a long time since I posted something new in this flying log. So, here it is.

Since last year, I've flown another 8 hours. Weather and other obligations kept me grounded but no more.

The 701sp is still flying well; engine, prop and airframe are all doing good. I had to change a small brake line piece (between the dual caliper disk brake) and it was a half day job. It leaked again and I will…

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Added by Normand Lambert on July 17, 2016 at 10:52am — 7 Comments

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