May 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Lift hooks

I wanted everyone to see the lift hooks I installed on a 750

Not made from any plans ,and I didn't do any engineering on the material thickness , I just knew I wanted I thinker than the material in the upper spar carry though . I figure if it was thicker than that I would be more than enough

You wouldn't need then that often , but they would be handy



I just bent up some 1/8 4130 around the with of the front spar attachment point on the fuse and bought a forged eyelet from a… Continue

Added by Tracy Buttles on May 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Let's all take a moment to remember. Happy Memorial Day!

Have an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

To each of our customers that we are currently working with, or that are scheduled to work on Zenith projects, Ron, David, James, Dan, Bill, and to all of our past and future customers, we hope you will have a safe and enjoyable time. Let's all take a moment this weekend to remember those who have, or are now serving this country so that we may have the opportunity to be at home with our families working on our projects in peace. Bill, Diane,…

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Added by Bill Carter on May 25, 2014 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Made it home

 I finally finished up my flight training in 100 mile house got my permit and flew my plane home. A bit of a tailwind and a little turbulence in the mountains but the 6.5 hour flight was fun and I make it home safely! this is a picture of me doing a barrel roll........thats why I am upside down LOL…

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Added by Frank Schlichting on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Oshkosh Or Bust.

It is finally time to "finish" N701GV. Wittman regional is 1400NM in a straight line from KAWO.

That will be a bunch of flying.

Anyone have plans, or perhaps spare wheel pants that would fit a 701?

I will also be adding temporary strut fairings.

Back of the napkin match shows that every 5 knots gained removes about 1.5 flight hours for the trip.

Anything above a 10kt total gain is going to be endurance.

Added by John Marzulli on May 20, 2014 at 8:44am — 3 Comments

Quality Sport Planes spring fly-in

The QSP spring flyi-n is now history - it was great!

We had a big group of Zenith flyers and builders attending this year.  Lori & I would like to thank all in attendance.

Sebastien could not be here so he sent Roger out again as the Zenith representative. As usual Roger gave 150% of his time and effort answering questions about the new Cruzer along with demo flying the QSP Zenith CH 750.

Kirk from Dynon was able to attend this year and had on display the …

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Added by Doug Dugger on May 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Quality Sport Planes 2014 Open House Pictures

On May 3rd, Doug and Lorri Dugger held the Quality Sport Planes spring open house.  As usual, it was a good time for all and well attended. 

Roger came out from the Zenith factory and he and Doug gave numerous demo rides in 601, 701 and…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on May 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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