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


Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Remembering Chris Heintz

Read the homage to a man and his dream, and illustrated biography of designer Chris Heintz's professional life.


Welcome Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers!

Welcome to the Zenith and Zenair builders and flyers online community. Zenith.Aero is for and about Zenith aircraft builders and flyers. We invite you to explore and to share your own information... See for the official Zenith Aircraft website.


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EAA Webinar: Zenith Aircraft Kits & Plans (as part of EAA Homebuilders Week) at Online

January 26, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Join EAA on January 24-28, 2022, during the second-annual EAA Homebuilders Week online event. Experts from the homebuilt aircraft community will…See More
Brent W Zimmerman posted photos
Glen Bradley posted a status
Pedro Luengo Nieto posted photos
John "Allen" Walker posted photos
Michael Loeven posted a discussion

FS: Continental O-200

This engine was just removed from my Cessna 150. It ran almost 100 hours in the past year and gave me great reliability, but reluctantly I swapped it out for an overhauled engine because of a leaking case bolt that requires splitting the case to…See More
Jeffrey Moser posted photos
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion

FYI...Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)

For those of us with older engines and black box ECUs...The TPS is a mechanical rheostat style unit which outputs a voltage signal to the ECU corresponding to throttle position.  It seems that over time the mechanism can develop wear in certain…See More
Peter Eiberger posted a photo

CH750 Cruzer Cargo Shelf

Flat cargo shelf for the rear. Storage above and below
Arnie Minear posted a status
"Painting yoke, jurystruts, seatbacks & mounting brackets. Built collets for my 90deg air grinder, so I can chuck up #30, #20 3/16 ,1/4""
Zenith Aero posted a video

Road Trip, Zenith-style - Part One

Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz and his son Calvin embark on a road trip South to Florida from the Missouri factory in their cargo van. They loaded the va...
Ramesh Nori posted a discussion

DIY Lift Reserve Indicator Kit

Friends,This is a kit I purchased from another Zenith builder here in this forum earlier. Here is the detail that I have.---------------------He assembled it together from various sources.  There's plenty of info out there on the benefits of a Lift…See More
Guy Zindel posted a discussion

Couple a things

Can someone help me out with the link to the plans site? We're re-plumbing this 801 for 1/2" fuel lines. Also, I'd like to look the plans over to see if there is a bung on the front of the tanks (4) to run a forward supply from. It appears there…See More
Jan 11
2 discussions started by John Austin were featured
Jan 11
Glen Bradley posted photos
Jan 10
Jim Malugin posted a discussion

Looking at the Viking 130 for my Zenith 650B ?

Hi all I am looking at the Viking 130 for my Zenith 650B taildragger, any comments would be welcomed.ThanksJim M.See More
Jan 10
Adam Bobkowski posted a discussion

Battery Options

Hello all,   It's time for me to choose a battery for my UlPower 260. I am trying to choose between Acid battery or Lithium. What are you guys using for your planes? What brand of battery would you guys recommend. I am also thinking of using 2…See More
Jan 10
Charles Connelly posted a discussion


I am looking for a place near lees summit that does flying lessons for a light sport.See More
Jan 10
Greg Kelley posted a discussion

FS: Ray Allen RP4 Position Indicator

New never installed. Going to use the Dynon Skyview for position indication so this is available. $100 shipped.See More
Jan 8
James Parent posted a discussion

Wanted amphibious for 701

Hello,Looking to add anphib's to my 701. Anything out there?Cheers!See More
Jan 8


Ding/dent on skin

Started by Benjamin Wiford in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Peter Nelson 46 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Right side bubble door

Started by David Banahan in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by John Schaper 14 hours ago. 6 Replies

650 Parts and plans

Started by Jeff Peters in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Connor Luckett 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

FS: Gascolators

Started by Jorge Fernandez in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Jorge Fernandez 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

Cruzer Accident

Started by Perry Hyden in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Jan Eggenfellner yesterday. 2 Replies


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Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

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, 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

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

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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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Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


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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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