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Added by Jim and Amelia Isaacs on June 9, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Flat gasket for Gascolator A10580-T
Brake pads for a Grove 30-1 caliper
Soft filter for carburetor intake on a Lycoming O-235
Added by Dick Miles on June 7, 2019 at 9:57am — No Comments
The crate arrived today after a couple of adventures. Zenith shipped on May 24th and shortly thereafter the weather turned horrible. I got a notice of a 'weather delay' on my crate and waited to hear if it went flying without me. However, it arrived in NH on 06/01, and my house on 6/04. The second worry was the forklift puncture at the water line of the crate. (See photo). The fork did travel into the crate however, the only damage was a destroyed corner of the packing list envelope…Continue
My Cleco cans are filling back up as I rivet skins
Cruzer circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with half flaps and side slipped. Camera beneath the plane. For fellow Builders - keep going - a very forgiving plane, not fast.
Added by John Sanders on May 17, 2019 at 9:23pm — No Comments
One thing that has often been a problem is trying to keep parts from getting lost as they wait to be added to larger assemblies. While I am scatchbuilding, the problem is no doubt worse for someone building from a kit because they get all their parts at once.
Something that has recently been quite useful for me is to use mini-stretch wrap.…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on May 11, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The April 2019 issue of AgAir Update, the monthly magazine for the agricultural aviation (crop spraying) industry, reprinted a flight evaluation article of the STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" light sport aircraft (first published twenty years…Continue
Added by Zenith Aero on May 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Hi All, 9 min YouTube - new kitbuilt 750 Cruzer with a Viking engine.
Scenic lap of Hindmarsh Island, South Australia - best on a big screen.
At 6 minutes you can jump fwd to the end, for the landing, if you wish.
All clips sped up 200%, audio down to 20%, no music.
Now at 16 hours, all systems good, lots of power, leaps off the ground.
Latest is various…
A panel hacksaw is a special type of saw for making long cuts in pieces of sheet metal. By using a piece of spring steel sheet to support the blade allows the saw to make unrestricted cuts.
A demonstration is made of trimming down a wing skin.
Flew my 601XL to Florida and back last week. What a great trip! The 601 and Corvair performed flawlessly. You can checkout the adventure on my blog: 2002 Mile Florida…Continue
Funny thing – the original bungee on my 701 lasted for years. But with about 5 years and 200 hours on the aircraft, I was persuaded to replace it. So, I ordered one from Zenith, also the bungee replacement tool which helped - only to find the bungee was too big for my plane. It was really loose and with the gear off the ground, I could push the bungee off the pegs on the nose gear leg.
A quick call to Zenith, and Roger kindly digs up a smaller one and sends it to me. It fits…Continue
First time poster, had a long road to airworthiness. Just wanted to let those of you with corvair engines know that the engine is very very hearty. This picture is from the first flight after I purchased the aircraft. The 2700 CC engine was overheated to the point where it melted the heads and gaskets. It landed pouring oil and smoking like a chimney. Running way too lean. It landed running though. Even with what is shown, the engine was chugging along. Now I have solved the issue, rebuilt…Continue
Hey fellow Zenith builders: I am selling my CH701 and a potential buyer from out of state needs the plane modified to the wing fold option. I do not have the facilities nor time any more to accomplish the work. Would appreciate any info on where I can get this job done, preferably close to Oklahoma. Don Herbel, Collinsville, Okla.
Added by Donald R Herbel on April 24, 2019 at 10:52am — No Comments
Here's my report of the 2019 Sun 'n Fun fly-in earlier this month (April 2 - 7) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the…Continue
I have a dual throttle setup on my 701 with a Rotax 912ULS This is the kit that zenith provides with two cables. There seems to be a lot of pressure pulling the two throttle arms on the carbs back to full. If I take my hand off the throttle it will advance the RPM greatly. I have to tighten the throttle lock down very hard to stop this action. Rotax says not to change the carb springs. I took the springs off to see if it was a cable issue , but no problem with the cables. I did reattach the…Continue