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Its Alive!!!!

Run up and break in. Its coming along. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qf2uBwYAhYiWxCafBj2oytf9fQjDHEKd/view?usp=sharing ;

Added by Nathan Gamble on May 7, 2022 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Bungee "Installation Tool"

To change the front bungee CH601HD, CH701, CH750 or and Zenith with bungee cord front suspension. Simply hook bungee around the rear mount tube, slide up the nose strut, then slide loose end of bungee over the end of a 1/2 inch drive ratchet handle which has the 1/2 inch drive inserted in the open end of the front bungee mount tube. Lifting up on the ratchet handle will stretch the bungee easy. Once over center the bungee slides down the ratchet handle onto the front bungee mount tube. KISS…

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Added by Bob McDonald on May 3, 2022 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

Travis's nifty installation tool for nose gear bungee cord

Just replaced the nose gear bungee cord of my 601HDS. This used to be a tough process that I handled with ad hoc arrangements. But this time I had Travis's bungee cord installation tool available. It was a cinch to pull up the bungee cord and have it snap in place. What a clever design! Proves once more that factory support is super.

Added by Klaus Truemper on May 2, 2022 at 8:39pm — No Comments

27 years flying 601HDS

Joined today when I became aware of the site. Two comments:

1. Today Roger of the Zenith Company proved once more how terrific their service really is. He helped out with a significant problem, and the solution parts will arrive here tomorrow. Five star service.

2. Since 2005 we have maintained a blog about the 601HDS and, in particular, its Rotax 912 UL engine. If you also use a Rotax engine, you may want to look at posts covering various problems and solutions at…

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Added by Klaus Truemper on April 28, 2022 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

lycoming engine mount isolators

hi all,

any one with a lycoming O235 or O320

what rubber isolators are u using for dynafocal 

mfgr and stock #

called zenith , they only sell cowling and mounts for lycoming, no accessories.

roger reccomend pacific molded tech vip-5040-2-5

but their phones are disconnected and website down. 

seems like the rubbers are 2 3/4 or 3 1/8

Added by Michael radtke on April 20, 2022 at 3:53pm — 5 Comments

Selling planes

My father law has passed recently and has
Left experimental planes behind. We are having issues on selling them as we don’t know where to start. I think he was almost finished with them but who know. Does anyone know where I need to start? I figured they probably should be inspected? I live in Jacksonville FL does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

Added by Gary Nelson on April 20, 2022 at 7:38am — 3 Comments

airventure 2022 housing

hi all,

i have 2 beds avbl at uwo dorms. suite unit, kitchen, living dining areas.

insuite bathroom. 4 beds. 23 jul - 1aug. 9 nites. 

$850. per person. pls advise if interested, weekly guest prefered, but partial

week considered.

michael radtke

sacman42@aol.com

Added by Michael radtke on April 12, 2022 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Update

I just finished building a hanger in west Waterford Ireland where I hope to finish the building of my 701.

Added by Ralph Llewellyn on April 5, 2022 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

2021: The Year of the STOL CH 701

The Zenith STOL CH 701 made us all proud in 2021!

Watch and listen as Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert explains why the CH 701 grabbed so many headlines this year, as he takes you flying in his own personal STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep."

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Added by Zenith Aero on December 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Left Wing - Drilling Most Holes to Final Size

Added by Mickey R. Mathieson on December 16, 2021 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Free Labor!

Link to our CH750 STOL build with the Highland Aviation Academy in Sebring, Florida.

https://eaabuilderslog.org/?s=N924MJ

Added by James W Johnson on November 11, 2021 at 7:41am — No Comments

A completed and flying airplane.

Inspection was completed on September 23rd and first flight on the 24th.  Currently trying to get as much flight time in the remaining fall flight weather.  Many thanks to all on this forum who have posted their experiences, lessons learned, and especially photos.  Without these resources I would only be half done by now.  I hope to share more of my experiences when the weather gets worse.  I am hoping I can help others they way this community has helped my build. 

Added by John Burns on October 30, 2021 at 6:15am — No Comments

Bob's Cherokee 1972 PA28-140

I'm not ready to give up flying.... and I found an aircraft abandoned 16+ years in a hangar. In February with the snow waist deep the new owners of the hangar were considering calling the salvage yard to dispose of "The Cherokee". The new owners of the hangar had a Aeronca Chief and Luscombe and no need of the Cherokee. I agreed to buy the Cherokee and hire the AME Chief owner to completely go through the aircraft and recertify it. A new zero time engine and prop after all the spar…

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Added by Bob McDonald on October 24, 2021 at 6:08pm — 3 Comments

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 — 5 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 — 3 Comments

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

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival + STOL Competition!

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming back to Florida for Sun…

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 5, 2021 at 4:00pm — 4 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

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