June 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Bubble Doors

I am replacing my first generation bubble doors with tube supports on my 701 with second generation bubble doors with fiberglass support for the acrylic .  Does anyone out there have any experience with this?  Will I have to alter the sill height?  Will the hardware transfer to the new door?

Thanks, Vann

Added by Vann Covington on June 30, 2016 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

My 750 is Done and is Flying!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOawCDrj0U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJe9Ot4sVIwI haven't posted much in a while because I have had my head down trying get my CH750 done and flying. It is mostly plans built with the steel parts and finishing kit from Zenith. This is the 4th one completed out of the six of us here in Lethbridge, Alberta who have worked co-operatively to…


Added by Joe Harrington on June 29, 2016 at 1:51pm — 8 Comments

Tuesday Builders/Pilots Chat 001

We had our first Builders/Pilots Chat last week and out turnout was a respectable 15 builders. The next chat is planned for June 28th at 8 PM EDT.

For those of you who missed the chat, the log is linked below. Enjoy!

Zenith.aero Tuesday Chat Log June 21st 2016

Added by Efe Cem Elci on June 25, 2016 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

In the News: RAA Chapter 85's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer build project

Nice article on RAA Chapter 85's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer build project.


Added by Zenith.Aero on June 24, 2016 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Landing light installation

Does anybody know the best way to cut the hole in the slat (of a 750 stol) for the landing light.

Thanks in advance for any ideas?

Added by Doug Wagner on June 15, 2016 at 9:16pm — 6 Comments

Looking for some consultation

Say folks... wondering if there is anyone within reasonable distance in and around the Austin Texas area willing (and interested) in getting together to share ideas and builders support?  I am well into my Ch701.. but.. the more technical aspects are challenging, i.e., bending aluminum skins to form elevator.. wings, etc... I would like to get things right the first time around..

Added by Rod Moline on June 14, 2016 at 1:49pm — 7 Comments

Starting to cleco firewall

After making lots of parts and remaking a few, I finally get to start drilling and clecoing the firewall together.

I mounted the firewall onto 80/20 stock with extra steel angle and magnets so I can work on it standing up.

The 80/20 is connected with hinges, so I can tilt the firewall back  to allow continued loose fit up

to the rest of the fuselage.

The fuselage can be seen behind and is similarly supported with 80/20,steel angle and magnets. .…


Added by Damon Brantley on June 12, 2016 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Zenith Banquet for 2016

Zenith Banquet for 2016


It's time once again to announce the Zenith Aircraft Builders Banquet for 2016! Our event will once again be held at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge, 175 West Fernau Ave, in Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 28. As always we have very comfortable seating, our own private bar, award winning food, and door prizes! The full bar will open at 5:30 PM for people that would like to come and relax early. Dinner starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the…


Added by Joe Scheibinger on June 2, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Four-Position Flaperon Control Lever for the STOL CH 701

NEW Four-Position Flaperon Control Lever for the STOL CH 701

Video: Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert takes his Zenith STOL CH 701 flying with the new flaperon lever:

The new flaperon four-position control lever/handle with the adjustable positions is…


Added by Zenith.Aero on June 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

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