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Got my LODA today - about a week after applying for it

I sent my LODA (letter of deviation) request to the FAA about a week ago and received the LODA today. It says I am now legal to receive fl…

Started by Gary WelchLatest Reply

Zenith Builders Banquet and Celebration of Chris Heintz

Fellow Builders, The Zenith Builders Banquet will be held on Thursday, July 29, at the Elks Lodge in Oshkosh. This year's banquet will incl…

Started by Joe ScheibingerLatest Reply

Some Reflections On Building An Airplane.....

This post is intended for potential new aircraft builders who maybe have yet to purchase a kit or are awaiting delivery.  I apologise in ad…

Started by Geoff KlestadtLatest Reply

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601XL vs. 601HD

I reviewed FAA directive regarding spar mods for CH601XL and 650s. Does that also apply to older model CH601HD? The FAA directive only refe…

Started by George A.

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Started by DENNIS LONG

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Wiring/Firewall Fwd

Hello All, I have a Corvair powered Zenith Zodiac CH 650B. I'm struggling to get it wired due to limited expertise and guidance. If you c…

Started by James Siebenaler

10 on Saturday
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MGL Avionics

considering MGL efis/EMS for my 650.  Anyone have experience with them.  Reliability, support, warranted service, etc?

Started by Byers Coleman

8 on Friday
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Matco Nose Wheel

I purchase an old ch801 kit that was started 15-20 years ago. Getting ready to set it on gear so I am assembling the tires on wheel (800-6)…

Started by William D. Phillips

7 Jul 20
Reply by Samuel McNair

Flaparon counter weights

Has anyone weighed their counterweignts after balancing?  It would seem that this should be a known weight that would not vary builder to b…

Started by David Banahan

14 Jul 17
Reply by Larry W. Sward


I probably have the old radiator as supplied by Zenith in a FWF, vertical orientation, kit ca 2007 - 8. I understand that there is a "new…

Started by Phil Smith

8 Jul 15
Reply by Phil Smith

Larger tires for a cruser

I really want to go bigger but upgrading to 6 inch wheels, brakes and new from strut is too much.... any ideas on what can be done. Transit…

Started by ralph billington

6 Jul 14
Reply by Perry Delano

Got my LODA today - about a week after applying for it

I sent my LODA (letter of deviation) request to the FAA about a week ago and received the LODA today. It says I am now legal to receive fl…

Started by Gary Welch

3 Jul 14
Reply by David J. Beaulieu

Corrosion Protection for Cabin Frame (4130 steel)

Question to all Zenith builders out there who have a cabin frame made of 4130 chrome-moly steel. What you did to prime/paint/finish your ca…

Started by Kevin Powell

10 Jul 11
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