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Flap/Aileron Construction- Parts 2 and 3

Parts 2 and 3 of making flap construction.

Part 2 is devoted to figuring out some problems with the test sections.

Part 3 covers making the rib forms.

Coming soon will be part 4 which will be bending the full size flaps.…


Added by Damon Brantley on November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

100 Hours!

This last weekend I flew to Dayton, OH (from southern Wisconsin) with my Dad to visit my brother - 258 NM. On the way back the Hobbs meter went over 100 hrs. Whoo Hoo!

Added by Mark Baenen on October 29, 2019 at 8:40am — 2 Comments

Flying my 601XLB

This is Tangier Island we flew to in August.  It's a quaint village struggling against time and climate change and sinking into the bay.  We had a group of four aircraft for this almost 70 mile trip.  There are many great restaurants and normal tourist shops.  If you go it's short and has many frost heaves creating a roller coaster landing and take…


Added by Glenn Johnson on October 21, 2019 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft at the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase: Workshops, Kit Building Demonstrations, STOL Flying, and more!

Join us in sunny Florida for the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on November 14 - 16, 2019


Following up on the success of last year's Zenith workshops at the …


Added by Zenith Aero on October 17, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Stol CH750 poh

I recently purchased a 750 with an O235 in it. I was wondering if anyone else has the same motor and what some of the operating speeds were. The poh that came with the plane was a generic one for a 701. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Added by Jason Huberd on October 15, 2019 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

CH601HD Main Gear Spring/Rubber Bungees and Dual Controls???

Hi everybody just starting a build on a CH601HD and this is my first post, I have a few questions.

I see that Viking makes the nose spring bungee kit, I was wondering if anybody makes a similar kit for the main gears on a CH601HD? or if anyone has made their own I would love to see it.

Does anybody have a kit or drawings for dual controls in the CH601HD? I see Zenith has the kit for the later models but not for the CH601HD. Thanks

Added by Joseph DeGhetto on October 15, 2019 at 3:12am — 2 Comments

Zenith STOL 701 next generation flight simulator

Press Release: October 2019

Lionheart Creations Ltd.

Lionheart Creations Ltd. has released the…


Added by Zenith Aero on October 10, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dynon p lead resistors

Hope to solve soon but do any of my fellow builders have experience in the total resistor value needed to solve erratic rpm readings on Dynon HDX unit and Continental O -200? Tried 30k, 62k, 92k, off p lead and the display still goes bonkers at rpm exceeding 2300. Thanks in advance.

Added by David Mason on October 5, 2019 at 7:48pm — 11 Comments

fairings 3d printed for cruzer

Hi all,

    I saw a post a few days ago about 3d printed fairings for the cruzer, but cant find that post or the link to download to make the fairings.

 any one has that info and could repost?


Added by Michael radtke on October 1, 2019 at 7:06pm — 4 Comments

Horz Stab - almost ready to drill top skin -



Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on October 1, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Flying DART Exercise (Disaster Airlift Response Team) in my Zenith

This was my second year to participate in our local county's DART exercise.  I flew three missions during our mock exercise last weekend. We deliver food to food banks in the area using donated food as our load for practice.  All loads were weighed and loaded in general aviation aircraft at the pilots direction. I flew 100 lbs on one trip and 75 lbs the second. Took pics of all the bridges on my recon flight. The STOL CH 701 is perfect for this. This really is a good program  and it enhances…


Added by David Orr on September 24, 2019 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Plugging away

Continued to get the rear fuselage doneIMG_20190924_0739130.jpgIMG_20190924_0739190.jpg!

Added by Kim R. Anderson on September 24, 2019 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

Rudder Trim

I have spent a little time experimenting with rudder trim, and I think it would be worthwhile to share my experiences with the group.  I know that most of you are probably saying "Why?" to the concept of rudder trim for our STOL aircraft.  In most cases, it is probably not necessary.  However, I found it useful.  I'll explain.....

The Aerosport IO-375 makes 195 hp, and lots of P-factor.  With that power plant, one can point the nose up and go.  In the 801, I can also haul a…


Added by Daniel Niendorff on September 23, 2019 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Demonstration of Bosch GSC 12V-13 Cordless Sheet Metal Shear

I recently purchased a Bosch GSC 12V-13 Cordless Sheet Metal Shear. After having a chance to use it a little bit, I decided to post a demonstration of its use online.

My short assessment is that the shear will have its uses, but because of the stretching caused by the shearing action it would not be suitable for cutting parts that need to remain as flat as possible.…


Added by Damon Brantley on September 22, 2019 at 11:46am — No Comments

Another possible solution to help with crossing of elevator cables and reduce heavy right stick pressure.

There are a lot of great ideas from other builders and I learn a lot from prior posts. Just passing along how I solved the cable issue for others to consider. It worked for me but each can judge if it’s in their best interest. Posted for entertaining purchases only. “Keep the attorneys away” lol. Like others I realized I i needed to cut the bellcrank off the aileron tube. Before doing so I market where the factory location is for the pivot on the elevator arm /brackets under the center tunnel… Continue

Added by David Mason on September 20, 2019 at 1:05pm — 3 Comments

Center wing rib fitting completed

Added by Bradford Drown on September 11, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Top Window installation

Dear collegues, I am in the final building process and cannot locate instructions-guide on how to measure-cut - place - secure top window.

Would apprecciate any input on where this info is??

Thank you all


Added by Jonathan Kennedy on September 11, 2019 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Center Wing spar issue with rear ribs

An issue with the center wing spar rib stations presented when fitting the rear ribs. The spar rivet holes are pre-drilled and the flange on the rear rib is not. I noticed that the top and bottom spar web rivet positions were very close to the ends of the rear rib flange, violating the 3 diameter minimum 2 diameter rule for rivets. I spoke with Roger at the factory. and the top and bottom rivets are useless. As a solution, another rivet hole is added at the top and bottom of the rib station…


Added by Bradford Drown on September 11, 2019 at 8:23pm — 2 Comments

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