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getting started on my quick build 750

I have spent the last week at Quality Sport Planes in Cloverdale CA working on my 750.  It has been a great week with Doug giving me just the right amount of advice.  I will be here for another month working on the project before trailering it north to Fairbanks Alaska to put the engine on.  I am very happy working on the project here in Cloverdale.

Added by Jack Schnurr on February 25, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Mated rear ribs to spars

Located rib locations and drilled spars. Had to remake one rib out of this set (#2) all in all I'm happy with that. Time now to clean, sand, prime & finish spars.

Added by Tim Smart on February 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Zenair Newsletter Issue #188 now shipping


Added by Zenair News on February 24, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

nose gear bungee life

I have 6 yrs.( 300 hrs.) on my original nose bungee. Is it time to replace? I have no sag or signs of deterioration. How often are other 601 xl owners doing a replacement?

Ted Haller 


Added by Theodore Richard Haller on February 23, 2012 at 2:38pm — 4 Comments

Christening Aircraft???

On a side note!

Are aircraft to be christned when named?

If so, what is the tradition and cerimonial procedures?


Somethnig for fun,



Added by Richard Simmons on February 22, 2012 at 9:52am — 3 Comments

Ups and Downs

About a month ago I was flying high with the first wing almost done and now I've not touched it for 3 weeks and feeling quite depressed about the whole endeavour. So many forum posts with people who clearly know what they are doing struggling with things - how to mate the fuse parts together, how to route a fuel line..... what chance do I have as a complete beginner and no one around me who knows more than I do?

I'm sure most everyone goes through the same, hopefully I can get…


Added by Paul Sanders on February 21, 2012 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

Magnetometer Installation

Dynon remote magnetometer installed in upper skin directly behind aft baggage wall. Used all aluminum Huck rivets for installation to avoid errant…


Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

Battery Tray Installation

Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Dome light and Antenna Doubler

Dome light from an old Plymouth Arrow pickup truck. Super light....

Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Toilet Bolt Static port

5/16" toilet seat bolt drilled thru. Ran a die nut and threaded shank to head. Turned down end for hose barb.cost = $2.37, and I have a spare…


Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:23pm — 5 Comments

Pilot's side wire and pitot routing

Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Zenith Build Assistance and Repairs



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209 Hangar Road

Gadsden, Alabama…


Added by Tim Owen on February 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

working on horizontal stab. parts

working on parts for horisontal stab.  Just have to make some type of brake with 6.4 mm radius to bend parts.  What are most of u bending these parts with.  I see when I get to firewall stiffeners I have to make a bend almost 900 mm long.  Not sure if I can bend these over a peice of wood or not.  What is the best way to do this without making another brake?

Added by Jesse Hartman on February 12, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Cleco's to Africa!

Our heartfelt thanks go to Randy and Tim for kindly sending their 'left-over' cleco's, wiring, instruments, clamps, breakers and other goodies to us in Ghana.  Randy and Tim both built Zenith aircraft, and at the end had some parts that had some good deeds left in…


Added by Jonathan Porter on February 12, 2012 at 2:12am — 5 Comments

Viking Honda Installation

Engine temp installed to check the thrust angle.

Added by Steven Winn on February 11, 2012 at 1:24am — 2 Comments

Gas tanks questions

I am finishing the wings and I am somehow reluctant to start riveting... so for all the more advanced builders out there... a few questions:

1- I have seen many options for vented gas tanks caps... even one that includes a valve with a floating ball to allow air flow into tanks and stop vapors getting out... also some who welded tubbing... suggestions? options from spruce? I have the factory built tanks.

2- Is it possible to build inspection opening in the wings? anyone has…


Added by fernando donatti on February 9, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


I think the starting problem has been solved! I got the ECU back fron Jan with the latest updat installed. Have 4 or 5 starts with the temp in the 25-35 deg. range.It seems to fire up after a few revs, but gining how cold it was, thats not bad. WAY LOT better than before.

Now if we could just get some warm weather.



Added by Dan Stanton on February 9, 2012 at 8:11am — 5 Comments

4130 list for ch750

Hi.  Does anyone have a 4130 list for the ch 750 that they would like to share?

Added by Jesse Hartman on February 8, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Homemade VOR antenna in Rudder tip

I connected via a coax balun as found on "", secured to the rudder spar. Downside of antenna in rudder is coax has to flex when rudder moves.

Aerials made from radio shack cb antenna silver brazed into drilled 1/4 stainless bolts. Total aerial length = 25" with 1" pigtails from balun. Total…


Added by Steven Winn on February 8, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Assembling Instr. Panel

Added by Steven Winn on February 8, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

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