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NO MORE BROKEN NOSE WHEEL BUNGEES - EVER
Viking is introducing the Zenith Steel Bungee.Continue
Here's a link to a deadstick landing at the dry lakebed. Sorry for the poor video, learning how to do it. It's a little steeper approach, but not by much. Probably due to propeller being stopped.
Hi there I just bought a Zodiac 601HDS (dont know anything about aircraft). I dont know how to fly yet but a friend of mine has been flying it a bit and it seems to fly great but my engine oil keeps overheating when flying longer than 20min at a time. Can anyone help or give some advise? The oil rad measures 7"X4".
Viking has teamed with Kevin Thorp to design and sell paint schemes for any Zenith Viking installation. Contact him The Viking cowling is the most streamlined of any Zenith installations and will give your CruZer a speed edge.
Can you spot the Vikings? Three Viking powered aircraft arrived from Florida and one made the journey from…Continue
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 23, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Added by Tracy Buttles on September 22, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments
Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!
I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together.…Continue
To all those lucky people attending the Zenith open day this weekend have a great time and enjoy the experience. I hope to attend one of the open days soon and to all those keen aviators who will be entering Zeniths first friendly STOL comp at the weekend good luck most importantly fly safe and in the words of Deano and those of you who have met me will know and understand what I mean.
GRIP IT & RIP IT
Fly it like you STOL it!
Added by Deane Philip on September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
These are the last picturtes of the cooling baffle that were taken today, Sept 16th, 2014. There is just one more item to add to the system to be finished. I will take that tomorrow and add it to my photos
Added by Sam Birchill on September 16, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Zenith Aircraft now supplies its proprietary rivets and riveting system through Aircraft Spruce and Specialty:
The 1/8-inch (A4) and 5/32-inch (A5) blind rivets are available through Aircraft Spruce in batches of 100 each. The riveter tools, supplied…Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on September 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Following is a brief preview of our planned activities for the upcoming Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering on September 19 & 20, 2014 at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. View the Event Page for "official" details and to…Continue
I am just completing a cooling baffle for my 601. This design is by Bob Gutteridge. He is an EAA Tech Advisor who built a Jabiru aircraft with the 3300 engine. He had continuing problems with cylinder head heating problems and designed this baffling system. I copied his desing and adapted for the Zodiac. I should have this finished this week and will report on my temps. On my first flight I had cylinder head temps right near 400 degrees with the older Jabiru fiberglass system.
I am after some advice if anyone has found a suitable iPad mount for a full size iPad when you have a 'busy panel'? I have tried a couple of different suction mounts on the canopy but they all fall off in the end (the iPad is so heavy!!).
Picture of panel attached.…Continue