Featured Blog Posts – February 2011 Archive (7)

Year of the Zenith

Hi Everyone,

Here is what we have so far for the "Year of the Zenith" for Oshkosh 2011. Let’s get a conversation going and find out where you would like to go from here.


Tom Poberezny is putting together a parking place for 50 Zenith airplanes at Oshkosh 2011. I have asked specifically for the spot on the north side of the homebuilt parking area. That way we are a short distance from the Zenith sales area. Now, it’s time to see how many of you… Continue

Added by Joe Scheibinger on February 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

ALSA's First Customer

We are happy to host Frank Pisz officially as

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center's

first in house customer.

Craig assisting Frank back drilling the slats.



Frank drove in from Texas this week and will spending quite a bit…


Added by Bill Carter on February 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

First Flight

First Flight of N601RS on 7 Feb. from Chandler AZ (CHD).  Can't believe I actually got to this point! 

Added by Stephen C. Martin on February 13, 2011 at 4:41pm — 6 Comments

Call for entries: CH 650 Paint Scheme Design Competition


As we're completing our new CH 650 B demonstrator plane, we're…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

50 Hrs On My 601XLB

I have 50 hrs on my 601 since the upgrade. I like it more and more. Have done some short cross countries with my wife and she just loves flying and taking picutures. The lycoming 0235C1B is running great with the addition of the Rotex throttle body carb. coupled with the E-Mag electronic ignition the engine starts instantly.I keep pushing the envelope on manuvers and the 601 responds great. The attached photo was taken by my wife over the cranberry marshes at harvest time near Tomah Wi.… Continue

Added by Roger L Vavra on February 8, 2011 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

Newsletter #182 (January/February) Mailing Now!

In this issue you will share in the experience of building wheel penetration skis currently under construction by Bob McDonald. Caleb at the Zenith factory discusses loads on the aircraft front wheel axle and a CH701 builder shows how he installed a communication speaker in the cavity below the passenger seat!

This issue's included DVD features some vintage…


Added by Zenair News on February 5, 2011 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

Rudder Workshop and Demo Flight

After the January workshop I am now the proud parent of a bouncing baby rudder! It may not be cosmetically perfect, but I would be willing to fly with it.  I learned a lot at the workshop, and had a chance to fix some mistakes w/o it being a disaster.  The basic skills were easy to pickup, and it was helpful to have the Zenith folks nearby for questions. I pretty much feel like I can build a Zodiac 650B.  The biggest challenge is probably clearing & heating the garage and setting up a…


Added by Rebecca Anne Shipman on February 2, 2011 at 10:06am — 5 Comments

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