July 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Elevator Trim Tab

Hello All, simple question, how did you guys debur and corr X the inside of the pre-molded elevator trim tab?? It's tight.
Secondly, should I prime the hinge barrel too?
Thanks Aaron

Added by Aaron Steines on July 27, 2016 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

North East Flyin

Looking at the members list there are 200 plus members building or flying Zenith aircraft in the Pa, Ny, Nj, De,and Md alone. Is it time to plan a North East Flyin next year?

Added by ulis temos on July 24, 2016 at 12:27pm — No Comments

C-FFWF Lives

Whoo Hoo!

Received my Special Certificate of Airworthiness from Transport Canada Today.

3 1/2 years of pushing myself and learning new things. Wow, what a ride that has been!

Thank-you to everyone on this site who has asked questions, answered questions, made comments or contributed in any other way to this fantastic community.

Would not have done it without you!


Bill Moore

C-FFWF Stol CH750 UL 350is

Added by Gilbert Moore on July 22, 2016 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Zenith aircraft at Air Venture and Jon's Fly-In on Saturday before the show

First, if you missed Sebastien and Roger's news presentation, here it is again.  Very nice video.

My airplane will be at a display next to Zenith as always.  I made some personal changes with my friend Vern to the airplane.  Come have a look.  Right now it is being wired for some new fuel pumps.…


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Six Years In

Today is the 6 year anniversary of opening up the rudder box in my living room and drilling the first hole. Even though I only get to work on weekends, and on weekends outside of the summer when it isn't 110+, I had kinda thought I'd be done by now. But if I've learned one thing on this project is to take all estimates and double them: and expect it to take longer than that.

While we are firmly in the 110s, I have managed to sneak some early mornings in this summer in an…


Added by Paul Sanders on July 17, 2016 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Nose Gear Bottom Bearing Fabrication

I completed most of the fabrication of the nose gear bottom bearing. This was a fun little machining project.

It gave me a chance to make use of the boring head for machining the hole for the nose gear leg and the sine vise for accurately cutting the angles.

Almost finished result. I still need to split the bearing and drill the various holes,…


Added by Damon Brantley on July 16, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Bill and Peggy Blackmore getting a CH-750 engine

Don't forget the Homebuilthelp fly-in in Brussels Wisconsin the Saturday before Oshkosh.  Bill and Peggy will be there to get a ride behind a Viking powered Zenith at Jon's grass field.…


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 14, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The 2016 West Coast Zenith Fly In Report

The inaugural year of the West Coast Zenith Fly - In is now in the books, and it was a success.

This event was held in Arlington, WA during the annual (and great) Arlington Fly In.

Despite very threatening weather, we had seven zeniths show.

A 750, a 601, an 801, and four 701s. Two of the planes were from California!

We also had about a dozen active builders join us, which may be the most rewarding part of any fly in. Ideas and tips…


Added by John Marzulli on July 13, 2016 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Current status

I decided to change the WW front starter, flywheel, John Deere alternator, and harmonic balance for rear mounted stuff to not have interference with my plenum ducting and to fit a new cowling.  So I will have the above stuff for sale. Also a SPA metal cowling with carb heat. New, never mounted and very nice.

Added by Bruce a schmidt on July 10, 2016 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

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