July 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Unboxing & Getting Started

Hi Everyone!

Its been two weeks since we brought home the massive crate with all the parts we'd need to build up to the firewall forward portion of our plane.  As we set up the shop to build we found the crate could be a giant crafting table for construction  with the addition of a few sets of wheels and structural supports.  So, after inventorying all the parts we turned it into a very mobile work surface.

I have to say I felt a little intimidated as I…

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Added by Jeff on July 15, 2018 at 8:02am — No Comments

Transporting 601 xlb fuselage

Hi all, 

My family and I are moving 31 miles.  I need to transport my 601xlb.  The fuselage is on the gear.  I seem to remember seeing a picture of someone transporting a 601 on a uHaul trailer.  Looking at the trailers they have, I conclude that it must have been a wheels up car hauler I saw used.  As the main is over 7ft wide, none of the other trailers are wide enought.  

Any ideas?  Picture would be great.

thanks

Ernest Jessee

Added by Ernest Jessee on July 14, 2018 at 6:34pm — 9 Comments

Dynon GPS-251 antenna

Looking to buy a Dynon GPS-251 for my Dynon EFIS-D100

Added by Richard Jones on July 11, 2018 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

Banquet just a few weeks away, and do I have a surprise for you!

Hello Fellow Builders!

We have just a few weeks to go for the Zenith Banquet celebration of builders and enthusiasts. We are looking forward to a great night of comradery, celebration, and door prizes! Just to name a few, David Clark has sent us a beautiful set of headsets that will be given away to one lucky winner. Sporty's Pilot Shop has donated an Air Scanner Interrupt Radio for you hanger. You can listen to AM and FM Stereo and 10 of your favorite air bands will break in…

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Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 10, 2018 at 5:26pm — No Comments

CH-601 with Viking 130 engine

18MO – C17 – 18MO

CH-601xlb with Viking 130 engine trip to Marion, Iowa (C17)

On 6 July 2018 was able to fly my CH-601 to Marion, Iowa (C17) and back. Got to visit with my younger brother and wife. It was as always a special visit. I’m so lucky to be able do this on a day when his health is good. That is why I enjoy my CH-601 equipped with the Viking 130 engine.

My original engine failed me twice on trying to make this journey.

Have about 91 hours on the Viking 130…

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Added by Richard Jones on July 10, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My New Project

This will be fun.  I picked up a 601XL built from 2005 to 2009. It was flown a little over 40 hours and signed off as airworthy.  But rather than going into service, it was parked, awaiting "B upgrade kit."  A qualified mechanic pulled the wings to start the upgrade and was stunned at what he found. The mounting holes in both the wing spars and center spar were terribly buggered and elongated.  Upon further examination, it was found that both wing spars were installed upside down, requiring…

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Added by Dan Keys on July 7, 2018 at 9:27pm — 9 Comments

Ch-640 Items

Posting some pictures of recent work done on the plane

Rudder ribs and formers for the wings, flaps, ailerons and elevator

Added by Michael T. on July 6, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

First Cross Country - 2W6 to KFFA and back - Door failure

Having completed Phase I, my brother Frank and I flew our Zenith CH 750 STOL to First Flight airport , KFFA, for our first real cross country on Friday, June 8th.

I flew most of the way down, we had a nice visit and Frank flew back.  Departing Kitty Hawk ,KFFA, we stopped for gas at Currituck, KONX.  We then departed Currituck for the 95 minute flight home.  Minutes into that flight, my door…

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Added by William C Cooper II on July 3, 2018 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

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