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Questions about STOL 701's

TWO questions:

1. If I build a 701 with the folding wing option, is there any builder option that I should / must fore go ?  Like wing gas tanks?   Any advice about the folding wing option ?  Thumbs up or thumbs down ?

2. Most photos I have seen of STOL 701's show standard two blade props.  Anybody have any experience with a three blade props?

Added by Robin Michael Dawe on October 20, 2021 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Zodiac training

Any CFI who can train me on a Zodiac 601 anywhere in the country? Please call or text 913 481 5741. Thanks. 

Added by rajan kaleekal on October 10, 2021 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Workshop Returns to SW Texas in February 2022

(Above video from the 2021 Texas workshop class)

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 6, 2021 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming back to Florida for Sun 'n Fun’s Holiday…

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 5, 2021 at 4:09pm — 2 Comments

26 Airstreak 2.0 On a Zenith 701

Has anyone installed the Alaskan air streaks on The Zenith 701. If so can that tire also be mounted on the front with the proper fork modifications? If not what size of tire would work with these maingear tires?

Added by Andrew Rauert on September 29, 2021 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Making Progress

Got my fuel flow/air pocket problems resolved, got a replacement major overhauled O200A to replace the C90, finally got oil pressure on the O200A, and ready for the first start attempt.  Yesterday I had my fingers crossed as I tied down and chocked N345CC for its first start attempt.  I made a final check of all that spaghetti of wiring from the back of the instrument panel to and through all the necessary appliances that should make the prop turn and engine start.  All the "electrons" had…

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Added by Bill Bear on September 24, 2021 at 1:12am — 4 Comments

Stabilizer Skeleton Work

Spent an evening scuffing, priming, pinning up and final riveting. After this, the skin goes on, then I can get started on the elevator. …

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Added by Austin Loveless on September 19, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments

Super Duty Viking Engine Install

The latest episode in our Super Duty build series and another milestone in the project.  The installation of our Viking Aircraft Engines 195 Turbo Honda based engine.  Complete build series HERE

Added by Adam Andrews on September 8, 2021 at 9:39am — No Comments

Canopy Installed: 90/90 point reached

Added by Bradford Drown on September 7, 2021 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Under Carriage fairings

Hi, has anyone cleaned up the undercarriage of their Zodiac 601xl? Also looking for a nose strut fairing (already have wheel fairings) Any help I would be grateful. Bob

Added by Robert Schneck on August 23, 2021 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

For Sale -CH 601HD, S/N 6-3248, N738J

Completed Jan, 1997. ROTAX 912UL 80 HP, GCS Prop, 797 Hrs A & E. A&P built and maintained. Always hangared. 7 inside, 9 outside. Basic panel. No ABSD. Sold as is, with fresh Annual Cond. Insp at time of sale.   $17,900. Please TEXT "Plane" and your phone number to 678-634-4618, I'll call you with details.

Added by Jim Hoak on August 22, 2021 at 10:33am — No Comments

2021 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 17 & 18

Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In!

What a fantastic event!! Check out the photos.

Save the date for the 2022 Homecoming event: September 16 & 17, 2022…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 18, 2021 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

DUC 5 Bladed Propeller Super Duty Build

Added by Adam Andrews on July 18, 2021 at 7:51pm — No Comments

making headway

Added by chris webster on July 16, 2021 at 4:12am — No Comments

Banquet for 2021

Fellow Builders,

The Zenith Builders Banquet will be held on Thursday, July 29, at the Elks Lodge in Oshkosh. This year's banquet will include a very special tribute and toast to Chris Heintz by Sebastien Heintz and his family.

Cocktails begin at 5:30 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM and a presentation to follow. Because this year's event will be catered by the famous Roxy in Oshkosh we need to estimate how many are coming to the event. Sebastien has set up an RSVP link you can use to…

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Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 9, 2021 at 9:29am — No Comments

LODA for teaching in a Zenith 750

Has anyone out there successfully navigated the Letter Of Deviation Authority (LODA) process and would they be willing to share?

gregorymillerashland@yahoo.com

If you are willing to send me your approved documents from the FAA, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Greg

Added by Gregory L Miller on July 6, 2021 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

Resources for instructors

What are some good books/resources that discuss the finer points of flying the Zenith 750? I am an instructor and I see a need for good instructors in this community. Instructors that can teach well the differences inherent is this type of low inertia/ high drag machine. I have yet to experiment much with power off approaches and have interest in sage advice in this area.

Added by Gregory L Miller on July 6, 2021 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Pre drilled rear wing skins

the wing skins have predrilled holes on the leading edge, but the nose skin is supposed to overlap, but it has no holes in it. Any ideas how to match drill the leading edge skin?

Added by Dean D Soccol on July 3, 2021 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Pre drilled rear wing skins

the wing skins have predrilled holes on the leading edge, but the nose skin is supposed to overlap, but it has no holes in it. Any ideas how to match drill the leading edge skin?

Added by Dean D Soccol on July 3, 2021 at 6:14am — No Comments

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