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Project 'Give Flight' at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, more than 2,500 volunteers helped build the One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer airplane in just seven days, shining a bright spotlight squarely on homebuilding at show center. This summer at EAA AirVenture…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

kit delivery

My 750 stol kit is arriving monday .I am pretty excited about it. I am very impressed with the quality of the parts and the support I have received from zenith. I am hoping to have my strip done this fall but am not sure how wide to make it.I am thinking about 90 feet. Any suggestions?

Added by David Keith Minnich on July 1, 2015 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

LSA vs. Experimental

I am trying to find out the correct information on this, so if you are just speculating on the correct answer, don't bother. The question is: If a STOL CH750 is licensed as an experimental is it possible to change it back to an LSA or go from LSA to experimental. I have a private license which will allow flying a LSA whereas a LSA license will not allow private privileges (of course).  I heard…

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Added by Bruce a schmidt on June 27, 2015 at 2:22pm — 5 Comments

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Friday, July 24, 2015

Zenith Aircraft Company will host an “Engine Day” at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh on Friday, July 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different installed engines on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.

We're told to expect at least a couple of new engines on display for the first time this year! 

This will be Zenith's fourth…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

PREVIEW: Oshkosh AirVenture 2015: "Give Flight"

We're planning for yet another Oshkosh AirVenture: July 20 - 26, 2015.  This year will be full of activities once again - we hope you can join us!

Here is a summary of the planned Zenith activities. Whether you're a current builder or owner, or just looking at starting on your own project, there's always something for…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

World's Shortest Runway?

World's Shortest Runway?

This is Roger Dulac's runway in Quebec (Canada) that measures 100-feet long (30 metres)  by 12-feet (3.6 metres) wide that he built for his Zenith STOL CH 750 "Sky Jeep" light…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Viking Steel Bungee install - CH701/CH701sp from plans Edition 4 and earlier (06/2001)

CH701sp Flight testing - 68.6 hours since September 28th,2012

Sunday June 14th, 2015.

I went back to the airport but this time brought a second pair of hands to help. My better half, which helped me build the CH701sp from the start, decided I REALLY needed help...and I did ! So, got to the 701, lowered its tail and tied it down. Removed the nosegear post and undid the first reinforcement plate. I had bought longer drill bits so I could drive the bit thru the…

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Added by Normand Lambert on June 17, 2015 at 2:54pm — 8 Comments

Elevator

The elevator is complete. Waiting on fuselage and finishing kit.

Added by Chet Lundy on June 14, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Musk Ox

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Added by david shrader on June 9, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Viking Steel Bungee Install question

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I installed the viking spring system tonight, but had some trouble adjusting it and would like some feedback.  How stiff should the nose wheel be after adjusting tension with the side nuts?   

The reason I ask is that i've got mine bottomed out and it still doesn't seem stiff…

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Added by Jon Reddick on June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

A "few" random flying pictures

The other day I decided go through my collection of over 20,000 airplane-related pictures and selected some of my favorites to put on one of my digital picture frames. I chose about 900 pictures for the picture frame than, having gone to all that effort, wondered what else to do with the collection. I decided to upload them to my Microsoft OneDrive for the enjoyment of my extended family, flying partners and anyone else with a…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on June 3, 2015 at 8:37am — 5 Comments

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Made the trip I've been trying to make before starting the 701 build.  It was a long road but the pay off was worth all the work.  Took off from home airport PAOT, Kotzebue AK, to PAIK Kiana, picking up the Kobuk River and following it to the great sand dunes.  the most northern desert in the world.  Was one of the most  fantastic trips I've made in the 701.  Here are some pictures.  ill add more pics later…

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Added by david shrader on June 3, 2015 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

New bungee lasted 17 whole hours.

Snuck an hour of flying in at lunch today...  and had my nose gear bungee break at just 17 hours.   Brand new bungee: I didn't use the bungee that came with my kit due to its age in hopes of avoiding this very thing.  Wasn't a hard landing.  In fact, it broke after hitting a bump while rolling out.  Looks to have broken right where the "hook" at the back of the nose gear leg holds it in place.  Given that this is an area that's almost impossible to see during preflight, i've placed an order…

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Added by Jon Reddick on May 30, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

FAA inspection was today 5/28/2015 and N2701 now has an Airworthiness Certificate

Today was a culmination of 3 years work.  I received the project partially built from a fellow in Canada.  He had done about half the work and I did the rest.  The inspectors from the FAA did a good thorough job.  I have had medical problems the past several years that are not going away so flying is not possible now.  My skills have eroded along with my health.  I haven't decided how to approach the Phase I flights if at all.  I know of a couple of pilots who are capable.  I plan to ask one…

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Added by Cliff Stripling on May 28, 2015 at 8:32pm — 6 Comments

Fly In To Summer Builder Fly-In Gathering: Saturday, June 20, 2015

You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on May 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Searching for Corvair firewall forward components for my 750.

Purchased fire wall forward components from William Wynne in July of last year.  Still have not seen most of the parts and I would like to proceed with my project.  I can't seem to get a return email or phone call.  Does anyone have a Corvair mount for a 750 that they would be willing to sell.

Thanks,  Brad

Added by Brad W. Eikenbary on May 13, 2015 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Good afternoon every one. I am an owner of Zenith CH 701. I have been flying for several years. The flaperon I have is the standard Zenith flaperon that came with the kit. I find the floperon deploym…

Good afternoon every one.

I am an owner of Zenith CH 701. I have been flying for several years. The flaperon I have is the standard Zenith flaperon that came with the kit. I find the floperon deployment system not a user friendly system. Several times I tried to deploy the flap and it took both hands to deploy. As a result, I have stopped using it. I have seen some in the website with actuator and I like those. Does any one know where I can get a modified flap actuator for the CH…

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Added by Jack on May 7, 2015 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

801 build

 I am looking for a 801 fuselage to build in any stage of completion . contact me tmbeierman@gmail.com

Added by tim beierman on May 6, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

The first wing is finally taking shape.

Added by John Burns on May 4, 2015 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Nose skin clecoed

Got to that lovely stage where you tension up the ratchet straps and suddenly a collection of aluminium starts looking like a wing.…

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Added by Marty de la Motte on April 27, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

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