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Little time to work this weekend but was able to drill out stabilizer to size A4 and cleco. Had to get additional ratchet straps to cinch the skin to the skeleton properly. Instructions say 4 straps minimum... word to the wise; I would up that to 6. It really makes a difference. Try not to cover any rib holes in the process. I still have a little more drilling to do, but need to order more clecos, so I will do that this week. Having a blast!
Added by David A. Judkins on April 29, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments
One week to go for the west coast open hanger day at Quality Sport Planes in Cloverdale CA (O60) we have had good responce so should be a good day. Weather looks great so come join us at QSP as usuall there will be a bbq by the Lions Club plenty of Zenith planes and pilots along with Sebastien & Roger. Fly in or drive in either way we would like to see all of you Zenith builders and fllyers here.…Continue
Did an oil change last weekend, when I started the engine to warm the oil I heard the familiar sound of a brocken engine bracket (912ULS 451 on the hobbs). Pulled the cowling off and sure enough the right engine bracket had cracked completely off AGAIN! by the front engine bolt (3rd time). Changed my oil/filter and pulled the bracket off. I fabricated a new bracket out of 4130 and made a doubler for the frount 2 inches and tig welded it in place, I also fully gusseted the front of the…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Spent time this weekend drilling and cleco'ing front and rear stabilizer spars, attached ribs and assembled stabilizer skeleton. Began to lay skin before darkness hit. Another couple of hours and I should have the stabilizer finished and can begin work on the elevator.
Added by David A. Judkins on April 22, 2012 at 9:16pm — No Comments
Following is an update article on the work of Medicine on the Move with the Zenith STOL in western Africa. We've been proud to support Jonathan Porter and his amazing team in Africa, and I hope some of you take an interest in this innovative organization that's "changing lives one flight at the time."
Their educational "…
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Just bought a 601HD taildragger with my friend and we love it! However we have a bad yaw to the right in all flight attitude! I am constantly on the left rudder pedal to keep things straight. Has anybody ever experienced something like this? Be great if I could get some help. I checked the rigging and it looks good even though the cables seem a little slack to me. Could it be the tail wheel? I noticed it is not truly centred when neutral.
Thanks in advance.
I'm looking into selecting an airport to keep my plane at once I've finished building it. My question is, how much will it be worth? The reason for the question is that one consideration I'm using for selecting an airport is the personal property tax rate. These vary wildly from county to county here in Virginia.
How have others of you set a value for their plans built planes? I would think that for insurance I'd want a high value, as to be able to replace it, but for taxes it…Continue
Picked up the tail kit at one of the local truck terminals this morning. Got some interesting looks from people staring at that 9 foot long box in the back of my pick-up! After getting it home, I did a complete inventory and began working on the rear horizontal stabilizer spar. Realized then I don't have nearly enough silver clecos, so I just ordered a bunch from Zenith.
Hi Everyone, Here is a reasonably comprehensive POH for 601's. Many thanks to Thilo Kind for generating the original. I've added to and refined what he originally sent to me but much of his content remains. There are charts added for load factors, cruise performance, fuel calibration, etc. that might be of interest to some. If the group likes the format and information provided, it could be converted to reflect the XL model without too much difficulty.
Sou Lucas Denes, sou piloto na Amazonia, hoje morando em Santarém-Pa, tenho 27 anos e sou piloto missionario voluntario, mas trabalhando com muito amor. Essa aeronave é meu zenair CH-701 voando sobre o Rio amazonas em um dos voos de ajuda a pessoas pobres e carentes dessa região.
[My name is Lucas …Continue
Does anyone have information on how to install dual controls for the 601 HDS/HD?
Lydia is already known to many of you, she has undergone a lot of challenges in her little life.... yet, through the amazing healing power of Zenith Aircraft, she is getting above her problems...
As we beat out the circuits with the occassional 12kt gust that made her work harder, we started to…Continue
Weather finally cooperated and was able to do some flight testing with the new oil cooler assembly. Now that temps are under control, I can push the airplane. Using a Sensenich wood W64ZK-51 cruise prop.
WOT, 3,140 rpm, 143mph, 130knots, 6,370'. Oil temp 177F, hottest CHT 275F. My EGT's continue to run hot, hmm.…Continue
I purchased my plans which are dated Aug, 9, 2010.
I would like to know if there are any updates/changes/etc. as I am now finally ready to begin construction of some parts (mainly the vert/horz tail section).
How do I get any updates to my plans?
Working 7 days a week for 7 weeks I am ready to move the project to Alaska to install the engine and instruments. After 7 weeks of working with Doug at Quality Sport Planes I am very pleased with his positive attitude, fantastic abilities, and great personality. He is always upbeat and has a fix for every mistake that I make. I certainly made the correct call when I decided to work on the plane here. The quality of people that are regulars around the hanger is outstanding. I have made…Continue
Is anyone out there experiencing problem with the Zenith Aero website? For about 10 days now I cannot download the posted photos or videos. Links to these features from my e-mail also won't work. Internet Explorer automatically brings up the message "Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears the website continues to have a problem." I have sent two messages to Zenith.Aero and they have not responded.
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Added by Sohaib Khan on April 3, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Thought you might enjoy this picture of a high speed pass at one of the local flyins. This was after a recent changeover to retract gear, supercharging, and a few other speed enhancing secrets. I guess I just didn't realize what the Zodie Rocket is capable of with its tapered HDS wing and slippery aerodynamics. Fortunate for me, I'd read Chuck Yeagers book and instinctively knew to use the trim tabs after the main controls began to loose…Continue