April 2019 Blog Posts (6)

Another failed nose-gear bungee on my 701

Funny thing – the original bungee on my 701 lasted for years. But with about 5 years and 200 hours on the aircraft, I was persuaded to replace it. So, I ordered one from Zenith, also the bungee replacement tool which helped - only to find the bungee was too big for my plane. It was really loose and with the gear off the ground, I could push the bungee off the pegs on the nose gear leg.

 

A quick call to Zenith, and Roger kindly digs up a smaller one and sends it to me. It fits…

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Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on April 29, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Trust your engine

First time poster, had a long road to airworthiness. Just wanted to let those of you with corvair engines know that the engine is very very hearty. This picture is from the first flight after I purchased the aircraft. The 2700 CC engine was overheated to the point where it melted the heads and gaskets. It landed pouring oil and smoking like a chimney. Running way too lean. It landed running though. Even with what is shown, the engine was chugging along. Now I have solved the issue, rebuilt…

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Added by Kamin Royal Gilson on April 24, 2019 at 11:32pm — 3 Comments

need wing fold conversion

Hey fellow Zenith builders: I am selling my CH701 and a potential buyer from out of state needs the plane modified to the wing fold option.  I do not have the facilities nor time any more to accomplish the work.  Would appreciate any info on where I can get this job done, preferably close to Oklahoma.  Don Herbel, Collinsville, Okla.

Added by Donald R Herbel on April 24, 2019 at 10:52am — No Comments

Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2019 and 2,000 miles of flying

Here's my report of the 2019 Sun 'n Fun fly-in earlier this month (April 2 -  7) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 17, 2019 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Nearly done!

Added by Stefan carlsson on April 1, 2019 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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