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O200 Continental with no mechanical fuel pump in CH650B

I am building a CH650 and I am planning to use the engine from my old C150 (O200A) that was overhauled 3 years ago. The O200 does not have any mechanical fuel pump on it. It was feed by gravity (high Wing). Anyone has any data on this type of arrangement - converted to low wing? I was thinking of a Primary Electrical Pumps and one or two back-up pumps. Any ideas are appreciated.



Added by Alain Dufresne on September 30, 2015 at 7:49am — 4 Comments

Bob and Steve's Adventure to Canada and Alaska - August 2015

For many years I wanted to fly my 601XLB to Alaska but I only had a light-sport pilot's license. After endless waiting and hoping for a rule change in Canada, I finally ran out of patience.  This last spring I "went back to school" and got my full pilot's license.  Shortly thereafter I started planning my biggest airplane adventure yet, a flight to Alaska.

Upon studying maps and doing a bit of measuring, it soon became…


Added by Stephen R. Smith on September 28, 2015 at 1:16am — 3 Comments

?PRINCE PROP on 601xlb w/ Jabiru 3300?

???Please report your experience with the Prince propeller on a Zodiac 601XLB with the Jabiru 3300 Engine.  It would be nice to hear your Static, climb and cruise numbers.  Knowing how the CHT & EGT temps are affected would be helpful. Fuel burn and other engine info please.??? 

I been reading about the P-tip carbon fiber coning prop by Prince.  58x48 are the dimension that they recommend for my A/C.  My Current prop split on the tip and I am about to buy a new prop. 

Added by Mark Ertz on September 27, 2015 at 2:17pm — No Comments

ZODIAC 640 Builder's Thank You: "Setting Up A Work Shop Takes Time"

Thank you all, for the advise gathered from unselfish builders sharing their experiences to me.  Discussions with my new fellow builders, to looking at photo's posted by other builder's I've never spoken with, has been awesome.  The passion of aviation and building seems to be a timeless club full of diverse individual's.  Experiencing the building & piloting of an aircraft, that oneself has mastered could not be enough.  The sharing of knowledge, trials and tribulations along each one…


Added by Cliff Hawrey on September 26, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Radiuses on Nose ribs

Today hasn't been good. I've ruined several parts blanks without forming a successful part. Can't get the metal to form around the nose of the form blocks (flaperon ribs, slat ribs, elevator ribs) without kinking the metal. my measurements are all good, my parts blanks are all good, but the aluminum just wants to kink and crack, and won't work it's way around the radius. Any suggestions anyone? Part of the problem seems to be the soft plywood forming blocks, but I've literally just ruined…


Added by Greg Harris on September 23, 2015 at 4:43pm — 6 Comments

Viking having fun at Zenith open house

The Fastest (And possibly slowest) Zenith High-Wing in the world
Viking Zenit CruZer has a solid 130+ mph cruise speed. If you correct the indicated speed in the video below for about a 8,000 food DA you get a great number. 

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 21, 2015 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments



Is some one who made on 601 xl a gap seals on flaps , alierons , elevator . It make sens or not ??

BR Andrzej

Added by Andrzej Kostkiewicz on September 17, 2015 at 2:10am — 1 Comment

Second wing done!


Added by Marty de la Motte on September 14, 2015 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment

Weight and Balance-601

Can anyone explain the bottom half of the 601 weight and balance form? The section that compares forward vs aft CG's? Or share an example? Are we to use the same takeoff wt for both examples? If not, why only one slot for takeoff wt? This one's got me stumped. Thanks, ahead of time!

Added by Cam Jacobi on September 14, 2015 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

CH701 Wheel Skies

Hi All,

Looking for plans on wheel through skies to fit a 701 do you have any to share?

Added by Claude Melbourne on September 13, 2015 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Corvair powered 601's

What fuels are corvair flyers using.   When on the road I guess Avgas is mostly the only choice.  How about mixing autofuel and Avgas?

Added by Robert Unternaehrer on September 5, 2015 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Lycoming 233 LSA for CH750?

Hi Folks:


Just started my CH750 Cruzer project. Just curious - anyone out there considering (or using) a Lycoming 233 LSA for your CH750 aircraft?


Best Regards to All.



Ashburn, Virginia


Lycoming 233



Added by John DiMattei on August 28, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

Looking for a CH 601/650

Im an older, experienced pilot who re-entered flying in a light sport aircraft, a nicely restored Aeronca Chief.  Now I'm ready for something to spread my wings a little further and I really like the 601-650 series, particularly with the Continental 100HP engine as I'm experienced with a similar Continental 75 hp in the Aeronca. I have the Aeronca up for sale now but I don't plan to wait till it sells to move up. I have the funds, I'm in good health, great fall…


Added by Robert B Jamieson on August 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

CH750 Cruzer Workshop 8/15

Completed CH750 Cruzer Rudder at 8/20/15 workshop. Well worth traveling out to Mexico MO to tour the factory, get a demo ride, and start building the aircraft. Many thanks to Steve, Roger, and Sebastian for their assistance and hospitality. Onto to the next component kit!



Added by John DiMattei on August 25, 2015 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

750 down in pa.


Last Thursday Tom left the hospital and was moved to a rehab center, which means when he proves he can take care of himself he will be on his way home.

This whole episode has proved one thing to me. Do your research, choose a plane which meets your needs, choose a company that will back you, choose an engine that’s proven, and follow the plans. Than you can post what RW Hunker did (1000 hrs. and 15 years). What more can you ask?

Added by ulis temos on August 22, 2015 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment


Building my fuselage in Phx. Az. Really hot, dripped sweat, "one drop" on skin. Tried to wipe off with rag. Didn't come off. I think it etched into the aluminum. I wiped off with lacquer thinner and it took it down to a dark metal finish. Will coating it with zinc-chromate primer keep the spot from getting worse?

Added by Jeff Ford on August 21, 2015 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

2015 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAY and BUILDER FLY-IN

Thanks to all who participated at the 24th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In 2015. Great planes and awesome company! Check out the photos of the activities, including the STOL Competition, the Zenith Banquet and the Open Hangar Day!

(If you have photos and/or videos of the event, please share with…


Added by Zenith.Aero on August 21, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

airplane delivery

Not sure if this is a proper post but guess it will be deleted if NOT.  Is there anyone who would be willing to fly a 601 From Central Mississippi to Central Mo.

Added by Robert Unternaehrer on August 18, 2015 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

750 down in PA.

Dear Zenithaero Members,

Tom based his plane at Queen City Airport (XLL) in low wind conditions runway 25 is used for standard departures than for noise abatement follow I78 west. The air park is surrounded with developments and a long narrow stretch which is part of Allentown park system. At the time Tom was climbing out his engine failed, giving him only two choices I78 or the park system. It seems he chose the latter. Descending through the trees and into stream Tom took one hell…


Added by ulis temos on August 17, 2015 at 6:53pm — 9 Comments

Chandler Arizona Airport Damage

On the night of August 11th at about 9:30 PM a strong storm hit the Chandler Airport.  30 planes were damaged or destroyed.  Aircraft parts were littering the ramp.  I saw radios, fiberglass wing tips, seat belts, nose gear with wheel, etc.  One of the flight schools lost all 6 planes that it had stationed at KCHD.  One was thrown about 50 yards and over a fence into the parking lot.

Several of the planes still had the tie down chains attached to their wings.  Either the…


Added by Jerry Latimer on August 13, 2015 at 6:40pm — 4 Comments

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