May 2012 Blog Posts (25)

Zenair at Aero-Friedrichshafen in Germany

The show last month was a great success as we celebrated a new beginning for Zenair in Europe. On display was the first new and much-anticipated factory-assembled and Italian-built light-weight CH 650Ei (European ultralight category)!

Designer Chris Heintz was present as well as production personnel from ICP - and regional distributors from nine different European countries!…

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Added by Michael Heintz on May 6, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Stabilizer Center Bracket

Not much accomplished this weekend other than drilling and mounting the center hinge bracket on the horizontal stabilizer. Drilled out most of the stabilizer to A4 but am short on clecos and reluctant to complete drilling until I receive the clecos I ordered earlier in the week. Should be able to finish drilling next weekend. Will then disassemble, debur and prime for final assembly and riveting.

Added by David A. Judkins on May 6, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Getting Closer

Hey gang,



Today the wings were bolted (3 bolts and 2 pins) for the first time. And I took it on its first official airport taxi. No rudder, ailerons, flaps, but the stabilizer and elevator were there just not controllable.



Burned the brakes in and had a very enjoyable time. The temps were all good. I really like the way this Corvair sounds and pulls.



The warp drive prop is in the works and should be here shortly.



Meanwhile, I will keep…

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Added by Ron Lendon on May 5, 2012 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Zenith STOL Prevents Teen-Pregnancies

Incredible as it may sound, that is the fact of today.

At the request of a teacher in a rural African community we were asked to extend our drop run to fly around a remote school so that the teachers could tell the girls 'that is a plane built by Ghanaian girls and flown by them' - and…

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Added by Jonathan Porter on May 2, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

At home in Alaska

I drove for 7 days straight to get home to North Pole Alaska.  There were many bumps and potholes on the way so I was very eager to unpack the trailer to check for damage.  Doug did his usual wonderful job and the load that he masterminded for the 3,100 mile trip back home arrived without any damage.  His abilities are fantastic, thank you Doug for all that you did for me with the project.  I cleaned up the engine mount and primed and painted it today and will start putting it on the plane…

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Added by Jack Schnurr on May 1, 2012 at 7:54pm — 2 Comments

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