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William D. Phillips posted a discussion

Side step design and attachment

Hello fellow builders, I have concluded my wife and I are both too short to get in and out of the 801 we’ve built. Any one designed and built a steel step attached to the gear and gear weldment? Please and thanks, BillSee More
7 hours ago
Damon Brantley posted a blog post

Flipping Over Wing Solo

After a lot of prep work on my lifting sling, I finally was able to flip my wing upside down.Overall I am happy with the results. I had complete control of the wing at all times.After I get a chance to use it few times and fine tune my process, I…See More
13 hours ago
Jeffrey Moser posted photos
Chip Templeman posted a discussion

What O-360 Model has anyone put on a 750 Super Duty

I am just starting my 750 Super Duty build and still debating engines.  Have a few quotes for new engines, but a buddy and I may overhaul an O-360.  Just wondering what (IO)/O-360-??? models folks have used.ThanksChip Versailles, KYSee More
Zenith Aero posted a status
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Joe Donohue posted a discussion

601 canopy adjustable opening bar

Anyone know where to get this adjustable opening mechanism in these pictures I saw it on a video on you tube titled,  HBTV - Zenith 601XL-B / First Audio TestSee More
John Burns posted a blog post

Jabiru Gen4 and Arion Aircraft FFW kit

I just received my generation 4 engine today.  I also received the firewall forward kit provided by Arion aircraft the US Jabiru dealer.  Everything looks great and it seems to be a very complete kit.  I will post more details at a later date, but…See More
brad cohen posted a discussion

Fuel system check during annual

I'm sure everyone else already knows this but I figure I'll confess my ignorance anyways:I just finished my annual and was taxiing to the fuel pump to top off. (I had not replaced the cowl yet.)once I shut down I found a puddle of 100LL under the…See More
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Robert Riat posted a discussion

0200 lightweight alternator

I’m in the process of rebuilding an 0200A and want to put a lightweight starter andalternator on it.  If anyone is using the BC433-H gear driven alternator, did the drivegear assembly from the original Cessna supplied unit fit okay on the BC one.…See More
David J Tillema posted photos
Adnan Hadziagovic posted a photo

Zenith CH 200 SE-XDD

CH200 A242/1979, TT 880Lycoming O-235 C2C, TSN 880
Brendon de M. posted a discussion

Yamaha YG4 Engine Conversion?

I have been doing some looking into doing a conversion on a yamaha YG4 apex FI snowmobile engine. I have found a lot of older discussion on some other forums on using them in Highlanders but am wondering if there are any zenith builders who have…See More
Terry Wood posted discussions
Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Canopy adhesive

I’m replacing the canopy seals on my 601. Zenith recommended locktite stick n seal p/n 23782 which has been discontinued. Any suggestions?See More
Jason R posted a status
"Very excited!! Got the Arduino based trim servo working! #builditflyit #CH750STOL #dreambuildfly"
dan glaze posted a status
"my 4 point harness upgrade, Thanks John Auston for letting me steal your idea!"
dan glaze posted a photo
Jeffrey Moser posted photos

Blog Posts

Flipping Over Wing Solo

Posted by Damon Brantley on January 18, 2020 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

Center Wing, time to debur

Posted by Bradford Drown on January 5, 2020 at 7:34pm 0 Comments


Posted by Jim Stutson on December 22, 2019 at 6:54pm 3 Comments

Top Skins

Posted by Bradford Drown on December 17, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Latest Update Picture

Posted by dschmaz on December 9, 2019 at 7:18am 0 Comments

Throttle Reversing Bell Crank

Posted by John Austin on November 26, 2019 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

Part 4 Flap Bending

Posted by Damon Brantley on November 25, 2019 at 11:30am 2 Comments


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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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