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At 4:02pm on July 13, 2015, Jeff McNabb said…


I see you are listed as a builder's assist program for the zenith 750. Are you still doing this? I tried the email they have on the Zenith site but it isn't deliverable. My wife and I have been building the 750 and would like a professional to help us once we finish all of the metal main parts. Let me know if you are in the business and how it works. Thanks Jeff McNabb

At 2:35pm on January 22, 2015, Bryan Walstrom said…

Yes please.  A few things. What are the true performance numbers of that plane using the 100HP(or less) Continental? And I was curious about the need for a fuel pump at high angles of attack. I didn't think I would need a fuel pump with a carb on a high wing. And it looks as though that was determined when tying down the tail and taking a measurement with a level?

At 12:26am on January 2, 2014, Scott Hunter said…

Yes, will do Tracy,  & per time zone will not call late. I know the starboard wing aileron push-pull tube was rubbing. Will find out what the other tweaks are- 3300 CHT's, EGT's, etc., as I had even discussed the potentiality to convert over to Aero Vee carb vs. Bing. The Bing is also notorious for cold weather starting. The FC-10 fuel  sender + guage needed to be installed.  In the Winter does your grass strip get cleared enough for Matt, Popeye or you to fly? If I don't call you Thurs. eve per too late, it may be a few days as I have to leave on a business trip Fri. for a week + would then call  you Sun. or Mon. Regards.

At 8:24am on April 21, 2012, James R Depfer Sr. said…


Forgot to answer one of your questions...I don't have any landing light. I was considering adding just one 3" circular  LCD assy. just above the nose wheel, but I didn't follow through on that yet. I'm a VFR Sport Pilot, so I'm not sure what a landing light will do for me, other than maybe helping  others see me coming!


At 9:04am on December 19, 2011, Frederick said…

Dave Roloff said you have experience flying the CH 650 or 601XL. I’m looking for information on short field take off from sod runway. What have you gotten for the amount of takeoff distance?

Thanks Fred

At 5:07pm on February 27, 2011, Bob McDonald said…


Thanks for Pegazair I.D.

For the life of me I could not remember the name of the aircraft.

At 7:25pm on February 20, 2011, joseph aloof said…
hi tracy the sender is very acsseable with that plate on you can get both hands inside the plate a must the plane sent to ecuador is that one you sold or built for someone  hows your plane flying  joe
At 12:35pm on January 21, 2011, Carlos Sa said…

There used to be such a map. I think it was on Frappr, but it's gone now.

If it's not something that's very visible (e.g., front page of, it will be forgotten and become obsolete real quick.





At 11:16am on January 21, 2011, Paul Sanders said…
Hi Tracy, I was thinking a few weeks ago about doing a google map of Zenith builders but I wasn't sure anyone would want to submit their information. The Sonex one looks good so maybe I will build it and see if anyone will come? Unless we find out that Zenith has one planned... Paul
At 7:39pm on July 27, 2009, Keith Ashcraft said…
Thanks Tracy,

My contact email is:

Wanting stats on any 701-914 combo.

Keith Ashcraft
N 38.9940
W 105.1305
Alt. 9,100'
At 4:36pm on January 30, 2009, Ben Schaefer said…
Tracy...Great Worksmanship!!

I'm working on my 701 wing and have had some tin-canning of the wing. Have you experienced anything similiar?


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