March 2011 Blog Posts (29)

Secondary canopy latch for a 601

First we'd like to thank all who responded to our last request for help on our flap position sensor.  It really helped and our sensor turned out great.  Now we'd appreciate suggestions for a secondary canopy latch.  We tried one that didn't work out too well.  Pictures are especially appreciated! 

Thanks, Wes & Lurlene Bressler; N601WL; 601XLB


Added by Wes & Lurlene Bressler on March 11, 2011 at 5:52pm — 6 Comments

Flying with Roger Dubbert

I completed the first flight of N701YB today.  All went well and it was a great experience.  I was able to perform the first flight with a lot of confidience because I spent 5 hours flying with Roger Dubbert in the Zenith 701 factory demonstrator last Sunday.  I would recommend to anyone who does not have time in type to fly with Roger before you make your first flight.  The CH701 demonstrator fly's great and I was able to get a good feel for how a 701 should fly.  Roger showed me some… Continue

Added by Tim Delf on March 11, 2011 at 2:18pm — 6 Comments

ALSA Zenith Tail Workshop & Lunch

We are holding another lunch for those attending the Zenith Rudder Workshop in March.

This has become a very enjoyable event for us as well as for the workshop attendees and Zenith Staff. The lunch is free, and is held at American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center just over 3…


Added by Bill Carter on March 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dismantled for repair, Tailless

Photo of damaged tail section ready for trailering.  Prop ate rudder & elevator to the hinges and bent stabilizer.  This damaged the upper longerons at the mount points to stabilizer.  Repair is estimated to take five weeks.   

Next photo of a/c w/ wings removed for trailering.  Look closely at tail to see that it is gone.…


Added by Mark Ertz on March 9, 2011 at 5:41pm — 2 Comments

Picked up the Tailkit,

My son and I rented a truck, and picked up the tail kit at the truck terminal - his first time seeing one of those.  We used a couple of furniture dollies to move the crate.  Then, while we had the truck, we picked up an air compressor and some wood for the workbench.  Next is to build the work bench.  

Added by Rebecca Anne Shipman on March 8, 2011 at 9:42pm — 6 Comments

ALSA Featured on KITPLANES Newsline

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center was featured recently on KITPLANES Newsline.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marc Cook, of KITPLANES fame at the Zenith Rudder Workshop last November and he expressed some interest in the concept of a builder assist…


Added by Bill Carter on March 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fixing a heavy left wing trim.

Hi group. Has anyone successfully fixed a heavy left wing problem?

 After my first test flight I needed almost full right aileron trim to get back to wings level.

I have tried adjusting the LH flap down 3mm but this had almost no effect!

I cannot measure any wing incidence differences between the wings.

There is almost no appreciable wing drop on stall.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Added by Ian McClelland on March 5, 2011 at 12:50am — 11 Comments

0-290-D2 engine

Has anybody considered installing an 0-290-D2 engine on a Zenith 750?  Any pros or cons to this?  Dave

Added by david junkins on March 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Testing the waters

I'v been thinking of building a plane for years and just bought the plans for a 701 and have spent more time printing every thing out ,and trying to decide what to build and what to buy ? well the rudder kit sayes it takes about 12 hours and testing the waters with junk I had laying around from scratch I built a 100%mockup of the rudder in less time then the 12 hr for the kit and this included cuting the forming blocks and fabercating the part's assembly was the shortist time (note) this is…


Added by Douglas Lee Broughton on March 1, 2011 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

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