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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
Everyone please congratulate John Heather on his first flight with his Viking powered Zenith…Continue
Zenith 601XLB 2850cc Corviar powered Michigan to Florida in one day.
March 26, 2019 I flew from Michigan to Venice Florida KVNC and parked on the
ramp by Suncoast Air Center. Had good weather and tail winds till I got
in Florida, average speed 117mph or 102kts, not bad for a 601XLB. Stop by
and take a look, I’m trying to find it a new home.
I stopped off at Cook County and said hi…
How much friction / how free should the main flap control tube be on a 750 when fitted I don’t want to rivet it just in case. I can turn it by hand without much effort but is not free like in a normal baring. thanks
Realizei o pedido do material através do representante no Brasil: http://www.aviacaobr.com.br/
Estou aguardando o pedido chegar.
A última informação recebida foi que o pedido já foi despachado pela Zenith.
I made the request of the material through the representative in Brazil: http://www.aviacaobr.com.br/
I'm waiting for the request to arrive.
The latest information received…
Added by Disney Martins de Melo on March 26, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments
Had Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful!Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW!
Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful! Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW!
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on March 8, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Things are finally coming together.20190307_165135.jpg
For anyone just starting out or almost finished, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the EAA's Amateur Built Certification Kit. It has all the forms, all the steps and all the right language to make getting your paperwork done correctly very easy. It also has good recommendations on the timing to send the various forms in. SUPER helpful!
Added by Mark Baenen on March 6, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments
I am looking for a larger rubber seal for the front of my canopy. Trim Lock DD1201 has been suggested, but a 25 foot piece sells for $80. I was wondering if someone had a leftover 8 foot piece that they would be willing to sell.
I am currently finishing up with the wing mod on a friends 601XL and have a 601 partial build waiting in storage. I have
built a RV-8 which I sold and had a Cassutt for a few years. I worked for the Oklahoma Air National Guard for forty years and retired from Air Force with 43 years, 8 months and 23 days service. I was always in aircraft maintenance and flew for
13 years as flight engineer on C-97 =C-124 aircraft. All my other time was on fighters F-51, F=80, F=86D,…Continue
Added by arthur l saunders on March 4, 2019 at 7:46pm — No Comments
My nose bowl finally arrived and I spent the weekend fitting the cowling panels - very nice fitting setup from the Weseman's. After that, I finished up my paperwork and sent it off to the FAA. Got a call last week and set the date for the Airworthiness Inspection! - March 19th!…Continue