July 2020 Blog Posts (11)

"Oshkosh Week" 2020 at the Zenith Aircraft factory

Last week we hosted our first (and hopefully only!) "Oshkosh Week" at the Zenith aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. With the annual EAA AirVenture show canceled this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided to open our factory to builders (and pilots) so that they could continue to "aviate" and work on their kit aircraft projects. We limited group sizes and activities…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Elevator Build

Deburred, primed and began riveting elevator. Installed trim actuator, clickbond nutplates for access cover, and clickbond wire harness ties on spar.

Added by Keith Thomas on July 27, 2020 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

3d Magic

I think it is worthwhile to share some of my experiences here on the forum about a recent project that I did.  So here goes....

The idea for this project began several years ago.  It started when I first got my 801 up and running.  Zenith/Zenair had changed the cowl at some point, and when I ordered my FWF kit, I got the new cowl.  The cowl fit well, and most importantly cooled well in flight.  But it was quite difficult to fit the air intake.  Basically, I did not fit.  The…


Added by Daniel Niendorff on July 24, 2020 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Corvair Pushrods and Valve Train Geometry

On July 3, 2020, I my 3100cc engine started running rough on short approach to KTTA, after a 25 minute flight from KJNX, and resulted in me having to dead stick her in against traffic.  The resulting teardown exposed a broken pushrod, and possibly a worn out rocker arm.  The resulting discussion led to a lot of education on valve train geometry.

The journey started with Mark Langsford's page at: …


Added by Ernest Christley on July 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tieton State Airport Hyperlapse video

Amazing flight in great weather to a back country mountain grass field. 


Added by Jonathan Fay on July 20, 2020 at 12:18am — 2 Comments

My scratch built 701

Added by Stefan carlsson on July 19, 2020 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

Empennage Progress, part 1

I'm almost done with the empennage, but here's how my rudder build went back before the apocalypse:


Added by Skip Rhudy on July 18, 2020 at 12:55pm — No Comments

CH-750 Project For Sale

I'm moving, and the wife and I have decided that the time has come to sell the stalled project (stalled, as evidenced by the fact that I haven't posted here for years prior to today). 49% quickbuild from QSP with Viking HF-110 engine and warp prop, and basically every Dynon option they make (including 10" Skyview, radio, intercom, transponder, ADS-B in/out, 2x autopilot servos). About 98% of everything you need to get in the air, minus paint, interior, and bolts. Engine runs like a swiss…


Added by Jeff Francis on July 13, 2020 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Final Inspection Completed

Last Tuesday was my Final Inspection by the Transport Canada delegate. All went fine with no snags. Just waiting for the Certificate of Airworthiness now....

Added by Alain Dufresne on July 10, 2020 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Fit fuel fuel tank with cork

Fit fuel tank with cork.

Drilled holes in leading edge for vent and drain

Drilled hole for finger screen attachment in nr#3

(Note)  previously installed fuel level indicators, sealed with b2 sealant, and added ground wiring on both standard range tanks)

Added by David Long on July 9, 2020 at 8:16am — No Comments

Learning about Wiring

I didn't want to solder the servo leads. So I did some research and learned a lot about wiring tools and techniques:

Added by Skip Rhudy on July 4, 2020 at 11:36am — No Comments

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