January 2020 Blog Posts (5)

Zenith Workshop and Fly-In Gathering in Florida

Roger and I recently returned from central Florida where we held a hands-on kit aircraft building workshop and hosted a Zenith fly-in gathering together with Wheels and Wings. What a productive workshop and fun time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers!

Day One: Rudder workshop class and demo flights (Friday, January 24, 2020): Watch the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

DIY EFIS

Latest update on my DIY EFIS, now includes COM, NAV, and XPDR via SDR (Software Defined Radio) 

Added by Jono Lind on January 24, 2020 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Flipping Over Wing Solo

After a lot of prep work on my lifting sling, I finally was able to flip my wing upside down.

Overall I am happy with the results. I had complete control of the wing at all times.

After I get a chance to use it few times and fine tune my process, I plan to make video showing it in action.…

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Added by Damon Brantley on January 18, 2020 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Jabiru Gen4 and Arion Aircraft FFW kit

I just received my generation 4 engine today.  I also received the firewall forward kit provided by Arion aircraft the US Jabiru dealer.  Everything looks great and it seems to be a very complete kit.  I will post more details at a later date, but the Jabiru engine and FWF kit combined seem to be the cheapest combination after the Viking engine and certainly the cheapest for a new engine.

Added by John Burns on January 16, 2020 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

Center Wing, time to debur

Top skins and nose skin is in place drilled to A5 with strips and plates in place as well as L angles rear of strips and connecting I/b gear box rib and adj. nose ribs. (I should shim these where they attach to the skins?) I cut out excess nose skin, will trim at some point in the future. Getting ready to tear down and debur. I am now struggling with the…

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Added by Bradford Drown on January 5, 2020 at 7:34pm — No Comments

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