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Aluminum Sheet

Where is the best place to buy Aluminum Sheet? Thanks

Casey

Added by Casey Zechmann on September 3, 2010 at 10:09pm — 6 Comments

Zenith Zip Fly-in Schedule

Zenith Zip 2010 Brampton Airport Ontario

Schedule…

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Added by Mark Townsend on September 2, 2010 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Just Started 650

Just finished rudder. Starting on rest of tail kit. Looking forward to building process and many tips and assistance from experienced builders on this site. Don't be fooled by picture. I am now retired from USAFR and working as electrical engineer. Finally have time to get project underway.

Added by Larry Ward on September 2, 2010 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

Avatar in a CH701

After my recent mention of Angelina Joli, now I can tell you about my other life, being a pilot in a real life Avatar movie... Zoe Saldana is not, however, present in our part of the planet 'Pandora' - but the Home Trees certainly are.


Today I flew into the newest aerodrome in Ghana, at Mim. It is nestled in a Cashew Plantation between belts of rain forest. The area is very beautiful, surrounded by endless Cashew trees with their unique hues. Flying in to 'officially' be…
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Added by Jonathan Porter on September 2, 2010 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

The Culmination of an Amazing Journey

The following article by builder Bob McDonald is published in the current is of COPA Flight, the magazine of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Bob, thanks for sharing your story!…



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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 2, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

EAA president Rod Hightower in Mexico, MO

The Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) new president, Rod Hightower, was in Mexico, Missouri, this past weekend for the "Mexico AirFest Salute to Veterans Air Show." Rod flew in for the weekend (with his daughter Hillary) in his Stearman, pictured below.…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 30, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

New Builder

Just ordered my rudder kit for a 701. Spent the last 2 weeks scouring our small town for tools and ordering those I couldn't find. My plan at this time is to install a VW based engine from Great Plains w/ redrive. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has installed this engine.

Mike Smith

Dufur, Oregon

Added by Michael K. Smith on August 29, 2010 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Moddy in Waddy

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Added by JG Ginther on August 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

How many sanitary towels can you fit in a 701?

This is a very pertinent question. Those who have seen SALT will know that Angelina Joli also uses sanitary towels for gunshot wounds - but these ones are for the more traditional use.… Continue

Added by Jonathan Porter on August 28, 2010 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Hirth F-30--Nose Bowl and Cowling for 701--Help

Anyone have any suggestions for a nose bowl and cowling for 701 without building from scratch? I have already inquired with RPE without succss.

Added by Richard Deglman on August 26, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

HOW NOT TO DO IT

This is not a good way to land but it could have been a lot worse. I am over my diapiontment now so I will share it with everyone on the 20th Febuary 2010 I had an engine failure due to fuel starvation and a forced lading on a forestry track in a place called Duck Marsh Tasmania I was on a 3 mile final for The Vale a private air strip at the base of Mt Roland North West Tasmania Australia I was 700ft AGL approx and no other choise for a lading spot unfortunatley the track was only 12ft to…

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Added by Kevin Rudd on August 24, 2010 at 8:57pm — 8 Comments

Door handles from eastern europe

Hi Guys, I have a CH701 as I understand was built in Czechoslovakia, during the various changes of ownership the keys to the locks have gone missing, does anyone know where I can obtain replacement keys or complete door latch sets. I want to replace with the originally installed equipment so I dont have to mangle the door trying to put in the lock sets now offered by Zenith.

Thanks
Tom Genereux
tom.genereux@gmail.com

Added by Tom Genereux on August 24, 2010 at 7:23am — 2 Comments

Zenith rivet order - HOW?

I need to order additional rivets for my 701 kit and can not find how to do so on the Zenith web site. Can anyone tell me how to order rivets on the site?

Added by David Abbott on August 23, 2010 at 7:10pm — 8 Comments

Intrested in helping me with a book?



Picture of my first CH701 flight.



Since retiring I have been looking for a worthwhile project to pass the long winter nights here in Canada.

The pictures and stories you have posted have inspired me. With your help I would like to begin writing a book relating the adventures of flying…

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Added by John Ellis on August 21, 2010 at 5:41pm — 2 Comments

The beginning

I went to the rudder workshop one week ago. I LOVED the experience and ordered the tail section last Friday. I just got back from Fed Ex with a large box that contains my rudder and the tail section. I can't wait to open the box and get started. Any guidance you have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Diane Bancroft

Added by Diane Bancroft on August 20, 2010 at 5:43pm — 3 Comments

1st, 2nd, & 3d Flights Today

Today was the day, not the best of days hot and blustry but clear. Rolled down the runway and lifted off for the 1st time, have to admit I was a bit nervous and pretty shakey but into the air we went turblance and all, managed to get it straightened around and rounded the pattern for the 1st landing, kept the speed up as was suggested by the facory pilot and came in about 80, rolled out and caught my breath and talked over the 1st flight with my A&P, Rolled out for the second flight and… Continue

Added by Phillip Owens on August 20, 2010 at 3:27pm — 7 Comments

Corvair Engine - Upper to Cylinder Head Studs (long studs).

Been informed that Clark's Corvair new cylinder, upper to cylinder head studs, expand about 30-40 thousanths more than the original GM studs.

Clark's Corvair has informed me that it will not affect the engine.

Does anyone have actual experience with these new studs compared to GM's originals which are no longer available as "new original stock?

Any adverse problems?

Added by Gene Kujawa on August 20, 2010 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Metal signs

Anyone know of a source for a metal sign for Zenith aircraft, with picture of 701, or 750?

Added by David Abbott on August 19, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

2010 Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day... One Month Away

Our 19th annual Zenith Aircraft Company "Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In" is just one month away!

This year's events is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. All aviation enthusiasts, but especially builders and owners… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Corvair Engine

Fellow Corvair Engine Owners: I have been trying to install the correct spark plugs in my Corvair Engine. We are in the process of flying off the 40 hours in our newly completed 650. William Wynne says that the correct plugs should be R44C's. We have been unable to find a source for this plug model number. So my question to the group is: Are you flying with R44C's, and, if not, what plug model number are you using and where did you find them? The present plugs in the engine are Champion L92YC.… Continue

Added by Shayne McDaniel on August 18, 2010 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

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