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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 — 2 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

Aero 701 engine mount

Aeromomentum engine mount doesn't fit. Anyone had trouble with the engine mount from aeromomentum fitting on the 701. I ordered and recieved it and it has several issues around the top front gear mount. everything is 20 mm too low. The side tabs hit the bottom of the front brace. No problem I can cut those but now the bars are hitting the front of the brace. to fix this I'll have to cut two relief notches for the bars to pass. Haven't contacted aero yet. it's like they have their plans or…

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Added by James H Skaggs on July 2, 2021 at 10:18pm — No Comments

STOL Monster Shock | Zenith Super Duty

Added by Adam Andrews on June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New Instrument Panel

I wanted the centerline of the Garmin GDU 475 PFD HSI to be centered while looking straight ahead.   That takes a new instrument panel to make the Garmin displays fit.…

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Added by Timothy Aanerud on June 23, 2021 at 1:23pm — No Comments

zenith oshkosh banquet

hi 

just a quick question 

will there be a zenith banquet at the  elks club this year osh 21?

Added by Michael radtke on June 17, 2021 at 2:09am — 2 Comments

wheel pants installed

Added by Richard Jones on June 12, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

601 HDS B modification

Is the B modification needed on the HDS? 

Added by ED EATON on June 10, 2021 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Setup and Drilling of Bottom Wing Skin to Wing Ribs

I finished drilling the pilot holes to attach the bottom wingskin to the the left wing.

The video documents the setup that I used so when I am ready to do the right wing, I can

duplicate the same setup.

Added by Damon Brantley on June 1, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tool for checking rib flange straightness

While preparing to drill the bottom wing skin to the ribs, I wanted to be sure that the center line of the ribs were straight.

When doing top wing skin I had used a metal strip with holes drilled in a straightline to be able to verify straightness.

The improved version uses a 1/8" acrylic strip about 2 inches wide with a line drawn to verify the center line of the rib flange  is straight.

In addtion, two red lines were added that would give me a warning if a drilled hole…

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Added by Damon Brantley on May 30, 2021 at 11:49am — No Comments

Don’t Get Discouraged

Fred Westbrook, of Owego, New York, sent us this inspiring story of his build experience that we share below.

Don’t Get Discouraged

My name is Fred Westbrook. A few years ago, when my son Josh was about fourteen years…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 13, 2021 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

801 for sale

Jeff Overton 208-867-7517

Added by Jeffrey S Overton on May 6, 2021 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the designer of all "CH" light aircraft designs, passed away on April 30th, 2021. Best known in aviation circles as a prolific and talented aircraft designer, innovator, builder, entrepreneur, lecturer and author, Chris touched the lives of thousands throughout his…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 6, 2021 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Pilot VLOG | NO ENGINES !!!

Added by Adam Andrews on May 4, 2021 at 10:10pm — 2 Comments

Horizontal Stabilizer Done (For Now)

Prepped and painted the black trim. Time to start the elevator.

Added by Todd Osborne on May 2, 2021 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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