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Added by Steven Winn on July 22, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments
I am putting together a 601 XL-B and I am just about ready for test flight. I want an amphib. Does anyone on this site have a 601 on amphibs?( I would prefer a 750 but this should be unique). Dennis
I clicked on the EAA link to the Cubs 75th Anniversary and what do I see in the banner, but a Zenith 601XL. Way to go Zenith for making the front page headlines!!!!
I think I have a real fix that you might want to incorporate into your 701.
With the battery behind the seat, and the cowl closed, it is a little hard to get a high amperage connection to the battery for a jump start or for charging. This plug is the perfect solution.
The 75 amp plug is bolted between two aluminum angles, riveted to the side of the fuselage, and covered with tape. To make a high amperage…Continue
The following was first published on General Aviation News on July 18, 2012
Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its first-ever “Engine Day” next Thursday, July 26, at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different powerplants on display, as well as representatives from a…Continue
The short video demostrates the problem I am having. All suggestions are welcome.
Today is the second anniversary of picking up a drill and making my first hole in the rudder. I now have 167 hours invested into the project which is interesting because I did 80 in the first year too. I am going to need to pick up the pace if this thing is going to be finished while fossil fuels are still available!
I really thought I'd be well into the fuselage by now but the list of completed parts stands…Continue
I spent the last week in Shelton WA, visiting my brother and his wife and helping with the re-assembly of their Jabiru motor. (Early top-end because of stuck piston rings with only about 300 hours on the Hobbs. My engine had the same problem but I did not understand what was going on soon enough so the cylinders…Continue
By Larry Zepp, Zodiac 650B builder
When you are building your wing skeleton, you need to plan for a fuel return line to each wing tank if you are planning to use a fuel injected engine. I am planning to use the Viking HF-110 engine. This engine needs a 3/8” ID fuel inlet line from the tank and a ¼” return line back to the top outboard corner of the wing tank. The UL Power engine recommends a ½” ID inlet line and a 3/8” ID return line. For both engines, it is very important to…Continue
I'm not going to make it to Oshkosh this year, but I just finished a phenomenal 6-day trip across the Canyon and Indian country in the Four Corners area (AZ, UT, CO and NM) in my 3.1L Corvair-powered Zodiac 601XLb.
Departing from Falcon Field (FFZ) in Mesa, AZ, the first leg on Sunday, July 1st, was to Cliff Dwellers Lodge (AZ03), one of the very few places you can land within the Grand Canyon Special Flight Rules Area. Cliff Dwellers Lodge airstrip is actually owned by…Continue
The following was published by GeneralAviationNews.com on July 9, 2012, by Janice WoodContinue
Download the full issue of the Newsletter (12 pages): ZenairNews190.pdf (May - June 2012)
It is Time for a little…Continue
I’m currently building the slats for my CH 750. Does anyone have insight on how these are installed and maybe some photo’s? When running these wires where is the connection made? Will I be able to remove the slats for painting? I’m defiantly open to any guidance or information that I can get!
Spent some time today reassembling the rib cage for the horizontal stabilizer. Previously, I damaged three of rear nose ribs when drilling the skin. I tried to do some repair work by adding a piece of L angle to the damaged areas, but I'm not happy with the results and I don't want to do any more damage. Therefore, I have ordered replacement ribs and now I have a better idea as to how I want to drill the wing ribs when the time comes.
Added by David A. Judkins on July 8, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments
I wanted to do a good job on the seats for my 601, so I built a form to the same size and shape as the seat bucket. I bought several upholstery books and found a big sewing machine at Harbor Freight.
I started with a very thin sheet of plywood, and cut and glued on the foam and shaped it with an electric knife and used a sanding disc to smooth the foam.
I sewed the fabric, sewing in webs and rod pockets to tie to later.
I mounted the fabric to the foam and laced it…Continue