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It was back in June that I finally finished the wing spar. However there were numerous little details I found myself having to work through before I was able to finally start laying out the wing skins. While I wanted to have both wings setup together, even with the size of shop I have there just was not quite enough space to have both wings plus an additional table to work on the skins. The first wing I will work on is the left side.
One issue I had to figure out was how was I going…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on December 21, 2018 at 2:32pm — No Comments
To begin with I haven't been working on my plane lately due to a medical problem which I hope to clear up soon, hopefully in Jan 2019. It's nothing serious. I can get around,
but it's too cold in the garage to work right now.
Anyway when I started this project in July 2005. I now realize that scratch building was not the best…Continue
Added by Robert Sceppa on December 15, 2018 at 9:49am — No Comments
Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the …Continue
For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at AirVenture Oshkosh and on their website. This arrangement was to make Zenith branded apparel more readily available to Zenith builders and pilots, while also providing a regular…Continue
Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…Continue
Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Earlier this year we previewed a new style nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750.
Zenith Aircraft developed a new nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750 series kit aircraft…Continue
"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO
Since the devastation of Hurricane Florence last month in the Carolinas, I had heard several reports of a STOL CH 801 being used to fly in supplies to flooded areas in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Here is a brief report and photos:
We are in tests
I will inform you of all the results shortly
The change list is large
Horns type control
Forwarding by bar in elevation and roll control
Nose 30 centimeters longer
Parachute behind the cabin to compensate
Flaps embedded in the vanishing edge
Ailerons 2 centimeters shorter to match the flaps
Reinforced wings (bars of 2 inches in the socket and 1.5 inches in point, 5 screws instead of three)
Reinforced lower angles
Added by Pedro Luengo Nieto on October 17, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
I have a bunch of pics on my blogs from the Open Hangar days.
Added by Jonathan Fay on September 28, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments
Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of…Continue
hello, would you happen to have any measurements ,pics, plans of your bed engine mount for the 582?
Added by Joshua smith on September 23, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Friday, September 21, 2018
(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…Continue
Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat!
This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)
Thank you to the support…Continue
Added by Mark Baenen on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments
Looking for help with my O235.
O235 with conical mount.
Trying to figure out what lord mount kit I need to use. I have spoke to Zenith, Zenair, and Quality Sport Planes. They all have info on the Dynafocal mount but nothing on the conical. I spoke with Lycoming they cannot help because it is not on a GA Plane. I spoke with Lord they have no way to help because they do not have a kit for the 750.
Has anyone installed a Lycoming o235 on a 750 with a conical mount…Continue
One of the problems I have run into in the course of this project is being able get an idea of how much
is left for me to do on my plane and what needs to be done next.I have various notes and spreadsheets scattered around, but nothing has ever seemed to really pull everything together for me into a coherent whole.
In my day job as a programmer I use a project management software package called Jira. I have found Jira to be a pretty flexible software package, so I…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on August 23, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Well I made it! I flew C-FPQO from High River AB to Oshkosh. It was 7 legs, just under 1300 miles one way, over 3 days on the way down and 2 days on the way back.
Is the canopy plexiglass?
I fly with a small sharp point hammer.
Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?