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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
Jon is now flying his Zenith CH-750 CruZer with a Viking 130 engine. Operating from a short grass field, the airplane is not configured CruZer like but rather has BIG wheels and NO wheel pants. Basically a hybrid without any electric. The great news is the performance. Over 130 mph, even with the big wheels - congratulations to a great combination.…Continue
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
|Viking producing more engines|
|Viking 130 and 175 hp Gearboxes|
|Viking Weld-In-flange -…|
Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 20, 2017 at 8:52pm — No Comments
While setting the rivets for my spar jig I decided to take some infrared video of the rivet setting process to see
how the rivet heats up as it is compressed. Hopefully others find the results somewhat interesting.
The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5s0YRXXiuw…Continue
Added by Damon Brantley on August 19, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments
I share this incident to express what I learned from a recent flight. I was attending a local fly-in event last week-end and was preparing to depart for my home field. I was in too much in a hurry to demonstrate my CH701's STOL capability to a largely non-pilot crowd and strapped myself in without first retrieving my ignition key from my pocket. I found the key after first digging out my very bulky personal key ring and leaving it on the cockpit floor and proceeding to start the engine.…Continue
Just a note to be clear. This jig is only needed if you are scratchbuilding. The 650 kits are predrilled and the spacing will already be set.
The wing jig is needed to ensure that there is correct spacing between the center spar and the rear channel attachment to the fuselage. This would seem to be a rather important item to have around when scratch building a 650.
For some reason the wing spar jig drawing is not included in the current 650B plans.There are a…Continue
|Many years have gone by since the CH-701 was the "All Metal" ultralight STOL king. With a small engine / all aluminum design, it was sure to become a hit.|
|Time goes by. We all get huge from cow hormones and draft beer, yet want to get airborne.…|
I just got back from about 25 hours of flight in 2 1/2 weeks. Did some local ADS-B and avionics check flights and rigging checks after the dual stick conversion. Then a long trip.
I am very disappointed with the dual stick kit that I paid $800 for. Installed per the instructions the stick hits the dash when forward well before all travel is achieved and when back it needed to be about 2 inches into my chest with the seat way back to get full up elevator. I had to redesign the…Continue
Added by Samuel McNair on August 9, 2017 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Thanks to all who visited and participated at the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly-In!
Check out the many great photos of the two full days of activities: http://bit.ly/2hr5s1c…
Wondering if anyone else thinks Zenith should design an all new STOL that is a tail dragger??? Love the performance but I wish they had a tail dragger version. Don't much like the looks of the conversions I've seen.....Just a thought..
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh -- Here's a follow-up report of Zenith Aircraft at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2017. We had another fantastic year, and had a wonderful time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers, including a full house at the Zenith / Zenair Builders Banquet on Thursday evening! Following are photos and videos of our week at…Continue
The Cruzer really appeals to me with its easy to build and operate design. I fly from a grass 1000ft strip in Cornwall,UK and I'm sure the Cruzer would fit in well there. I watch all the excellent Zenith Utube videos.
I was at first thinking of using the Rotax 100 hp engine,but now I'm coming around to the idea of using the Viking 130 engine. The extra power would help get us off grass quicker.
Added by James Ernest Holloway. on August 2, 2017 at 3:18am — No Comments
Following are a few videos of the Zenith STOL CH 750 "Super Duty" introduced at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2017:
First flight video: First flight of the STOL CH 750 Super Duty from Zenith Aircraft Company. …Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on August 1, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments