July 2013 Blog Posts (21)

40 hour flyoff complete

Finished up 40 hours yesterday 7/27/13.

Here is a video taken 4 July 2013.

SkyJeep over Eastern NC

Added by Steven Winn on July 28, 2013 at 4:45pm — 4 Comments

Looks Like I Will Be Building a CH750

I have 95% decided that the CH750 will be what I am going to build.  I should be ordering plans in the next few days and planning out my tools, etc from there.  I have a set of CH701 plans (had them for  while) and my original idea was to build a 701 with some mods to make it more like a CH750 but I believe the best path forward is to just build a 750.  While I do not need the "extreme STOL" capabilities, I would like to retain good STOL performance in trade for some increase in cruise.  I…


Added by Randy Langdon on July 26, 2013 at 5:07am — 9 Comments

First cutting blocks and form blocks

I cut my first form blocks and cutting blocks from some scrap plywood. I borrowed an 18v cordless jigsaw and cut them last night (in my room- I'm sure my room mate loved that, but I swept all the sawdust). Then over lunch today I took the rough cut parts to a tent that has a disc sander and finished them up. I'll have to duplicate them with a flush trim router bit when I get home, but that is easy enough. I may even rough cut their mates here so I can flush trim them when I have access to my…


Added by Adam Hess on July 23, 2013 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

I'm selling my CH 601HD project

Project on gear, veertical stab and horizontial complete, MAC servo in horz., Rotax 612, prop, oil and water radiator tested, locker bay tanks, air craft instruments, flight instruments, Comm, Encoder alt., Marrow II GPS, Fuel senders, extra Matco brake units, parts for dual stick control. Plans

Location: N. Alabama 256 233 4839


Added by Micahel Lynn Love on July 22, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Patterns glued to plywood

I found a tent with some wood working tools and made friends with those who own it. I took my patterns and have glued them to some scraps of plywood. I'll cut them out with a jig saw, then sand them on their sander. 

Added by Adam Hess on July 20, 2013 at 1:07pm — 3 Comments

PREVIEW: 2013 EAA AirVenture "Oshkosh" Fly-In Convention: July 29 - August 4

We're nearly ready for our next big adventure at "AirVenture!  We hope you can join us!

Here is a summary of some of the planned Zenith activities


Zenith Builder Dinner and…


Added by Zenith.Aero on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Cruise speed

What speed those of you with a 0-200 get at cruise

Added by David Bolden on July 18, 2013 at 7:32pm — 5 Comments

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its second “Engine Day” at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh on Thursday, August 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different installed engines on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.

In 2012, Zenith hosted its first “Engine Day” at Oshkosh, with a handful of different powerplants and their representatives on hand. “We didn’t know what the response would be,” said…


Added by Zenith.Aero on July 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pilots needed in China

Our China dealer is looking for a few pilots. All paid trip with spending money and you have a fun time flying.

For more information, please contact David in the USA at

Added by Matt Heintz on July 15, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Still at it

Tail feathers complete. Ready to install rt wing tank. Great trip to arlington last week. Met 701 owner John marzulli. Great source of info. Thanks John.

Added by Michael K. Smith on July 14, 2013 at 11:04pm — 1 Comment

Back at it - Wing tip

I haven't been able to work on my project in better than 3 months, life sometimes life just gets in the way.  I gave up trying to make a plug to mold to my wing tip with no success (some things I guess I just can't do).   I purchased the tip from Zenith and cut it down to use only the forward portion and I am very pleased with the fit.  I was a little worried that being plans built skins I may have some major working to do but I didn't.

Added by Tim Smart on July 14, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

CH750 Wing Nose Rib Plans Question

Rookie question but would like some clarification before proceeding. My plans are Edition 2 Revision 1. I am drafting a form mold on paper before transferring it to wood. On the Wing Nose Rib (75W1-1) drawing, I am assuming the R53 radii measurement is from the tooling hole (190,32) and I have drawn it accordingly. On the plans, however, there is also a spot above and to the right of the tooling hold at x=175mm. Is there a significance to this 175mm mark that I am overlooking? Thanks for…


Added by David A. Judkins on July 13, 2013 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

A new hanger and iPad Software for the Home Builder

Exciting times in the New Zealand home of EquiAvia!


I moved my aircraft Project into my new hanger and building has resumed with a feverish intensity!

I am documenting my build using my iPad mini and the app we created. With over 250 users so far, the app is gaining…


Added by Basil Buwalda on July 11, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Quality Sport Planes

Just a note to let all know that Quality Sport Planes your west coast reps for Zenith Aircraft will not be at the Arlington air show this year do to illness. Will still be taking calls for any reason at QSP in Cloverdale CA  it will be business  as usual. Next scheduled airshow will be at Copper state Ar. in Oct. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to any of our customers. 

Added by Doug Dugger on July 10, 2013 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Zenair Open House - Nice turn-out of people and planes!

The annual Zenair Open House and Fly-in took place at Huronia Airport on Saturday July 6, 2013. The weather was perfect all day, with many pilots attending from far and wide. Nine Zenair designs were on hand including the new Zenair…

Added by Michael Heintz on July 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rotax engine problem

My Rotax 912ULS has been using oil since new.  Lockwood Aviation tells me this is not normal. I experienced reduced RPM on takeoff July 4 and had to return for landing. my first since returning from the June 22 Zenith Fly-in at the factory.  #1 cylinder has low compression and badly oil-fouled plugs. I have only one year and 68 hours operation on the engine.  ASB 912-062 applies only to cylinders 2 and 3 and not to my serial number. Anyone experience a similar problem out there?

Added by Don Herbel on July 9, 2013 at 7:37am — 4 Comments

CH750 build as of 7/6/2013

Hi Builders I am on a CH 750 and have completed my tail the slats and flaperons, now going to start on the wings, will get some pictures together later.

Added by Paul (Buz) Mason on July 6, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Help wanted in CHINA for CH801

Our Chinese dealer is looking for Zenith builders or aircraft technicians to help

assist in the assembly of our CH-801 aircraft. You need experience assembling a CH 801 aircraft kit.

This opportunity includes all travel expenses, lodging & food and decent wage, including wonderful sight seeing


So, if your looking for an exciting adventure for a few months (or more) in

The People's Republic of China, this could be it!

This may…


Added by Matt Heintz on July 5, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

thats a "701" :)

thats a "701" :)


Added by jay cornell on July 3, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

paint help

Im building a 791 with students and we are finally , after 7 summers, getting to the finishing touches.  I have no idea about paint prep, type, application etc.  any help out there?



Added by jay cornell on July 3, 2013 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

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