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Just completed TOH on my Zodiac with 3300 Jaburi. Actually, this is 2nd toh. Did an early service to correct stuck rings cause by Bing carb & poor oiling system. Corrected with throttle body carb with mixture control.
Recent service was due to burned exhaust valve. Added double ring kit, too. Run in numbers are great.
Anyone changed their rear wing mount plates to reduce drag in cruise?
Added by Mark Ertz on May 3, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Finally able to make some progress. Cut out rudder skins, and rear ribs. Still need to cut out rudder spar, nose rib and bottom rib.
There are some great free resources available to new builders, especially useful to introduce yourself to some of the kit skills and concepts you'll use building your own aircraft.Continue
I wish Zenith allowed you to create your own model number on this site instead of using a drop down list. I got my 750 STOL kit before they introduced the Cruzer, which kind of met my needs and desires better than the STOL. Unfortunately there's no way to convert one to another, and I can't afford to buy another kit. I am making changes to 'Cruzer-ize' my plane, mainly not installing the leading edge slats. I may consider other things like wheel pants as well, but I haven't really decided…Continue
On my 650 I have an 0200A with 2 inline faucets pumps. On one pump I get about 5 PSI of pressure. On 2 pumps I get more than double that. I read that normal pressure should be between 3.5-4.75 PSI in the Continental book. Is there any risks I blow something in the carburettor at that higher pressure? Anyone else using this config?
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Mexico, Missouri
Like everyone else, Zenith Aircraft Company has been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the Zenith Aircraft kit factory is located in a fairly rural area and there have been no reported cases of the coronavirus in the immediate area, the response to this pandemic needs to be widespread and is affecting all of us. For the past few weeks…Continue
CH650B W&B Question. On the W&B calc sheet, a note puts the Datum line at Station 1790 mm. along the leading edge of the wings. To my knowledge, Station line 0 should be the aircraft centre line. Or should I measure this from the side of the fuse? Ideas?
About 3 weeks ago finished the rudder. Failed to take account lead time so have been reading Sky Ranch, and did short block Corvair assembly. I'm looking for some 95 or 110 HP heads if someone has some rebuildable cores, hit me up I'll take them off your hands ; )Continue
It is critical that I work on my airplane every day in order to make progress. I find that if I have more than 24 hours between sessions it is way too hard to remember where I left the tools ! :-)
I just want to encourage those that fly not only young eagles, but any younger generations to continue to do so. I can't begin to explain the joy this kiddo had when he took his first flight in the SD this last week. Something he will remember always and I know many of you are out there sparking that same joy and wanted to say thank you. Alissa…Continue
Approaching 600 hours. I have made substantial progress on the rear fuselage and have installed the rudder hinges with the help of a metal rod.
Added by Bradford Drown on March 13, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments
A well-known national aviation insurance company is working on a print advertising campaign, and they are looking for a specific photo showing an airplane being built in a home garage. See below sample (keeping in mind this is just a sample).
Are you currently building your Zenith in your garage, and is your project at a stage where it is well recognizable as an airplane? They want to arrange a photo shoot with you (or alternatively use a suitable file photo of your project in your…Continue
I have completed the debur on the center wing and moved on to the seat panel. Completed fabricating all the L angles, drilled and deburred including the rear bearing channel. Now starting on the rear fuselage.
Added by Bradford Drown on February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I have 701 with 100 HP 912 with 3 blade warp drive, What prop pitch do you suggest for best Cruise. What RPM do you get at full power on the ground ?