August 2016 Blog Posts (18)

Easy Fix for a "Heavy Wing" - Video

If your finished Zenith aircraft isn't flying quite hands-free and is consistently demonstrating a "heavy wing," Roger and Steve from the Zenith Aircraft kit factory provide an easy fix:

Share with us your additional comments and suggestions below, and let us know how this worked.

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

Flour Bombing Contest at the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days (Updated: Friday, September 2, 2016)

Check out the video above of the flour bombing practice drops Roger and Dennis did this morning to get ready for the Flour Bombing Contest at Open Hangar Days 2016!…


Added by Rebecca Riley on August 30, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Vinyl Wrap Update

Just thought I would post an update on the condition of the vinyl wrap that covers my entire 701, after five years.

In short, it still looks brand new! Everywhere  I go people ask me what it cost for the paint job. They are shocked that my 701 is not painted! They walk up close and look at the rivets and tell me that I am pulling their leg! I can only convince them by showing them a seam.

About three years ago a tire went flat and, since the fuel tanks were full, the upper…


Added by Rod Hatcher on August 29, 2016 at 2:08pm — 9 Comments

Ready, begin

Spot cleared out, and table built. Rudder is from the workshop earlier this month. Horizontal stabilizer starts tomorrow!

Added by Brian McNutt on August 28, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

STOL Competition - Zenith Open Hangar Days 2016

The Zenith Aircraft STOL Competition is a crowd favorite at the Open Hangar Days! The exciting event is sponsored by Kitplanes Magazine and is sure to please the crowd again this year for the…


Added by Rebecca Riley on August 26, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Purchase Your Combo Dinner Tickets - Open Hangar Days 2016

The addition of new activities and two full days for the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days at…


Added by Rebecca Riley on August 24, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

My 2016 Oshkosh Adventure

I flew my CAMit-powered (RIP) 601 to AirVenture 2016. This was its third trip to OSH.  It’s just over 1,800 statute miles each way from Santa Rosa California.

I usually try to work some sightseeing into my trips. I love to fly in the mountains and along rivers. I have spent many hours doing so in the west. This year my idea was to follow the Missouri River…


Added by Stephen R. Smith on August 23, 2016 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Educational Building and Flying Seminars - Zenith Open Hangar Days

You are invited  to attend the seminars and engine panel discussion presented at the Open Hangar Days at …


Added by Rebecca Riley on August 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Look who got into Kitplanes! (2nd one down) KitPlanes Completions

Look who got into Kitplanes! (2nd one down)

KitPlanes Completions


Added by Jon Croke on August 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

August -- In the beginning...

In August 1986, in tiny Stanley, Nova Scotia, I bought a ride around the patch in a 2-place canoe with wings. For 30 years, I studied "Low & Slow" -- the laws, the flaws, the struggles to make it grow. I watched it blossom and evolve, and blossom again. And after I retired, I made a decision, 'pulled the trigger', and bought a kit. In August 2016, a Zenith CH-750 STOL kit arrived outside my single car garage in suburban New York. And now, the journey begins. :-)

Added by Rich M Ward on August 21, 2016 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

A cheap aircraft hoist

My Zenith builder partner and I were looking for a cheap way to house our 750 and 650 aircrafts in a single hangar and save some expense, this is our solution built from a modified Harbor freight lift table.  The 750 is lifted high enough to roll the 650 under the wing and then lowered again.  The table is rated for 1000 lbs. and raises our planes 18" off the floor, we have…


Added by Ronald W. Gorsline on August 19, 2016 at 7:17am — 3 Comments

EAA Chapter and Pilots with Disabilities Need Your Support

Two groups have banded together for a common goal with EAA Chapter 1083 and John Robinson, the founder of…


Added by Rebecca Riley on August 18, 2016 at 12:49pm — 8 Comments

Nose Gear

Thinking of extending nose strut by about 2 inches for clearance in case of off road bungee failure.  I've got large mains and standard nose wheel.  Anyone else?  Input appreciated.  Cheers,,, Lynn

Added by Lynn S. Beckhorn on August 4, 2016 at 10:58am — 6 Comments

Wiring the Cruzer

So while I await an answer from Zenith on my "elevator issue", I have moved on to other areas in the project. Can someone that has been before me help me with this. I am wiring the panel using the Composite Design Mini panel. Everything from the primary bus, and the avionics bus has been pretty simple. 18AWG does the trick for all these low draw items. I need help with the gauge wire needed for the other items. Master switch to battery relay, alternator switch to control, and back to the…


Added by Matt Miller on August 2, 2016 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Milestone: Viking Engine Startup

Milestone:  1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally.  I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.

Added by Kurt Satter on August 2, 2016 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

Did you see Jon in KITPLANE ?

Jon had a great showing of his CruZer in KITPLANE 


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Viking was posted in KITPLANE today

Viking in KITPLANE 

The 180 hp engine they mentioned will be installed in my CH-750 CruZer

Already looking forward to the first flight :)


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

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