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Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2019

Here's a brief follow-up report of the 2019 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, where we hosted, once again, the hands-on workshops during the four-day Expo. Watch the video:

As you can see in the above…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Flexible Friction Arm Workholding

A few weeks ago in a prior blog post I had posted a picture of using a modified camera friction arm as a flexible workholder. I have added a youtube video showing some examples of its use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRu5991VGU

Added by Damon Brantley on January 23, 2019 at 10:43am — No Comments

First Flight - N579SA

The weather in Michigan finally cooperated and I was able to make my first flight on 1/6/19.

Steve Aupperle

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Added by Stephen Aupperle on January 8, 2019 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

The Traffic Pattern Blog

Check out the latest episode of The Traffic Pattern blog as I discuss Zenith Aircraft and kit airplane building and flying. The new episode premieres tonight and is hosted by air traffic controller …

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 7, 2019 at 6:01pm — No Comments

CH750 Matco Master Cylinders

The Zenith Builders Resources page seems to show the MA-5 cylinders on the right side of the fuselage which would infer that the MA-4 cylinders go on the left. Is this correct? Are there one way valves that will still allow one side to work if there is a master or line failure?

Added by Steven J Sergenti on December 23, 2018 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

Starting wing skins and a few tips

It was back in June that I finally finished the wing spar. However there were numerous little details I found myself having to work through before I was able to finally start laying out the wing skins. While I wanted to  have both wings setup together, even with the size of shop I have there just was not quite enough space to have both wings plus an additional table to work on the skins. The first wing I will work on is the left side.

One issue I had to figure out was how was I going…

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Added by Damon Brantley on December 21, 2018 at 2:32pm — No Comments

My 701 status report.

To begin with I haven't been working on my plane lately due to a medical problem which I hope to clear up soon, hopefully in Jan 2019. It's nothing serious. I can get around, 

but it's too cold in the garage to work right now. 

Anyway when I started this project in July 2005. I now realize that scratch building was not the best…

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Added by Robert Sceppa on December 15, 2018 at 9:49am — No Comments

Zenith at Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2019

 

UPDATE: Read the follow-up report from the 2019 Sport Aviation Expo

 

Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the …

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Added by Zenith Aero on December 11, 2018 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Let us know what do you want to wear? Zenith apparel from EAA

For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at AirVenture Oshkosh and on their website. This arrangement was to make Zenith branded apparel more readily available to Zenith builders and pilots, while also providing a regular…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 7, 2018 at 2:30pm — 40 Comments

Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…

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Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New style nosegear shock suspension system for Zenith CH 650 / CH 750

Earlier this year we previewed a new style nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750.

Zenith Aircraft developed a new nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750 series kit aircraft…

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Added by Zenith Aero on November 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

Taxi video 1

Taxi video 2

Added by Jim Davis on November 19, 2018 at 9:25am — 6 Comments

STOL CH 801 to the rescue: Sam McNair flies supplies to people affected by Hurricane Florence

Since the devastation of Hurricane Florence last month in the Carolinas, I had heard several reports of a STOL CH 801 being used to fly in supplies to flooded areas in the aftermath of the hurricane.

 

Here is a brief report and photos:

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Changes

We are in tests

I will inform you of all the results shortly

The change list is large

Horns type control

Forwarding by bar in elevation and roll control

Nose 30 centimeters longer

Parachute behind the cabin to compensate

Flaps embedded in the vanishing edge

Ailerons 2 centimeters shorter to match the flaps

Reinforced wings (bars of 2 inches in the socket and 1.5 inches in point, 5 screws instead of three)

Reinforced lower angles

Retractable…

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Added by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 17, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments

Visit to the Zenith Open Hangar Days

I have a bunch of pics on my blogs from the Open Hangar days.

https://my750cruzer.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/zenith-open-hangar-and-homecoming/

Added by Jonathan Fay on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Mark Phillips' custom STOL CH 701 in EAA Sport Aviation (10/18)

Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine.…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

582 engine mount.

hello, would you happen to have any measurements ,pics, plans of your bed engine mount for the 582?

thank you.

907-347-5015

josh

jssflyer@gmail.com

Added by Joshua smith on September 23, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments

SCHEDULE: Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days - September 21 & 22, 2018

Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar & Fly-In Gathering Event Schedule

Friday, September 21, 2018

(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

2nd Annual Engine Starting Party!

Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat! 

This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)

Thank you to the support…

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Added by Mark Baenen on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments

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