April 2021 Blog Posts (4)

601 Adding leg room hack?

I'm 6' and would like 1 more inch of leg room. Any hacks/ideas? 

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Ed Eaton

Added by ED EATON on April 18, 2021 at 12:41pm — 6 Comments

Twiddling my thumbs

Ordered the finishing kit for my 701. They said it won't ship until late September. Building an airplane requires a lot of inspiration and motivation maintenance as it is. We've all heard of the high percentage of projects that take more than a decade or never get completed. I am dedicated and determined to my project in spite of the odds. I would like to drop a line in the old suggestion box if I could. Zenith please be more informative with your orders with regards to pricing and shipping.…

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Added by James H Skaggs on April 13, 2021 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Poor performance at higher Altitudes

I fly my 701 out of a 7000' airport, L35, and have a 912 engine with high comp pistons installed to produce about 90 hp at sea level. Plane has the fixed slats installed. The plane's performance is so marginal that I can not take a passenger because the plane will not climb over 50 mph with nose abnormally high just to stay level in the air. However at lower altitude airports of 3000', performance is better and there is better flying margin and I can climb at 400 fpm solo.

The plane…

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Added by Bob Hartunian on April 12, 2021 at 9:52am — 10 Comments

Landing/Taxi Light Kit Install - Help

Hello All,
I’m working on installing my landing/taxi light on the left wing as instructed from the optional Zenith sub kit on my Cruzer. It is clear that the lens is meant to be removed to service the bulbs. The problem I’m having is that the riblets on either side don’t seem to allow enough movement to remove the lens. Has anyone installed this kit before? What am I missing? Is there a trick to removing the lens?
Thanks,
Marc

Added by Marc Weniger on April 5, 2021 at 8:12pm — No Comments

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