February 2021 Blog Posts (8)

Canopy rails ch200

Hi hopefully someone can help me as I never built this aircraft and I need to know what rails are required to replace the ones that are falling apart on my aircraft. It looks like to me that they drawer rails that are 28” long please confirm and where can I purchase such ?

Added by Ryan James on February 24, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments

Avionics Overview | Dynon | Super Duty Build Series

Added by Adam Andrews on February 21, 2021 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Paint Scheme of my Cruzer

Had Michael Garber Studios design my final color scheme for the L750 Cricket.

Added by Joseph Millette on February 19, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments


I haven't posted in quite awhile. I am working at a very slow pace due to time constraints and perfectionism. I have lots of updated photos to show.

Added by Scott Smith on February 15, 2021 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Ignition module failure on my Rotax

Recently, the trusty 912S in my 701 has been, well, not that trusty. The symptoms started subtly about a year ago, with slight difficulty starting. Used to be, you couldn't count the blades before the thing sprang to life. Now I was counting 6 or 10 seconds, and having to mess with various combinations of throttle and choke - probably because the lack of immediate start was causing flooding.

Anyway, I had an annual inspection coming up, and even though I have my repairman…


Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on February 14, 2021 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Panel Upgrade

After flying my  HDS for 10 and half years, decide to upgrade the instrument panel in order to relieve some COVID fatigue.  Purchased an inexpensive CNC router to make the cutouts and learned to use the software to make the drawings and generate the GCODE.

Was able to clean up some wiring and remove unnecessary instruments.  Still getting used…


Added by Jerry Latimer on February 13, 2021 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Setting Flaperon

I am trying to find information on how to properly set the flaperon position. I have recently completed a set of high strength turnbuckles to assist in the setting process. I have looked through all the documentation I have and can't find any pictures or angle information, maybe I am too OCD but I want to get this correct. I started by laying a straight edge on the top rear of the wing and adjusting to that but when I have completed the settings I don't have much flaperon movement with the…


Added by Michael W Shaw on February 9, 2021 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Super Duty Landing Light Install

I ordered the landing light kit for the 750 and started looking for instructions on how to install it. I found a few examples of what the final product looked like but nothing like what I needed as a VERY armature builder. Well, I decided to tackle the project and I figured I'd pass along what I did in case it might help someone else.

The first thing I found is that either I build the slat wrong or the SD slat is different than the 750 STOL. I say this because the pictures and…


Added by Colin Campbell on February 5, 2021 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives
















New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2021   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service