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Is anyone planning to build an airplane profile for new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020? I would be glad to assist if someone has the expertise.
Dr. Terry Hall
Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on September 29, 2020 at 12:35pm — No Comments
ArkanSTOL is a timed competition where a plane/pilot has to takeoff and land at 4 grass runways (turning around after each landing to depart in the same direction) in the backcountry terrain and obstacles of the lower Ozark mountains.…Continue
My name is Adam Andrews and I'm currently sharing the build process of my CH750 Super Duty build. I have a weekly build series and would love to have you along for the build. Make sure to subscribe to the playlist and/or the channel to never miss an episode. Just wrapping up Ep. 5 right now but here is a link to the playlist. Super Duty Build…Continue
Added by Adam Andrews on September 12, 2020 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Thank you to everyone who visited and participated! We had a fantastic 29th annual event at the Zenith Aircraft factory. Beautiful planes, perfect weather and awesome people!! Check out the photos from event (more to come!) …Continue
Avemco insurance is currently running the above print ad in Kitplanes magazine, featuring builder Jono Lind working on his STOL CH 750 Super Duty in his home garage in Washington. The ad reminds builders that their homeowner's insurance may not cover their kit aircraft project that is in…Continue
[Paul Gabehart, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, sent us this "builder report" on the day he received his FAA airworthiness certificate, which was just 7 months, 3 weeks from the date he picked up the kit at the factory and attended the hands-on Zenith rudder workshop class. He modestly says "I really did not intend on building in what I understand is a short time. I found building was like drinking a milkshake: Taking your time can be a challenge when it tastes so so…Continue
How a noob learns to move a heavy short block onto an engine stand when working alone:
Empennage stuff largely done. Maybe not "done done", but 99.9%. I'm not connecting the stabilizer and elevator yet. I'll be off to Zenith soon to pick up the other parts of the kit. A 13 hour drive ... but I've been wanting to visit Zenith since I first discovered them 15 years (or longer) ago. Demo flight? By all means ; )
Added by Skip Rhudy on August 1, 2020 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Last week we hosted our first (and hopefully only!) "Oshkosh Week" at the Zenith aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. With the annual EAA AirVenture show canceled this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided to open our factory to builders (and pilots) so that they could continue to "aviate" and work on their kit aircraft projects. We limited group sizes and activities…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Deburred, primed and began riveting elevator. Installed trim actuator, clickbond nutplates for access cover, and clickbond wire harness ties on spar.
I think it is worthwhile to share some of my experiences here on the forum about a recent project that I did. So here goes....
The idea for this project began several years ago. It started when I first got my 801 up and running. Zenith/Zenair had changed the cowl at some point, and when I ordered my FWF kit, I got the new cowl. The cowl fit well, and most importantly cooled well in flight. But it was quite difficult to fit the air intake. Basically, I did not fit. The…Continue
On July 3, 2020, I my 3100cc engine started running rough on short approach to KTTA, after a 25 minute flight from KJNX, and resulted in me having to dead stick her in against traffic. The resulting teardown exposed a broken pushrod, and possibly a worn out rocker arm. The resulting discussion led to a lot of education on valve train geometry.
The journey started with Mark Langsford's page at: …Continue
Added by Ernest Christley on July 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments
Amazing flight in great weather to a back country mountain grass field.
I'm almost done with the empennage, but here's how my rudder build went back before the apocalypse:
Added by Skip Rhudy on July 18, 2020 at 12:55pm — No Comments
I'm moving, and the wife and I have decided that the time has come to sell the stalled project (stalled, as evidenced by the fact that I haven't posted here for years prior to today). 49% quickbuild from QSP with Viking HF-110 engine and warp prop, and basically every Dynon option they make (including 10" Skyview, radio, intercom, transponder, ADS-B in/out, 2x autopilot servos). About 98% of everything you need to get in the air, minus paint, interior, and bolts. Engine runs like a swiss…Continue
Added by Jeff Francis on July 13, 2020 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Fit fuel tank with cork.
Drilled holes in leading edge for vent and drain
Drilled hole for finger screen attachment in nr#3
(Note) previously installed fuel level indicators, sealed with b2 sealant, and added ground wiring on both standard range tanks)
Added by David Long on July 9, 2020 at 8:16am — No Comments