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


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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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Moritz P Wagner posted photos
15 hours ago
Jason Spears posted a discussion

Garmin 327 and Tail beacon

I have a great condition Garmin 327 and ADS-B Uavonics tail beacon that is currently installed and working great in my 750. 1950.00 package for both.
Dale K Doty posted a discussion

Two intake valve rocker arms

Hello,I just want to share a recent experience with my 2007 O-200 A82 engine.  While flying in the pattern at my home airport (KMCC) it started running rough with somewhat reduced power.  We immediately landed and taxied back to the hangar.  We…See More
Rick Gutierrez posted a discussion

Looking for Propeller for Jabiru 3300

I am looking to replace my propeller for my 601 XLB and wondering if anyone has a propeller available for sale.Please let me knowSee More
Kevin Beriault posted a photo
Jim B Belcher posted a discussion

Zenith XL/650 parts for sale

If you're going to build a 650 or XL, here's the chance to save some time and money. These parts are from an XL, and are offered as a lot. Buy these, which are at half the price I paid for them, and save time in building them.Pair of ailerons,…See More
Moritz P Wagner posted photos
David R Anderson posted a discussion

AWC Inspection - Success

My wife and I received our Air Worthiness Certificate today, 4/18/21, at Hemet/Ryan airport in California from Matt Hlavac, DAR (left). Its been a long road but finally got-her-done!…See More
Jerry Latimer posted a status
"Just posted a video of how my instrument panel has changed over the past 11 years. Avionics have made huge improvements over 11 years"
Jerry Latimer posted a video

Instrument Panel Evolution

This video documents how the instrument panel on my homebuilt Zenith CH601HDS has changed over the past 11 years.If you are building an airplane in your gara...
ED EATON posted a blog post

601 Adding leg room hack?

I'm 6' and would like 1 more inch of leg room. Any hacks/ideas? ThanksEd EatonSee More
James Siebenaler posted a discussion

Brake fluid

All,Any source for Texaco 15 hydraulic fluid or equivalent?Thanks!JimSee More
James Swatosh posted a discussion

Float rudder assembly 1900

I am looking for a float rudder assembly for my 1900 Zenair floats…See More
David Krakowsky posted a discussion

601XLB airframe

Just putting this out there to see if there is any interest.a buddy of mine has a flying, painted, kit built 601XLB, I’m interested inpurchasing it for the Continental 0-200. He’s too old to keep flying, he built it.Anyone out there interested in…See More
Darren Weston posted a status
"All permits have eventually arrived. Test pilot booked for 18th April 2021 UK Cruzer is actually going to fly."
John A Chastain posted photos
John V posted a discussion

O235 Cowling

Anyone tried to fit a Zenith Lyc cowl. It is not even close to fitting. Share your experience with this pls if you have any on this. TksSee More
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

Solid rivets

A question about solid rivets.The Cruzer wings call out AN-470-AD-5-6, -5-7, -5-9, and -5-11 solid rivets for the wing structure.In looking at Aircraft Spruce, they have -5-10's and '5-12's, but no -5-11's. Wicks also skips this size.Can anyone…See More
Michel Therrien posted discussions
Apr 14
James H Skaggs posted a blog post

Twiddling my thumbs

Ordered the finishing kit for my 701. They said it won't ship until late September. Building an airplane requires a lot of inspiration and motivation maintenance as it is. We've all heard of the high percentage of projects that take more than a…See More
Apr 13


Two intake valve rocker arms

Started by Dale K Doty in Continental Engines. Last reply by Larry Zepp 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Gearbox oil

Started by Matt Bunton in Viking Forum. Last reply by Jan Eggenfellner 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

Garmin 327 and Tail beacon

Started by Jason Spears in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Bob Simmons 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

The Viking 150 Release

Started by Jan Eggenfellner in Viking Forum. Last reply by Bob Simmons 17 hours ago. 19 Replies


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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

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Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
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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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