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Here's a video outlining the installation of the nosewheel strut and the bungee installation:
Here's the link for the Bungee Installation tool: http://j.mp/bungee-tool
It has become old hat to complain about the decline of General Aviation. We can rant about the costs, how airports have been fenced off, or any number of ailments.
This tract is a little about one of those symptoms, a little about how to make flying more fun, and about making flying safer.
There is a vicious circle, a fully developed spin that we must recover from. Something that used to be ordinary, but is now feared.
Something that is fun, but potentially…
Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday. He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight. All Went perfectly. What a joy to see five years of work go…Continue
Since announcing that we'd purchased the assets of SAM Aircraft earlier this year, Zenith Aircraft demo pilot Roger Dubbert and I recently traveled to Zenair Ltd. in Midland, Ontario, Canada to fly the prototype aircraft (that my brother Nicholas had previously flown back from Quebec). The purpose of…Continue
Some people say they have been involved in aviation for as long as they can remember. Wouldn't it be great to be involved in something that would help give today's children the opportunity to say the same thing in the future?…Continue
I later added a Velcro strap to hold headsets. Seat cushions are positioned in the seat pan with Velcro also.
As with all my fabrication, I had it Cat scanned to be sure there were no defects.…Continue
I have been flying for several years with just some Noral seat cushions from Aircraft Spruce. The 3” seat bottom was okay but the 2” back was always slipping between the back support bars. I ended up adding a stadium cushion and a lumbar pad without much better results. After reading several of the seat discussions on the forums, I decided to build my own upholstered seats. As usual, I studied the work of my hero, John Austin, and copied his and others’ seats. But in this…Continue
Zenith Aircraft Upholstery Kits
We are introducing the new upholstery kit seats manufactured by Zenair Ltd. (in Canada). The vinyl embroidered Zenith logo upholstery…Continue
With two more big trips accomplished this year I compiled some simple statistics for my flights in my 601XLB. Some numbers are approximate.
Its been a great…Continue
Thanks to all who participated at the 24th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In 2015. Great planes and awesome company! Check out the photos of the activities, including the STOL Competition, the Zenith Banquet and the Open Hangar Day!
(If you have photos and/or videos of the event, please share with…
So now it's time to announce the big surprise for the Zenith Builders Banquet for 2015.
Fellow builder Walt Snyder has announced that he will be giving away the major door prize this year.
Walt says "Dutch Cycles would like to express their appreciation to Zenith Aircraft and their recognition and inclusion of women in aviation by offering a chance to win a Dutch Cycle Ladies Vintage bicycle.
A chance to win your choice of Vintage Ladies Bicycle is made…Continue
Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 17, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments
We're planning for yet another Oshkosh AirVenture: July 20 - 26, 2015. This year will be full of activities once again - we hope you can join us!
Here is a summary of the planned Zenith activities. Whether you're a current builder or owner, or just looking at starting on your own project, there's always something for…Continue
I have compiled the following photos and account of Jeff Badgero's recent flight from Florida to Haiti.
Jeff and Carol Badgero are missionaries with H.O.P.E. Missions who have been working in the …Continue
Earlier this month, we opened up our factory to Christopher Ward and members of EAA Chapter 429 of Jefferson City (MO) to give Chris and his helpers to get a chance on progressing on the construction of a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.
Christopher attended our regular Zenith Workshop earlier in the year,…Continue
Following is a brief preview of our planned activities for the upcoming Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering on September 19 & 20, 2014 at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. View the Event Page for "official" details and to…Continue
It all started in a dark, damp, fuel and oil perfumed hangar. The dim moonlight seeped through a crack in the hangar doors, picking out, with an eerie glimmer, a shiny spinner. A large brown and black spider could be made out as it crawled along the strut towards the pitot tube of another unsuspecting aircraft, as they waited for they next flight. That hangar held within it the 'Spirit Of Building Aircraft', also know as the SOBA. That spirit, the very source of creativity and…Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on August 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Patricia and I will be there! We will be spending our time at the One Week Wonder Event - and hope to see our fellow Zenith builders too! We will be more than happy to answer face-to-face all those questions about building and flying in West…Continue
We had a great time at our 7th annual "Fly In to Summer" Open House and Zenith Builder Fly-In Gathering at the factory in Mexico, Missouri. Following are photos of the day's events.
Below, the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, with a couple CH 601 XL arrivals in the background:…Continue