Online community for active builders and pilots of Zenith Aircraft kits (Chris Heintz / Zenair light airplane designs).


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Stan Cooper posted photos
7 hours ago
Glenn Davis posted a discussion

Couple of questions for Jan on the Viking engine

Jan1.You appears you are no longer promoting the EarthX batteries.Is there something about them that those of us that use the battery should be concerned about?2. I'm confused about what grade of gas to use for the 130. It appears that you are…See More
7 hours ago
mark woodring posted photos
23 hours ago
mark woodring posted a status
"doors, brakes, fuel system, gear hydraulics all in...….."
charlie rosenzweig posted a photo

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My RV6A project with Honda R18 engine and Viking Aircraft HD Gearbox
charlie rosenzweig posted an album

My RV6A Project

RV6A with Honda R18 engine and Viking HD gearbox
Jan Eggenfellner posted discussions
Phil Smith posted a status
"New idea just thinking Also added as my profile shot"
Bob McDonald posted a blog post

How To Lift CH601HD To Change Main Gear Bungee

Bungee have a 5 years replacement life cycle based on the color code on the bungee. The CH601HD has a nose gear bungee, and 2 bungee / main gear. All bungee 1080HD. Other builders have asked me how I replace main gear bungee. Pictures are worth a…See More
Damon Brantley posted a discussion

Anyone used an EZ-Burr tool?

I am curious if anyone has used a tool called the EZ-Burr ( is a drill mounted bit with a retractable blade that is supposed to allow deburring of holes from both sides.See More
John Heather posted a blog post

Short encouragement video

Hi everyone,  Richard Young, an aviation buddy, has been at it again trying (and I think succeeding) to be a media star when it comes to our flying interest.  In this 5min YouTube, he has 'nailed it' for those wondering what it's like to have your…See More
David J. Beaulieu posted photos
Grant G Ziebell posted a discussion

Fuel system question

My fuel system is plumbed using 3/8 inch steel braid teflon hose and AN6 fittings.The Bing carb on my 3300 uses 1/4 inch id rubber fuel hose.Does anyone know of an adapter which will go from AN6 to 1/4 inch id hose?I have been unsuccessful at…See More
Damon Brantley posted a blog post

Flap/Aileron Construction- Parts 2 and 3

Parts 2 and 3 of making flap construction.Part 2 is devoted to figuring out some problems with the test sections.Part 3 covers making the rib forms.Coming soon will be part 4 which will be bending the full size flaps.See More
Joe Scheibinger posted a discussion

CLEANING THE HANGER! Prop, cowl, bungee, etc

Getting ready to paint the 750 and it's time to clean the hanger and raise a little money for the paint!BRAND NEW Sensenich W64 Propeller AG3945. Never Used. Condition is New. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.I have a brand new fresh bungee cord, and…See More
Walt Snyder posted a photo


Working on a couple of designs, this one is one my plane at this time......
James Clapper Jr. posted a discussion

Cowling installation

I have started the cowling installation on my Cruzer using the Zenair supplied cowling for the O-200. The plans show the nutplates for the cowling attachment along the aft edge installed in the lip of the firewall; however, Jon Croke's video shows…See More
Nov 8
Christopher Primus Ward Jr. posted an album

Fuselage rear

building of the 750 fuselage
Nov 8
Christopher Primus Ward Jr. posted photos
Nov 8
Aaron Hirko posted a status
Nov 7

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Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

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How to videos from

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit for the latest DVD titles.

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Member Rules

Since this is an online community, there are a few rules that need to be followed.  We'll try to keep the rules as simple as possible and to a bare minimum and we'll change and update them as required.

RULE#1:  You'll need to use your real name, and be an actual builder, owner or flyer of a Zenith aircraft.  This site is an online…

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