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


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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.

Thank you to everyone who visited and participated at the 29th annual Zenith Homecoming! We had a fantastic event at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory. Beautiful planes, perfect weather and awesome people!! Check out the photos from event and video from two full days of activities.


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John Burns posted a discussion

Jabiru Engine Stand

These pictures are from earlier in the year when our internet was not good enough to post pictures.  The Jabiru engine is shipped upside down in the box and the recommended removal is to turn the box over and drop it out.  Unfortunately it is not…See More
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Zenith Aero updated an event

Zenith Workshop: December 3 & 4, in Lakeland, Florida! at Buehler Hangar, Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, Florida

December 3, 2020 at 9am to December 4, 2020 at 4pm
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On Workshop We invite you to join us at our December 2020 workshop in Lakeland, Florida, to gain hands-on experience in building your own Zenith aircraft kit!Zenith Aircraft Company is coming to Florida for Sun ‘n Fun’s Holiday…See More
8 hours ago
Kevin Powell posted a discussion

Jabiru 3300 Alternator - Upgrade

Contemplating selection of Jabiru 3300 for my Cruzer (in progress).One point of concern I have is the small-ish (for my plans) 20 amp alternator.Also concerned because the alternator is of a design the puportedly doesn't put out much current below…See More
9 hours ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a blog post

Cruzer Profile for MSF Simulstor 2020

Is anyone planning to build an airplane profile for new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020? I would be glad to assist if someone has the expertise.Dr. Terry HallSee More
13 hours ago
Jon Humberd posted a blog post

ArkanSTOL (how fast can you fly slow)

ArkanSTOL is a timed competition where a plane/pilot has to takeoff and land at 4 grass runways (turning around after each landing to depart in the same direction) in the backcountry terrain and obstacles of the lower Ozark mountains.…See More
13 hours ago
John Burns posted a discussion

Jabiru Engine Mount Bushings

For some background I am installing a Gen 4 Jabiru 3300 in a 750 STOL.  I am using the engine mount cowling and FFW kit from Jabiru USA / Arion Aircraft.  This cowling is the newer version with the square lower opening.  For instructions I have the…See More
Zenith Aero updated an event

Virtual Kit Airplane Building Workshop: November 6, 2020 at Zenith Aircraft factory

October 2, 2020 from 9am to 5pm
LIVE Virtual Workshop Event: Friday, November 6, 2020Live Virtual Workshop Event: Rather than having participants travel to come to the factory to build their rudder, we will be shipping rudder kits to them (ahead of time, with the needed rudder…See More
David J. Beaulieu posted photos
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Just curious / informal poll - Alternator mount

For those of us with O-200's in Zenith airframes, I'm just curious: Did you mount your alternator on the vacuum pump pad or on the accessory case?  And you know why I'm asking....(drive gear).See More
Bob Jones posted photos
Jesse Roybal posted a discussion

Trade Paramotor for 650B Wings

I'm thinking about trading my Kangook Vikking Moster 185 paramotor for a set of 650B wings.  I work and travel way to much to get any time or even a location to fly it. It has less than 10 hours on the engine. I have a Dominator medium wing but it…See More
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Zenith Aircraft Homecoming 2020

Thank you to everyone who visited, participated and helped out at the 29th annual Zenith Homecoming on September 18 & 19, 2020! We had a great event with two full days of educational activities at the Zenith kit factory. Many events were held…
Normand Lambert posted a status
"Reinstalled radiator and all coolant lines. Passenger side tire is flat. Ordered tube to replace it."
Normand Lambert posted photos
Don Morrisey posted a discussion

Ignition Switch A-510-2

Brand new, never used ACS ignition switch A-510-2.  $125 plus shipping.  Goes for $187 from ACS:…See More
Christopher Primus Ward Jr. posted photos
Christopher Primus Ward Jr. posted photos
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion

Zenith Homecoming 2020 - An Amazing Experience

I just wanted to take a moment and share some of my favorite pictures to everyone who didn't get the chance to attend the Zenith Homecoming, it just gets better every year!We had about a 10 hour journey to Zenith from Florida here at "Viking…See More
Allan Gratia posted a discussion

white zenair rivets

Does anyone know if they make A5 rivets painted with a white head?  Plane parts are painted, but during assembly there will be rivets unpainted.  Thought I might save some time but I can't seem to find any structural rivets with white heads.See More

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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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