March 2018 Blog Posts (9)

DAR inspection

i have finished my Zenith 750 and am looking for a DAR.  I am in southwest Iowa.  Any recommendations?

Added by Mitchell Hargin on March 28, 2018 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

Able Flight - Inspiration At Its Best!

One of my favorite aviation organizations is Able Flight, a charity whose mission is "to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on March 28, 2018 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

A Zenith Builder in Ghana

Interesting clip regarding a couple of people mentioned within our forum previously...inspiring!

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uLUxz_1521935468

Added by David J. Beaulieu on March 24, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Flaperons ailerons

I am having trouble getting the flaperons and ailerons set correctly.  Is there easy to follow instructions or videos out there? Thanks, 

Mitch.  750 99.9% done.

Added by Mitchell Hargin on March 22, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments

One month in, 160 hrs

so, it's been a month since I picked up the kit. About 160 hrs in.

  The rear fuse is in deburring stage.

the wings are mocked up with tanks in, but still working on the nose skin,root ends, tips, etc..

   the horizon stab, elevator and rudder are done...but need to redo elevator as previous builder had mocked it up badly and so is not perfect.

  Landing gear is assembled and holding air.

  The firewall is at deburring stage.

    It's going well, it…

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Added by Joshua smith on March 16, 2018 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Zodiac 601XL-B battery removale and replacemenmt

I am buying this aircraft from an estate.

The two ways I see to change out the battery is remove the horizontal stabilizer or get a very very small person to climb into the tailcone.

Is this correct?

Added by Dick Miles on March 15, 2018 at 4:37pm — 9 Comments

Gap in Knowledge & Disconcerting Gap on CruZer Vertical Stabilizer Spar

Hey Cruzer Builders,

I Found a 'Gap' while fitting the Vertical Stabilizer (VS) to trim it (many times) for the elevator deflection... I am not sure i have it built correctly.  If it is correct, then i'll need a 'FIX' to continue.

The piece cleco's in well, but there is a sizable Gap where the side skin has to be pulled away to extend over the VS Spar; thereafter not allowing the skin to stay 'nested' in the recesses of the longerons.

My Kit was…

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Added by geo. keyes, jr. on March 10, 2018 at 11:48am — 3 Comments

Builder Insurance: Kit Builder’s Protection Plan

Gregg Ellsworth from Aircraft Insurance Resources (AIR) asked us to share this brochure with Zenith kit builders, about an insurance policy designed specifically for builders to protect their kit project during the building stage.…

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Added by Zenith Aero on March 5, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

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